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United Launch Alliance completed the last launch of a Delta 4 Medium Aug. 22, sending a GPS-3 satellite into a medium Earth orbit for the U.S. Air Force.  SpaceNews.com
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Gary Wentz, ULA’s vice president of government and commercial programs, said the last Delta 4 heavy mission is currently slated for the second half of 2023.  SpaceNews.com
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During the 33-month project scheduled to begin in early 2020, GHGSat will compare emissions data from satellite and aircraft sensors with data collected by terrestrial sensors.   SpaceNews.com
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More than a month after he reassigned the longtime head of its human spaceflight division, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Aug. 21 it may be several weeks before he appoints a successor. SpaceNews.com
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NASA awarded the Aerospace Corp. an engineering, evaluation and testing support contract with a maximum potential value of $621 million over nine years. SpaceNews.com
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Fleet operator ABS expects to wait until 2021 before planning additional satellites. SpaceNews.com
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Despite a strong public endorsement of NASA’s efforts to return humans to the moon as a step towards Mars, a series of recommendations approved by the National Space Council Aug. 20 highlight concerns about the agency’s plans to do so. SpaceNews.com
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Nearly five months after directing NASA to accelerate its plans to return humans to the surface of the moon, Vice President Mike Pence said Aug. 20 that the agency’s efforts since then were “on track.” SpaceNews.com
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The intelligence community and the DoD agreed to align U.S. Space Command and the NRO into a unified defense structure. SpaceNews.com
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Australia’s largest satellite operator Optus said Aug. 19 it will jointly pursue business connecting sensors and smart devices with Myriota, a startup planning a constellation of around 50 smallsats in low Earth orbit.  SpaceNews.com
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The Federal Aviation Administration’s space-related workload is growing faster than its workforce, but the agency wants to complete a reorganization focused on efficiency before seeking more personnel.  SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:14-01-2012
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     KeywordsMid-infrared lasers.
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    Education

    2006-2010    
    PhD “Mid-infrared GaInSb/AlGaInSb Strained Quantum Well Laser Diodes”
    Based primarily at QinetiQ, Malvern, UK, in collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, UK.
    This project was concerned with the development of mid-infrared lasers using a novel InSb-based material system.
     - Semiconductor device fabrication and process development.
         - Focused-ion beam milling, photolithography, wet etching, metal/oxide deposition.
     - Setting up of laser characterisation instrumentation.
         - Cryostat and connections, temperature controller, spectrometer, motorised two-dimensional scanning stage.
         - Matlab – Automation of scientific equipment for measurement and analysis.
     - Low temperature characterisation of lasers in the mid-infrared wavelength range.
         - Current-voltage and light-current measurements, spectra, far-field beam profile and polarisation measurements.

    2002-2006    
    MPhys First Class Honours, Physics, University of Cardiff, UK    
    Major Options:
     - Kinetic Inductance Detectors
     - Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis

    2000-2002    
    A-levels: Physics B, Maths B, Music C; AS-level: Chemistry B.


    Professional Experience

    Nov 2010- Oct 2011            
    Nokia Research Centre, Cambridge, UK: Intern in Quantum Technologies Group.
    Provided support in the setup of a new quantum photonics laboratory.
     - Assisted in the setup of a spontaneous parametric down conversion source at 810nm, avalanche photodiodes and a waveguide alignment system.
     - Assisted in the characterisation of several quantum photonic integrated chips.

    July 2010- Oct 2010           
    QinetiQ, Malvern, UK:  Research Student.
    In collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, UK.
    Continuation of PhD work on mid-infrared laser diodes, concentrating primarily on post-fabrication of the devices, using plasmonic structures.

    Summer 2005     
    Cardiff University Astronomy and Instrumentation Group, UK (2 ½ months).
    Operating metal evaporators in the cleanroom for production of filters for telescopes.

    Summer 2002, 2003, 2004         
    EADS Astrium Ltd, Stevenage, UK (6 months in total).
    Support to Mechanisms Group as part of the SM5 Products and Services Directorate, assisting in the assembly of mechanisms for the engineering model of the Beagle 2 Martian probe, MetOp, the ARTES 3 high power solar array deployment mechanism and a reaction wheel lubrication system.


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