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     Date Submitted:24-01-2019
     Last Modified:24-01-2019 (03:19)
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     Current job:Research Fellow
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsSpace Systems, Systems Engineering, Technology Roadmapping, Risk Analysis, Lunar Missions, ...

    Nationality | Italian



    Research Fellow - Politecnico di Torino | Nov. 2018 - Current

    Technology Development Roadmaps for Space Exploration | ESA and industries's project to develop tools and models to establish the future technology roadmaps.

    Space Systems - Thales Alenia Space, ISAE-Supaero, University of Leicester | Nov. 2017 - Oct. 2018

    6-months internship within the SEEDS Specializing Master Programme | Mission design of the LUnar Propellant Outpost (LUPO) 30 years lifetime programme, pre-phase A study.
    Multiple reviews and Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) sessions at ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL.
    Main roles and activities: systems engineering, programmatics and timeline, risks assessment, technology development roadmap definition, project management for a 39 students working team.
    Publications at the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 2018: Lunar outpost sustaining human space exploration by utilizing in-situ resources with a focus on propellant production; International cooperation and general public involvement for future lunar missions; System architecture and gnc algorithms for lunar surface precision landing and transfer trajectories optimization

    Affiliate - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology | Sep. 2016 - Jul. 2017 | JPL Visiting Student Research Program - Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Control Group
    Thermal Analysis of deployable solar reflectors for the lunar environment - NASA Innovative Advanced Concept
    Feasibility study of the lunar application for thermal storage solutions.
    Mentor: Adrian Stoica, Supervisor, Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Control Group (347E)

    Mission Designer  | Politecnico di Torino | Feb. 2016 - Jun. 2016 | Team Project
    Mission design of an interplanetary CubeSats mission for asteroid exploration.
    In charge for the decision analysis processes, the architectures and ConOps trade-offs, the mission baseline and the mission timeline. Publication "Interplanetary CubeSats for Asteroid Exploration: Mission Analysis and Design", 10th IAA Symposium

    Thermal Analysis Group | Team DIANA for Google Lunar X-Prize | Oct. 2012 - Jul. 2015 | Student team, part of the Italian team Amalia
    Thermal control of a lunar rover by active and passive systems.
    Lunar thermal mapping and line-of-sight communication.

    Renewable Power Solutions | Green Energy Agricola | 2012 - 2013 | Private Industry
    Management and technical work on solar arrays, wind turbines, and public illuminations solutions.
    Key role on International affairs, part of a trade group in Brazil.


    2nd level Specializing Master in Space Exploration and Development Systems | Nov. 2017 - Oct. 2018
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy — ISAE of Toulouse, France — University of Leicester, UK.
    Human and robotic exploration of space and the related missions, systems, and technologies..
    Scholarship holder

    MS in Aerospace Engineering for Space Systems | Graduated on July 2017.
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
    Thesis: Lunar south pole thermal modeling and analysis. Satellite topographic data and terrain thermal properties integration.
    Advisors Sabrina Corpino, Politecnico di Torino; Adrian Stoica, NASA JPL.

    BS in Aerospace Engineering | Graduated on July 2014.
    Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
    Thesis: Heat exchange and thermal control of a lunar exploration rover.
    Advisors Umberto Lucia and Marco Carlo Masoero, Politecnico di Torino


    Lifecycle, Processes & Systems Engineering at NASA, JPL | May 2017
    Thermal Design at NASA, JPL | April 2017
    Requirements Development and Management at NASA, JPL | April 2017
    Mechanical Fabrication and Assembly at NASA, JPL | March 2017
    Quality Assurance of Hardware at NASA, JPL | March 2017
    Launch and Orbital Mechanics at NASA, JPL | February 2017
    Materials and Processes at NASA, JPL | February 2017
    Electronic Parts Engineering at NASA, JPL | December 2016
    Cleanroom Fundamentals Certification at NASA, JPL | November 2016
    JPL Critical Item (JCI) Handling at NASA, JPL | November 2016
    Reliability Analyses at NASA, JPL | November 2016
    Environmental Assurance at NASA, JPL | October 2016


    Languages Italian Native, English Fluent, Spanish Intermediate, French and Portuguese Basic

    Proficient | MS Project, OCDT Concorde, MATLAB and Simulink, C&R Thermal Desktop, GMAT, STK (Agi), AutoCAD, Siemens NX
    Familiar | SolidWorks, Blender, Adams, Patran and MSC Nastran, DOORS (IBM), Capella, Python, Comsol Multiphysics, Catia, Linux
    Beginner | C/C++, ROS, Fortran, Visual Basics, Embedded Systems

    Other Skills Technical writing, Leadership, Assertiveness, Problem solving, Decision making, 3D print

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