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Professional Profile
Since July 2015   Resident Fellow, European Space Policy Institute, Vienna, Austria
2015   Space Policy Officer seconded by the European Space Agency (ESA)
2012-2015   Technical Officer, Energy Manager, ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy
  Technical Officer, International Space Station Payloads Development, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
2005-2007   Project Manager, International Space Station Node 3 External Active Thermal Control System Development, Thales Alenia Space, Turin, Italy
2000-2005   Academic and Industrial Research Activities: Machine Design and Space Vehicles Re-Entry Technology, University of Bologna, Italy; Microgravity Experiments, ESA Parabolic Flight Campaigns, Bordeaux, France; Innovative  Aerospace Materials and Processes, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, USA.

More than 25 publications and reports in Bioastronautics, Space Policy, International Space Station, Space Vehicles, Space Science and Applications, Education and Communication.


2014   Leadership, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
2011   Space Policy and Law, George Washington University, Washington, USA
2008   PhD in Materials Mechanics and Technological Processes “Innovative Technologies for Space Habitats”, University of Bologna, Italy
2004   Certified Professional Engineer (Esame di Stato Ingegneria), Bologna, Italy.
2002   Master of Science in Space Studies, International Space University, Strasbourg, France
2001   ISU Space Studies Program (Summer 2001), ZARM, Bremen, Germany



2006   International Space Station Vehicle Office, NASA Johnson Space Centre, Houston, U.S.A.
2002   International Astronautical Federation, Napolitano Award, Houston, USA
2000   ESA Parabolic Flight Campaign Award

Ordine degli Ingegneri, Rome, Italy; International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).

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Nationality: Italian

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