CV: Aerospace Engineer



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 Date Submitted:25-06-2013
 Last Modified:25-06-2013 (03:12)
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 Current job:Aerospace Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsSelf-motivated, target-oriented, excellent communicational and organizational skills. Thermal Engineer. Software developer for mission analysis and AOCS.

Skills Profile

       ·         Flexible and open-minded team player with the ability to recognize and assume responsibility

·         Self-motivated, target-oriented, quick and efficient

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Excellent technical, intellectual and analytical skills

·         Excellent planning and organizational skills

·         Presentation experience at universities, European Space Agency and customer meetings

·         Speaking English, Italian, French and Spanish



·         Thermal analysis and management:

Engineering consulting for industries and private companies.

·         Software development:

Simulator for formation flying satellites maneuvering (Fortran).

Coupling of sintered heat pipe lumped parameter model with finite volume model (C++, OpenFoam).

AOCS simulator for LEO satellite, including modeling of orbital perturbations, i.e. Magnetic Field, Solar radiation (Simulink, Matlab).

·         Feasibility study of a space mission aimed to explore craters of North lunar pole (Academic group work: mainly involved in the design of power supply subsystem).

·         Mission analysis of a GEO satellite: launch, orbit acquisition, decommissioning. (SatelliteTool Kit, Matlab)

·         Structural analysis:

Finite element modeling of honeycomb plate and stress analysis (Femap, MSC Nastran).

Modal analysis of  Palamede satellite (Femap, MSC Nastran).

Structural design of a plane wing section (Femap, MSC Nastran).

·         Successful project management experience as coordinator of the industrial consultancy activities of Prof. Marengo research group at the University of Bergamo (yearly budget: ~450k€).

·         Internal coordinator of MAP-ENCOM-2, international project for the study of condensation phenomena in two-phase systems.


Work Experience


Thermal engineering and project management

University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy                  May 2012 –  Current

My main tasks

  • Thermal analysis and management:engineering consulting in different fields (e.g., cooling system for plastic mould, optimization of heat exchanger performance, calculation of composite materials effective thermal conductivity, modeling of a sterilizer thermodynamic process, design engineering of a thermal control device for polyamide moulds, thermodynamic simulation of a domestic heating plant).
  • Managing projects with different universities and companies, from initial contact through to closure.
  • Developing contacts with local companies, planning work packages, helping technical staff achieving the targets, write technical reports.
  • Performing administrative duties.


Software development/Mission Analysis

Thales Alenia Space, Rome, Italy                       June 2006 - October 2006

·         Development of software for satellite formation flying maneuvering and control.


Student Tutoring                                          March 2010-July2011

Polytechnic of Milan, Milan, Italy

·         Help desk for students


Education / Qualifications


Polytechnic of Milan, Master Degree: Space Engineering, 2008-2012

Thesis: “Coupling of lumped and distributed parameter models for numerical simulation of a sintered heat pipe ”


Polytechnic of Milan, Bachelor Degree: Aerospace Engineering, 2003-2007

Thesis: “Maneuver control for formation flying satellites”


Foreign Language High School, Ariano Irpino, 1998 – 2003

Thesis: “Nature und genie”


System Skills

·         OS: Windows, Linux

·         Technical computing software: Matlab, Simulink, Scilab, Octave

·         Heat transfer analysis and fluid analysis software: Comsol Multiphysics, OpenFoam, Sinda/Fluint

·         Structural analysis and pre-/post- processing: Femap, Patran,  MSC Nastran

·         CAD Modeling: Solid Edge, Solid Work

·         Orbital propagation and maneuvering: Satellite Tool Kit

·         Programming language: Fortran, C, C++

·         European Computer Driving License certification.


Publications / Conferences

8th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Lisbon, Portugal, 16-20 June 2013.

M. Bonfanti, F. Iorizzo, C. Baldassari, M. Marengo, Genetic algorithm for dimensional optimization of bath heaters, 31st UIT Heat Transfer Conference, Como, Italy, June 25-27, 2013.

C. Ferrandi, F. Iorizzo, M. Mameli, S. Zinna, M. Marengo, Lumped Parameter Model of Sintered Heat Pipe: Transient Numerical Analysis and Validation, Applied Thermal Engineering Int. J., August 2012.


·         Italian:  Mother tongue

·         English: Fluent

TOEFL computer-based test in 2006 (score: 233/300)


·         French: Good

·         Spanish: Good

·         German: Basic


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