CV: Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Structures MS graduate



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 Date Submitted:24-07-2013
 Last Modified:28-07-2013 (07:43)
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 Current job:Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Structures MS graduate
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsI studied Aeronautical Engineering at the first University of Rome “La Sapienza” where I graduated last January with 110/110 cum laude. My master’s degree thesis has been carried out within an internship at the Thales Alenia Space. I am really fon

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Date of birth








Desired employment / Occupational field

Aerospace Field



Work experience



September 2012 - January 2013

Occupation or position held


Main activities and responsibilities

Degree thesis activity: development of a new methodologyof thermoelastic study of the satellite platform to identify the critical conditions for the pointing error of a payload(SAR antenna).

Name and address of employer

Thales Alenia Space

Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 Roma

Type of business or sector

Design, integration, testing, operation and commissioning of innovative space systems.



Education and training



September 2010 - January 2013

Title of qualification awarded

Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering

Branch: Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Structures [APS]

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

ThesisTitle (within an internship at Thales Alenia Space): "Thermo-elastic analysis of a satellite platform to estimate depointing payload".
- Structural design
- Thermo-mechanical analysis
- Temperature maps
- Thermal lumped parameter model (LPM)
- Mechanical finite element model (FEM)
- Matrix Sensitivity Methodology (MMS)
- Satellite platform
- Pointing error
- Payload (SAR offset antenna)
- Thermoelastic sensitivity matrices
- Satellite project

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Sapienza University of Rome - Civil and Industrial Engineering

Level in national or international classification

Summa cum Laude


September 2007 - October 2010

Title of qualification awarded

Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Bachelor's Degree)

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Thesis Title: "Aerodynamic efficiency in formula one's cars"

- Aerodynamics, Efficiency
- Downforce, Drag and Side Force
- Ground effect, Venturi effect
- Underbody tunnel, Diffuser, Stall, Bip stay
- Airfoils and Wings
- Front wind ground proximity, End plates
- Airfoils Flexibility, Front and rear wing, Stall, Gap separator
- Moving wing, Wake effect and overtaking
- Yawing, rolling and pitching moment
- Yawing response to side-wind, fin
- Internal flow, Cooling drag, Radiator
- Wind tunnel, CFD method

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Sapienza University of Rome - Aeronautical and Space Engineering

Level in national or international classification



September 2002 - July 2007

Title of qualification awarded

High School

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Branch: National Plan forInformation Technology(PNI)

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Liceo Scientifico "Evangelista Torricelli" of Rome

Level in national or international classification




Personal skills and competences




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Other language




Social skills and competences

 Good relational and comunicative skills



Organisational skills and competences

Very determined in  achieving the fixed goals in both working and sport  fields.  Highaptitude for work planning and time management. Ability to work in groups.



Technical skills and competences

Development of routines:

- in MATLAB and SIMULINK to study Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Aeroelastic Response.

- in FORTAN 90 code to evaluate the numerical solution of uncompressible flows.

- in MATHEMATICA to estimate the gas turbine engines performance.

Thermo-mechanical analysis of aerospace structure using ADINA, FEMAP, NASTRAN.

Proposed extensionof an existing airport (documentation and AUTOCAD).

Use of ultrasound anemometry (UA) and spring balance in the wind channel to analyze downforce airfoil in ground proximity.

Study of the flowin ducts with PIV, high-speed PIV and LDA.



Computer skills and competences

Operating systems and Internet browsing:

·        Excellent knowledge of Windows operating system.

·        Knowledge of Linux operating system.

·        Excellentinternet  browsing abilities (Internet Explorer andMozilla Firefox).

Programming language:

·        Good knowledge Fortran 90Matlab.


·        Some knowledge Catia.

·        Limited knowledge Autocad, Esatan-tms, OpenFOAM, Photoshop, Simulink.

·        Good knowledge Adina, Femap, Matlab, Mathematica, Nastran.

·        Excellent knowledge Microsoft Office.

Other skills and competences

I'm fond of Alpine Skiing, HI Tech, Civil and Military Aviation, Automotive World & Formula One.

I play / I played the following sports:

Swimming, Artistic Gymnastics and Track-and-field (competitive level), Rowing, Five-a-side Football, weight-lifting.

My personal ambition is to work in alargeinternational company in the design / research
and development fields. I would like to be engaged in activities that increase my knowledge. I also would love to make work experiences abroad.



Driving licence

Category B (own car).



Additional information

Exams taken, and votes obtained,  during the master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering:

Aerodynamics of vehicle 30/30

    Aeroelasticity 28/30

Aerospace Materials 30/30

Air Traffic Control 30/30

Aircraft Engines 30/30 cum laude

Aircraft Flight Dynamics 29/30

Aircraft Structures 30/30

Airport Infrastructures 30/30

Automatic Control Principles 30/30

Computational Aerodynamics 28/30

Experimental Aerodynamics 28/30
Gasdynamics 27/30
Thermal and Smart Structures 29/30

Graduation certificate "PEGASUS" released with the Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Attended coursesand seminars:


·        Course onComputational Fluid Dynamics using OpenFOAM held by the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

·        Seminar  on the use of Matlab& Simulink held by the Mathworks company.

·        Course "Fundamentals of Energy and Environmental Sustainability" with a final grade of18/20 held by the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

·        A series of seminaron Astrophysics heldby the Departmentof Physics of the Universityof Rome “La Sapienza”.

·        Courseon Organic Chemistry held by the High State School "Evangelista Torricelli" in Rome


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