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     Date Submitted:13-04-2007
     Last Modified:24-11-2017 (12:40)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAerospace Engineer, tenacious, good team worker, with many interests as history, trekking, gardening. Currently employed in the Environmental Control and Life Support field as member of the Engineering Support Team Team for the European module.


    Sex Male | Date of birth 03/01/1981 | Nationality Italian



    Aerospace Engineer





    Aug 2009–Oct 2017

    Aerospace Engineer - External consultant in Thales Alenia Space (Torino, Italy) until March 2017 --- Domain Exploration and Science-Space Flights Environment and Habitat.

    SSE - Sofiter System Engineering, Torino (Italy)

    ECLS (Environmental Control and Life Support) Engineer in the Engineering Support Team (EST) for the European module Columbus of the International Space Station (ISS). The task is to support the ISS flight controllers from the engineering point of view, in real time and not real time troubleshooting, engineering and telemetry analyses, test , system health monitoring and diagnosis: in particular for the ECLSS of Columbus module (phase E).

    Laboratory experience concerning ECLS for a greenhouse prototype and overview on different regenerative system (biological and not)for water, air, food and waste.

    Preliminary design (phase A) of the ECLS system for a 6 crew Suborbital Aircraft Reusable (SOAR program). Thales Alenia Space subcontractor of Swiss Space Systems-S3(Payerne, Swiss).​

    Business or sector Space System and Infrastructures

    Feb 2009–Jul 2009

    Internship in space environments and habitats sector

    Thales Alenia Space, Torino (Italy)

    Critical aspects and design solutions concerning space environment and habitats and aiming to human exploration missions:

    Lunar Dust effects and countermeasures for the STEPS program.

    Laboratory experience concerning ECLSS for a greenhouse prototype and overview on different regenerative system (biological and non)for water, air, food and waste.

    Business or sector Space System and Infrastructures

    May 2008–Dec 2008

    Internship in space exploration and development system

    Altec Space center (Torino, Italy) in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Universität Bremen (Bremen, Germany) in collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space, OHB-System, ZARM and DLR. SUPAERO (Toulouse, France) in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space, with Airbus Defence and Space and CNES.

    Project Work Activity of the Master in SpacE Exploration and Development System – Phase I. ECLIPSE project : designing support subsystems to establish a permanent habitable orbiting station located in EML1 (Lagrangian Point) to support space exploration.

    In particular: a communication system and a medical center, a crew transportation system composed by a shuttle vehicle and a rescue vehicle,andaspace hangar.

    Collaboration to the Functional Analysis in order to define the subsystems

    Business or sector Space System and Infrastructures




    Nov 2007–Dec 2008

    II Level International Post Graduate Master Degree SPACE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT SYSTEMS (SEEDS)


    Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy) in partnership with Universität Bremen (Bremen, Germany), SUPAERO (Toulouse, France) and managed by COREP (Torino, Italy).

    Engineering of the Space Systems for Exploration and Development / Space System Engineering, Space Robotics, Thermal Control, Environmental Control & Life Support, Orbits & Astrodynamics, Aerothermodynamics, Space Telecommunication, Space Human Engineering, Space & Planetary Environments, Space Program Management, Power Generation, Attitude Determination & Guidance Control, Space Structures & Materials, Space Propulsion.​​

    Sep 2004–Feb 2007

    Master's degree in Astronautic Engineering


    First University of the Studies “La Sapienza” of Rome- School of Aerospace Engineering, Roma (Italy)

    Thesis: "Simplified method for the interplanetary trajectories with gravitational aids design"

    Sep 2000–Mar 2004

    Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering


    Politecnico di Torino, Torino (Italy)

    Thesis: "Magnetofluidynamics of Plasmas and Propulsion Space: General Principles and Examples of Specific Applications"​​

    Sep 1995–Jul 2000

    High School Diploma


    Scientific Liceo “Leonardo Cocito”, Alba (Italy)

    Scientific Subjects​




    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, French

    Communication skills

    In possession of good relational abilities, of mediation and interaction with other people, deriving from the cohabitation with other students during university in Turin and Rome, during the master SEEDS in Toulouse and Bremen and during past and present work experience in an international team working environment.

    In possession of a good interaction with other people in multicultural environments, as the University of Turin (Polytechnic of Turin) and Rome (University of the Studies "La Sapienza" of Rome), Universität Bremen (Bremen, Germany), SUPAERO (Toulouse, France).

    Working experiences in an international environment with European and American interactions considering the engineering support to the module Columbus of the ISS and participation to international congresses.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Good organizational abilities, derived from the university period lived away from the family and, consequently, tied to anything that competes everyday life as the house management and the relationships with private and public agencies, in connection also with the university and working engagement.

    Good organizational skills from the working point of view, in term of time optimization and resources management considering the real time/not real time activities and the multiple ISS resources and issues.​​

    Job-related skills

    Team working techniques.

    Space system engineering methodologies and space system design process.

    Telemetry trend analysis, health monitoring and diagnosis.

    Methodologies and procedures in a complex organizational environment as the International Space Station support and management.


    Digital competence


    Information processing


    Content creation


    Problem solving


    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Independent user

    Proficient user

    Independent user


    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid


    European Computer Driving Licence ECDL


    Good command of office suite (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software).

    FORTRAN language (academic level)., software MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS (academic level).

    Basic level experience on the software LabVIEW and on fluid dynamics simulations with software Fluent and Gambit for the grids computer modelling.

    Operating systems: Windows (XP, Vista, Windows 7-8-10), Linux.

    Skillful on the management of huge amount of data, as for example telemetry data, and on relative software to perform trend analysis, health monitoring and diagnosis (dedicated software).


    Other skills

    Expert and practical of gardening, horticulture and bricolage (DIY) and all concerning plants/flowers and open air life: rural heritage coming from my grand-parents and parents.

    Keen on reading about the enormous majority of literacy kinds and novels (in particular science fiction, fantasy, thriller and classics).


    Keen on ice skating, tennis, volley, mountain trekking, snow shoeing and Nordic Walking, gym.

    Fan of computer strategy games and puzzles.

    Keen on history of art, on history of architecture and medieval history.

    Keen on classic music, disco music, folk music and international pop.

    Keen on fashion and Jewellery.

    Driving licence






    Daejeon 2009 (South Korea) – IAF

    Mr Ernesto Appella, Mr Alessandro Quaglia​. Mr Filippo Testa

    Preliminary concept of an orbital medical centre to support space exploration

    (International Master SEEDS - Politecnico di Torino)

    Savannah (USA) 2009 – ICES

    Mr Ernesto Appella, Mr. Emanuele Flesia, Mr Alessandro Quaglia

    Life Support System and habitability concepts for the ECLIPSE (European Cis-Lunar Interplanetary Port for Space Exploration) Orbiting Station

    (International Master SEEDS - Politecnico di Torino)​

    San Diego (USA) 2012 – ICES

    Ms. Paola Parodi, Mr. Gianpiero Audrito, Mr Alessandro Quaglia, Mr. Dario Cravero, Mr. Roland Mueller

    Investigation and Resolution of Columbus Cabin Fan Assembly Anomalies

    (Thales Alenia Space – Torino)

    Vail (USA) 2013 – ICES

    Ms. Paola Parodi, Mr Alessandro Quaglia, Mr. Zoltan Szigetvari, Mr. Roland Mueller

    Columbus ECLSS: five years of operations and lessons learned

    (Thales Alenia Space – Torino)

    Conferences & Competitions

    Participation, in collaboration with two High School colleagues, with the project "STUDY ON THE CATCHMENT AREA AND HYDROLOGICAL RISK OF THE REA TORRENT (Dogliani, Italia)", to:

    "The Young People and Sciences 2000" (European prize for young scientists), organized by FAST (Federation of the Technical and Scientific Associations) - April 2000, Milan (Italy)

    "Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2000", organized by SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute) – August 2000, Stockholm (Sweden)

    "IV Inter-American Dialogue on Water Management: in search of solutions", organized by Ministry of the Environment of Brazil-Secretariat of Water Resources – September 2001, Foz de Iguaçu, Paraná (Brazil)

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