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     Date Submitted:04-08-2011
     Last Modified:10-12-2012 (09:34)
    Job information
     Current job:YGT Systems Support General Studies Programme
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsSystems Engineering, Mission Analysis, Definition of objectives and mission aim for scientific interplanetary missions, robotic and human exploration


    10/2005 -10/2011  Technical University of Munich, Mechanical Engineering, Focus: Aerospace with specialization in Astronautics and Lightweight Structures. Grade: 2.2 (scale: 1 to 5) 

    Diploma Thesis 

    11/2010 - 06/2011 NASA Anthropometrics and Biometrics Facility, Houston, USA and Institute of Ergonomics, TUM, Garching, Analysis of Human Postural and Dimensions Adaption in Simulated Microgravity, Grade: 1.0 (scale: 1 to 5). 

    • Planing of a study for the measurement of the relaxed posture underwater and the modification of the posture after a bed rest. 
    • Fulfilment of all NASA classifications (presentation for ethical commission, Test Readiness Review, Safety Analysis) 
    • Construction and building of under water capable test rig 
    • First commercial customer of NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) 
    • Test Director during test at NBL 
    • Statistical analysis of test data 
    • Study is planned to be conducted on ISS in autumn 2013 


    Student Research Project 

    01/2010 - Institute for Astronautics -TUM, Garching, Construction design of a Assistance Systems for the improvement of Regolith Derivative for the Lunar ISRU Experiment (LUISE), GPA: 1,0 (scale 1 to 6). 

    • Project work for the design of a Regolith processing system by means of Systems Engineering 
    • Design to production stage and evaluation of design 
    • Teamwork and cross institutional cooperation 


    05/2009 -11/2009 Institute for Astronautics -TUM, Garching, Creation of a conceptual design for the burning chamber which is part of the Lunar ISRU Experiment (LUISE), GPA: 1,3 (scale 1 to 6). 

    • Thermal analysis of the burning chamber for the pyrolysis of Lunar Regolith 
    • Construction design of the burning chamber 
    • Material selection for applications with thermal loads unto 1000K 


    Additional Studies 

    12/2010 Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Basic/Refresher Course -Human Subjects Research. Training for researchers with humans to act ethically correct 

    06/2010 -08/2010 Carl von Linde-Akademie Munich

    • Workshop: From a engineer to a manager 
    • Workshop: Human resources development 
    • Workshop: Presentation training in front of a TV-Camera 
    • Workshop: Management of international large-scale projects 

    10/2008 EUROAVIA München e.V., Symposium Supersonic Transporter

    Building of the preliminary design for an Supersonic Transporter; participation of in-depth discussions and presentation of the solutions; aerodynamic dimensioning 

    Work Experience 

    01/2012 - present ESA HQ, Paris, General Studies Program, Future Preparation Oce, Young Graduate Trainee. 01/2013


    • Participated in (pre-Phase A) feasibility studies performed by GSP with ESA’s CDF on Asteroid

      Deflection mission and a human exploration mission to a NEA (NEMS).

    • Exposed to a variety of technologies, space systems, instruments and mission-concepts

    • Acted as Technical Officer for GSP studies that resulted in industrial contracts

    • Writing of Statement of Work, participation to Tender Evaluation Board of GSP ITTs.

    • Organisation and definition of an ESA Workshop "interplanetary Human Space travel", with

      participation of ESA and external scientists from several fields to define future needs. (Space

      Environment, Mission design concepts, ESA strategy program, Operations and Lunar Lander)

    • Participation to the AIDA asteroid deflection mission study, coauthored the AIDA Mission Rational

    • Participation in financial planning and review meetings of GSP including a GEO-return analysis.

    • Communication and reporting activities of the GSP programme website 


    11/2010 -03/2011 NASA, Johnson Space Center, Anthropometrie and Biomechanics Facility, Houston. Project work in a facility intern team 

    Meetings and presentation NASA wide 

    Independent working on study at dierent NASA facilities, test director for underwater study 

     Meeting all NASA bureaucratic requirements for performing a study 

    08/2010 -Technical University of Munich, Astronautics Laboratory, Scientific assistant. 10/2010 Research of sensors for ExoMars -Selection and description of feasible acoustic and mechanic sensors for the measurement of the filling level of the ExoMars analysis unit. 10/2008 -Technical University of Munich, Astronautics Laboratory, Internship. 06/2009 Design of a satellite control system and practical realization in LabView 

    10/2007 -01/2008 AOA Apparatebau Gauting Department: Test and Verification, Engineering Internship, Gauting. 

    • Independent supervision and construction of test rigs 
    • Oversaw the test organization and -processing for a air moistening system 

    06/2005 -07/2005 MAN B&W Diesel, Augsburg, Manufacturing Internship. Gained hands-on experience in various manufacturing technologies like: welding, turning , shape cutting and 

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