2010-2013 Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
PhD-Candidate, started in October 2010, expected graduation in November 2013
Topic: "Smart Deployable Space Structures"
Advisors: Dr. Massimiliano Vasile, Prof. Colin McInnes
2012 International Space University Space Studies Program (ISU SSP), Melbourne, Florida, USA
4th of June – 3rd of August 2012,Florida Institute of Technology / Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
Department: Space Applications, Team Project: Space Debris Mitigation and Removal
2008-2010 University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Master of Science with Honors in Aerospace Engineering, June 2010 – GPA: 3.88/4.00
Thesis: "Development of an Adaptive Flap/Flaperon Flight Control System with Shape Memory Alloy Actuation"
Advisor: Dr. Ron Barrett
2004-2008 University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Intermediate Diploma (two years, 2004-2006) plus an additional 2 years of advanced study in Aerospace Engineering (until 2008), similar to Bachelor of Science
Specialization in the fields of Lightweight Structures and Space System Design
2012-2013 iSEDE Experiment: Inflatable Satellite Encompassing Disaggregated Electronics, UK
Project manager and technical supervisor for multidisciplinary international student team
Experiment was flown onboard BEXUS (Balloon EXperiments for University Students) in Oct 2013
2013 Wideband Ionospheric Sounder CubeSat Experiment (WISCER), UK
Funded by Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) with University of Birmingham
System engineer to design and simulate a conical inflatable antenna deployed from cube satellites
2011-2013 StrathSat-R Experiment: Ejecting two cube satellites from sounding rocket in micro gravity, UK
Lead system engineer for SAM cube satellite deploying adaptive inflating structure
Launched onboard REXUS13 (Rocket EXperiments for University Students) in May 2013
2012 UK Space Agency Study: CubeSat Low Cost Inter-Orbit Transfer Demonstrator, UK
Main system engineer and principle investigator on inflatable structure deployment (solar sail)
2010-2013 Suaineadh Experiment: Deployment of spin stabilized space web in micro gravity, UK & Sweden
Team leader and project manager responsible for coordinating researchers and students in Scotland and Sweden to successfully launch experiment onboard REXUS12 on 19th of March 2012
2009 CRESIS all composite UAV, University of Kansas, USA
Manufactured parts for the MERIDIAN UAV airplane, one of the largest UAV airplanes in the world
built by an university, tooling and prepreg /wet lay up of carbon- and glass epoxy composite parts
2006 EADS ASTRIUM, Ottobrunn, Germany
Undergraduate Intern, developed and specified test procedures for GPS receiver of earth
observation satellite TerraSAR.
2011 BUAA International Graduate Summer School in Aeronautics and Astronautics
Beihang University, Beijing, China, 10 – 23 July 2011
Two week course with 80 international and 80 Chinese students consisting of lectures and workshops in the field of aeronautics and astronautics
2010 Space Station Design Workshop
Institute of Space Systems (IRS), University of Stuttgart, Germany, 25 – 30 July 2010
Interdisciplinary program of lectures and practical design work in a team-centered environment. Topics covered include exploration mission analyses, spacecraft and space design as well as utilization aspects, system engineering, and subsystem technologies
AWARDS & PRIZES:
“StrathSat-R: Deploying Inflatable Cubesat Structures in Micro Gravity”, IAC-12-E2.3.7
2011 Excellent Student Prizeof the International Graduate Summer School in Aeronautics and
Astronautics for outstanding performance in the academic exchange, Beihang University, Beijing, China
2010 NASA Team Science Awardfor outstanding achievement in human and robotic scientific investigation of Near-Earth Asteroids, Space Station Design Workshop, Stuttgart, Germany
2010 M.Sc. with Honors, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Software LS-DYNA, ANSYS, CATIA V5, Solid Works, Patran/Nastran, GAMBIT/FLUENT, LabView, Matlab, Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, Power Point
Language Fluent in German and English, basic understanding in French
2011 Space Ambassador, ISEB (International Space Education Board) program, 3-7 October 2011
International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
Outreach event for local South African school children to foster dialogue and connection among members of the next generation of space leaders.
2009 New International Orientation, University of Kansas, August 2009
Assisted 330 new international students during their first days at the university
2006 FIFA Soccer World Cup 2006 in Germany, June and July 2006
Communicated with people of different cultural background and guided them through Stuttgart (host city)
2013 - IET (The Institution for Engineering and Technology)
2012 - AIAA Gossamer Systems Forum
2011 - StrathSEDS (SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) subdivision of UKSEDS at the University of Strathclyde,)
2008 - AIAA (American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics)
2008 - 2010 Treasurer AAS KU (American Astronautic Society, University of Kansas (KU))
2008 - 2010 XBS (eXperimental Balloon Society, University of Kansas)
2005 - DGLR (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt)
“iSEDE Demonstrator on High Altitude Balloon BEXUS: Inflatable Satellite Encompassing Disaggregated Electronics”,IAC-13-E2.3, 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2013, 23 – 27 October 2013, Beijing, China
“Lessons Learned from three University Experiments onboard the REXUS/BEXUS Sounding Rockets and Stratospheric Balloons”,IAC-13-D1.5.3, 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2013, 23 – 27 October 2013, Beijing, China
“Inflatable Shape Changing Colonies Assembling Versatile Smart Space Structures”, IAC-13-C2.5.2, 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2013, 23 – 27 October 2013, Beijing, China
“Ejection and Recovery System for Cubesat Sized Ejectables on Sounding Rockets”, IAC-13-A2.3.3, 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2013, 23 – 27 October 2013, Beijing, China
“Artificial Meteor Showers as an Example for a Secondary Business Case for Active Debris Removal”, IAC-13-D4.P.2, 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2013, 23 – 27 October 2013, Beijing, China
“Lessons Learned from REXUS12’s Suaineadh Experiment: Spinning Deployment of a Space Web in Milli Gravity”, A-162, 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 9-14 June 2013, Thun, Switzerland
“StrathSat-R: Deploying Inflatable Structures from Cubesats in Milli Gravity”, A-158, 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 9-14 June 2013, Thun, Switzerland
“ISU Team Project: An Integral View on Space Debris Mitigation and Removal”,6th European Conference on Space Debris, 22-25 April 2013, ESA/ESOC Darmstadt, Germany
“Bio-inspired Programmable Matter for Space Applications”, IAC-12-C2.5.1, 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2012, 1 – 5 October 2012, Naples, Italy
“Results of REXUS12’s Suaineadh Experiment: Deployment of a Spinning Space Web in Micro Gravity Conditions”, IAC-12-A2.3.15, 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2012, 1 – 5 October 2012, Naples, Italy
“Space Debris Removal Using Self-inflating Adaptive Membrane”, IAC-12-A6.5.27, 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2012, 1 – 5 October 2012, Naples, Italy
“StrathSat-R: Deploying Inflatable Cubesat Structures in Micro Gravity”, IAC-12-E2.3.7, 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2012, 1 – 5 October 2012, Naples, Italy
“ISU Team Project: Space Debris Mitigation and Removal”, IAC-12-A6.6.8, 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2012, 1 – 5 October 2012, Naples, Italy
“Inflatable Structures for Mars Base 10”, AIAA 2012-3557, 42nd International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) 2012, 15 - 19 July 2012, San Diego, California, USA
“Design and Development of Deployable Self-inflating Adaptive Membrane”,AIAA-2012-1517, 13th AIAA Gossamer Systems Forum as part of 53rd Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials and Co-located Conferences, 23 - 26 April 2012, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
“REXUS 12 Suaineadh Experiment: Deployment of a web in microgravity conditions using centrifugal forces”, IAC-11.A2.3.7, 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2011, 3 – 7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
“Deployment Simulation of Very Large Inflatable Tensegrity Reflectors”, IAC-11.C2.2.10, 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2011, 3 – 7 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa
“Design, Manufacturing and Test of a High Lift Secondary Flight Control Surface with SMAPBP (Shape Memory Alloy Post-buckled Precompressed) actuators”,Paper SMASIS2010-3681, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems Conference 2010, 29 September – 1 October 2010, Philadelphia, PA, United States
“Shape memory alloy post buckled precompressed (SMAPBP) actuator concepts and theory”,Paper 7643-7, SPIE (international society for optics and photonics) Smart Structures and Materials Conference 2010, 7 - 11 March 2010, San Diego, CA, United States
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