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     Date Submitted:27-04-2010
     Last Modified:16-07-2017 (02:13)
    Job information
     Current job:R&D Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsPropulsion, Flight Mechanics, Flight Dynamics, Performance, Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, Space, Aeronautics


    • Aeronautical Engineer

    • Astronautical Engineer

    • Awarded as an Inventor by the EPO (European Patent Office) in Munich on April 11th, 2016 for patent FR1551371 “Atterrisseur d'aéronef comprenant une tige linéaire télescopique”; declaration according to Article 81 “Convention sur le brevet Européen” (CBE)



    • Flight physics: flight mechanics, propulsion and performance

    • Multidisciplinary pre-design optimisation (MDO) and transverse management

    • Multicultural projects and programmes management



    • Eighteen years of experience in Aeronautics

    • Former liaison officer with European Air Forces

    • Keen to Technical Management in multidisciplinary domains

    • Strong multicultural background

    European Commission external evaluator: I am part of a pool of experts that are employed in the industry, but that the European Commission can call to work as private consultants for monitoring EC projects or programs. My name is part of the pool involved in both Aeronautical and Space segments.


    Work Experience

    June 2016 - Today:  SAFRAN Aircraft Engines (Réau)

    Aerodynamics R&D Manager

    • Technical and economical project piloting, allocation of resources and budget, monitoring and follow-up
    • Assessment of technology requirements for the engines of the next generation (2030+)
    • Integration of returns of experience in roadmaps, development plans and cascade into projects
    • Setup of partnerships and collaborations with industrial partners and research centres

    Results: partnerships built with Airbus, ONERA and Safran Tech


    May 2013 - May 2016:  SAFRAN Landing Systems (Vélizy)

    R&D Project Leader and Integrator

    • Job sharing and transverse management for the development of new electrical landing gears
    • Definition of technical specifications, ICD, system design descriptions, compliance matrixes
    • Assurance of conformity with strategic and economic goals defined by the programme management

    Results: solutions for the integration of the electrical nose landing gear (eNLG) on the aircraft; patents


    July 2008 - April 2013:  Leonardo Velivoli (Turin)

    Operative scenarios and R&D engineer

    • Definition of new operative scenarios for Eurofighter, C27J and M346; reporting to Business Dev. Dept.
    • In charge of the multidisciplinary pre-design team; reporting to Programmes and Commercial Dept.
    Results: assessment of new operative scenarios, completion of an overall aircraft pre-design

    July 2006 - July 2008:  Leonardo Velivoli (Turin)

    Aerodynamics R&D engineer

    • Improvement of calculation methods and tools for CFD and multidisciplinary design optimisation (MDO)

    • In charge of coordinating a European workgroup aimed to study a breakthrough space propulsion system at horizon H2030+
    • Manager of national and international collaborations with industrial partners and research centres

    Results: upgrade of company CFD and MDO calculation methods and tools


    April 2001 - July 2006:  Leonardo Velivoli (Turin)

    Avionics Qualification engineer

    • Team leader in charge of the Eurofighter propulsion and ground support system qualification
    • Liaison officer with Air Forces, partners and contractors
    Results: qualification of propulsion and ground support system software of the Eurofighter Tranche 2


    January 1999 - April 2001: Leonardo Velivoli (Turin)

    Flight Test engineer

    • Eurofighter and C-27J; troubleshooting, flight test data analysis, pre/post flight validation, reporting
    • Member of the Test Activity Control Team (TACT), briefing and debriefing, data monitoring during tests
    Results:  first flight of C27J prototypes n.1 and n.2; qualification of three different EJ200 engine versions



    Education and Training

    2010:   PhD in Aerospace Engineering - Politecnico di Torino

    Thesis Title: 'CFD Based Strategy for the Response of a Manoeuvring Aircraft'


    2006:   ECATA ABI Diploma - Technische Universität München (GE) / Technische Universiteit Delft (NL)

    Final project: 'UAV Application for Border Surveillance'


    2004:   Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering - Politecnico di Torino

    Final project: 'Identification and Admissibility of Discontinuities in Magnetohydrodynamics'


    1998:   Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Univ. 'La Sapienza' di Roma

    Final project: 'Combined Propulsion Systems for Hypersonic Vehicles'


    Language Skills

    Italian (Native Language)

    English (Full professional proficiency)

    French (Full professional proficiency)

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