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Mechanical Engineer Project

Geneva, GE, Switzerland
April 29, 2014

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Serena Cimmino ** rue du Grand-Bay

**** *** *********,(CH)


Mechanical Engineer

Dedicated and reliable professional with international experience. Leading member

of a collaboration among CERN, SCK-CEN and TRIUMF. Highly skilled in computer

aided drafting systems, thermo-mechanical FEM simulations and prototyping . Broad

knowledge of thermal diagnostic tools . Curious by nature, widely challenged by

acquiring new knowledge and competencies.


2012–Present Marie Curie Fellowship:

CERN, EN-STI/RBS (ISOLDE), Geneva, Switzerland.

Target unit design study in the CATHI (Cryogenics, Accelerators and Targets at

HIE-ISOLDE) framework.

Detailed achievements:

3D Models and drawings;

Reliable FEM models for FEM simulations;

Assembly and installation of the experimental apparatus;

Study on alternative cooling solutions and possible integration of heat pipes;

Management of timing and costing of the project;

Tendering for outsourcing;

Communication representative among involved institutions;

Project presentation at the international conference EMIS 2012 (Matsue, Japan).

September - Internship:

October 2013 SCK-CEN, Mol, Belgium.

Collaboration among CERN, TRIUMF, SCK-CEN: mechanical design of installation

needed for the project.

Advanced design:

Design finalization on the base of space constraints;

Thermal analyses via the FEM code ANSYS;

Cooling solutions investigation.

August - Internship:

September TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada.

2013 Collaboration among CERN, TRIUMF, SCK-CEN: mechanical design of installation

needed for the project.

Preliminary design:

Analysis of actual operations conditions at TRIUMF

Geometry definition in Solid Works;

Thermal load calculation via FLUKA.

September - Internship:

December CERN, EN/STI - TCD, Geneva.

2011 Thermo-structural verification, via ANSYS code, of safety devices named ”beam



2008–2011 Master: Mechanical Engineering - Design and Manufacturing

University of Naples FEDERICO II, Naples, Italy.

2004–2008 Bachelor: Mechanical Engineering - Design

University of Naples FEDERICO II, Naples, Italy.

Master Thesis

Title FEM Evaluation of Residual Stress in Butt Joints

Supervisor Professor Renato Esposito (University of Naples FEDERICO II).

Description Comparison of FEM Residual stresses in Butt Joints via Ansys and Abaqus codes.


8 July 2013 S. Cimmino, T.M. Mendonca, S. Marzari, T. Stora, Validation of electro-thermal

simulation with experimental data to prepare online operation of a molten salt

target at ISOLDE for the Beta Beams, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics

Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms.


CATIA-Smarteam Basic

FLUKA Course

ANSYS Workbench Advanced

Electrical Certification Low Voltage Staff

Thermal Measurements Course

AXEL Course

Ms Project Course

Radio Protection

CAPM/PMP foreseen May 2014.


Serena Cimmino

Computer skills

Advanced ANSYS Workbench, CATIA, Smarteam.

Intermediate LTEX, Ms-Office, Matlab, FLUKA, Windows operating systems 95, 98, XP, Vista,


Seven,Ms Project.

Basic C++, Linux, Solid Works, Solid Edge, Autocad, Matematica, Abaqus, SRIM.

Communication Skills

2012 Communicating Effectively Course

2013 CERN guide

Social and Organizational skills

Ability to work in small and large groups developed through the experience within

the EN group at CERN;

Strong personality suitable for leadership position;

Excellent problem solving skills;

Remarkably able to organize own work, setting priorities and taking responsibilities

(skills achieved with the secondments in TRIUMF and SCK);

Proactive planning, adaptability to changes and cultural learning;

Ability to work under pressure due to activity peaks at ISOLDE and to the status

of working student during the university;


Italian Mother tongue proficient in all aspects

English Fluent

French Intermediate


Citizenship Italian Driving B



Serena Cimmino

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