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     Date Submitted:27-12-2012
     Last Modified:11-10-2016 (07:38)
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     Current job:System Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsInstrumentation for Astronomy Liason Scientist Astrophysics System Engineer Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Asteroids (NEO) and satellites surveillance (SST)
    CV

    EDUCATION

    §  MSc in Astrophysics at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2011-2012).                        Avg. score:  9,32

    §  University degree: BSc in Physics (Astrophysics specialty) at Universidad Complutense de Madrid  (2005-2011). Avg. score: 7,87

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

    Position

    Institution

    From

    To

    Consultant for NEOMENIA and ASCEN Freelance @ ESAC 2013 Present

    Consultant in FRACTAL SLNE

    Freelance

    2007/07

    2011

    ESA Traineeship at ESAC, Madrid

    ESA

    2010/07

    2010/12

    Planetarium Instructor

    CIRROS SL

    2006/03

    2010/12

    Scientific divulgation

    Instituto Cervantes

    2009/10

    2009/11

     

    SKILLS SUMMARY

    §  Languages:

    Language

    Level

    Spanish

    Native speaker

    English

    Fluent C1-C2  (TOEFL iBT score 108)

    German

    Medium B2

    French

    Basic

     

    §  Computer Expertise and Programming skills

    Category

    Software

    Level

    Operating systems

    Windows, Linux

    Comfortable user

    Office software

    MS Office

    Comfortable user

    Programming language

    C++

    Medium

    Scripting language

    Python

    Beginner

    Scientific computing/ data analysis

    Matlab, IDL

    Medium

    Astronomical data processing

    IRAF, R3D

    Comfortable user

     

    WORK ACTIVITY SUMMARY

     

    Professional Activities at FRACTAL SLNE

    System Engineer Consultant in FRACTAL (http://www.fractal-es.com)

    §  Preparation of the documents:

    o  “Comparative study of astronomical survey telescopes”.    

    o  “Antarctic Astronomy and PILOT”.    

    o  “Market Study of X-HAIRS”.  

    o  "Market Study for a 6.5-m telescope for CAHA observatory"

     

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

     

    §  Solar System Minor Bodies : Asteroids, comets and meteors

    I have done several photographic double-station campaigns in collaboration with the Spanish Meteor and Fireball Network (SPMN). During the July-December 2010 period I worked at ESAC in a traineeship program. The project was “Test and optimisation of a setup to record meteors as a tracer of cometary properties” supervised by Detlef Koschny (ESTEC) and Jonathan McAuliffe (ESAC).

     

    §  Observational experience and instrumentation

    Also I took part of two professional astronomical observing campaigns with the 1,52m telescope at Calar Alto Observatory (Spain). The aim of the campaigns was the detection of extrasolar planets transits. In the spare time between transits, images from different comets, asteroids and quasars were taken.

    Apart from instrumentation work done for FRACTAL, I have been involved in instrumentation research at UCM with Prof. Jaime Zamorano. Since 2009 I have been running the Fireball Detection Station of Observatorio UCM. I designed and set up a suite of cameras to monitor the whole sky to detect fireballs and meteors. Currently I am also involved in light pollution and sky characterization research.

     

    §  Extragalactic research

    For the Master Thesis I did a research work about the Star Formation Mechanisms in Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies, using the Integral Field Spectroscopy technique. I have experience in IFU data reduction and in spectral analysis.

     

    REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

    §  “Orbital Elements of 2004 Perseid Meteoroids Perturbed by Jupiter”.  Trigo-Rodríguez, J.; Vaubaillon, J.; Ortiz, J.; Castro-Tirado, A.; Llorca, J.; Lyytinen, E.; Jelínek, M.; De Ugarte-Postigo, A.; Santos-Sanz, P.; Aceituno-Castro, F.; Sánchez-Caso, A.; Bernal-González, A.; Pastor-Erades, J.; Ocaña, F.:  2005. Earth, Moon, and Planets, Volume 97, Issue 3-4, pp. 269-278.

    §  “The 2011 Giacobinid outburst. I. Clues on the tidal gravitational difussion of cometary dust trails”. –Trigo-Rodríguez, J.; Madiedo, J.; Williams, I.; Dergham, J.; Cortés, J.; Castro-Tirado, A.; Ortiz, J.; Zamorano, J.; Ocaña, F.; Izquierdo, J.; Sánchez de Miguel, A.; Alonso-Azcárate, J.; Rodríguez, D.; Tapia, M.; Pujols, P.; Lacruz, J.; Pruneda, F.; Oliva, A.; Pastor, J.; Francisco Marín, A.; 2013. MNRAS, in press


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