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     Date Submitted:03-06-2013
     Last Modified:03-06-2013 (03:30)
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     Current job:Mechanical engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace systems engineering, Mechanical engineering, Product Assurance, FEM structural analysis, 3D modelling and drafting.

    27 years old



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    (Valid until 30.06.2013)


    Work experience

    June 2012 – May 2013           Almatech, Switzerland – Mechanical engineer

    ·         Worked as a product assurance engineer for various space optical instruments.  

    ·         Prepared cleanliness and contamination budget and control plan for space optical instruments to meet the product quality assurance requirements.

    ·         Prepared dimensional control report of critical space hardware.

    ·         Raised and followed up with non-conformity issue with manufacturing subcontractors.

    ·         Prepared DML, DPL and the DMPL for space hardware.

    ·         Performed a detailed design and drafting in CATIA V5 of a transportation container capable to transport a space optical instrument at cleanliness level of ISO 5.

    ·         Performed a post-test result analysis from vibration and shock tests of space hardware.

    ·         Played a pivotal role within a team in developing a dedicated tracking tool as part of inventory tracking at Almatech

    Oct – Dec 2009                   Space center, EPFL, Switzerland - Internship

    ·         Performed feasibility study of a colloid thruster for various space mission applications. 

    ·         Worked as part of a team within the Micro-Thrust consortium. 

    ·         Researched about MEMS colloid thruster technology and its recent developments – a new field of study – under own initiative within less than 20% of the project timeframe.

    ·         Performed a feasibility study of a proposed MEMS colloid thruster design by superimposing the capabilities provided by the preliminary design of MEMS electric propulsion system with expectations drawn out of requirement analysis using Excel.

    ·         Consulted experts in the field for clarification on certain terminologies and technical specifications.

    ·         Proposed and evaluated an additional field for study of using the proposed MEMS thruster design for interplanetary missions.

    ·         Worked as part of a team of five stakeholders from the Micro-Thrust consortium – made correspondence with them through video-conferencing.



    2008 – 2011                        Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

    MSc. Aerospace engineering – average grade 8/10

    ·         Specialization: Space systems engineering

    ·         Modules dealt with systems engineering, structural and thermal aspects of a satellite design – working knowledge on interferometers, radiometers and spectrometers from the space instrumentation course.

    ·         Group assignment title: “Design of a mechanical support structure for MPS instrument for Delfi-next mission” – verified structural stability under launch loads using FEA.

    ·         Team leader of a student team responsible for conceptual designing of payload for Orbiting Low Frequency Antennas for Radio Astronomy (OLFAR) mission to support astronomical observations below 30 MHz from space as part of Phase 0/A studies.

    ·         Thesis title: “Design of a silicon-based MEMS micro-rocket for propelling small satellites in space”. 

    2004 – 2008                   Cochin University of Science And Technology, India

    B.Tech. Mechanical engineering – aggregate percentage 80%

    ·         Relevant modules included engineering mechanics, dynamics and mechanics of machinery, advanced mechanics of solids and thermal engineering.    

    ·         Thesis title: “Design of a 2-cylinder boxer engine and its performance enhancement using hydrogen tap”.  

    ·         Placed in top 5 at the university level.  

    2002 – 2004                    Vidyodaya School, Cochin, India

    ·         All India Senior School Certificate Examination – 5 A+ including mathematic, physics, chemistry and computer sciences.



    Programming Languages        :     C++

    Operating systems                  :     Windows  

    Applications                             :     Matlab, CATIA V5, Comsol, ANSYS, ThermXL, Mathcad, Labview. 

    Language                                :     Malayalam - mother tongue, English – fluent, French (A2 level),

                                                          German (Elementary proficiency)

    Extra-curricular activities

    ·         Delegate at the Space Generation Congress 2011 – studied the current space debris mitigation and removal issues, identified the political and regulatory challenges and presented the youth suggestions to the heads of space agencies, as part of mini working group. 

    ·         Poster presentation on mission to find water on moon at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, 2009.

    ·         Member of Kochi Toastmasters club, India (2004/8) to develop communication and leadership skills.

    ·         Part-time volunteer at Make A Difference, a charitable organization based in India (2005/6) - used my teaching skills to teach orphans and under-privileged kids the basics of English language.

    ·         Hobbies: swimming, badminton, photography, travelling.  


    ·         Alessandro Migliaccio and Tittu Varghese Mathew, “Preliminary design of a free-floating manipulator system for space debris mitigation”, IAC-12.A6.5.13., 63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012, Napoli, Italy (Abstract accepted for poster presentation).

    ·         Tittu Varghese Mathew, B.T.C. Zandbergen, Marko Mihailovic, J.F. Creemer and P.M. Sarro, “A silicon-based MEMS resistojet for propelling cubesats”, IAC-11.C4.3.2., 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.

    ·         M. Mihailovic, T.V. Mathew, J.F. Creemer, B.T.C. Zandbergen and P.M. Sarro, “MEMS silicon-based resistojet micro-thruster for attitude control of nano-satellites.”, Proceedings of the Transducers ’11 conference (pp. 262-265), 2011, Beijing, China.

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