CV: Research fellow


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 Date Submitted:04-08-2014
 Last Modified:28-01-2015 (05:21)
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 Current job:Research fellow
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
 Keywordsremote sensing, scientific programming, earth observation

Personal statement


Physics graduate with 3-year work experience in research labs and institutes in Europe, dealing with a variety of scientific and technical issues in different research fields. The last relevant position was as a research fellow in the Remote sensing group of the Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, Cologne, Germany.  Pro-activity and willingness to learn new expertises add up to my scientific background and computer skills. I have worked in multi-cultural contexts, gaining confidence in communicating and collaborating with people from other countries. I am motivated to steer my career in the direction of remote sensing and earth observation industry.


Date of birth:26/10/1985   

Place of birth:Alzano Lombardo (BG) – Italy




Key Skills


·         Physics and its environmental applications (radiation, acoustics, meteorology, atmosphere)

·         Remote sensing applications to atmospheric measurements, data assimilation.

·         Wide expertise in scientific programming (Matlab, IDL, R, QGIS)

·         Windows, Linux and Mac X OSs, bash scripting.

·         Basic programming skills in C,C++, Html, Php, Css

·         Statistical analysis of data



Employment History



Volunteer work

3S Trading s.r.l., Bergamo (Italy)

(February 2014 – December 2014)


Achievements and responsibilities:


·         Back Office, translations, computer technical issues



Research fellow

Integrated Remote Sensing group, Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Cologne (Germany)

(November 2012 – November 2013)


Achievements and responsibilities:


·         Remote sensing applications to atmospheric measurements: combination of scanning cloud radar and microwave radiometer, investigation of cloud parameterizations in models.

·         Operational management of cloud radar and data collection: reflectivity, wind, polarization.

·         Script programming with MATLAB and IDL  and use of QGIS for data statistical analysis and visualization

·         “Remote Sensing and Data assimilation” 6-ECTS module of the Master’s degree in Meteorology at the University of Cologne– Passed in April 2013 ; Summer school on “Remote Sensing and Precipitation”, University of Bonn, July 2013




·         Corbetta G, T Heus, E Orlandi, R Neggers and S Crewell: Overlap statistics of shallow boundary layer clouds: comparing ground-based observations with large-eddy simulations, submitted to Geophysical Research Letters on December 11th, 2014.





ICT Technician

Lab of neuro-imaging and telemedicine, IRCSS San Giovanni di Dio, Brescia (Italy)

(February 2011 – September 2012)


Achievements and responsibilities:


·         Processing of Magnetic Resonance Images using neuro-imaging tools

·         Script programming with MATLAB, R and bash for statistical analysis

·         Editing of technical manuals for internet-based neuro-imaging platform users

·         Case studies development for project partners and/or external users

·         Lab website development and editing (Html, php, css)




·         Boccardi M, M Bocchetta, G Corbetta et al.: Delphi definition of the EADC-ADNI Harmonized Protocol for hippocampal segmentation on magnetic resonance, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 2014,DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2014.02.009.





Human Radiation Effect Group, Department of Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol (UK)

(July 2009 – December 2009)


Achievements and responsibilities:


·         Preparation of Master’s thesis, project title: “Corona ion emission from high voltage powerlines, their attachment to atmospheric aerosols and dispersion around obstacles”, funded by “Cariplo ExTra” scholarship

·         Measurement field campaign using field-mill meters to record electric field patterns and mobility analyzers to get information on aerosol size- and charge-distribution downwind of powerlines, data analysis.





MSc, Environmental Physics

University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy)

(November 2007 – April 2010)


·         Radiation protection, nuclear physics, energy physics, meteorology, climatology

·         Finale grade: 110/110 with honours



BSc, Physics

University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan (Italy)

(October 2004 – October 2007)


·         Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Programming, Lab analysis techniques

·         Thesis title: “Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy to investigate protein structure”

·         Final grade: 108/110



Further technical skills


Familiar with most advanced statistical analysis techniques.

Strong basis of maths and chemistry.

Wide knowledge of environmental topics, including radioactivity (physics, units, dose, applications to medical imaging), energy physics (nuclear, renewable), acoustics (noise level assessment both outdoor and indoor) and  climate (atmospheric physics, aerosols).

Production of scientific and technical reports and documentation, such as user manuals, reports and peer-reviewed articles.



Language Skills


·         Italian: mother tongue

·         English:  fluent – LEVEL C1 of the CEFR (*)

·         German and Spanish: basic – LEVEL A2 of the CEFR


(*) Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), grade A, Overall score 87/100, issued by Cambridge English Language Assessment part of the University of Cambridge, December 2014


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