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     Date Submitted:01-04-2010
     Last Modified:10-05-2018 (01:48)
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     Current job:Mechanical/Structures Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsStructural Analyst CAD AIT Assembly Integration and Testing Dedicated to work Attention to details Good communication and interpersonal skills Both solo and team worker SolidWorks ANSYS Patran Nastran MATLAB Micro-vibration Micro-dynamics Fi

    Passionate about Aerospace, my relevant skills and interests are:
    *    Mechanical design, structural / thermal analyses, assembly, integration and verification of space components and systems;
    *    Spacecraft structures, materials and environmental testing;
    *    CubeSat development;
    *    High performance opto-mechanical space systems;
    *    Structural, Thermal, and Thermal-Structural optimisation;
    *    AIV&T;
    *    Multiscale analysis of composite materials;
    *    MSC Patran/Nastran/APEX, SolidWorks, CATIA, ANSYS, ESATAN-TMS, and Hyperworks
    Working towards Chartered Engineer status within the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Interested in Senior positions, leading small teams of Mechanical Design / Structural / Stress engineers.

    Neptec UK Ltd, Harwell Campus, Didcot, UK
    Main responsibilities:
    *    Mechanical/Structures Engineer within Luna-Resource-1 (Roscosmos, ESA, Airbus Defence & Space) and Proba-3 (ESA) missions, and AVATAR (CREST-3 UKSA) and IR CubeSat Camera (NSTP-3 ESA, UKSA) programmes
    *    Prototyping, architectural design, and structural/thermal design optimisation of the landing sensor (LiDAR) as part of the autonomous landing system (PILOT) within the Luna-Resource-1 programme
    *    Prototyping and architectural design of a rover for space exploration used for feasibility study of a future mission on either the Moon or Mars within the AVATAR programme
    *    Prototyping, architectural design, and structural/thermal design optimisation of the mechanical and optical components for the use of an IR camera for Earth Observation on CubeSat within the IR CubeSat Camera programme
    *    Generate detailed design of the mechanical (enclosure, optics and electronics mountings) and optical components (mirrors, collimating and focussing assemblies)
    *    Generate drawings, bills of materials, and technical documentation. Review and validate drawings, write specifications and complete drawing sets. Develop production, assembly and parts list drawings. Modify and revise documentation to reflect design changes and corrections
    *    Perform integration and testing activities on breadboard, prototype, engineering, and production hardware. This also includes integration of mechanical and optical subassemblies (including bonding of optical mirrors), and perform alignment and calibration of optical subassemblies using a laser tracker device
    *    Perform structural and thermal finite element analysis
    *    Perform functional/operational and environmental testing on breadboard, prototype, engineering and production hardware
    *    Prepare, review and revise acceptance and checkout test procedures for deliverable hardware. Conducts acceptance and checkout procedures on deliverable hardware
    *    Responsible for the procurement and management of the mechanical ground support equipment, including mechanical integration tools and hardware
    *    Support to developing Engineering Documentation Control/Control Management rules/strategies
    *    Support in the writing of bid/proposals (i.e. Pathfinder, Fast Track, etc.)

    Surrey Space Centre, Guildford, UK
    Main Responsibilities:
    *    Mechanical/Structures Engineer within RemoveDEBRIS (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.) and AlSat-1n (ASAL, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.) missions
    *    Mechanical design of active debris removal systems for capturing and deorbiting, including the detailed design of a sail deployer using an expandable mast within a 3U CubeSat and support to the structural design of a harpoon system within the RemoveDEBRIS mission
    *    Design and structural optimisation of a 3U CubeSat for the Algerian Space Agency as part of the Technology Transfer AlSat-1n programme
    *    Generate drawings, bills of materials, and technical documentation. Review and validate drawings, write specifications and complete drawing sets. Develop production, assembly and parts list drawings. Modify and revise documentation to reflect design changes and corrections
    *    Perform integration and testing activities on engineering and production hardware
    *    Perform functional/operational and environmental testing on engineering and production hardware
    *    Generate and review technical documentation, acceptance and check out procedures

    University of Southampton and SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group, Southampton, UK
    Main responsibilities:
    *    Mechanical/Structures Engineer within Next Generation Reaction Wheel Assembly (Innovate UK TS/J004723/1) programme
    *    Prototyping, architectural and mechanical design of a reaction wheel assembly for micro and nano satellites
    *    Generate detailed design of the mechanism housing, rotor and bearing system
    *    Generate drawings, bills of materials, and technical documentation
    *    Perform integration and testing activities on engineering and production hardware
    *    Perform structural finite element analysis
    *    Perform functional/operational and environmental testing on engineering and production hardware
    *    Prepare acceptance and checkout test procedures for deliverable hardware. Conducts acceptance and checkout procedures on deliverable hardware

    San Marco Project Research Centre and University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
    Research and Academic Projects:
    *    Control Auto-configurable Data network for Mobiles (CADMO). Monitoring of high-risk criminal area with a high density of people by means of GNSS real-time maps. Support to the Radio-Navigation and GIS systems
    *    Google Lunar X-Prize. Design of a rover for lunar exploration. Support to the mechanical design of the rover chassis
    *    European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO). Development of the first lunar spacecraft designed by students for ESA. Support to the flight dynamics team

    Surrey Space Centre, Surrey University, Guildford, UK
    Thesis: A Semi-empirical Approach for the Modelling and Analysis of Spacecraft Microvibration Sources
    Topics investigated and responsibilities:
    *    Microvibration analysis and characterisation (FEA and testing) of microvibration sources (i.e. reaction wheel assemblies, antenna pointing mechanisms) aiming to estimate/derive the source static and dynamic properties as function of both frequency and speed of operation
    *    Finite element analysis and testing of the coupled dynamics between the microvibration source and its supporting structure (i.e. representative spacecraft interface panel) in different boundary conditions (grounded, free-free, and coupled)
    *    Author of three journal papers (AIAA, JSV and AASS) and two conference proceedings (IAC and ECSSMET). Attend and present research activities at two conferences (IAC and ECSSMET).
    *    Tutoring and teaching Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering undergraduate students in Structural Mechanics and Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Spacecraft Structures and Materials, and Computational and Computer Design classes   

    School of Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
    First Class Honour

    University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
    Upper Second Class Honour

    CAD: Solidworks (Proficient), SolidEdge (Proficient), and Catia V5 (beginner)
    CAE: MSC Patran/Nastran (advanced), MSC APEX (advanced), ANSYS Mechanical APDL (advanced), ANSYS Workbench (advanced), HyperWorks/Optistruct (good), and ESATAN-TMS (beginner)
    Technical computing: MATLAB (proficient) and MathCAD (advanced)
    Testing and signal processing: m+p Smart Office (advanced), m+p VibPlot (advanced), FARO Laser
    Tracker CAD2Measure (good), and LabView (beginner)
    Technical writing and presentation: LaTex (advanced) and Microsoft Office Suite (proficient)
    Excellent management, presentation and people skills

    Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS)
    Working towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status and actively participating to RAeS events
    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassador

    UK permanent residence card holder (valid from May 2017)
    Looking forward to applying for British passport and citizenship in May 2018
    UK driving license: AM/A/B1/B/f/k/p/q
    National Insurance Number: SR 722036 A
    English and Italian literate

    Kerry Sanz, Programme Manager at Neptec UK Ltd, Didcot, OX11 0QX, UK. Contact: +44 (0)1235 567394,
    Prof. Guglielmo S. Aglietti, Director at Surrey Space Centre, Surrey University, Guildford, GU2 7XH, UK. Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Space Engineering. Contact: +44 (0)1483 683417,


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