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     Date Submitted:28-05-2007
     Last Modified:06-07-2017 (10:19)
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     Current job:Structure Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordstechnical project management (structures, mechanics, materials, equipments; thermomechanics),


    PhD in Engineering, Mechanics of materials. UMR CNRS-Université de Besançon - Besançon, France (25) (with scholarships)

    Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, University « LA SAPIENZA », Rome, Italy

    Scientific High school Diploma (A Levels)- « Liceo Scientifico Statale C.CAVOUR », Rome (with scholarships)


    May 2012 - present               AIRBUS SAFRAN LAUNCHERS, Paris area

    Structures Engineer, Liquid Stage Design Office

    Ariane 5 Main Stage: Production Obsolescences (equipments, composite materials, surface treatments..); Technical Authority of the Equipped Insulated Tank: PMs and waivers treatment, E/CA, E/S ATV, E/S GALILEO missions impact studies, follow-up of production. Participation in project reviews of new (MPCV ESM, A5 UPA) or redesigned avionics


    September 2010 - January 2011         MAGNA STEYR, Graz, Austria

    System Engineer, Space Technologies Directorate, MSF, WS Section.

    Writing of the DVP for the coating of Cryogenic composite tanks for space transportation and aircrafts


    Oct. 2006 - August 2010               ESA ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands (AOES contractor)

    Structures Engineer, TEC-MSS Section

    EXPERT Payloads: thermomechanics, dynamics, Hot structures verification and its monitoring of ceramic, metallic, ultra-high temperature ceramics, FRP structures. Thermal technologies: knowledge of concepts for re-usable TPS, including insulation materials. Follow-up of mechanical/thermal qualification/acceptance tests. Knowledge of HS manufacturing and NDI techniques : IR thermography and CT.

    Technical support during reviews (PDR-CDR-TRR-QR). Papers presented at international conferences with the participation of the industry, ASI and NASA. Project management tasks: Technical Officer of three hot structures contracts; 4-day training in Project Management in London with final exam

    EXPERT Capsule: thermomechanics, dynamics, Hot structures design and verification and its monitoring of metallic structures; Follow-up of equipments and their AVMs development. Follow-up of HS development, manufacturing and qualification.

    IXV: Technical support during reviews (SRR-PDR), for Hot Structures and TPS.

    FLPP M&S: Writing of SoWs, Evaluation of proposals from the industry, monitoring and providing support for contracts of FLPP M&S (cryo-tanks and primary structures development for next generation launchers).


    2006                 SAINT-GOBAIN C.R.E.E. Centre de Recherche et d'Etudes Européen, Cavaillon (84), France

    (3 months)     Research Engineer, R&D on thermal exchangers for the petrochemical industry. "Energy" section, Advanced Ceramics Division, High Performance Materials Pole

    Design of a ceramic-to-metal joint, thermomechanics


    2002 - 2006    CNES DLA Ariane Launchers Directorate, Evry Courcouronnes (91), France

    (3 years 8 months)          Research&Technology in materials for propulsion components (and TVC Thrust Vector Control mechanics), ´´CPT´´ Section

    Management of modelling activities of the thermomechanical behaviour of materials and damage of rocket engines components (ARIANE5 ECA Return-to-Flight Program and research programs on the rocket combustion chambers). Synthesis reports.

    Structural (industrial reports cross-check, complementary studies), elasto-plastic, buckling analyses of tanks, propulsion components. Crack propagation studies under static loads.

    Update of the CNES standards about rocket engines mechanical design. Writing of a report collecting mechanical design criteria for Vulcain2 engine components. Technical support to the development of the VINCI Nozzle Extension (CMC cones).

    Mechanical design cross-check of EMA actuators of the VEGA/ARIANE2010 thrust vector controls TVC. Participation to trade-off for VEGA P80 EMA batteries


    2002                     AIR LIQUIDE DTA Advanced Techniques Division, Sassenage (38), France (contractor)

    (6 months)     Development Engineer within the HERSCHEL project (ESA), "Space" Section

    Damage tolerance and health monitoring : Helium cryogenic tanks, Fracture mechanics analysis (fatigue cracks propagation). Writing of the fracture control plan and other technical notes. Hand calculation of buckling under external pressure of stiffened cups and cylindrical shells. Feedback of mechanical characterisation tests, verification of the compliance of tests and material with european standards AFNOR, ESA, CNES, preparation of fracture mechanics characterization tests procedure according to ASTM standards (KIE, fracture toughness for surface cracks. Writing of the DML.


    2000 - 2001                   ARCELOR RESEARCH, Maizières Les-Metz (57), France (contractor)

    (11 months)    R&D Engineer, « Planage et Rhéologie » Section

    FEM analysis. Modelling of the manufacture of tubes and of industrial processes on sheets after lamination (ABAQUS/explicit, ABAQUS/standard). Plasticity, large strains, contacts. Writing of technical reports.


    1997 - 2000                    LMARC  LABORATOIRE DE MECANIQUE APPLIQUEE R. CHALEAT  UMR 6604 CNRS-UNIV.DE BESANCON (25), France

    (3 years)        PhD project, « Mechanical Properties of Materials°» Section :

    « Contribution to the shape control of an adaptive structure : manufacture and characterization of piezo-composite materials » (with three scholarships)

    Manufacture and Finite Element modelling (thermoelasticity) of an adaptive structure. Passive structure: laminated GFRP. Actuator: piezoelectric ceramics and piezocomposites. Design and verification of piezo-ceramic, FRP structures. Structural design and verification : analyses performed and establishment of methodology. Material processes activities related to the Characterization and feedback of GFRP and piezocomposites advanced materials manufacturing.

    Participation in mechanical tensile tests on the composite material. Manufacture, characterization and FEM modelling (electric behaviour) of piezo-composite materials. Use of the lathe and of the centrifuge (solid-liquid separation process). Polishing techniques for labs, image analysis for observing samples, use of optical and electronical microscopes, capacity measurements, electro-mechanical coupling measurements, metrology. Participation to the jury of a french D.E.A. ("Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies") discussion


    Environments Windows, Unix; "Office" package    Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    Structure analysis and damage tolerance             Nastran, Patran, I-deas, Esacrack, Abaqus, Ansys

    Programming languages   Fortran, Mathematica, Mathcad (beginner)

    Italian           Mother tongue

    French          Bilingual

    English          Fluent

    German and Dutch          Beginner

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