Thursday, September 28th - 10 AM PDT or 3 PM CET
Since I was young an amazing attraction and interest for electronics and software drove me to an Electronics Degree. After my studies and a collaboration with a University medical neurophysiology research team (BRAIN), I moved to a Telecommunication Company, offering services, consultancy and software development.
At the end of 2003 I was involved in an ambitious project. My experience and competencies were requested to support a company working in the motorsport field in order to build and manage a new wind tunnel designed for race cars located in S. Agata Bolognese (BO) Italy. The company was Aerolab and the main investors was Fondtech and Dallara. This Wind Tunnel was built, tested and calibrated in less than eight months. I had the responsibility to drive all the wind tunnel operations activities, developments, maintenances and customer support. I covered this position as Wind Tunnel Manager until 2009. During this time, I cultivated a lot of experience in wind tunnel management, acquisition systems, aerodynamics and automation. A mixture of several field of engineering were forcing me to develop clever and reliable high performance solutions.
After this, I embarked in another challenging project: designing a full electric race car that had similar performances as an F3 race car. Thanks to these wonderful experiences, in 2011, I moved to Toyota Motorsport GmbH in Cologne, Germany. Here I am in charge as Wind Tunnel Principal Engineer. With 15 years of experiences in Wind Tunnel and Aerodynamics I had the pleasure to provide applications support to several Customer Racing Teams competing in different series: F1, DTM, IRL, LMP1 (Le Mans) …
In the meantime I have never stopped to keep myself up to date. I continued to develop software and hardware related to different wind tunnel fields. I am as excited about learning now as I was when I was young, this is the fuel for winning team.