Date of birth: 13.02.1983
Work and professional experience
January 2019 – To date
Technical responsible for the project "New Material and Processes for Small Internet-Delivery Satellites Production via Additive Manufacturing" (AM-ID-SS) among Sapienza University of Rome, Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Kenya Space Agency (KSA)
November 2018 – To date
Research Fellow at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Member of the Space Systems and Services Research Group (led by Prof. Paolo Gaudenzi) as expert of Digital Technology Engineering for Space Systems. Teacher and tutor for the M.Sc. courses on Space Structures and Systems, for the Systems Engineering, Concurrent Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing courses and projects in collaboration with ESA, ASI, CNES, Thales Alenia Space (within SAPERE project of Cluster Nazionale Aerospazio), RUAG, Telespazio, Altran Italia.
September 2017 – February 2018
PhD internship at RUAG, Zurich (CH) - Division: RUAG Space AG, Product Unit Structures Research theme: “Systems and concurrent engineering processes, methods and tools for the design of innovative additive manufactured space systems”.
October 2016 – December 2016
Co-Responsible for the Professional Training Course on Systems and Concurrent Engineering (MBSE for Ground Segment) held for Telespazio
January 2016 – To date
Academic tutor for the Professional Master Course in “Satellite Systems and Services” of the University of Rome La Sapienza. Responsible of the Sapienza CDF (Concurrent Design Facility) studies and for the Systems Engineering and Digital Engineering research activities in collaboration with ESA, CNES, Thales Alenia Space, Telespazio. Supervision of students’ activities within related projects.
April 2015 – May 2015
Co-Responsible for the Professional Training Course on Systems and Concurrent Engineering held for the ISDEC (Integrated System DEsign Center) team of the Thales Alenia Space (TAS-I, Rome.
March 2014 – April 2014
Responsible for the research study on technical and economic assessment of the Lockheed Martin “Joint Strike Fighter” (JSF) - F35 Program.
October 2013 – To date
Responsible for the Italian branch of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) management group, memberships and events organization (in collaboration with space agencies, academic institutions, public institutions, research institutes.
October 2013 – October 2014
Vice-Chair of the Sapienza Aerospace Student Association (SASA) an AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Student Branch. Coordinator of the Program Committee and responsible for the SASA activities in the promotion and management of SASA teams (Sapienza Flight Team–SFT, Sapienza Space Team–SST, Sapienza Technology Team–STT), events and initiatives.
January 2013 – September 2013
Collaboration with the Boston Entrepreneurship Center (BEC). Coordinating students transfer activities on science, technology, engineering & entrepreneurship between Italy and USA. Support in business innovation management, lean start-up and open innovation.
October 2011 – October 2013
Leader of the Logistics & Management Group and member of the Structures & Materials Group of the SASA - Sapienza Flight Team (SFT) involved into international U.A.V. (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Engineering Competitions.
Education & Training
FABSPACE 2.0 training course. Remote sensing for Earth observation applications and services, space data utilization, satellite downstream exploitation training and networking. May 2016 Professional Master Additive Manufacturing 2016 (MAM 2016 – I edition) by Centro Sviluppo Materiali (CSM), Politecnico di Torino, Politecnico di Milano
November 2015 – To date
Ph.D. CANDIDATE IN AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE ENGINEERING at University of Rome “La Sapienza” (waiting for the final defence of the thesis) Thesis title: “Development of Innovative Additively Manufactured Spacecraft Structures through Advanced Systems Engineering Methodologies” (Supervisor: Prof. P. Gaudenzi)
Master's Degree (M.Sc.) in SPACE ENGINEERING by Sapienza University of Rome. Thesis “Design of a small satellite constellation for the support of emergency operations in a concurrent engineering environment”. (100/110)
November 2014 – December 2014
Professional training by the CEF (Concurrent Engineering Facility) of the ASI (Italian Space Agency).
Bachelor's Degree (B.Sc.) in AEROSPACE ENGINEERING by Sapienza University of Rome. Thesis “Electro-active polymers: aerospace applications”. (95/110)
November 2008 – September 2009
ESA (European Space Agency) studentship. Responsible for the Ground Station (GS) and Mission Control Center (MCC) subsystems of the European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO), an ESA space mission educational project(certified). ECSS expert for the GS and MCC Team. Space systems design and CDF training activities at European Space Operations Center (ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany) and European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands).
Personal skills and competences
Mother tongue: Italian
Other languages: English proficient / Spanish basic
Social skills and competences
As a CDF team leader and system engineer involved in many feasibility studies of space systems I have had opportunity to develop excellent social and communication skills. Positive attitude and commitment to teamwork. Proficient in motivating others as well as in taking the lead to reach goals in a proactive way. Sensible ability to relate well with others in a multicultural context and to establishcollaborative relationships.
Organizational skills and competences
As a CDF team leader and system engineer involved in many feasibility studies of space systems I acquired ability to adapt to changing conditions and perform under tight deadlines. Awareness of relevant contemporary issues, external constraints and challenging requirements as well as the Aerospace field in particular requires (customer focus, results oriented, creative thinking). Extensive academic background in decision making and problem solving (survey, analysis, modeling, simulation, optimization, development) and project management issues (planning and organization). Experienced in press and media contacts management, events organization and activities planning, team and project management.
IT skills and competences
CAE (F.E.M.) software: Nastran-Femap, Adina, Optistruct and Inspire
CAM software: Slic3r
Systems modeling (MBSE): SysML, OPM
Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS
Project management: Gantt Project
Requirement management: IBM DOORS
Systems and concurrent engineering software tools: ESA CDF IDM, CNES IDM-CIC, CDP4, OCDT
Computer literacy: Office package
Enthusiasm in pursuing challenging projects. Curiosity, leadership and entrepreneurship. Ability to see opportunities, to set and achieve goals and to act independently as well as in Group settings. Interested and successful in multidisciplinary, international and intercultural job environments. Constructive attitude, curious and proactive. Hobbies and other activities I like philosophy, reading, good music and arts. I love travelling. I have practiced many sports including soccer, volleyball and martial arts and I have played guitar since I was a child. I worked as a dancing instructor, dancer and choreographer in Rome (from 2006 to 2016)
Member of the INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering)
Member of the AISE (Associazione Italiana Systems Engineering)
Member of the BIS (British Interplanetary Society)
Member of the Ordine Ingegneri Provincia di Roma (matr. N.: A36146)
Member of the Aerospace Committee of the Ordine Ingegneri Provincia di Roma
Member of the voluntary association “Associazione Nazionale Carabinieri” (A.N.C.).
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