Nationalities: German and Lebanese
Date of birth: 21.04.1981
From July 2012 till March 2014:
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) in Aachen, Germany
Project manager / research associate
+ Supervision and management of R&D projects
+ Optimization of the production chain in machining optical steel inserts
+ Ultra precision machining of cutting edge titanium alloys used as High Pressure Compressor Blades in gas turbines
+ Manufacturing free form polymer optics as prototypes and/or small lots
+ Submission of proposals for the financing of national and international research projects
+ Acquisition of international clients from the industrial and research sectors
+ National and international presentations and publications
+ Academic supervision of internships
08/2010-07/2012: Chair for Laser technology (LLT) RWTH Aachen, Germany
+ Optimizing the wetting and optical properties of glass, ruby and sapphire by micro- and nano-structuring the surface using femto-second laser radiation
+ First hand experience in chemical analysis laboratories by preparing the samples as well as etching them with different acid and base solutions
+ First hand experience in metrology labs by investigating and analyzing the test samples using SEM, LIM, UV-VIS spectrometer and optical microscopes
07/2010-07/2012: Process Control Technology (PLT), RWTH Aachen, Germany
+ Assisting in the design and development of a fully automated process engineering system for the production of non-toxic color
+ Designing special components for the system using CATIA 3D
+ Design and assembly of demonstration coffers and the related documentation for the lectures Design and assembly of an automated demonstration system for the fabrication of non-toxic colors.
11/2009-03/2010: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Student trainee in the department for Space Flight Technology
Focus activity: Design, implementation and test of a Force/Torque sensor in the European Proximity Operations Simulator in order to demonstrate the docking of a service satellite to a tumbling satellite.
09/2008-02/2010: University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany
Student graduate assistant: Translation (German-English) of Dynamics and Finite Element Method scripts.
11/2005-12/2007: Global Navigation Systems GmbH, Germany
Contract job: Integration, assembly and test of GPS-devices.
08/2005-09/2005: Middle East Airlines (MEA), Lebanon
Internship in the maintenance and repair department.
07/2003-09/2003: Mercedes Benz Sole & Exclusive Agent for Daimler Chrysler AG in Lebanon
Internship in the maintenance and repair department: Examination of motors and gears, mechanical and electronical components.
09/2009-04/2012: University of applied sciences (FH) Aachen, Germany
Master in Aerospace Engineering
Master thesis: “Improving the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by irradiating Silicon wafers using femto- and pico-second laser radiation” (black silicon).
+ Changing the optical properties of p100 Silicon wafers by micro- and nanostructuring the surface using femto- and picosecond laser radiation
+ Etching of the test objects with HF and KOH
+ Analysis of the test objects using SEM, UV-VIS spectrometer
+ Measuring the surface wettability of the test objects
10/2003-02/2009: University of applied sciences (FH) Aachen, Germany
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor thesis: “Improving the efficiency of wind turbines by optimizing the aerodynamics of a wind blade turbine”
+ Construction of a wind turbine rotor blade (AH 94-W-301) from Styrofoam, covered with 2 different glass fiber fabrics. The glass fiber was laminated with a mixture of epoxy resin (L285) and a hardener (H287). The blade was additionally strengthened using a 2 mm Balsa wood board
+ Construction of steel stencils
+ Grinding and grounding of the blade
+ Investigation of the lift and resistance coefficient of the blade in a wind tunnel at the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Aachen under different angles of attack, wind speed and surface roughness.
French: Mother tongue
Arabic: Mother tongue
IT and soft skills
MS-Office, LaTeX, CATIA V5 R18, ANSYS, Labview, analySIS, OriginLab, Solidworks, CorelDRAW, Rhino3D 5.0, DIFFSYS, G-codes, six sigma and entrepreneurship
Volleyball, tennis, basketball, yoga, chess and model-making.
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