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     Date Submitted:17-12-2012
     Last Modified:17-12-2012 (08:23)
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     Current job:Development Engineer / Research Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords1 year experience in the development of liquid rocket engine, 8+ years experience in CFD and analysis of compressible fluid flows, worked in projects dealing with future launch and propulsion concepts including linear scramjet and annular aerospike engine
    CV

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    02/2012 – present      Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, USA           

    Development Engineer / Research Analyst

    Develops a multi-thruster aerospike engine using LOX/propylene to be integrated into a pressure-fed two-stage-to-orbit nanosat launch vehicle.

    • Identifies superior components, techniques and materials in accordance with project requirements by 1) performing multidisciplinary trade studies and numerical simulations.

    • Designs and configures subcomponents such as thrusters, plug, injector, feed lines and supporting structures with NX Unigraphics.

    • Develops curved thrusters, which lead to an increase in overall performance of 4% compared to a generic thruster layout by increasing the total area ratio.

    04/2005 – 01/2012     Institute of Aerodynamics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    Research Engineer

    Performednumerical simulations, analyzed and interpreted flow structures in the base region of a linear scramjet engine and of generic cylindrical launch systems in the framework of national research projects with participation of the German Aerospace Center and EADS Astrium GmbH.

    • Adapted an in-house flow solver written in Fortran and implemented subroutines to simulate time accurate, multi-species, compressible base flows in the transonic and supersonic flow regime using Large-Eddy Simulations. 

    • Post-processed data using self-written Fortran programs and Tecplot to analyze flow properties and heat fluxes in the time and frequency domain.

    • Identified and quantified temporally resolved recirculating flow structures causing mechanical and thermal loads in the base region of different spacecraft.

    • Developed subsequent research projects and acquired appropriate fundings.

    • Supervised and mentored several graduate and Ph.D. students.

    • Managed and conducted project meetings and public project events.

    • Published results and presented findings at national and international conferences.

    10/2003 – 04/2004     EADS Space Transportation, Ottobrunn, Germany                                                                        

    Intern in the predevelopment department.

    • Adapted an Excel simulation program to predict pressure losses and heat transfer of coolant of a sub-scaled VULCAIN II and a VINCI engine.

    • Assisted in the setup of hardware for hot-fire tests of a sub-scaled VULCAIN II engine at Lampoldshausen, Germany.

    10/ 2002 – 08/2003    Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

    Student Assistant in a Collaborative Research Center dealing with basic research and technologies for two-stage-to-orbit vehicles.  

    • Implemented Fortran programs determining the change of center of gravity and moments of inertia by consuming propellants during ascent of a TSTO spacecraft.

    • Optimized TSTO tank layout which led to an enhanced maneuverability.

    EDUCATION                

    04/2005 - 10/2009     Dr.-Ing. in Aerospace Engineering, Institute of Aerodynamics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

                 Major: Computational Fluid Dynamics

    10/1999 - 12/2004     Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University,

                 Major: Aerospace Engineering, Propulsion Systems

     

    INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

    02/2012 – present     California State University, Long Beach, USA

    Develops an aerospike engine in the framework of a 16-month research fellowship.

    10/2007 – 03/2008    University of California, San Diego, USA

    Implemented multi-species capability into a Fortran flow solver.                                                

    05/2004 – 10/2004    University of California, Davis, USA

    Handled diploma thesis.     

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS

    Languages                   German (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

    French (basic)

    Computer skills           OS: Windows, Linux (proficient)

    MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint (proficient)

    Tecplot, CFD++, Fortran, LaTeX (proficient)

    NX Unigraphics, MatLab, Mathematica (basic)


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