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     Date Submitted:09-09-2013
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     Current job:Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAerospace Masters, Structural design, Finite Element Analysis, Testing, and Project Leader
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    Personal Data

    Date of Birth: 29.06.1985

    Valid EU Work Permit


    Executive Summary

    I am looking for a structural engineering position to continue my career in the space industry. Working at two national labs and my Masters in Aerospace Engineering has given me a wide range of experience from satellite design to aircraft analysis and wind turbine testing. In addition to the hands on engineering work I have held leadership positions managing design reviews, team workflow, documentation and developing new technologies. I am a hardworking and patient person who has an appreciation for balancing the highly detailed work of engineering and the systems level view of finishing projects on time. I chose Aerospace Engineering to take on challenging projects and am excited to join your team and start building something great.


    Project Experience

    01-2008 – 12-2011 Research Engineer

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Boulder, Colorado, USA

    • Finite Element Modeling of wind turbine blade dynamics for new fatigue testing method.

    • Optimized test setups to improve throughput and match loading target more accurately.

    • Investigated dual-axis testing procedure to better represent field loading.

    • Structural lead for new dynamometer generator commissioning project.

    • Worked in teams to perform fatigue, static and modal tests on turbine blade and generator: writing test plans, purchasing hardware, overseeing installation, applying sensors and data acquisition.

    • Verified models against test results and built post processing interface.

    • Worked within government guidelines to ensure a safe testing environment.

    • Presented system status for Readiness Verifications and documented results of testing.


    05-2007 – 08-2007 Dynamics Summer School Internship

    Los Alamos National Labs; Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

    • Studied mechanical stability of biomedical implants using structural health monitoring.

    • Developed and implemented test plan for 40 different samples.

    • Summarized results into conference paper and presented paper as a team at IMAC Conference in Orlando, February 2008.


    08-2003 – 05-2007 Structural subsystem leader

    MR-Satellite University Design Team - MS&T; Rolla, Missouri, USA

    • Extensive hands on experience in satellite design and analysis working for four years in the Air Force sponsored Nano-Satellite competition.

    • Managed structural team coordinating the work of five students.

    • Responsible for detailed structural design, analysis, BOM, and assembly.

    • Ensuring that system requirements were met as laid out by the Air-Force.

    • Part of team presenting work at nationwide competition where we won 3rd place and the Best New School Award.


    05-2006 – 08-2006 Structural Analysis Internship

    Boeing Company; Huntsville, Alabama, USA

    • Performed structural analysis of 787 Dreamliner fuselage component, comparing titanium and composite designs. Compared test results to NASTRAN analysis.

    • Verified that design and analysis of contracted work matched.

    • Identified locations where weight savings could be implemented, in Catia  V5.


    05-2005 – 08-2005 Repair worker under professional aircraft mechanic

    Aero Enterprises Inc.; Townsend, Delaware, USA

    • Repaired old Soviet fighter jets, L-29s and MiG 23s for commercial resale.

    • Responsible for repairing and upgrading structural components such as aircraft skin, fuselage, cockpit and wing fuel tanks with the goal of reducing drag and weight.


    Education

    06-2012 – Present Currently enrolled in intensive German classes in Tübingen, level B2.


    08-2007 – 07-2010 M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering in the Center for Aerospace Structures

    GPA: 3.4/4.0 University of Colorado Boulder

    • Thesis: Dynamic analysis of a new Base Excitation Testing System for fatiguing wind turbine blades. Worked at NREL to design, test and scale new testing methods for turbine blades.

    • Teaching Assistant for Junior level structures class, responsible for teaching recitations, conducting labs, holding office hours and grading.

    • Course work focused on computational structural design and analysis including aeroelasticity, advanced finite element modeling and optimization.


    08-2003 – 05-2007 B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering: Graduated with Honors

    GPA: 3.7/4.0 Missouri University of Science and Technology MS&T/UMR

    • Traveled with Engineers Without Borders team to improve sanitation facilities in Inka Katurapi, Bolivia.

    • Concentration in aerospace structures focusing on structural stability, fatigue analysis, fracture mechanics, spacecraft structures and orbital dynamics.

     

    Computer Skills

    Advanced: MATLAB, SolidWorks, NX-Unigraphics, Catia V5, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project.

    Intermediate: NASTRAN, Ansys, LabView, Photoshop, Optimization tools.

    Activities

    • I organized weekly Frisbee games at NREL, and was part of the Innovation team working to promote a learning community.

    • I have just finished six months of traveling in which I trekked through Patagonia, volunteered in Hawaii and biked over the Alps.

     

    Languages

    English: Mother-tongue.  German: Conversational.


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