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     Date Submitted:25-03-2013
     Last Modified:07-04-2013 (07:53)
    Job information
     Current job:PhD student
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems
     KeywordsFluid dynamisist specialised in multiphase flows. About to finish PhD in hydrogen peroxide rocket motors.

    Education                University of Southampton, Southampton, Hampshire                    Oct 2008 – – Present
                                           PhD in Aerodynamics and Flight Dynamics
                                               – modelling of chemical reacting multiphase flows in packed beds. Developed a 1D
                                                  two-phase Eulerian flow CFD code. Applied to hydrogen peroxide based rocket
                                               – designing and testing of mono an bipropellant rocket motors

                                      Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands                       Oct 2004 –– Dec 2007
                                           MSc in Space Systems Engineering
                                               – masters thesis on improvements of the Delft Aerospace Rocket Test Stand. The
                                                  measurement range was lowered by a factor ten, a theoretical foundation was
                                                  provided to lower the range even further and a proper testing infrastructure was
                                               – included a 4 month industrial internship at TNO Defence, Security and Safety.
                                               – a year’s worth of additional modules (degree and non-degree related)

                                      Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands                       Oct 1999 – Sept 2004
                                           BSc in Aerospace Engineering
                                               – included a group design project together with a student team from RMIT
                                                  (Melbourne, Australia) supervised by ESA-ESTEC.
                                               – committee member of the student music society (responsible for fund raising
                                                  and publicity)

                                      Jacobus College, Enschede, the Netherlands                                  Sept 1993 –– June 1999
                                           secondary school
                                               – exams in 3 additional subjects supplementing the required 7
                                               – pupil representative in the co-management council for 2 years

                                      Private tutor,                                                                                               Sept 1998 – Present
                                           Private tutor
                                               – private tutor for secondary school as well as university students in mathematics, physics and economics                  
                                      Stichting Studie Begeleiding, Leiden, the Netherlands                    March 2000 – Jan 2009
                                           Teacher of Economics
                                               – the foundation prepares secondary school pupils for their exams. The main tasks were
                                                  teaching, training of new teachers and development of course content.

                                      Metrohm Applikon B.V., Schiedam, the Netherlands                         July 2008 – Sept 2008
                                           Implementation Engineer
                                               – Metrohm Applikon B.V. provides instrumentation for the R&D industry. The job was
                                                  the preparation for the transition to a new warehouse system.

                                      Shell Projects & Technology, Rijswijk, the Netherlands                   March 2008 – June 2008
                                           Administrative support
                                               – support in the introduction of a new world wide Health, Safety and Environment
                                                  tracking system.

                                      SUPAIR, Delft, the Netherlands                                                             Jan 2008 – April 2008
                                           Administrative support
                                               – SUPAIR is a recruitment company. The job was to help with the implementation of
                                                  a new database.

                                      Johann de Witt College, Den Haag, the Netherlands                       Sept 2002 – June 2004
                                           Mathematics teacher
                                               – teaching mathematics to 12–16 year olds.

    Computer skills     platforms:                              Microsoft Windows, Linux
                                      software:                                SolidWorks, LabView, Matlab, ANSYS CFX, Fluent, LaTeX
                                      programming languages:  HTML, CSS, Javascript, Fortran

    Language skills    Dutch:      native language
                                     English:   fluent in both speaking and writing
                                     German:  moderate in both speaking and writing
                                     French:    basic in both speaking and writing

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