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     Date Submitted:28-10-2013
     Last Modified:28-10-2013 (02:25)
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     Current job:Science Communicator
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsengineering, solidworks, FEA
    CV
    OBJECTIVES
    Engineer and Technical Author with experience working in civil and military aerospace projects, with interests in CubeSats, rapid prototyping and simulation. Has designed experiments for potential flight to ISS. Strong research background with good writing skills.
     
    EXPERIENCE
    Science Journalist Intern , European Southern Observatory
    June 2013 – Present
     
    Key responsibilities:
     
    • Writing press releases based on scientific papers
    • Editing for other staff writers
    • Transcribing for ESO & Hubble Podcasts
     
    Mechanical Engineering Consultant , Made In Space (remote position)
     
    June 2013 – Present
     
    Key responsibilities:
     
    • Researching metal coating of thermoplastics
    • Researching die manufacture
    • Designing hardware
    • Designing experiments for International Space Station
     
    Deputy Editor/Writer , Space Safety Magazine
    October 2012 – Present
     
    Key responsibilities:
     
    • Editing for other staff writers
    • Writing news articles
    • Managing the magazine’s social media presence
    • Training new writers
     
    Technical Author, Airbus Military A400M Project
    October 2011 – August 2012
     
    Key responsibilities:
     
    • Use of Catia to investigate component assemblies
    • Mark up drawings and BOM, and author into SAP
    • Send illustration request to illustrator
    • Quality control & assurance
     
    Technical Illustrator Rolls-Royce XWB Project 
    July 2011 – October 2011
     
    Key responsibilities:
     
    • Use of Siemens Teamcentre to locate components
    • Use of Technical Illustrator software to create isometric drawings
    • Ensure graphic is ATA iSpec 2200 compliant
     
    Development Technician Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Project
    December 2010 – July 2011
     
    Key responsibilities:
     
    • Creating and distributing daily engine status reports
    • Chairing daily development meetings
    • Accounting hours and cycles usage
    • Creation of VB macros for monitoring of thrust cycles
    • Updating of project Gantt charts for experimental operations
     
    EDUCATION
     
    International Space University, France
    September 2012-August 2013
    Space Studies MSc
     
    Subjects Included:
     
    • Systems Engineering            
    • Propulsion
    • Mission Design 
    • Earth Observation Satellites                        
    • Cosmology
    • Policy and Economics
                
    My individual project involves the design of a 3D printed Cubesat structure.  Heavy usage of CAD and FEA was involved.
     
    Coventry University, UK
    2007-2010 
    Aerospace Technology BEng (hons)  
     
    Modules included:
     
    • Mathematics              
    • Engineering Management
    • Aerodynamics
    • Technical Drawing & CAD            
    • Control Engineering
    • Propulsion
     
    My dissertation received 1st prize for the national 2010 Merlin Flight Simulator Competition.
     
    Wolverhampton University, UK
    2006-2007 
    Applied Science and Mathematics Foundation Degree
     
    Modules included:
     
    • Mathematics              
    • Information Technology
    • Double Physics          
    • Chemistry
     
    SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
    • Solidworks 2013 (including SW Plastics & Simulation)
    • MATLAB
    • Technical Illustrator
    • STK v10
    • Microsoft Office (ECDL Advanced Level Certification)
    • Merlin Flight Simulator Excalibur
    • Stellarium 
     
    AWARDS
    • European Space Agency Scholarship
    • The Science Registry Engineering Funding Scholarship 2012
    • 1st Prize 2010 Merlin Flight Simulator Competition 
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
     
    I am a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, The Space Generation Advisory Council and The Mars Society. I have assisted with CAPCOM duties for the Mars Society’s MDRS station. 
     
    I am currently science and engineering advisor for a 3D video game called “Lacuna Passage”, which is set on Mars, and utilizes actual map data from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as its in-game textures. The game was successfully funded on the Kickstarter website, and is expected for release in December 2014.
     
    My MSc thesis involved the design and simulation of a 3D printed CubeSat structure. It was designed to withstand a +20g launch load, and since the project completion, I have learned that ESA have flight certified my chosen material. The CubeSat design was 50% lighter than commercial aluminium structures, and capable of surviving the same loads without excessive deformation. Additionally, it was 75% less expensive than existing commercial solutions. 
     
    The research that I conducted for Made In Space has resulted in several developments which are now being tested in their lab at NASA Ames Research Center. If they are successful they will be deployed to the International Space Station in 2014 at the earliest.
     
    REFERENCES
     
    Jason Dunn – Co-founder, Chief Technologist, Made In Space
    Jason(at)madeinspace.us
     
    Andrea Gini, Editor-in-Chief, Space Safety Magazine,
    Ginian(at)gmail.com
     
    Prof. Angie Bukley – Dean International Space University
    Angie.Bukley(at)isunet.edu
     
     

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