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     Date Submitted:17-12-2012
     Last Modified:30-12-2012 (03:24)
    Job information
     Current job:Assistant Researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, MATLAB, Microsoft Excel, C++, Wind Tunnel Testing, Teamwork, Data Filtering, Process Automation.

    Date of birth: April 8, 1986
    Place of birth: Barcelona
    Nationality: Spanish

    Professional Experience:

    Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), MMAE, Chicago, USA Feb 2012--Feb 2013
    Assistant Researcher
    - Simulate a spatially developing channel using Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) with the support of KTH Mechanics, Sweden.
    - Perform experiments with turbulent channel flows to determine development and 3D effects on the friction coefficient.

    Normawind, Barcelona, Spain Jul 2011--Feb 2012
    Wind Resource Analyst Intern
    - Downloaded, analysed and filtered wind data using WindPRO software. Process optimization through Visual Basic for Applications for Macros in Excel. Creation of reports.

    SIDASA, Barcelona, Spain Jul 2007--Sep 2007
    Process Engineer Intern
    - Supported the design, production and assembly of facilites for metallic surface treatments. Used AutoCAD software. Process optimization through Excel. Creation of reports.

    Dianova's Camp Deer Run, New York State, USA Summers 2003, 2004
    Counselor (Volunteer)
    - Worked with New York teens of social risk between 12 and 15 years of age.

    Conferences & Awards:

    H.Nagib, R. Vinuesa, E. Bartrons, M. Mu~noz, G. Subashki, Y. Suzuki, New insight on ow development and two-dimensionality of turbulent channel flows", DFD12 Meeting of The American Physical Society, 2012.

    Benefficiary of Becas Faro Program Scholarship, Spanish Ministry of Education, working as Assistant Researcher from September 2012 till March 2013.


    BarcelonaTech, ETSEIAT, Barcelona, Spain Expected Dec 2012
    Master in Aerospace Engineering
    Dual degree program with IIT (Chicago) and IST, Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon)

    Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Barcelona, Spain Expected Feb 2014
    B.Sc. in Physics
    Three years completed out of a 4-year degree

    BarcelonaTech, EETAC, Barcelona, Spain Feb 2009
    B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering specialized in Aeronavigation


    MATLAB, C++, Visual Basic, ANSYS, STAR-CCM+, Linux/UNIX, Excel, Maple, LATEX.


    Catalan and Spanish: Native
    English and Portuguese: Fluent
    Italian and French: Basic

    Additional Courses:

    Fundacion General de la Universidad de Valladolid, Oct  2012 --Des 2012
    Competence Training Programme

    IIT, MMAE, Chicago, USA Feb 2012--Jun 2012
    Course on Turbulent Flows

    BarcelonaTech, ETSEIAT, CTTC, Barcelona, Spain Jul 2011
    Seminar on Turbulence

    Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES) & GTD, Barcelona, Spain Apr 2007
    7th International Symposium on Launcher Technologies


    Master Thesis: Experimental Studies of Aspect Ratio and Perimeter Effects on Turbulent Channel Flows
    IIT, FDRC Feb 2012--Jul 2012
    - Studied the relation between the skin-friction coefficient and the Reynolds number in a variable aspect ratio channel flow facility measuring the pressure gradient (PG) along the channel and the shear stress using the oil film interferometry (OFI) technique.
    - Studied the influences of the section perimeter when using the PG to estimate wall shear.
    - Estimated the high-Re von Karman coefficient and the Re required for achieving it.
    - Used LabView, MATLAB and VBA among others.

    Ultra Heavy Lift Hybrid Air Vehicle (HUV), IST Sep 2010--Apr 2011
    - Created a conceptual and preliminary design of a transport vehicle subjected to AIAA's requirements.

    Conduction, Convection and Radiation Effects on Heat Transfer in a Greenhouse
    ETSEIAT, CTTC Feb 2010--Jun 2010
    - Discretized, meshed and created an algorithm along with code consistency checks, numerical studies, mesh density and Gauss-Seidel versus TDMA numerical methods comparisons using MATLAB.

    B.Sc. Thesis: The impact of jitter on the scanning law of Gaia
    EETAC, Department of Applied Physics Feb 2008--Feb 2009
    - Simulated the trajectory of the ESA's satellite that will be launched on 2013. Added disturbances and checked its long-term behaviour using MATLAB.

    Flight Simulator, EETAC Summer 2005
    - Developed plan and implemented flight simulator project framework.


    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2012--Present

    - Elemental Grade in Clarinet and Music theory.
    - Private tutor in mathematics and physics at pre-university levels.

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