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     Date Submitted:29-06-2012
     Last Modified:05-07-2012 (08:07)
    Job information
     Current job:Mechanical Engineer / Structures - Testing
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators
     Keywords- PhD in Structural health monitoring system for aerospace structures. - Analysis and Testing of Composite Structures - Optical sensors, Fibre bragg gratings - Signal processing - Spacecraft Systems Engineering - Concurrent design in space project
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    Name of employer

    Main activities & responsibilities

    From - To

    EADS CASA ESPACIO

    Analysis and vibration testing on antenna sub-reflector for structural health monitoring

    January 2011 – May 2011

    EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

    (ESA-ESTEC)

    Structural Analysis and Testing on composite honeycomb plate [TEC –MSS]

    April 2010 – October 2010

    EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

    (ESA – ESTEC)

    Support in the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) in the area of Structural Design and Configurations [TEC – MSS ]

    May 08 – August 08

    DIMIOURGIA Ltd

    Mechanical & Design Studies

    2005 – 2007

    EDUCATION

     

    Name of organisation

    Title of certification

    awarded

    From - To

    European Space Agency (NPI-PhD scholarship)– University Of Patras

    PhD in methodology for innovative health monitoring of composite aerospace structures using dynamic response measurements and advanced signal processing techniques

     April 2009- April 2012

    International Space University

    Master of science in space studies

    2007 - 2008

    National Technical University Of Athens

    Master of science in engineering management and business administration

    2001 – 2007

    (5 year Diploma)

    National Technical University Of Athens

    Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering

     

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS

     

    PhD Scholarship, 3-year,  Networking / Partnering Initiative, Sponsored by European Space Agency (ESA), 2009

    Scholarship for Master in Space Studies, International Space University, Sponsored by European Space Agency (ESA), 2007

    SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

     

     

    Languages [Scale1 – 5 (1=basic, 5=excellent)]:

    Language

    Understanding

    Writing

    Speaking

    English

    5

    5

    5

    German

    3

    3

    3

    Spanish

    2

    2

    2

    Greek (native lang.)

    5

    5

    5

     

    Technical Skills:

    Knowledge in:

    Structural health monitoring systems,

    Testing  and Analysis of Mechanical Structures, Optical sensors, Fibre bragg gratings, Signal processing and neural networks, Spacecraft Systems Engineering, Concurrent design in space projects.

     

    Computer Skills:

    Knowledge in:

    -       MSC NASTRAN/PATRAN finite element software

    -       CAD Modelling 2D, 3D(CATIA)

    -       MATLAB (Structural Dynamics Toolbox incl.)

    -       Microsoft Access, Microsoft Project and MicrosoftOffice software.

    -       VISUALBASIC, FORTRAN

     

    Social – Organizational Skills:

        -     Excellent social skills, experience in team work

        -     Experience in professional environments - ESA’s Structures Department – EADS CASA ESPACIO

               Testing Department

        -     Participation in the Concurrent Design Facility study of  XEUS project (ESA-ESTEC) 

        -     Team Leader of the “Lunar Base” Team Project (International Space University)

        -     Organizational and management skills acquired during the studies on Operations Management

              (National Technical University of Athens) and the team assignments on space related topics during

              theone-year Master (International Space University)

     

    CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

     A.Panopoulou, T.Loutas, V.Kostopoulos, T.Henriksen, Innovative health monitoring of aerospace structures using dynamic measurements and advanced signal process, ESA 1st Networking/Partnering Day, 28th January, ESA/ESTEC The Netherlands 2010. 

     

    A.Panopoulou, T.Loutas, V.Kostopoulos, S.Fransen, Methodology for innovative health monitoring of composite aerospace structures using dynamic response measurements and advanced signal processing. 14th European Conference on Composite Materials, 7-10 June, Hungary 2010

     

    A. Panopoulou, D. Roulias, Th. Loutas, N. Chrysochoidis, V. Kostopoulos, Αdvanced signal processing and pattern recognition techniques for health monitoring of aerospace structures, 9th HSTAM International Congress On Mechanics, 12-14 July, Cyprus 2010

     

    A.Panopoulou, T.Loutas, V.Kostopoulos, S. Fransen, Innovative structural health monitoring system of composite aerospace structures based on dynamic response output data, 61st International Astronautical  Congress, 27th September - 1st October, Prague CZ 2010

     

    A.Panopoulou, T.Loutas, V.Kostopoulos, V.Gomez, Dynamic Fibre Bragg Grating system for the structural health monitoring of composite aerospace structures, 6th European Aeronautics Days - AERODAYS, 30th March - 1st April, Madrid, Spain 2011

     

    A.Panopoulou, T.Loutas, V.Kostopoulos, V.Gomez, S.Fransen, Damage detection on composite sub-reflector antenna based on fibre optic sensor technology, Sampe Europe SETEC 11, 14-16 September, Leiden, the Netherlands 2011

     

    A.Panopoulou,  S.Fransen,, V.Gomez Molinero, V. Kostopoulos, V, Experimental Modal Analysis and Dynamic Strain Fiber Bragg Gratings for Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Aerospace Structures, 12th European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, 20-23 March 2012.

     

    KEYNOTE LECTURE:

    V.Kostopoulos, A.Panopoulou, Dynamic fibre bragg grating based health monitoring system for composite aerospace structures, 5th International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Non-Destructive Testing, 19-21 September, Ioannina, Greece 2011

    JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

    A.Panopoulou, T.Loutas,D.Roulias, S.Fransen, V.Kostopoulos, Dynamic fiber Bragg gratings based health monitoring system of composite aerospace structures,  ACTA ASTRONAUTICA,  Volume 69 (7–8), September – October 2011, pp. 445-457

     

    A.Panopoulou, T.Loutas, D.Roulias, V.Kostopoulos, Health monitoring of aerospace structures using fibre bragg gratings combined with advanced signal processing and pattern recognition techniques, STRAIN, Volume 48 (3), June 2012, pp.  267–277

    A.Panopoulou, T.Loutas, D.Roulias, V.Kostopoulos, Intelligent health monitoring of aerospace structures based on dynamic strain measurements, EXPERT SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS, Volume 39 (9), July 2012, pp. 8412-8422


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