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     Date Submitted:21-09-2019
     Last Modified:02-12-2019 (10:33)
    Job information
     Current job:Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsElectric Propulsion, vacuum, R&D, component design,

    Aerospace Engineer

    Working Experience:

    Research & Test Engineer        (October 2017 – Present)

    Aerospazio Tecnologie s.r.l.

    In my current position, I manage the set-up and data analysis for tests of plasma thruster for spacecraft, in vacuum chamber. Moreover, I research new technologies and develop their implementation in the company business. Such tasks include:

    Responsible of R&D projects in the company

    Electric schemes and mechanical design and drawing

    Daily interactions with workshops to develop parts via machining and welding

    Design and assembly of plasma probes and tailor-made hardware (e.g. thrust balance)

    Managing data acquisition and elaboration of vacuum and plasma probes

    Physical interpretation and theory development of plasma data to tackle the customer issues

    Relate with International customers

    Write test reports and presentations, discuss results in test meetings

    Mounting and testing (leak checks) of vacuum equipment (Dry-TurboMolecular-Cryogenic pumps; vacuum probes, etc..) and vacuum chambers feedthrough and flanges; working with Swagelok tubing and National Instruments hardware

    Monitoring the vacuum facilities and good-health status of the test equipment

    Design and operate liquid nitrogen piping and distribution

    Travel abroad to reach suppliers and R&D collaborators


    Thesis Development: “Plasma Plume Modelling of Hollow Cathodes for Space Electric Thrusters”         (September 2016-May 2017)

    SITAEL s.p.a.

    I developed the thesis for the master degree, concerning the modeling of the plasma behavior outside Hollow Cathode for Space Electric Thrusters. A great opportunity that allowed me to test my theoretical skill and merge them with the practical requirements. I made an extensive use of Matlab.

    My thesis became part of an article published at the IEPC 2017 (IEPC-2017-364)

    Referee: Eng. Daniela Pedrini, Design Engineer. Prof.Eng. Fabrizio Paganucci.



    Engineer Qualification        (September 2017)

    Engineers order of Pisa


    Master Degree of Aerospace Engineering: Space Engineering

    University of Pisa – Pisa, Italy                (September 2014-May 2017)

    2 Years Master Degree on space engineering, comprehensive of spaceflight mechanics,  aerospace structures and system control design; the main focus is on rocket and electric propulsion (Ion and Plasma Thrusters). All the Courses were held in English and attended by multicultural students.

    Thesis: Plasma Plume Modelling of Hollow Cathodes for Space Electric Thrusters

    Final Grade 110/110


    Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering           (2011-2014)

    University of Pisa – Pisa, Italy

    3 Years Degree with deep development of math and physics necessary for aerospace engineering; characterizing classes with statics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamic, aircraft engines and drawing.

    Thesis: Study on air flow in convergent-divergent ducts depending on the inlet pressure

    Final Grade 106/110


    High School scientific diploma            (2006-2011)

    Liceo Ulisse Dini – Pisa, Italy

    Final Grade 100/100


    Projects and Activities:


    Member of Mensa Italia, association where people with an IQ higher than 98% of population share interests and further the development of intelligence.


    “Development of Hollow Cathodes for 5 to 20 kW Hall Thrusters” IEPC-2017-364


    Student Projects:            (2015-2016)

    Low Thrust Hall Effect Thruster Demonstration (Space System Course)

    The project involved a team of different nationalities and aimed to design a space mission to test and qualify an Hall Effect Thruster; The mission plan and the spacecraft were designed from scratch in all their features.


    European Robotic Arm Analysis (Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms Course)

    The project scope was to redesign the ERA (European Robotic Arm), to do such the arm was recreated with DSS-Catia and the launch and operating loads were simulated with Ansys, the gear enabling ERA movements were redesigned and the motion analyzed using Matlab.


    Other Activities:

    Sant’Anna Business Game        (November 2016)

    I was one of the 60 students selected in the whole EU to participate in this 2-days event. I faced real-life business challenges on organizational strategies and operational management with 3-4 people teams, prepared and evaluated by some major companies (Avio Aero, Microsoft, Enel, Redbull, Ericcson, etc.).

    This experience widened my understanding of teamwork and tested my problem solving skills.

    My team and I won the Microsoft challenge and we had the chance to show our project to the Microsoft American representatives.


    External consultant  for Franco Russoli High School         (June 2017)

    As an external consultant, I held a series of lectures for 2 classrooms about the drafting of a Business Plan, guiding the students in this project was challenging and taught me to lead a large group of people.


    Skills and Competences

    Soft Skills

    I am used to working in teams and I learnt to understand and emphasize the qualities of those I work with; My experiences showed me my predisposition as group leader and my innate ability of problem solving, which is boosted by my studies and different interests. I do not fear challenges and perform well even in difficulties.


    Languages knowledge







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    Software Skills

    • Microsoft Windows

    • Excel

    • Matlab

    • Labview

    • Origin

    • Catia, Solidworks

    • Ansys Workbench

    • Autocad

    • Gmat

    • Latek

    • Word

    • Power Point

    Interests and Personality

    I have always had a keen interest for scientific disciplines and especially for space. Thus I keep studying, for work and in my free time, by reading scientific essays, from physics to genetics and more. I also like to stay updated with international geopolitics because I want to give my small contribution in solving worldwide social issues.

    I usually hang out with my friends and I love playing competitive board games and football.

    I travel a lot, I have been to Asia and across all Europe, planning my own trips, to discover foreign people and cultures.

    Now I am looking for a job to broaden my knowledges in the space sector and fulfill my passions and goals. 

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