CV: Contamination Engineer



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 Date Submitted:06-04-2014
 Last Modified:07-04-2014 (01:27)
Job information
 Current job:Contamination Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsCleanliness, contamination, thermal-vacuum, bake-out

Desired employment / Occupational field

Engineer in space exploration area/ aeronautics

Education and training



 October 2010 - March 2013

Title of qualification awarded

MSc Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Space Area

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

- Aerospace vehicles design

- Space missions and systems design

- Aeroelasticity

- Numerical methods and scientific computing

- Space propulsion

- Aerospace materials

- Astrodynamics

- Aerospace systems modeling and simulation

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Politecnico di Torino/Polytechnic University of Turin

Level in national or international classification

MSc Degree (107/110)


  September 2007 - October 2010

Title of qualification awarded

  BSc Degree in Aerospace Engineering

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

 - Mathematics, physics (mechanics, electromagnetism), chemistry (science of materials)

 - Aerospace technologies (onboard systems, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics)

 - Computer technologies (C programming, automatic controls, CAD)

 - Electric systems, electronics (basic principles)

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Politecnico di Torino/Polytechnic University of Turin

Level in national or international classification

BSc Degree (108/110)


  December 2008

Title of qualification awarded

  Master’s Certificate in CAD 3D software Solidworks (CSWA)

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

  Advanced techniques for product development by using CAD

  software Solidworks

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

  DDS Solidworks

Level in national or international classification

  Certified Solidworks Associated CSWA



Title of qualification awarded

  Preliminary English Test (PET)

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

  Intermediate level qualification in English covering the four basic communication skills

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

  Universityof CambridgeESOL Examinations Italia

Level in national or international classification

  Level B1-Common European Framework of Reference for Languages/CEFR

Work experience



May 2013 - now

Occupation or position held

Contamination Engineer

Main activities and responsibilities

THERMAL-VACUUM SYSTEMS: study and utilization of thermal-vacuum systems: procurement, implementation and installation of new components (QCM, sensor devices, machinery for thermal cycling); procedures, analysis of compliance for bake-out testing of materials and space elements; testing under vacuum and in dusty environment (Moon, Mars); data acquisition and processing.

CONTAMINATION:on-orbit contamination analysis of sensitive surfaces of the satellites and study of outgassing phenomena in the frame of various ESA projects by means of COMOVA tool; on-ground contamination analysis; study and application of mitigation measures against contamination and cleaning procedures; standard NASA, IEST and ECSS; writing of requirements and fulfilment methods; toxicity analyses (offgassing).

MISCELLANEA:management and organization of meetings and teleconferences; writing of technical documentation; interaction with personnel in Italy and abroad.

Name and address of employer

Thales Alenia Space Italia (TAS-I), Strada Antica di Collegno 253, Torino

Type of business or sector

Space infrastructure research and development


September 2012 - March 2013

Occupation or position held

Experiments related to Master’s Thesis research project

Main activities and responsibilities

Study and utilization of a thermal-vacuum chamber for space environment simulation in presence of dust (lunar and Martian soils)

Name and address of employer

Thales Alenia Space Italia (TAS-I), Strada Antica di Collegno 253, Torino

Type of business or sector

Space infrastructure research and development

Personal skills and competences


Mother tongue


Other language(s)

English, French

Social skills and competences

 - Teamwork attitude, due to sports and studies

 - Good communication ability

Organisational skills and competences

 - Good ability to manage work and time optimization

 - Ability to lead small groups (3-4 people)

 - Systematic approach to problem solving and decision making

 - Good ability to respect work requirements and deadlines

 - Dynamism in dealing with new working situations

Technical skills and competences

 - Ability to use some simple laboratory equipment, gained through BSc Thesis research project

 - Ability to analyse and interpret experimental results

 - Ability to operate a thermal-vacuum facility, gained through MSc Thesis research project

 - Ability to analyse materials properties and behaviour from the outgassing and toxicity point of view

 - Knowledge of contamination mitigation strategies and cleaning procedures

Computer skills and competences

 - Good knowledge of Microsoft/windows applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access) and web


 - Good knowledge of CAD software: Dassault Solidworks (certificate) and Dassault CATIA V5 (working experience)

 - Good knowledge of FEM software: Siemens FEMAP and MSC PATRAN/NASTRAN

 - Knowledge of Mathworks Matlab/Simulink

 - Good knowledge of simulation software COMSOL Multiphysics

 - Good knowledge of the contamination analysis tool COMOVA (ESABASE frame)

 - C programming  

Artistic skills and competences

Drawing, especially sketches

Other skills and competences/

Interests and Hobbies

 - Mountain hiking

 - Fly fishing in mountain rivers

 - Soccer: player in local team

 - Quiz games

 - Astronomy (in particular sky observation with telescope)

 - Music: classical, rock, pop, Italian artists

 - Reading: fantasy novels, classics, essays on science and nature

 - Ice-skating

 - Climbing

 - Occasional sports: volleyall, basketball, rowing, short track speed skating

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