Education

2002 - 2006Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the "Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya" in Barcelona, Spain.
Thesis title: "Pool fires: Study of the Formation and Evolution of the Thin Layer Boilover".
Final mark: Summa cum laudeLink to Ph.D. Thesis
1996 - 2002Diploma in Chemical Engineering at the "Politecnico di Torino", Turin, Italy.
Thesis title: "Pool Fires: Burning Rate, Boilover and Flame Temperature".
Final mark: 109/110.

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Experience

since 2015Freelancer.
Field of expertise:  Preparation of technical reports and translations / Consulting.
2009 - 2014Research associate at BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany.
Research topic:  Decomposition of chemically unstable gases like acetylene and tetrafluoroethylene.
2007 - 2009Research associate at BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany.
Research topic:  Fire prevention during the storage of biomass fuels.
2006Internship at TIPs, Barcelona, Spain.
Expertise field:  Inspection of the proper dimensioning of safety relief valves.
2005/2006Internships at BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany.
Expertise fields:  Determination of thermal properties of solid materials by DSC / Testing of the explosiveness of dust clouds.

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Awards

2013Member of the program committee of the COMSOL Conference 2013 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.  Link
2011Adolf-Martens award for the poster presented at ECCE 2011 (8th European Congress of Chemical Engineering) in Berlin, Germany.
Poster title: "Self-Ignition of Tetrafluoroethylene in a 100-L-Autoclave".  Link
2011Award of the "Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya" in Barcelona, Spain, for the excellent dissertation.  Link

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Skills

Languages
Italian: mother language
English, German, Spanish: very good oral and written communication skills
Portuguese, Catalan: basic knowledge
Software
Windows OS, Office Package
COMSOL Multiphysics, ANSYS CFX
OriginLab, LabView und various technical softwares (e.g. GasEQ)
Basics of HTML/CSS, AutoCAD, HYSYS, C++

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