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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:11-05-2011
     Last Modified:11-05-2011 (08:22)
    Job information
     Current job:R&D Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsStrong analytical skills, a curious, optimistic and enthusiastic mindset and passion for Aerospace.
    CV

    Objective

    To complement my education and skills within a Engineering Company. Desired position: Entry-level Position.

     

    Education

    Master’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering                August 2009 – July 2010

    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago

    ·       GPA: 3.66/4.00.

    ·       Main fields of study: Aerospace propulsion, spacecraft and aircraft dynamics, system level spacecraft design: structures, electrical and power subsystems (EPS), communication subsystems, attitude and orbit control subsystem (AOCS) and thermal design.

    Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Ing. Superior Industrial)                    September 2005 – June 2009

    Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Bilbao (University of Basque Country), Spain

    ·       5 year program, achieved in 5 years with a promotion mark of 8.48/10.

    ·       Specialization:  Mechanical design.

    ·       Exchange Program: selected as exchange student to move to Chicago and pursue a masters. 

     

    Experience / Projects

    R&D Engineer at Asociación de Empresas Tecnológicas Innovalia               November 2010 – Current Position

    Bilbao, Spain

    GPS/LAAS                        January 2010 – July 2010

    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago

    ·       Research in Global Positioning System (GPS) and Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS).

    ·       Evaluating the integrity performance of carrier phase measurement based monitors for the Local Area Augmentation System Ground Facility.

    ·       Use computer programs including: Matlab and Labview.

    ·       Publication: "CenterCarrier Phase Ionospheric Gradient Ground Monitor for GBAS with Experimental Validation", in Proceedings of the 23rd International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS-2010), Portland, OR, September 21-24, 2010.

    Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC)                      January 2010 – May 2010

    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago

    ·       Participation in the design of a constellation of 16 LEO satellites to prevent natural disasters as final project for the course ‘Spacecraft Design’.

    ·       Use computer programs including: Matlab, Catia V5, MSC Nastran, Microsoft Exel.

     

    Skills

    Programming and IT

    ·       Proficient in Microsoft Office.

    ·       Operative Systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS (administrator level).

    ·       Programming Languages: Turbo Pascal, Matlab & Mathematica.

    ·       CAD programs: Solid Edge, Pro E, Catia V5/V6 & 3D Studio.

    ·       FEA programs: MSC Nastran, Ansys &Abaqus.

    Languages

    ·       Spanish: Native.

    ·       English: Fluent. (TOEFL/CAE).

    ·       Chinese (Qingtian dialect):  Fluent.

    ·       French and Basque : Basic.

    Activities

    ·       Exchange programs: Weston (England), Summer 2000 & 2001. Bournemouth (England), Summer 2003.

    ·       Handball player for the Santa Maria’s handball team during high school.

    ·       Volunteer collaboration at old people's home in Bilbao.


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