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Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:20:10 +0000
A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will be confirmed by the full Senate. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:19:43 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:11:34 +0000
Griffin said it's imperative that the Pentagon focus on “rapid incorporation of technologies into new military capabilities.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:17:07 +0000
Sending data to and from different spots on Earth is big business for satellite operators, but Cloud Constellation sees a lucrative opportunity to offer satellites as the ultimate cloud storage solution for sensitive data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:54:25 +0000
There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:30-09-2013
     Last Modified:11-10-2013 (07:55)
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     Current job:Postdoc researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsI am a physicist with more than five years of experience within both applied physical and chemical modeling. I have studied the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes (e.g., ComFLOW and openFOAM), that ATG is using when modeling hydrodynamic processes,
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    Personal data

    Nationality: Spanish
    Date of birth: 7 November 1979

    Profile

    Motivated and proactive personality, with innovative and results driven attitude and quick at trans- lating new ideas into projects. Creative problem solver with strong analytical skills. Experienced in working with established deadlines, team working and networking. I am looking for a position in a company where I can use my skills and background to increase the profitability and to improve the interaction between teams.

    Key experience

    • Numerical modeling: ability to construct predictions to describe complex processes.

    • Statistical analysis and data analysis: knowledge of probability theory.

    • Scientific programming: FORTRAN, C++ (basic).

    • Familiarity with the following operating systems: Windows, MacOsX, Unix, Linux, MS Oce and Latex.

    • Scientific writing of scientific and technical papers, and reviews.

    • Presenting scientific results in conferences and meetings.

    • Communicative mediator between multidisciplinary teams.

    • Organization of large international conferences.

    • Project manager, team working, problem solving.

    • Entrepreneurship: thought leadership, networking.

    • Inquisitiveness about new emerging technologies.

    • Coaching of students.

    Education

    2002 – 2007: PhD degree (cum laude) in physical chemistry at University of Barcelona, Spain. Thesis title: Chemical processes with oxygen and nitrogen on SiO2.
    Key areas of interest: Catalysis, reactivity, materials, gas-surface interactions, kinetics, modeling.

    2002 – 2004: Degree in Advanced Studies (equivalent to MSc degree) in physical chemistry at University of Barcelona, Spain.
    Graduation research: Adsorption of atomic oxygen and nitrogen on SiO2.

    Key areas of interest: Catalysis, chemistry, material science.
    2003:
    Teaching certificate at University of Barcelona, Spain.
    1997 – 2002:
    BSc degree in Physics at University of Barcelona, Spain.

    Professional experience and training

    2009 – 2013 (4 years): Postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University, Netherlands.
    Developing a molecular dynamics simulations code to study the formation of some molecules in the in- terstellar medium for astrochemistry purposes. In particular, the formation of CO2 and H2O in space.

    2009 (3 months): Teaching assistant in physical chemistry at University of Barcelona, Spain. 2008 (9 months): Postdoctoral researcher at Helsinki University, Finland.

    Studying the reactivity between water and silica surfaces.

    2002 – 2007 (5 years): PhD position at University of Barcelona, Spain.
    Developing a molecular dynamics simulations code to study the reaction of silicates with oxygen, and its physical properties as surface protection material for an aircraft.

    Short List of Publications

    • ”Adsorption of atomic oxygen and nitrogen at -cristobalite (100): a density functionaly theory study”, C. Arasa, P. Gamallo and R. Sayos, J. Phys. Chem. B 109, 14954 (2005).

    • ”Classical dynamics study of atomic oxygen sticking on the -cristobalite (100) surface”, C. Arasa, H. F. Busnengo, A. Salin and R. Sayos, Surface Science 602, 975 (2008).

    • ”Eley-Rideal reaction dynamics between O atoms on -cristobalite (100) surface: A new in- terpolated potential energy surface and classical trajectory study”, C. Arasa, V. Moron, H. F. Busnengo and R. Sayos; Surf. Sci. 603, 2742 (2009).

    • ”Molecular dynamics simulations on the ice temperature dependence of water ice photodesorp- tion”, C. Arasa, S. Andersson, H. M. Cuppen, E. F. van Dishoeck, and G. J. Kroes; J. Chem. Phys. 132, 184510 (2010).

    • ”Molecular dynamics simulations of CO2 formation in interstellar ices”, C. Arasa, M. C. van Hemert, E. F. van Dishoeck, and G. J. Kroes, J. Phys. Chem. A, 117, 7064 (2013).

    Languages

    Spanish and Catalan: native.
    English: fluent in writing, listening and speaking; 5 years of daily experience in scientific English. French: reasonable understanding and reading.
    Dutch: level B1 in listening, reading and writing, and motivated to reach work level.

    Leisure

    Running, reading, watching documentaries, tango and salsa dancing.


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