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Sat, 13 Oct 2018 20:34:53 +0000
With the International Space Station likely to have only a three-person crew for an extended period, researchers expect there will be less time devoted to research. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 16:35:04 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s chief executive says the company is approaching the “next phase” of the flight test program for the company’s SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle as the company’s founder predicts the company reaching space in “weeks.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 00:56:05 +0000
As one group of engineers continues to diagnose a gyro problem that has sidelined the Hubble Space Telescope, another is dealing with a problem that has put operations of another large space observatory on hold. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 22:34:35 +0000
Luck is not a plan. Yet up to now Congressional appropriators and senior NASA officials are mostly relying on luck to keep us safe from catastrophic fatalities resulting from the surprise impact of an unseen asteroid. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 18:03:30 +0000
The next-generation crewed spacecraft will be the payload for the first flight of the Long March 5B launch vehicle, a variant of the Long March 5 and designed for lofting large modules of the planned Chinese Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 17:45:51 +0000
Defense officials have been sounding alarms about what they describe as a glaring national security vulnerability — a new class of ultrafast weapons being developed by China and Russia that would overpower U.S. missile defenses. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:41:27 +0000
Roscosmos now says one of the Soyuz rocket’s four strap-on boosters failed to properly separate and nicked the core stage. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:39:24 +0000
The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 11:22:45 +0000
Members of an independent NASA safety panel said they were worried that the Oct. 11 Soyuz launch failure could make safety concerns with the agency’s commercial crew program even worse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:25:11 +0000
Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to launch satellites from South America will be grounded following the failure of a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrying crew to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:38 +0000
Phase 2 of the Launch Service Agreement will be an open competition. All there winners have to compete - or they would have to return their development funds back to the government. SpaceX presumably would bid as well. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 22:25:50 +0000
LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its satellite design. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 21:10:58 +0000
Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers with O3b satellites, SES’s chief executive said many of the operator’s future geostationary satellites will have attributes of O3b to appeal to more cloud networks. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:48:45 +0000
With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:23:20 +0000
Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:16:29 +0000
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are reported to be in good condition after a problem with their Soyuz rocket minutes after liftoff Oct. 11 forced them to abort their mission to the International Space Station and make an an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 22:29:50 +0000
Like SES, government agencies and space companies are applying artificial intelligence to various problems they face. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:40:27 +0000
The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-08-2012
     Last Modified:05-08-2012 (04:28)
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     Current job:Physics Postgraduate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsPhysics, Technology,Programming, Modeling, Mathematics, Material Science, Laboratory Experience.
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    EDUCATION:

     

    Currently studying MSc Physics at University College London 2011-present

     

    Masters courses: Advanced Quantum Theory

    Atom and Photon Physics

    Condensed Matter

    Quantum Communications and Computation

    High Energy Astrophysics

    Solar Physics

     

    Thesis will be entitled: “High Harmonic Generation in Heteronuclear Molecules”

    With the Attosecond Science research group to model high harmonic generation from molecules in strong laser fields using Mathematica software.

     

    Completed Physics Technology Degree at Dublin Institute of Technology

    High second class honours (2:1) 2009-2011

     

    I spent 12 hours per week carrying out practical laboratory work and experimentation

     

    Modules included:   Advanced Techniques for Computational Physics, Statistical physics, Mathematics.

     

     

    Final year Project completed (72%) with a thesis entitled: Holographic fabrication of diffractive optical elements in a photopolymer”

     

    With the Industrial and Engineering Optics research group. Holographic optical elements were produced and the effect on diffraction efficiency after heat treatment was investigated.

     

    Completed Industrial and environmental physics degree at Dublin Institute of Technology with merit 2006-2009

    Project work completed on: “Simulation of the propagation of galactic cosmic rays”

     

    The propagation of GCR’s through the interstellar medium was modelled with C programming and Excel using data from the LDEF satellite.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

     

    June - October 2010:

    I worked for a company called Energy Action on the European TABULA project. This project deals with a typology approach to building energy assessment in EU member states. I produced a detailed comparison between the Irish dwelling energy assessment procedure (DEAP) and the TABULA method for determining the energy usage/efficiency and CO2 emissions for all types of domestic buildings.

     

    Summer 2008:     

    I worked for FAS (The Irish national training and employment agency) in Dublin city centre as a front-line Clerical Officer in Employment Services. My duties included dealing with the public, employers and giving guidance to clients on their employment options.

     

    Summer months 2004 - 2007:

    I worked for United Drug a pharmaceutical distributor based in Dublin. I was in the procurements department. Tasks included sourcing unlicensed medicines for pharmacies and hospitals, organising logistics for acquiring and delivering these products and general customer service. I supervised the department for six weeks during the absence of my colleague.

     

    Summer 2003:  

    I worked with a company called Creative Training;I was responsible for computer maintenance and repair. Other tasks included networking and hard drive cloning.

     

    INTERESTS, ACHEIVMENTS AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    I was a member of the Dublin Institute of Technology Physics society for four years; activities include a combination of academic seminars and social events. I held the position of society treasurer for two years; I was responsible for all financial aspects along with helping to organise events, trips and involved in the general running of the society.

     

    I was also a member of the Dublin Institute of Technology Cultural and Social committee. This committee allocates funds and gives support to student societies and also organises student events.

     

    I am a qualified building energy rating assessor (with distinction).

     

    I hold a full European driving license and have eight years driving experience.

     

    Completed Train the Trainer course, this involved learning to provide training courses, methods of teaching and developing presentation skills.

     

    Represented Dublin Institute of Technology in a televised international intervarsity quiz (IQ Games), we finished second in Europe.

     

    I have been involved in sports since an early age,Athletics (sprinting), Taekwondo (yellow belt) and played for two localFootball teams for several years.

     

    I speak basic German.

     

    I hold an Australian passport along with my Irish passport.

     

    REFEREES:

     

    Mr Charles Roarty:  General Manager of Energy Action (manager(at)energyaction.ie)

     

    Dr Dorothy Duffy:  MSc Course coordinator at University College London (d.duffy(at)ucl.ac.uk)

     

    Dr Izabela Naydenova:  Lecturer at DIT and researcher with the “Industrial and Engineering Optics” research group.   (izabela.naydenova(at)dit.ie)

     

    Dr James Walsh:  My course coordinator and laboratory supervisor at DIT, head of “Metrology and Optical Sensing Laboratory”.  (james.walsh(at)dit.ie)


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