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     Date Submitted:05-03-2012
     Last Modified:05-03-2012 (07:30)
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     Current job:Research Assistant/M.Eng Candidate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsaerospace/space materials
    CV

    EDUCATION

    Masters of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering                                                                  2011-now

    Thesis: Carbon reinforced cyanate ester composites for space applications

    McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    Bachelor of Engineering, Materials Engineering Co-op Program                                      2008-2011

    McGill University, Montreal, Canada

    GPA: 3.28/4

    Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering (transferred)                                             2007-2008

    École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montreal, Canada

    GPA: 3.29/4

     

    RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

    Research Assistant (3 month)                                                                                           Summer 2011

    Canadian Space Agency (CSA), St-Hubert, QC

    • Develop an analysis tool for space experimental data
    • Develop a user guide on acceleration data analysis

    Research Assistant (12 month)                                                                             May 2010 – April 2011

    McGill University, Montreal, QC

    • Prepare samples (grinding, polishing, etc.) of cp Titanium Cold Spray coatings.
    • Perform heat treatments on a series of Titanium Cold Spray coatings and study their effect through microindentation and nanoindentation testing.
    • Compare the mechanical behaviour of heat treated coatings vs. non heat treated
    • Perform microstructural characterization and porosity analyses using Laser Optical Microscopy (LOM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

     

    Research Assistant (1 month)                                                                                             August 2010

    Canadian Space Agency (CSA), St-Hubert, QC

    • Perform data analysis from experiments conducted in collaboration with CSA and ESA
    • Produce analysis reports for SODI-IVIDIL mission space science team
    • Write a manuscript on SODI-IVIDIL acceleration data analysis

     

    Research Assistant (4 months)                                                                                           Winter 2010

    Canadian Space Agency (CSA), St-Hubert, QC                                                                  

    • Develop a data analysis tools on Mathematica
    • Perform data analysis from different experiments conducted by NASA, ESA and CSA
    • Produce analysis reports for the diverse space science teams
    • Produce weekly reports for the supervisor’s attention and participate to meetings

     

    Research Assistant (4 months)                                                                                        Summer 2009

    McGill University, Montreal, QC

    • Assist a researcher in the “Cold Spray” project in collaboration with the NRC Industrial Material Institute of National Research Council Canada.
    • Prepare samples (grinding, polishing, etc.) of Titanium and Titanium alloys coatings that have been deposited by the Cold Spray technique.
    • Perform Microindentation and Nanoindentation tests.
    • Perform Laser Optical Microscope and Scanning Electron Microscope analysis.

     

    Chemical Engineering Trainee (4months)                                                           January – April 2008

    Xstrata Copper, Rouyn-Noranda, QC

    • Prepare and analyze copper samples by X-ray fluorescence and Optical Emission for the production sector to ensure a good quality product and the continuation of the production (production working 24h/24, 7days/7)
    • Analyze weak acids derived from the sulfuric acid  production sector by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) in order to control the quality of the produced acids

     

    PUBLICATIONS

    • J. Ajaja, D. Goldbaum, R. R. Chromik, Characterization of Ti Cold Spray Coatings by Indentation Methods, submitted to Acta Astronautica, (2011).
    • D. Goldbaum, J. Ajaja, R. R. Chromik, W. Wong, S. Yue, E. Irissou, J.-G. Legoux, Mechanical Behavior of Ti Cold Spray Coatings Determined by a Multi-Scale Indentation Method, Material Science and Engineering A, (2011).

     

    CONFERENCES

    Presentations

    • Titanium Cold Spray Coatings – main speaker

    38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Bremen, Germany, July 2010

    • Titanium Cold Spray Coatings – main speaker

    61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Prague, September-October 2010

    Workshops

    • Suborbital Platforms and Nanosatellites Workshop

    Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada

     

    COMPUTER AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

    • Software: MS Office, Open Office, Origin 8, AutoCAD, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab, Fortran 90, C, MinProBal, Essential Experimental Design, JKSimFloat
    • Laboratory Equipment: ARL 3460 Optimal emission spectrometer, Philips PW2400 & Axios advanced spectrometers, HPLC Water Breeze system, Hysitron Ubi 3 nanoindenter, Clark Vickers testing system, Light Optical Microscope (LOM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

     

    AWARDS

    • McLennan-Ethel Hurblatt Scholarship – McGill University                                            2010-2011
    • Rio Tinto Mining and Metallurgy Scholarship (Recurrent)                                             2009-2011
    • Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering Award – McGill University                     2009

    ·          Ken Hildebrand Scholarship – Canadian Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Institute (CIM)      2009

    • Bourses du Fonds des victimes du 6-12-1989 – École Polytechnique de Montréal               2007

     

    OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES

    -       Tutor: Mathematics and Sciences (Private CSM, EMSB)                                                                 2008-2012

    -       Network Research  Assistant (McGill University)                                                          2008-2012

     

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP                                              

    • Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, students’ section                                                   2007 to date
    • Engineers Without Borders Quebec                                                                           2009 to date
    • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum                                           2009 to date
    • Canadian Space Society                                                                                            2010 to date

     

    INTERESTS

    Aerospace, Traveling, Sustainable Development, Political sciences

               

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