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     Date Submitted:29-04-2012
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     Current job:Systems Engineering Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSpace Project Management, Systems Engineering, Program Management, Project Proposal Preparation and Evaluation, Infrastructure Planing, AIT , Production Management, Parts Materials and Processes
    CV

    Security Clearance :               NATO - Secret, Turkish MoD – Secret

     

    Educational Background:

    1992 – 1996         Middle East Technical University, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Ankara, Turkey (BSc., Control – Telecommunications)

    1996 – 1999         Middle East Technical University, Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Ankara, Turkey (MSc.)

    Professional Experience:

    Oct 2010  -  present        Consultant, Aerocon Engineering, ITU KOSGEB, Istanbul

                                          Strategic planning and technical consultancy support for present and future projects..

    Jun 2008  -  present        Systems Engineering Manager, Bilkent University Space Technologies Research Center (BILUZAY), Ankara Cyberpark, Ankara

                                          Helped establish BILUZAY. Activities included strategic planning, design and specification (including architectural aspects) of facilites, production line, engineering infrastructure and workforce. Systems Engineering Manager of BILUZAY end of the UYAK Project. Responsible for Parts, Materials and Processes, Procurement and main technical support for business development activities including technical proposals for future projects.

    Nov. 2008 – Feb. 2009    Expert Evaluator, European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Call No. FP7-SPACE-2009-1, Brussels, Belgium

    Jun. 2007 – Jan. 2008              Expert Evaluator, European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Call No. FP7-SPACE-2007-1, Brussels, Belgium

    Dec. 2006 – Dec. 2010     Delegate, NATO Sub-Committee 6, Working Group 2 (Satellite Communications)

                                          Technical support to Turkish General Staff by request of the Undersecretariate for the Defense Industries of the Turkish Ministry of Defence.

    Mar. 2006 – Jun. 2008     Project Manager, Meteksan Space Technologies Inc., Ankara Cyberpark, Ankara

    Helped establish Meteksan Space Technologies (first Turkish private space engineering firm). Prepared several spacecraft and infrastructure proposals including two proposals for satellite AIT facilities for small and large spacecraft. Prepared proposal for UYAK (Processed EHF Transponder and Testbed) Project worth € 50+ Million.

    Nov. 2005 – Mar. 2006    Expert Consultant to National Contact Point, Aeronautics and Space, EU 6th Framework Programme National Coordination Office,  TUBITAK, Ankara

    Sep. 2005 – Mar. 2006    Commission Member, Special Expert Committee on the Defense Industry, 9th Five Year Development Plan,  State Planning Office, Ankara

    June 2005 – Mar. 2006    Consultant, Satellite Communication Systems, INGE Ltd., Ankara

                                          Technical support to foreign trade company on specification and proposal of various classified satellite ground systems.

    Aug. 2000 – Mar. 2006    Senior Research Engineer, Satellite Technologies Group, Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Council, Information Technologies and Electronics Research Institute (TUBITAK-BILTEN), Ankara. 

    Space mission and spacecraft subsystem design. Specifications for components in space applications, space weather, space environment simulation.  Research and training on all aspects of the satellite industry, design and operating principles of satellite sub systems. GPS design engineer. Space project management and organization. BILSAT-1 EM Project Manager.

    Aug. 2001 - June 2003    BILSAT-1 Engineering Model Project Manager / GPS Engineer, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., United Kingdom

    Member of Turkish Know How and Technology Transfer team appointed as part of the BILSAT-1 Satellite Project. Project manager for Engineering Model of the Spacecraft, GPS Subsystem Engineer. ECSS-Q-70-08A certification for electronic assembly.

    Aug.1996 – Aug.2000      Research/Teaching Assistant, Middle East Technical University (METU), Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Process Control Laboratory.

    Laboratory assistant in Process Control courses: Experiments in flow and temperature measurement and control, pneumatic control, system identification.

    Worked as part of COST Action 251 : Improved Performance of Ionospheric Propagation Over Europe and ESF/COSY : European Science Foundation / Control of Complex Systems. Attended and prepared papers for a number of COST and COSY meetings and workshops.

    Conducted research on Ionospheric parameter estimation and forecasting, Ionospheric propagation modeling for radio waves in the HF band. 

    Feb. 2000                       Technical consultant for METU Department of Civil Engineering, Structural Mechanics Laboratory (in relation with BILTIR).Middle East Technical University, Ankara

    Diagnosis of problems in computer based control system and recommendations for solutions.

    Nov.1999 – May 2000      Part-time Simulation Systems Maintenance and Design Engineer at the Turkish Land Forces, Armored Division Command, Etimesgut, Ankara.

    M60-A3T Tank Crew Training Simulator, Contracted consultancy for the Middle East Technical University, Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing and Robotics Application and Research Center (BILTIR)

    September 1995              Trainee, AYESAS (AYDIN Yazilim ve Elektronik A.S.) Test and Inspection Department

    Subsidiary of the AYDIN Corp., USA. Domestic Production and Integration Factory of the Turkish Mobile Radar Complexes System (TMRC) and NATO RIS (Radar Integration System). Located in Ankara

    Aug. 1994                        Trainee, Bekoteknik Research & Development Department

    Professional Software:

    ·               AGI STK, SPENVIS, Reliasoft Blocksim, Reliasoft Lambda Predict, IBM Rational DOORS, AutoCAD, Matlab, MS Project, MS Office (Excel,Word, etc.), PTC Windchill, CanIAS ERP

    Professional Training Received:

    ·                Component Engineering 201, Components for Space and Military Electronics (CMSE) 2012, Feb 6 -9, 2012, Los Angeles California

    ·                Improving Reliability Through Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), Components for Space and Military Electronics (CMSE) 2012, Feb 6 -9, 2012, Los Angeles California

    ·                Space Radiation and Its Effects on Electronics Components, 14 – 16 July 2010, ASELSAN, Ankara

    ·                Space Qualified Parts Procurement, 27 -31 Jul. 2009, Bilkent, Ankara

    ·                AFCEA Satellite Communication Systems Course, 26 - 28 Feb. 2009, Bilkent, Ankara

    ·                ISU/Bilkent Towards Space, Bilkent, Ankara

    ·                Project Management Certificate Program, AND Consultancy/Turkish Project Management Society, Ankara, Turkey

    ·               Spacecraft Project Management  Training, Sept. 2001 – July 2003, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., United Kingdom

    ·               GPS Receiver Design and Testing, Sept. 2001 – July 2003, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., United Kingdom

    ·               NAVITEC '2001, 1st ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies , December 2001

    ·                System Training for GSM (GSM SYSTRA Certificate), 3-5 May 2000, given by NOKIA in Middle East Technical University, Ankara

    ·                ICTP-URSI-ITU/BDT School on the Use of Radio for Digital Communications in Developing Countries, Including Spectrum Management, 12-30 January 1998, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy. (funded by ICTP)

    ·                ESF/COSY (European Science Foundation / Control of Complex Systems) Summer Course on Iterative Identification and Control, 8-12 September 1999,  Valencia, Spain. (funded by ESF/COSY)  

    ·                ESF/COSY Joint Workshop, 3-8 October 1999, Ascona, Switzerland. (funded by ESF/COSY)

    ·                NATO/AGARD Lecture Series 210 - Advances in Soft-Computing Technologies and Applications in Mission Systems, Ankara, 6-7 October 1997

    ·                PHY 625 Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics , Summer Course, July 1996, Bilkent University Dept. of Physics, Ankara, Turkey.

    Professional Training Given:

    ·                Introduction to Space Systems, Bilkent University, June 2011

    ·                Space Parts Selection and Procurement, Bilkent Univ. BILUZAY, December 2010

    ·                Introduction to Space Systems, Bilkent University, October 2009

    ·                The Space Environment and Satellite Communications, Hacettepe University, May 2008

    ·                Introduction to Space Technology, Bilkent University, June 2006

    ·                The Space Environment, Istanbul Technical University, March 2005

    ·                Satellite Launch Systems, Istanbul Technical University, March 2005

    ·                The Global Positioning System and Its Applications, Turkish Air Force Academy, October 2003

    ·                Global Navigation Satellite Systems, TUBITAK BILTEN, Space R&D Project, March 2003

    ·                Space Environment and Its Effects on Satellites, TUBITAK BILTEN, Space R&D Project, March 2003

    Society Memberships

    ·                Yildiz Rotary Club (2011-2012 Treasurer)

    ·                Turkish Chamber of Electrical Engineers

    Publications:

    ·       15 publications


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