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     Date Submitted:26-10-2011
     Last Modified:30-10-2011 (01:35)
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     Current job:Master in Mechanical Engineering
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMasters degree in Mechanical Engineering


    2010–2011 Master of Mechanical Engineering, University of Exeter, Exeter, 1st with Honours.

    Modules included advanced Computational Modelling and Mechanics of Materials.


    2007–2010 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Exeter, Exeter, 1st.

    Modules included thermofluids, fluid dynamics and advanced materials science.

    Thesis title: An Investigation into the effect of a modified k − " turbulence model on heat transfer of an impinging jet


    2005–2007 A Levels, Kelly College, Tavistock, Average grade A.

    Physics (B), Mathematics (A), Information Technology (A), French (A), Spanish (A), German (A)


    Masters thesis

    title Evolutions of Vortex Flow Control Design - (Grade: 1st)

    supervisor Dr. Gavin Tabor

    description Combined with growing levels of urbanisation, drainage networks are under greater strain from increased volumes of surface run-off. A stormwater management device known as the Hydro-Brake Vortex Flow Control was investigated. This device acts as a throttle by inducing a vortex within the flow through a drainage network. Through the application of Computational Fluid

    Dynamics and experimental investigation, the current design of the Hydro-Brake was modified and tested in order to optimise and improve it’s current design.






    Industrial Projects, University of Exeter.

    OpenFOAM project in conjunction with Tradewind Turbines

    - Modelling of atmospheric boundary layer flow with respective atmospheric boundary conditions and profiles

    - OpenFOAM feasability and accuracy analysed using various turbulence models and geometries (e.g. flow over a hill)




    Student Projects, University of Exeter.

     OpenFOAM project in conjunction with Universität Stuttgart

    - Modelled an Impingement jet in both two and three dimensions

    - Analysis on the effect of modifying turbulence model equations on the heat transfer and flow characteristics.

     CFD analysis and design of a Plate Heat Exchanger

    FEA simulations of crack propagation in various materials



    Engineering Competition, University of Exeter.

     Designed and built a buggy with the aim of achieving maximum conservation of energy

    Attained second place






    Internship, Shell Venezuela, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

    Design and implementation of an Oracle database for streamed Oil Well data



    05/2009 Award for Academic Excellence, University of Exeter.

    Awarded for high performance, having attained results in the top few percent of the course.



    English/German Native Fluent in both written and spoken

    French/Spanish Excellent Fluent in spoken, good written skills


    Further skills

    Technical: Matlab, C++, LATEX, Python, Fluent,

    Gambit, Solidworks, Abaqus,

    Pointwise, Photoshop




    MacOS, Windows, Unix


    OpenFOAM Extensive experience across a wide range of applications and deep source code/model modification.



    Enjoy team sports such as Ultimate Frisbee as well as diving and hiking.

     Active photographer, loving to travel and experience local culture

     Keen interest in further development of open-source CFD package OpenFOAM, as well as multiple subscriptions to aerospace engineering newsletters/publications

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