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     Date Submitted:03-01-2013
     Last Modified:18-02-2013 (08:01)
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     Current job:SMOS (Earth observation) Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsscience operation engineer instrument controller mission planning
    CV

    1. PERSONAL INFORMATION


    Date of Birth:    29 /04 /1966, Madrid, Spain
    Nationality:       Spaniard
    Marital Status:  Married
     
     
    2. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
     
    Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA) in Physics, equivalent to MASTER. Ph.D. in progress.
    Degree in Physics.
    Experienced in space missions, namely, HERSCHEL, ISO and XMM.  
    Current position,  SMOS M&O Engieneer, Earth Observation
    Some of the latest courses attended:
    - Scientific Imaging in the visible and near-IR.
    - Satellite communications: Space segment.
    - Building an IDL application.
    - Perl.


    3. AREAS OF SPECIALISATION AND EXPERIENCE
     
    •    Experienced in instrument controlling, including tasks related to Instrument Safety and first Quality Controls of XMM observations.  
    •    Experienced in Proposal Handling Systems (HERSCHEL Proposal Handler and XMM PHS).
    •    Experienced in mission planning for HERSCHEL, ISO and XMM (working in User Support Groups of those missions).
    •    Experienced in web-based developments as a web master. Responsible for maintaining the XMM OLB (Observation Log Browser), a web application for accessing the XMM Observation Database.
    •    Current research career focused on GRB afterglows (Ph.D. in progress), including infrared wavelength light curves and Spectra. Previous research career focused on cosmology.  
    •    Programming under JSP, HTML, JavaScript, Java, Flash ActionScript, Fortran, ASP, PHP-MySQL, TCL, Unix-Scripts, etc.
     
     
    4. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
     
    •    SMOS M&O Engieneer, Earth Observation, Insa, ESAC, ESA, from 2013 on.  
    •    Mission Planner, HERSCHEL, Insa, ESAC, ESA, from 2007 to 2012. Main tasks:
         - Mission planning.
         - Proposal handling.  
         - Providing statistical information and reports on observations.
         - Supporting to Helpdesk and Community support (as needed from HSC astronomers).
         - Supporting to Quality Control (as needed from DP team).
    •    Instrument Controller, XMM, Insa, ESAC, ESA, from 2003 – 2007. The INSCON was responsible for the real-time monitoring of the scientific output of the XMM-Newton Scientific Instruments:
         - Monitoring and tracking the quality of the scientific data.
         - Maintenance of quality tracking tools.
         - Following-up the execution of the XMM-Newton science operations.
         - Monitoring the payload housekeeping telemetry.
         - Reaction to radiation alerts.
         - Initiation of a ToO observation.
         - Coordination and execution of Operational Change Requests (OCRs).
         - Application of a recovery procedure.
         - Support the maintenance of software modules/components (e.g. QLA SW) used for the monitoring and tracking of data quality.  
         - Contribution to the Acceptance Testing of the new SCOS-2000 based system (e.g. during pre-parallel and parallel phases).
    •    Mission Planner, XMM, Serco, ESAC, ESA, 2002 – 2003.
    •    Meta4 (1999-2002): Project Manager of Training Group (Product Information); Technical Trainer, (Developing JSP Pages; Relational Data Model; Queries to DataBases; Reports).
    •    Web Master, Enreda Tecnologías, 6/1998 – 2/1999.
    •    Mission Planner, ISO, Insa, ESAC, ESA, 10/1997 – 6/1998.
    •    Associate Profesor, UAX, Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain.9/1995–9/1997. Courses taught: Introduction to Astronomy, Freshman Physics, Electromagnetic Fields, Freshman Physics Laboratory.
    •    Research experience 1990-1995 at L.A.E.F.F. (Astrophysic and Fundamental Physics Laboratory) on alternative theories to General Relativity to explain the dark matter problem (grant “Rafael Calvo Rodes”, I.N.T.A.).          Currently, working on afterglows of Gamma Ray Bursts.  
     
     
    5. EDUCATION

    •    Advanced Studies Diploma (DEA), equivalent to MASTER, Autónoma University, 2007.  
    •    University graduate in Theoretical Physics, Autónoma University, 1990.    
    •    Secondary School    Santamarca Institute, 1984.         
        

    6. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT WORK
     
    •    Thermal and shape properties of asteroid (21) Lutetia from Herschel observations around the Rosetta flyby, Planetary and Space Science, Volume 66, Issue 1, p. 192-199.
    •    Far Infrared Observation of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) with the Herschel Space Observatory at r=29.95AU, Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2012, Proceedings of the conference held May 16-20, 2012 in Niigata, Japan. LPI Contribution No. 1667, id.6321.
    •    Pre-ALMA observations of GRBs in the mm/submm range , Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 538, id.A44
    •    The unusual γ-ray burst GRB 101225A from a helium star/neutron star merger at redshift 0.33, Nature, Volume 480, Issue 7375, pp. 72-74 (2011).
    •    Simultaneous polarization monitoring of supernovae SN 2008D/XT 080109 and SN 2007uy: isolating geometry from dust, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 522, 2010.
    •    GRB 090709A: deep optical observation with the 10.4m GTC, GRB Coordinates Network, Circular Service, 9655, 1 (2009)
    •    The host of GRB 060206: kinematics of a distant galaxy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 489, Issue 1, 2008, pp.37-48.
    •    GRB 070311: a direct link between the prompt emission and the afterglow, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Volume 474, pp.793-805.
    •    Detection of optical linear polarization in the SN 2006aj/XRF 060218 non-spherical expansion, A&A 459, L33.
    •    Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis as a Probe of the Geometry of Superspace, Physics Letters B 355 (1995) 461-465.  
    •    In-vitro and Animal Experiments with Bioactive Carbon-Phosphate Materials. Biomaterial Journal (1999), 88-90.
    •    Co-Editor of “Actas del II Congreso de Mathematica en España” (1997).
    •    English to Spanish translations: Great Ideas in Physics (McGraw-Hill, 1995), Illustrated Reference Encyclopedia (Dorling Kinderley, 1995), Digital Economy (Olivetty, 1997).
     

    7. LANGUAGES                    

    Mother Tongue:  Spanish
    English:    Fluent

     


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