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     Date Submitted:04-11-2011
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     Current job:System Engineer
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     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordssystem engineering, quality assurance, instrument design, project management, test engineer, AIT, AIV, optical system, infrared, electronics, optics, attitude determination, ADCS, earth sensor, micro and nano technology for space, software engineering
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    - Over four years experience for instrument development, as system engineer and quality assurance for projects with the EPFL Space Center
    - Diverse experience in optics, electronics, micro and nano technology for space applications, semiconductor technology, control systems, software engineering for embedded systems
    - Results oriented, analytical, innovative and intuitive problem solver, team player

    Professional Experience 
     
    EPFL, Switzerland
    Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory
    Space Center
    December 2007 - April 2012
     
    Sensor Development for satellite attitude determination:
    - Research of novel Earth sensor for attitude determination on board LEO satellites with +/- 180° field of view
    - Design and development of mechanics, optoelectronics and electronics for sensor utilizing optical / capacitive position sensing, based on measuring the gravity gradient torque
    - Continuously improved yield and reliability, prepared the sensor for a test in microgravity on a sounding rocket
     
    Instrument Design:
    - Collaborated with RUAG Space Zurich for the design of a two-axis attitude determination instrument for satellites based on the novel MEMS sensor
     
    System Engineering:
    Technical leadership of a multidisciplinary five member team, through all phases, for the successful development and delivery of a payload to the European Space Agency (ESA), for testing of the sensor in microgravity on a sounding rocket (REXUS)
    --- Responsible for system architecture and requirements definition, quality assurance
    --- Meeting project goals: costs, technical requirements, deliverables for project review within deadlines set by ESA
    --- Ensured necessary and sufficient documentation for ESA project reviews
    --- Responsible for system design and partitioning for necessary electronic, software, mechanical, and thermal subsystems
    --- Test plan definition - ensured coverage of performance and qualification requirements

    Phase 0 / Phase A activities for a satellite for active space debris removal
    --- Mission design and planning based on time frame, costs, ground segment availability
    --- Derived and defined requirements for power, command and data handling, ADCS, telemetry
     
    Testing and Characterization:
    - Experience with high vacuum test setups, thermal-vacuum testing
    - Familiarity with Labview
    - Experience with shock and vibration tests
     
    Nano and Micro Technology for Space:
    - Process engineering for semiconductor and MEMS devices
    - Process steps: photolithography, various material growth and deposition techniques, various dry and wet etching processes, vaporetch
    - Mounting and Packaging: wire bonding, low-stress packaging, anodic and eutectic wafer bonding
     
    Other responsibilities (Planning, Training):
    - Teaching assistant for the course "Reliability of Microsystems"
    - Training lab members for cleanroom safety and equipment
    - Supervision of master thesis's and semester projects
     
    TU Darmstadt, Institute for Microwaves and Optics
    Research Assistant, October 2004 – November 2007 
     
    Optics and Photonics:
    - Fabrication and testing of wavelength-tunable infrared lasers for spectroscopy and telecommunication applications
    - Design, fabrication, testing of micro-mirror arrays
     
    Control systems:
    - Design and construction of electronics for closed loop stabilization and control of tunable IR (infrared) lasers
     
    Thin Films:
    - Characterization and control of deposition of dielectric coatings using low temperature PECVD for optical applications such as distributed Bragg reflectors
     
    Semiconductor Devices:
    - Simulation, fabrication and characterization of GaN-based Heterostructure field effect transistors
     
    Motorola, Bangalore, India
    Software Engineer, July 2002 – August 2004 

    - Lead a two member team for quality assurance activties, system und integration testing of UMTS phones
    - Embedded system development: Customized OS services for advanced wireless platforms
     
    Additional Information
    Participated in a workshop to understand and evaluate the effects of radiation in space, at the EPFL Space Center, conducted by experts from ESA.
     
     
    Education
     
    EPFL, Switzerland
    April 2012
    PhD – Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory
    Thesis: "MEMS Inertial Sensor to measure the Gravity Gradient Torque in Orbit" (Prof. Herbert Shea)
     
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    September 2007
    Master of Science
    Focus: Optics, Microelectronics, Semiconductor Physics
    Thesis: “Fabrication and Characterization of MEMS Micro-Mirror Arrays” 
     
    University of Pune, India
    June 2002
    Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical Engineering
    Focus: Microelectronic Circuits, VLSI Design, Signal Processing, Communication Systems, Computer Networks
     
    Computer Tools 
    C, C++, Assembly language, VHDL, Eagle, Expert, AutoCAD, Solidworks, MATLAB / Simulink, OSLO, Labview, MS Windows, MS Office, Linux, ANSYS, Cadence, Synopsys TCAD
     
    Languages
    English - Native
    German  - Fluent
    French  - Advanced
     
    For references please contact:
     
    Prof. Herbert Shea
    Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory, EPFL
    Rue Jaquet Droz 1 CP 526
    Neuchatel 2002, Switzerland
     
    herbert.shea(at)epfl.ch
     
    Muriel Richard
    Scientist
    Swiss Space Center, EPFL
    ELD 014 (Bâtiment ELD), Station 11 
    Lausanne 1015, Switzerland
     
    muriel.richard(at)epfl.ch
     
    Prof. Dr. Peter Meissner
    Institut for Microwaves and Optics
    Merckstraße 25
    64283 Darmstadt, Germany
     
    meissner(at)hf.tu-darmstadt.de

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