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     Date Submitted:29-10-2019
     Last Modified:07-11-2019 (08:12)
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     Current job:Digital Engineering Officer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsManagement Consulting Nanotechnology Finite Element Analysis Change management Process Control Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Big Data Analysis Deep Neural Networks Industrial Research Python TensorFlow Theano Keras C C++


    January 2018 – Present (16+ months) L’Aquila, Milan

    Digital Engineering Officer

    Benchmarked digital factories, interviewed Dompé’s heads to map departments’ needs, clustered and prioritized projects, specified user requirements, evaluated suppliers, demonstrated with technical analyses invoiced installed assets satisfy the regulatory technical requirements for fiscal bonuses to be granted (1,8+ M€ secured so far);

    Managed Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) adoption in Pharma, Biotech, Utilities and Facilities areas for Maintenance and Calibration activities to digitalize ordinary (scheduled) and extraordinary (unscheduled) maintenance work orders’ execution. Capitalized on maintenance team previous experience and created a digital database (history records) to pave the way for predictive (prescriptive) maintenance via Artificial Intelligence algorithms;

    Replaced warehouse and production Laser Guided Vehicles (LGV) with Intelligent Guided Vehicles (IGV) with automatic mission assignment and path calculation (SWARM Intelligence Technology). Contributed optimizing raw materials’ and manufactured products’ fluxes through Lean Six Sigma and Concurrent Engineering approaches thus minimizing necessary IGV units;

    Contributed to equip an industrial reactor for recombinant protein (rhNGF®) production with a GMP CFR 21 Part 11 compliant control system to maximize bacterial fermentation via Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning) control algorithms. Contributed to:

    Build and pre-process the experimental dataset (production lots) and used it to train and test the Neural Network;

    Conducted a Feature Importance Analysis to identify which Control Process Parameters directly affected the total produced biomass;

    Spanned the Design Space and found Control Process Parameters’ optimal value which maximized the total produced biomass;

    Helped define an efficient architecture to allow data stream flow from the shopfloor (Level 0) to the SCADA (Level 2);

    Supported a subcontractor in MATLAB vs SCADA integration through Mathworks ® Toolboxes allowing online process data analysis.


    Thales Alenia Space

    December 2016 – October 2017 (11 months) L’Aquila, Rome

    RF on PCB R&D Project Manager

    Supported TAS-I Engineering department in prototyping a Ka-Band Beacon Transmitter for Deep Space Communications through Radiofrequency (RF) on Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Technology. Contributed to transfer onto PCB many of the high-frequency electrical functions so far available only by means of MHIC (Microwave Hermetic Integrated Circuit) “hybrid” technology, thus increasing:

    modules’ integration level allowing the coexistence of several electronic functions (multichannel RF, bias & control) on a single PCB;

    industrial production rate reducing integration and testing times.

    Managed the following project phases:

    Requisites Definition, Prototype Design, Electrical Scheme definition and PCB Routing;

    MEGTRON6® PCBs build up and test to understand the limits of the selected technology;

    Footprint optimization through Numerical Simulations (CAD, CST, AWR);

    S-parameters evaluation;

    Evaluation of high-throughput automatic assembly of Commercial of The Shelf (COTS);

    Evaluation of sustainable Lead-free finishes (ENIG, ENEPIG);

    Selection of custom packaging for critical devices to be realized by external foundries;

    Industrial PCB manufacturing, calibration and testing according to ECSS-Q-70-10 standards.


    Thales Alenia Space

    December 2014 –  October 2017 (35 months) L’Aquila, Rome

    Hardware Design Engineer, Equipment Enabling Technologies

    CCEL (Competence Center Electronics) Italia

    Served in Surface Mount Technologies (SMT) R&D division dealing with civil and military projects. Experienced in Ball Grid Arrays (BGAs), Column Grid Arrays (CGAs), Solderless Connectors and SMT space electronic packaging (chips, inductors, LCCs, JLEADs, Flat-Packs, SOPs, CTCs, CWRs, SMDs, etc.) technological qualifications management (planning, execution, risk analysis and technical reporting).

    Managed the following technological qualification activities:

    Dummy, spare, flight devices’ procurement (Purchasing team);

    Numerical Simulations of identified assembly solutions (MATLAB, COMSOL, ANSYS) (Simulation team);

    Mechanical Vibrations (Shock, Sine, Random) and Thermal Cycling Stress Tests (Engineering team);

    Electromagnetic Compatibility and Functional Tests (C, LabVIEW) (Radiation team);

    Visual Inspections (Quality Assurance team);

    Worst Case Analyses, Destructive Physical Analyses and Failure Management (Risk Management team);


    CNH Industrial

    September 2013 – July 2014 (11 months) Turin, Modena, Lugano, Basildon

    Associate Project Manager

    Managed the SAP Revenue Cycle for EMEA Distributors project:

    Collected operational, business and financial data of major EMEA plants and warehouses (Torino, Modena, Basildon);

    Conducted one-to-one interviews with middle to senior management of major EMEA CNH products’ distributors;

    Defined technical requirements agreed among Dealers’ Representatives and CNH’s IT, Sales, Commercial Controlling and Finance departments;

    Defined and measured KPIs to prioritize dealers’ SAP adoption upon quantitative score and identified “quick win” cases;

    Managed external contractors’ user manual translation activities for 16 dealers speaking 9 different languages.


    H-Farm (ex NuvO)

    May 2012 – July 2013 (15 months) Rome, Milan

    Data Scientist

    Built a Customer Experience Management (CEM) model for a major Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO):

    Defined, tracked and measured quantitative KPIs to measure customers’:

    perceived quality (managed subcontractors interviewing customers through inbound/outbound calls);

    delivered quality (call loss rate, redial frequency, 3G signal power, upload/download mean and peak speed, mean jitter time, etc.);

    expected quality (managed subcontractors interviewing customers through a web based survey app);

    Correlated the abovementioned KPIs with behavioral and transactional data (Statistical Analysis);

    Clustered customers using Artificial Intelligence techniques (Machine Learning and Principal Component Analysis);

    Identified 4 major profiles with specific values for perceived, delivered, expected quality, coupled with own behavioral and transactional data;

    Recommended commercial offers tailored on measured customer needs and expectations to secure existing customers;

    Recommended marketing strategies targeted to reach and acquire new clients aligned with the abovementioned commercial offers;

    Reengineered Business Processes upon CEM’s model insights to improve perceived, delivered and expected quality.



    November 2011 – January 2012 (3 months), Milan

    Hardware Design Engineer (Stage)

    Designed, characterized and tested Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) for Automotive, Aerospace and Defence Industries (CAD, COMSOL).

    Engineered MEMS-based sensors: accelerometers, gyroscopes, digital compasses, pressure sensors, and iNEMO inertial modules (CAD, ANSYS).


    Eni, Centro Ricerche per le Energie Non Convenzionali – Istituto Donegani (CRENC-ID)

    September 2011 – October 2011 (2 months), Novara

    Researcher (Stage)

    Research activity on Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSC) leaded by Boston's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

    Developed a numerical model (MATLAB) simulate photon diffusion and photon-polymer interactions in a new generation of printable organic solar cells.



    September 2013 – July 2014: Master in Business Administration, Collège des Ingénieurs (Turin, Paris, Munich)

    MBA program fully sponsored by CNH Industrial (FIAT Group)


    March 2009 – January 2011: M.Sc. Mathematical Engineering and Nanotechnology, 110/110 e Lode, (GPA 29,7/30), University of L’Aquila

    Thesis project: self-regenerating, cost-effective, room-temperature, ultrasensitive reduced graphene-oxide gas sensors for environmental, security and military applications


    November 2005 - March 2009: B.Sc. Physics, “110/110 e Lode” (GPA 28,4/30), University of L’Aquila

    Thesis project: optical non-linearity and soliton design in non-linear stratified means


    October 2000 – July 2005: Liceo Scientifico Sperimentale, Piano Nazionale Fisica e Informatica (PNI), 100/100

    October 2005: Ordinary Student in Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, Engineering

    Full scholarship awarded in a national competition, ranked 7th (37/50 written exam, 50/50 oral interview, 87/100 total score) out of 200+ participants for 11 positions



    Business: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, Word), Visual BAsic. Engineering: CAD 2D, C, C++, MATLAB, ANSYS, COMSOL



    Italian (Mother tongue), English (C1 – CAE), French (B1 - DALF)



    Jan 2013: GMAT 690 (Q48/V35) / TOEFL 97 (R27/L25/S23/W22)



    Full PhD scholarship in ADVANCED HUMANOID ROBOTICS awarded from the ADVANCED ROBOTICS dept. - Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ranked 6th out of +100 participants for 11 positions (source)

    Full PhD scholarship in BIO-ROBOTICS awarded from the BIO-ROBOTICS INSTITUTE dept. - Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa (SSSUP) Ranked 4th out of +200 participants for 18 positions (source)



    MENSA International, Ordinary member (ID 3259) - ROTARACT Club, Ordinary member (2090 District)

    CAI (Club Alpino Italiano), Ordinary Member (ID1276060), FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), Supporting Member


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