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     Date Submitted:05-03-2007
     Last Modified:28-04-2007 (06:49)
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     Current job:MSc Student
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     KeywordsUndergraduate Physics, Postgraduate Astronautics and Space Engineering. Teamwork and individual work. Initiative, leadership, enthusiastic, self-motivated, results driven
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    Education & Qualifications

     

    2006-7             Cranfield University, Bedfordshire

    MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering

    Main options: Space Systems Engineering, Propulsion, Finite Elements, Control, Astrodynamics, Space Communications.

    Group Project:  ‘Asteroid Impact Mitigation’

    The project assessed the requirements essential to the deflection or destruction of NEOs.  The team of 12 researched current hypothesis to ascertain new methods.  Final presentation delivered to space related companies.

    Thesis:  ‘Refinement of MUSTANG 0 Nanosatellite Design’

    (To commence 2007) I will advance the previous projects’ design with multiple payload packages in mind, and research rapid prototyping techniques.

     

    2003-6             Royal Holloway University of London

    BSc Physics 1st Class Honours

    Core topics: Quantum Theory, General Relativity, Electromagnetism, Semi & Superconductors, Energy, Dynamics, UAS Teaching.

    Major Project:  ‘Improving the Efficiency of a Solar Water Heater’

    This environmental project built on the previous set-up of a home made solar water heater.  Thermal efficiency was improved after investigating the collector housing, pipe insulation, and pump control.

     

    2004-5             Integral year spent at Trent University, Ontario, Canada

    Major Project: ‘The Construction of a Wavemeter for Frequency Calibration’

     

    2001-3             Steyning Grammar School, West Sussex

    A-Level: Physics (B), Mathematics (C), English Literature (C)

    AS-Level: Spanish (C), Critical Thinking (C), Further Mathematics (D) Equivalent to 370 UCAS Points.

     

    1999-01           Our Lady of Sion School, West Sussex

    9 GCSE’s A* - C

                                                                                                                                               

     

    Computing Skills

     

    Software     Competent in; Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint.  Knowledge of; Mathematica, MatLab, Labview.  Currently studying; CAD/CATIA, STK, NASTRAN/PATRAN, ESATAN/ESARAD.

     

     

    Activities and Responsibilities

     

    Clubs & Sports:  Gliding, gym, jiu-jitsu, rugby, tennis, golf, squash, swimming, and Jazz Society minibus driver at university

    Undergraduate class representative and Student/Staff Committee Chairman

    Postgraduate class representative and Departmental Health and Safety rep


    Employment History     

     

    2005-present   Workers Beer Company (WBC), Clapham, London

                            Cellar Manager

    The WBC raises funds for the Labour and Trade Union Movement by running beer tents at music festivals.  I worked with a small bar team and demonstrated initiative to become server team leader.  I am trained in manual handling, station and cash managing, and am currently responsible for stock regulation, control, and safety.

                            Achievements

                            Promotion to Manager after second event.

     

     

    2001-3             Ministry of Defence, West Sussex

    Private - 3PWRR

    I was committed to rural and urban infantry tactics throughout Territorial Army training.  During exercise, quick decision making was done in a highly flexible and motivated team. 

    Achievements

    Section 2IC during training at Catterick, 2nd place regimental shooting cup.

     

    Holidays

    From 1999       I currently work as a Paintball Marshal where I plan and communicate game and safety speeches to up to 350 people.  Previous employment includes Shop Assistant at a local general store, 6 months at McDonald’s, and Lifeguard for 2 private functions.  Other work experience done through school was at three different Army regiments, and at a Minerals Engineering company in Toronto, Canada.

     

    Languages 

    Spanish (conversational), French (basic).

     

     

    Interests & Other Achievements

     

    Performing: Stand-up comedy (30 shows to date), drama (school musicals), guitar

    British Physics Olympiad Competition 2002 – Merit Award

    American Football:  University & County Level (Division II South Conference Champions 2006, gaining promotion to Division I)

                            RYA Level 3 Sailing, Windsurfing, & Kayaking       

     

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