After earning the academic degree in aerospace engineering in 2005 at the Politecnico di Torino, from August 2005 to February 2006, I had a traineeship about "spacecraft design loads cycles and sine vibration test (with special emphasis to sine test notching)" at the European Space Agency/ESTEC, Structures and Thermal Division.
In 2006 I covered an ESA NPI (Networking/Partnering Initiative) position. In the framework of the NPI activity, in 2010, I received an Italo-French PhD in aerospace engineering (Politecnico di Torino) and in mechanics (Université Paris Ouest - Nanterre La Défense), topic: "Modeling and validation of multilayered structures for spacecraft, including multifield interactions".
Until May 2011 I worked as research assistant at the Department of Aeronautics and Space Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, main tasks: implementation of the FEM multifield academic code MUL2 (www.mul2.com); advanced modeling of smart structures; implementation of failure criteria for multilayered composite structures.
Since 2011 I work in Thales Alenia Space (TAS) with the following main topics: structure dynamics; Spacecraft/Launcher Coupled Load Analysis; sine test-predictions; mechanical test campaign conduction; thermal pointing analysis; thermal cycling testing. In TAS I’ve been involved in the following spacecraft programs: ATHENA FIDUS; KAZSAT; SENTINEL 1; SICRAL 2 (working languages: English and French).