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     Date Submitted:03-10-2011
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     Current job:Chief Scientist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAerospace, Structural Engineering, Avionics, Mathematics, Physics, PhD
    CV

    CITIZENSHIP & WORK AUTHORITY
    French Citizen: Work Authorization (European Union)
    US Work Visa:  Work Authorization (US Work Authorization Visa)

    EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS
    2005: PhD Mathematics, New York University (With Honors)
    Doctorat ès d'Aérospatiale et Mécanique, Toulouse / Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE). Mention Très Honorable, avec les félicitations du jury
    • Dissertation:  Numerical Analysis and Structural Health Monitoring for Modern Fighter Aircraft
    2001: MSc, Master of Science Physics, New York University 
    • Dissertation:  Kalman Filter Based Tracking Algorithms for Navigational Fusion and Fire Control Avionics
    1998: Maîtrise de Ingénieur en Aéronautique, Ingénierie en Aérospatiale, Toulouse / Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE) (Diplôme Supérieur En Sciences) (Masters of Science/Engineering in Aerospace)
    • Dissertation:  Modélisation micromécanique et caractérisation dommages dans les matériaux (Translated: Micromechanical modeling and characterization of damage in materials)
    1998: Licentiate of Integrated European Studies, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
    1997: Licence de Ingénierie, Toulouse
    DEUG la Science, Toulouse / Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE)
    1996: DEUG la Science, Toulouse / Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE)

    RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Lockheed Martin Research Center, Owego, New York, USA
    2006-2011: Chief Avionics & Structural Systems Scientist.
    (Platforms: Miltary Defense and Space Systems)
    • Develops, researches, and conceptualizes aircraft avionics modernization programs and life-cycle extension programs for aforementioned aircraft platforms.  Systems include: Inertial Navigation [INS], Global Positioning [GPS], Active Electronic Scan Array Radar [AESA], Planar Array Fire Control Radar [FCR], Fire Control Computing [FCC], Conventional Flight Controls [CFLCS], Digital Flight Controls [DFLCS], Radar Threat Warning [RTWRS], UHF, VHF, SINGARS, Cryptographic, Fuel Quantity, Flight Management Systems [FMS], and Helmet Mounted Display Systems [HMDS]
    • Prepares, leads, integrates, and tests all Avionics specified for manufacture against commercial DO-254, MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-2167, & -2168 standards.  Drafts and develops manufacture Vibration and Thermal requirements according to DO-160E/MIL-STD-810 as well as software designs in accordance with DO-178B. Test include direct Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) testing and prototype aircraft first article ground and flight testing
    • Specified and implemented avionics design and manufacture specifications against commercial DO-254, MIL-STD-1553, MIL-STD-2167, & -2168 standards.  Drafts and develops manufacture Vibration and Thermal requirements according to DO-160E/MIL-STD-810 as well as software designs in accordance with DO-178B. Test include direct Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) testing and prototype aircraft first article testing
    • Develops and authors comprehensive systems specifications, OEM specifications, design standards, integration documentation, and relevant ground and flight test data reports.  All information developed becomes part of the final aircraft technical data package and basis for aircraft commercial airworthiness submission for temporary military Type Certificate (TC) for the FAA, EASA, or GCAA
    • Performs complex structural analysis related to wing root and wong box flight hour life expectancy as well as damage tolerance allowances according to FAA FAR and MIL-STD regulatory bodies.  Accumulated analysis utilized on the development of repair schemes
    • Teamed with local and international Avionics suppliers to develop comprehensive System and Product Specification as well as deliverable program related project plan and budget requirements to deliver a product that exceeded operational requirements and expectations set forth by source customer Statement of Work (SOW) 
    • Develops aircraft commercial Airworthiness Data Packages for military owned and operated commercial aircraft post Avionics systems upgrade and structural retrofit post testing production model.  These packages include; Aircraft Means of Compliance Matrix, Systems Specification, FAA Compliant Test packages, and Airworthiness Data packages
    Alcoa Aerospace, New York / Pennsylvania, USA (Structural Engineering Consultancy)
    2004-2005: Senior Structural Design Engineer.
    (Platforms: Boeing 787, Lockheed F-22, Lockheed F-35, Lockheed C-130)
    • Consults and advises on aircraft wing attach fitting and wing box design improvements for Lockheed F-22 aircraft, to include structural life extension reinforcements and kits
    • Supported resident staff in selecting sustainable longevity materials (ANSI and MIL-STD approves) utilized for aircraft wing attach fittings, center fuselage bulkheads, and vertical stabilizer attach fittings
    • Review resident engineering documentation and stress analysis to determine improvement in damage tolerance and high corrosion areas.  Once identified, leads engineering team to provide corrective measure in manufacturing process and additional chemical and heat process adjustments
    • Provides direct feedback and manufacture identified deficiencies to the local FAA in regards to design safety concerns and FAR parts 21 and 23
    • Performs complex load analysis for newly designed aluminum and composite structures for military and commercial aircraft.  Considerations such as damage tolerance, structural integrity, corrosion, and crash damage survivability analysis
    • Lead analysis team in structural testing and load cell placement for manufacture pre-production testing and load lifecycle analysis
    Dessault Aviation, Saint-Cloud, France (Internship to assist with Educational Research Certification)
    1996-2000: Structural Design Engineer.
    (Platforms: Falcon 2000S/LX, Falcon 900EX, Falcon900LX/EX) 
    • Performed DDS Catia based structural modeling and bulkhead design for new Falcon 2000S platforms and existing structural life extension kits for legacy and proven early manufacture Falcon 2000 aircraft
    • Created engineering documentation 2D to 3D modeling documentation conversion for new and existing platforms
    • Assisted ground and flight test crew during experimental first flight test and maiden aircraft launches.  Reviewed all test telemetry data with engineering team to identify areas of possible structural degrade or degrade over time
    • Developed FAA/EASA (previously JAA) airworthiness submission packages for aircraft authority to review, confirm, and issue airworthiness certification for manufactured aircraft platform
    • Support and assisted in the continual sustainment of company Part-145 MRO facilities and collaborating Part-21 (J & G Organizations)

    COMPLEMENTARY & CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
    2011: Technical Advisor, Dynamic RCS Measuring Consulting (Client:  The Howland Company)
    2011: Scientist, F-22 Forward Fuselage Boron/Aluminum Fuselage Repair Study (Client: OO/ALC Ogden, Hill AFB USA)
    2011: Scientist, F-16 Bulkhead 341.8 Structural Webbing repair and Life Extension (Client: Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium [NLR])
    2007: FAA DER Auditor Type Certificate Package Developer for L-100 Aircraft Modification (Client: South African Air [SAF Air])
    2006: Incident Recovery, Crash Damage Aircraft Advisor (Client:  RTAF/USAF)
    2006: Avionics Integrator, Glass Cockpit / FMS Integration Specification Author (Client:  Boeing Commercial Aircraft)

    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION ABSTRACT
    In Numerical Analysis and Structural Health Monitoring for Modern Fighter Aircraft, I examine the possibility of integrating the structural health and status of fighter aircraft’s primary and secondary structures into the onboard avionics components. Introducing a merging and collation of the efforts performed within structural engineering and avionics engineering during aircraft design, manufacture, and fielding.  I explored the dynamics and benefits of an integrated platform, whereas the structural health and limitations could be monitored at all stages of flight for utilization maximization and fault tolerant failure identification.  This process started by using the current systems and methods in place, discussing the methods and approaches currently accepted and in practice.  I underline the distinctive aspects and unique benefits of integrating these two differing aircraft disciplines.  Presenting a method whereas these two differing engineering fields can be bridged to provide a more efficient and real-time update of the specimen aircraft’s structural health that may be implementing by integrating an array of strategically placed sensors, load devices and thermal indicators at the time of aircraft manufacture or post deployment.  The problems uncovered during this research are addressed by considering how information (current health monitoring↔conceptual health monitoring axis) is analyzed (latent over time↔real-time axis) in the current maintenance and structural health monitoring community (Commercial and Military Approaches). Having reviewed the current standards and practices and transversely comparing them with a conceptual real-time approach, I discovered that safety, longevity, and overall sustainment of a military’s or even commercial aircraft can be extended extensively.  I concluded that a majority of current and future unforeseen failures can be identified years before they would surface using traditional health monitoring and manual practices.
    Dissertation defended on January 10th 2005 at New York University in Paris before a jury composed of Jacques Lecarme (Paris III-La Sorbonne, president of the jury), Pierre Glaudes (Toulouse, thesis director), Eugène Nicole (New York University, thesis director), Serge Doubrovsky (NYU, reader) and Patrick Marot (Toulouse, reader).
    PUBLICATIONS & CONTRIBUTING PUBLICATIONS IN PREPARATION
    Advanced Avionics Handbook, approx. 67 pp. (contributor Chapter 3 “Navigation”), 2012 Edition, Federal Aviation Administration [FAA Publication]
    Military Avionics Systems, approx. 46 pp. (contributor Chapter 4 “Advanced Radar Systems”), 2011 Edition, updated release to ISBN 0-470-01632-9, Wiley Press & IEEE Publication
    Introduction to Finite Element Methods, approx. 700 pp. Geometrically
    PEER REVIEWS
    2010: 歐洲語文學報 Department of Aerospace Engineering, Dayeh University
    2008-2009: David L. Rockwell (Teal Group)  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
     

    SOFTWARE & ANALYTICS SKILLS
    AutoCAD Mechanical  10 Years
    AutoCAD Inventor  3 Years
    AutoCAD VIZ/AutoCAD 3DS 3 Years
    DDS CATIA 7 Years
      
    Microsoft Office/Office Pro 10+ Years
    MS Project 5 Years
    MS Visio 5 Years
    MS Access 10+ Years
    MS PowerPoint 10+ Years
      
    Adobe Photoshop 8 Years
    CS3 / CS4 / CS5 8 Years
      
    CRM Industrial Financial Systems (IFS) 8+ Years
     Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 8+ Years
      
    Other Systems DOORS 6+ Years
    Microsoft (.NET, .WCF. WPF, and .SQL)
    MatLab 8+ Years

    ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
    Kellogg School of Management
    Northwest University
    Extended Education / 2009
    Management for Engineers & Scientist
    Shipley Associates
    Chicago, IL
    Extended Education / 2007
    Proposal Management & Business Capture
    Massachusetts Institute of Tech
    Cambridge, MA
    Extended Education / 2005
    Aerospace Avionics Systems
    Massachusetts Institute of Tech
    Cambridge, MA Extended Education / 2003
    Structural Dynamics

    GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
    2004-2005:  Grant for fieldwork (in France), Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University
    2003-2004:  Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, GSAS, NYU
    2002-2003: Student Travel Grant (to speak at a conference), GSAS, NYU
    2000-2001: Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of National Education, France
    1999-2003: MacCracken Fellowship, GSAS, NYU
    1998-1999: Graduate Scholarship, Ministry of National Education, France
    1997-1998: Erasmus Scholarship, Socrates Program, European Union
    1995-1996: Undergraduate Scholarship, Ministry of National Education, France
    1994-1995: Undergraduate Scholarship, Ministry of National Education, France

    AWARDS AND HONORS
    2008: Listed in the 25th edition of Who’s Who in the World (Marquis Who’s Who)
    2007: Listed in the 61st edition of Who’s Who in America (Marquis Who’s Who)
    2005: Graduation Standard Bearer, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University
    2003: President’s Service Award for Leadership, NYU
    2002: Welcomed into Mensa

    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
    New York University
    Taekwondo Club: Most Valuable Player (2002), captain (2003-2004)
    Martial Arts Club: founder (2002), president (2003), webmaster (2003-2004)
    Karate Club: vice-president (2001-2002), president (2002)

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