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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:51:23 +0000
Commissioners speaking this week at the Conference on European Space Policy in Brussels said the continued reservations of European investors about financing space startups is hampering Europe’s ability to keep pace with similar startup activity in the United States. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:10:23 +0000
A partial government shutdown now nearly five weeks old is affecting a growing number of space companies and organizations as well as the agencies themselves shuttered by the lapse in funding. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:37:14 +0000
Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan has directed Undersecretary of Defense Mike Griffin to submit a plan by March 1 to stand up the Space Development Agency no later than March 29. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:35:43 +0000
The European Commission allocated another 96 million euros ($109 million) for the European Space Agency to spend on the Copernicus Earth-observation program in the next two years. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:17:50 +0000
OneWeb and its manufacturing partner Airbus Defence and Space have shipped the first six satellites of OneWeb’s broadband smallsat constellation from Toulouse, France, to French Guiana. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:57:02 +0000
Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle launched on its tenth test flight Jan. 23 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:20:13 +0000
While an unprecedented number of satellites brings with them important benefits to humanity, we must be careful to proceed responsibly and minimize the potential for harming the low Earth orbit (LEO) environment for generations to come. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:13:31 +0000
NASA announced Jan. 22 that it is replacing an astronaut who was scheduled to fly on a commercial crew test flight later this year because of a medical issue. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:47:46 +0000
Small launch vehicle developer Rocket Lab will launch an experimental satellite for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in February, the first of a planned dozen launches in 2019. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:50:11 +0000
ESA has awarded a contract to a group that includes Europe’s largest launch services provider and a former Google Lunar X Prize competitor to study a concept for a mission to mine lunar regolith. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:22:24 +0000
The United Arab Emirates will seek to encourage both investment in space ventures in the country as well as investment by domestic funds into the broader space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:31:01 +0000
Griffin: “We think the best approach is a network of satellites in low orbit. How many, what orbit, all that is to be determined.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 02:31:25 +0000
Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would be flown on the company’s giant aircraft. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 00:44:05 +0000
QuadSat, a Danish company focused on testing and calibrating satellite antennas with quadcopters drones, plans to recruit satellite engineers with 700,000 euros ($796,000) raised in a seed investment round announced Jan. 16. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:50:41 +0000
Blue Origin has rescheduled a test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle for Jan. 21 as the company edges closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 20:39:38 +0000
With the maiden flight of the Ariane 6 now 18 months away (in July 2020), Arianespace CEO Stéphane Israël said the company had anticipated signing a manufacturing contract with ArianeGroup in the second part of last year to begin production beyond the first rocket. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:55:06 +0000
A new appropriations bill the House plans to vote on next week would provide $21.5 billion for NASA in 2019 but warns that any further problems with the James Webb Space Telescope could lead to its cancellation. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:20:42 +0000
In an interview, Isotropic founder and CEO John Finney said Boeing and Isotropic agreed to several “strategic elements” that go beyond the cash investment. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:51:20 +0000
Trump: Space ultimately is “going to be a very big part of our defense and offense." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:23:51 +0000
The U.S. Air Force has obligated about $7 million of its $20 million budget for commercial satellite weather data. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:26-03-2013
     Last Modified:26-03-2013 (08:54)
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     Current job:Technical Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
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     KeywordsSystems Engineer, Structural Engineer
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    PROFESSIONAL RECORD
     
    Engineering Services Inc.                                                         
    2009 - Present
    Toronto, Canada 
     
    Project Lead 
    2012 - Present 
    Dielectric Elastomer Actuator
    * Leading the design and development of a novel actuator for the Canadian Forces
    * Developing the system and subsystem requirements, and conceptual design
    * Modeling of electrically-activated hyper-elastic materials using analytical and numerical techniques
     
    Robotics Lead                                                 
    2011 - 2012
    Mission for Orbital Debris Elimination
    * Collaborated on orbital debris removal concept with COM DEV and Neptec for the Canadian Space Agency
    * Defined system and manipulator requirements, interfaces and concept for capturing uncooperative objects
    * Analyzed different capture mechanisms, including carbon nanotubes that adhere by van der Waal forces
     
    Project Lead   
    2010 - 2012
    Planetary Medium Manipulator
    * Led the design, development and testing of a multipurpose manipulator for the Canadian Space Agency
    * Managed a team of ten engineers and two subcontractors to ensure that all requirements were satisfied
    * Scheduled and tracked the project progress, and approved technical reports and drawings
    * Designed and analyzed the carbon fiber composite links using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation
    * Developed autonomous capabilities using the Lua programming language
     
    Materials and Structural Lead                                                                
    2009 - 2010 
    Small Manipulator Arm
    * Performed material trade-off studies and requirements analysis for a Canadian Space Agency prototype manipulator
    * Designed and developed carbon fiber composite link using SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation
    * Created carbon fiber composite link optimization program in MATLAB
     
    Materials and Structural Lead                                                                
    2009 - 2010 
    Mobile Rover Platform with Tooling Arm
    * Performed material trade-off studies and requirements analysis for a Canadian Space Agency prototype rover
    * Wrote trade-off studies, including materials for operating in cryogenic temperatures
    * Performed stress analysis using SolidWorks Simulation
     
    Project Lead                                                                  
    2009 - 2012
    Active Neck Support System
    * Led the design, development and testing of a neck support system for the Canadian Forces 
    * Created an actuation mechanism using Nitinol shape memory alloy
    * Designed, analyzed and simulated system using SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation and MATLAB
     
    George Kelk Corporation
    2007 – 2009
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Mechanical Lead       
    2009
    Fiber Optic Strain Sensor
    * Developed requirements and conceptual design for a high-speed sensor using fiber optic Bragg gratings
    * Analyzed conceptual design using SolidWorks and Comsol Multiphysics
     
    Project Lead    
    2008
    Testing Automation for Sensor Electronics 
    * Automated testing and calibration procedures previously done by a technician
    * Designed and built a testing station for the electronics controlled by C program
     
    University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies
    2000 - 2006
    Toronto, Canada
     
    Doctoral Student   
    2000 - 2006
    Evolving the Machine
    * Developed an innovative topology optimization method for multiple material systems
    * Coded a C++ finite element method with adaptive mesh refinement based on B-splines
    * Optimized active material distribution for controllability and observability with minimum mass
    * Solved electro-mechanical problems with over a quarter of a million design variables
     
    Carleton University
    1997 - 2000
    Ottawa, Canada
     
    Master Student   
    1997 - 2000
    Investigation of a Composite Hingeless Helicopter Rotor Blade with Integral Actuators
    * Developed a reduced-order model of a composite helicopter rotor blade with embedded piezoelectric fibers
    * Performed modal analysis and designed a vibration suppression controller using MATLAB
     
    Canadian National Railways
    1995 - 1997
    Montreal, Canada
     
    EDUCATION
     
    2006    Ph.D.    Aerospace Engineering   University of Toronto
    2000    M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering  Carleton University
    1994    B.Eng.  Mechanical Engineering  Carleton University
     
    AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
     
    * Space Exploration Signature Technologies Consultation Committee, Canadian Space Agency, 2012
    * Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2000-2005
    * Nominated: Carleton University Senate Award of Excellence in Engineering, 2000
    * ASME Student Design Competition: Carleton University Champions, 1994

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