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     Date Submitted:07-02-2013
     Last Modified:23-03-2014 (02:23)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism


    PhD in Physics                                                                                           Present

    Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (

    University of Minho (


    University of Aveiro (


    Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering                                                      November 2012

    Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (

    Master Thesis: Comparison of Space Propulsion Methods for a Manned Mission to Mars

    Extra curriculum Courses:      Management

    Space Mission Analysis and Design

    International Classification: ISCED 5 A


    Job-related Experience

    Optical Communications Transceiver for Fade Tolerant Data Relay Links           2010

    -  Static and Modal Analysis using ANSYSof a sensor box for Lusospace (Portuguese company)

    Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative                                        2007 – 2008

    -  Co-Creation of a team to participate in the European Student Moon Orbiter

    -  Development of a proposal for an automatic guiding system

    -  Attended a Workshop at the European Space Research and Technology Centre of the European Space Agency


    Skills and Competences

    Language: Portuguese                              (native language)

    English                                 (Certificate in Advanced English – Level C2)

    French                                  (3 years in the Portuguese public school system – Level A2)

    German                                (Starting classes presently – Level A1 from the Common European Framework of Reference)


    Computational:       Matlab                                                                          (7 years of experience)

    Visual Studio (experience in C language)                         (3 years of experience)

    Solidworks                                                                    (2 years of experience)

    ANSYS                                                                        (1 year of experience)

    Star-CCM+                                                                   (1 year of experience)


    Extracurricular Activities


    Portuguese Association for Aeronautics and Space                          2004 – 2012

    -  President of the association board                              2009 – 2011

    -  Organization and promotion of the Aerospace Days      2009

    -  Organization and promotion of theAerospace Week      2006 & 2009

    -  Organization and promotion of a Rocket Workshop       2006

    -  Co-Creation of the Núcleo do Espaço (Space Group)     2005

    European Association of Aerospace Students                                   2004 – 2012

    -  Participation in theEMEAC Lisboa                               2011

    -  Participation in theEMEAC Pisa                                  2010

    -  Participation in the Fly-in Delft                                     2006

    IST Management Challenge – Best of Class – Accenture (second place)        2011

    3ª Escola de Astrofísica e Gravitação do IST                                                2006

    -  Summer course focusing in astrophysics and gravitation


    Additional information

    Artistic & Other Skills:

    Learned horse riding                                            (Summer 2002)

    Learned Sailing                                                   (from 1997 to 1999 on a private school)

    Learned Tennis                                                   (from 1994 to 1998 on a private school)

    Knowledge of Piano                                            (from 1992 to 1998 on a private school)


    Summer Job                                                      (2009 in a catering company)

    Participated in Summer Camps                           (1993 – 1998 in Portugal & 1999 in England)

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