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Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:15:34 +0000
As NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first crewed landing on the moon, the agency released new details about how it will procure launders to enable humans to return to the moon in the 2020s. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 21 Jul 2019 02:53:09 +0000
NASA and the White House used the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing to mark the latest achievement in the development of the Orion spacecraft and reaffirm plans to use it to return humans to the moon by 2024. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 21:27:21 +0000
The SDA is preparing to host its first public meeting with space industry contractors as it tries to reassure skeptics. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000
Indeed, we were witnessing “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Nevertheless, my maternal grandmother who lived with us and was born in Eastern Europe in 1890, exclaimed, “I don’t believe it and will never believe it.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:01:20 +0000
Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains the political will to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:22:00 +0000
Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:00:29 +0000
During the decades since the cancellation of the Apollo program, some have used the Chinese treasure fleets of the early 1400s as a cautionary tale. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:31:29 +0000
Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and continues work on a new launch facility. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:23:00 +0000
The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:10 +0000
China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:28 +0000
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:53 +0000
The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:17 +0000
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:17:32 +0000
The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:49:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s merger with a publicly-traded investment company is likely a one-off event based on the company and people involved, and not a sign of more fundamental changes in the industry, investors argue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:00 +0000
A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable new human and robotic missions to the moon in the near future. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:47 +0000
Just as we have built on the foundation provided by the Apollo astronauts, the next generation will build on our achievements, and future generations on theirs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:00:22 +0000
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon, you might notice we aren’t celebrating it on the moon. Why? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:44:31 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee July 17 that a cost estimate for landing humans on the moon by 2024 likely won’t be ready until the administration submits a budget request next February. 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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    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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