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     Date Submitted:03-03-2011
     Last Modified:03-03-2011 (07:31)
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     Current job:Research thermal 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
     KeywordsThermal engineer specialising in experimental and numerical research in multiscale thermal sciences and fluid mechanics with a keen interest in innovation particularly in the challenging fields of avionics, spatial applications and energy regeneration. I

    Thermal engineer specialising in experimental and numerical research in multiscale thermal sciences and fluid mechanics with a keen interest in innovation particularly in the challenging fields of avionics, spatial applications and energy regeneration. I hold a Bachelors degree and PhD in Mechanical Engineering and have completed a post-doctoral research contract in Grenoble, France. My key competencies include:

    ·      Novel thermal managements solutions

    ·      Experimental and finite element modelling

    ·      Fluid mechanics and microfluidics·



    ·       Member Institution of Engineers of Ireland

    ·       Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers


    01/2010 – 01/2011 Thermal Engineer CEA, Leti-Minatec, Grenoble, France

    Thermal design engineer in the microelectronics sector conducting a numerical feasibility study on interchip single-phase microscale liquid cooling in advanced 3D-stacked integrated circuits.

    • Numerically simulated the multiphysic phenomena of integrated electrokinetic micropumps for single-phase liquid cooling at silicon level.
    • Designed and simulated mechanical design concepts for electro-mechanical and thermal performance requirements
    • Knowledge of contemporary through silicon via technology for interlayer microfluidics
    • Attained clean room certification and worked in conjunction with silicon integration and fabrication departments.
    • Involved in the establishment technology partnerships with associated European institutes
    • Involvement in patent application processes.  


    09/2009 – 12/2009 Renewable Energy Consultant   SIAC Construction, Dublin, Ireland   

    Technical consultant on a business development feasibility project investigating heat recovery and regeneration

    ·       Analytical evaluation of an Advanced-Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage (AA-CAES) method for domestic wind turbines.

    ·       Evaluation of efficiencies and Coefficient of Performance

    ·       Technical report presented to executive committee including conclusions and recommendations


    12/2005 – 09/2008 Thermal Research Engineer  (as per applied research in PhD program)

    Investigated a novel integrated liquid pump heat exchanger for power electronic components

    ·       Lead necessary analytical calculations and engineering analysis to ensure robust design

    ·       Work closely with the project teams to meet all deliverables per program needs

    ·       Concluding research work produced viable demonstrator and invention disclosure.

    09/2004 – 06/2004 Mechanical Engineer Zvijezda, Zagreb, Croatia          

    Student internship awarded by the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) with Zvijezda – the largest food processor in the Balkans.

    ·       Involved in mechanical maintenance overhaul, component design and installation.


    12/2005 – 09/2008 Tutor and Laboratory Demonstrator University of Limerick

    ·       Supervised undergraduates in their practical and theoretical classes including correcting exam scripts and providing additional academic assistance to assigned tutees.

    ·       Taught numerical method of analysis of 2-D heat transfer.

    Modules taught: Engineering Science, Heat Transfer, Physiological Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics.



    2005 – 2009 PhD in Thermal Sciences and Fluid Dynamics  University of Limerick

    Thesis title: “A Miniature-Scale Integrated Liquid Pump and Heat Exchanger for Electronics Cooling”

    Supervisors: Dr. Jeff Punch and Dr. Ronan Grimes


    2001 – 2005 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) University College Dublin

    Dissertation: “Design and Optimisation of the Cooling System for a Formula Student Race Car Engine” Grade A1

    Subjects: Heat Transfer, Material Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Applied Dynamics, Chemistry and Engineering Mathematics.


    Software: Microsoft Office, UNIX platforms, Lyx, 

    Engineering: COMSOL, Matlab, Pro Engineer Wildfire, and Insight 3G.

    Experimental: Proficient in a range of manometric, velocimetric and infrared thermography measurement techniques including data acquisition and analysis.

    Courses: 2010 “Fundamentals of Microscale Heat Transfer”, EPFL, Switzerland

                   2010 “Clean Room Concept”, CEA, LETI-Minatec, France

                   2007 “Thermal Management of Electronic Systems”, Limerick, Ireland

                   2006 “Introduction to Measurement Techniques”, VKI, Belgium

    Languages: English – native, French – professional

    Awards: 2005-2009Enterprise Ireland PhD Scholarship €84,000

      2007 1st place poster Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Symposium, 2007 (National research award for first year mechanical engineering PhDs)


    2007 – 2009 Chairperson and former Secretary of the University of Limerick Sub-Aqua Club

    2006 – present Master Diver, Dive Instructor and Deep Air Technical Diver

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