CV: Research Fellow


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 Date Submitted:03-02-2015
 Last Modified:28-01-2019 (01:05)
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 Current job:Research Fellow
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsArtificial Intelligence, Expert Systems, Knowledge Based, Systems Engineering, Concurrent Engineering, CubeSats, Mission analysis, Multi Criteria Decision Making, Small Satellites, Open concurrent design tool



Research Fellow on Concurrent Engineering 

Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy)

Systems Engineer at Politecnico di Torino Concurrent Engineering Facility

Research topic: intelligent evolution of space mission design

Teaching Assistant of "Space missions and Systems design" class

Supporting the organisation and execution of activities related to Politecnico di Torino CubeSat Team



Co- Founder

AIKO S.R.L., Torino (Italy)

Knowledge and AI engineer with focus on Fuzzy Expert Systems and autonomous scheduling algorithms.




Mission analyst @ ESA SysNOVA LUCE Project

Politecnico di Torino, European Space Agency, Torino (Italy)

Mission analyst for the MoonCARE mission concept

Mission objectives: Smallsat for Lunar Radiation measurement and its biological effects. Ref:



Research fellow on AOCS subsystem @ CADET and FLAP projects

Politecnico di Torino - Regione Piemonte, Torino (Italy)

The activities were carried out in collaboration with a network of Regione Piemonte space companies. Founded by a scholarship offered by Politecnico di Torino within the CADET and FLAP projects.

Objective: Study and simulation in Matlab and Simulink environment for space debris rendezvous and docking phases and for launch vehicle system.




01/11/2018–Present         PhD candidate

Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy)



01/11/2015–01/11/2018         PhD student in aerospace engineering


Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy)

Concurrent Design approach applied in space mission design: Analysis of the application of Concurrent Design within academia. Research on methods and methodologies to enhance concurrent design approach. Developer and systems engineer of Politecnico di Torino Concurrent Engineering Facility.

Teaching Assistant of "Space missions and Systems design" class

Objective: supporting the organisation and execution of the activities related to the Politecnico di Torino CubeSat Team


15/07/2018–31/10/2018         Visiting researcher

ESA Academy, Redu (Belgium)

Assisting in the development of students concurrent design tool. Supporting the preparation and execution of 2018 edition of ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Workshop.


11/09/2017–15/09/2017         ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Challenge 2017

European Space Agency - Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy)

Role: Co-organizer and Systems Engineer

Workshop topic: Smallsat for Exploration of Lunar south pole to assist future human missions


19/09/2016–23/09/2016         ESA Academy Concurrent Engineering Workshop 2016

European Space Agency, Redu (Belgium)

Role: AOGNC designer

Workshop topic: CubeSats for space debris inspections, supporting the e.deorbit mission



Alpbach Summer School, Alpbach (Austria)

Role: Systems engineer

Summer school topic: Satellite Observations of the Global Water Cycle

Founded by Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) scholarship



Master’s Degree in aerospace engineering with specialization in space systems engineering, Full marks

Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy)


CubeSat AOCS engineer

Politecnico di Torino CubeSat Team, Torino (Italy)

Collaboration Topics:


Development of a 3U CubeSat Attitude determination and control system

Assistance in the AIV and operational phases of E-ST@R II CubeSat within ESA Fly Your Satellite programme




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Communication skills       

I have good communication skills with the ability to relate to people at all levels.

Organisational / managerial skills        

I have learned how to manage time and details. I am also an able team worker, focusing on problems and their solutions. Good knowledge of project management tools focusing on aerospace projects.

Job-related skills

Aerospace Project Management

Model Based System Engineering and systems design

Concurrent engineering approach

Concurrent design tools (ESA OCDT, RHEA CDP4)

Machine learning and Artificial intelligence

Knowledge management, AI Expert Systems analysis and design

Space systems and space missions analysis & design

Automatic Guidance, Navigation and Control methods

Fault detection isolation and recovery

Space mechanics and trajectory analysis

Multidisciplinary optimization

Multi Criteria Multi stakeholder Decision Analysis

CubeSats mission and system design



Digital skills                  SELF-ASSESSMENT


Information processing



Content creation



Problem solving

Proficient user

Proficient user

Proficient user


Proficient user

Digital skills - Self-assessment grid

Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Mathworks Matlab & Simulink, AGI System Tool Kit (STK), C and Python programming, Adobe Illustrator, ESA OCDT, RHEA CDP4, NASA GMAT

Trello and Slack proficient user.


Driving licence B



Relevant Publications        

Model predictive and reallocation problem for CubeSat fault recovery and attitude control

Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 98 (2018) 1034–1055 DOI: 10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.05.039


Control of a Noncooperative Approach Maneuver Based on Debris Dynamics Feedback

AIAA, Journal Of Guidance Control And Dynamics doi: 10.2514/1.G002685, 2017


Space mission design supported by Knowledge Based Systems: autonomous decision- making in early design phases

Proceedings of International Astronautical Congress 2017


A multi attribute collaborative tradespace exploration applied to concurrent design

Proceedings of International Astronautical Congress 2016


Multi-Stakeholder Negotiation Space Exploration: A Concurrent Design Methodology To Effectively Guiding Group Decision Making To Balanced Preliminary Design Solution

Proceedings of 8th International Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications Conference (SECESA 2018)




Speaker in international congresses, in particular:

International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

ESA 4S symposium

ESA SECESA (Systems engineering and concurrent design for space application)

Symposium on space educational activities




AGI System Tool Kit Grand Master Certificate

ESA Education and Knowledge Management office: 2016 University CubeSat Launch

IELTS certificate

Speaker at international congresses


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