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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:03-12-2013
     Last Modified:23-01-2022 (08:35)
    Job information
     Current job:Principal Manager, Space Programs
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsValue Stream Management, Technology and Engineering Manager, Measurement technologies and test methods for quality control of high reliability components for space flight applications, mostly in communication satellites. Quality Assurance, Inspections,
    CV

    Key Accomplishments at current job

    Since March 2011: Group Leader (Manager)  of  EEE Laboratory at TESAT-Spacecom, Backnang Germany.

    Head of the EEE Laboratory Group with responsibility for personnel and resources. The group is responsible for quality control on all electrical, electronic and electromechanical (EEE) parts to be used for space flight equipment. I just succeeded in expanding the Quality Control Laboratory by adding test methods like hermetic seal test, scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, temperature forcing electrical tests and a chemical lab.  Many similar functions as in the post of Team Leader (below).

    Negotiations with customers on quality-related issues for parts intended for their projects. Treatment of non-conformances, requests for waver, requests for deviation.

     Project leadership to establish inspectionson EEE parts before delivery

    Negotiations with sub-contractors in Europe, China and USA performing quality inspections for TESAT.

    Working with development engineers and device manufacturers to specify quality parameters for different devices.

    Performing quality tests (screening, lot acceptance, destructive physical analysis) on EEE devices

    Proof-reading and approval of screening, quality verification and quality control reports.

    Training of EEE quality engineers on measurement techniques and test methods for Chinese and Taiwanese space programs.

    Quality audits at suppliers in Europe and USA.

     

    August 2008 to February 2011: Team Leader of  newly founded DPA Laboratory team at TESAT-Spacecom, Backnang Germany.

     

    Took over a newly created laboratory team in August 2008 responsible for quality inspections on EEE high reliability parts for space flight.. Successful establishment of team and processes relating to pre-encapsulation and lot acceptance inspection at the manufacturer,  incoming inspection, destructive physical analysis and other screening inspections in high-rel and off-the-shelf parts intended for space flight.. 

    Proof-reading and approval of technical reports on Destructive Physical Analysis, Pre-encapsulation and lot acceptance inspections before release of flight parts.

     Demonstrated leadership qualities in a team of engineers and physicists and negotiation ability within cooperation activities with other departments in TESAT-Spacecom and with different companies; source inspection companies, manufacturers, and sub-contractors on quality inspections within and out of Germany.

    Lecturer of Electronics at University of Professional Education (Duale Hochschule) Stuttgart (Till September 2010)..

    Work Experience

    September 2007 to July 2008: Parts Engineer for EEE Parts for space flight

     

    Responsible for the qualification of transformers, inductors and coils manufactured at TESAT for use in electronic power conditioners (EPC), microwave power module (MPM) and other satellite payloads like multiplexers, demultiplexers, TWTA etc.,

    Responsible for all technical aspects during procurement of high-rel optoelectronic, magnetic and several other passive devices for space flight application. Negotiated with several parts manufacturers worldwide to ensure that components meet the requirements stipulated by the US military (MIL) and/or European Space Agency (ESA).

    Responsible for technical negotiations with customers on non-conformances and part failures within payload manufactured by TESAT for satellite manufacturers.

     

    Part time jobs as working student,

     

    June 1998 to August 1998: Working student at Adam Opel AG, involved in mounting of automobile electronics and braking system.

    March 2001 to September 2002: Working student at Nanofocus AG; involved in consruction, test and documentation of surface measuring systems µSurfTM and µScanTM . 

    October 2001 to January 2004: Working student at Center for Solid State Electronics and Optoelectronics (ZHO) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, working on molecular beam epitaxy and characterization of III/V device layers and device processing.

     

    Academic & research experience

    March 2004 to August 2007 : Scientific staff at Institute of Semiconductor Technology Technical University Braunschweig.

     

    Part management of research projects sponsored EU, DFG and BMBF

    Process development for ZnO semiconductor layers

    Development of vapour phase epitaxy system for the growth of high-quality ZnO nanostructures for microelectronic, optoelectronic and sensoric applications.

    Chracterisation of semiconductor and semiconductor devices with methods like XRD, AFM, PL, I-V, Hall-, C-V-, SQUID measurements etc.

    Setting up practicals in Electronic Technology 1 and 2, and supervision of postgraduate students.

    Supervision of students during Bachelor and Master theses.

    Active participation with scientific contributions at several international conferences in Europe and USA and also publications in internationally renown journals.

    SOFT SKILLS_____________________________________

    Leadership with personnel management with disciplinary functions

    Quality Management

    Project Management

    SAP

    Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Exel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

    Negotiations according to the Harvard Concept.

    Quality Audit

    Internet Programming & Web design

    LANGUAGES_____________________________________

    English

    German

    French

    Education

     

    Technical University Braunschweig               Braunschweig, Germany.

    PhD (Dr.-Ing.), June 2007

    Dissertation: Fabrication of Device Quality ZnO Nanostructures

     

    University of Duisburg.-Essen                 Duisburg, Germany

    M.Sc. (CSCE, Electronics), January 2004

    Thesis: Growth and Characterisation of III/V-based device layers on silicon substrates

    Pre-Master Thesis: Applicaation of Reflectance Spectroscopy in Molecular Beam epitaxy for in-situ Surface Characterisation.

     

    Bilingual  Grammar School Buea               Buea, Cameroon.

    GCE Advanced Level, June 1995

    Government Secondary School Buea            Buea, Cameroon

    GCE Ordinary Level, June 1993

    Government Bilingual Primary School Kosala              Kumba, Cameroon

    First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) 1988

     

    PUBLICATIONS_____________________________________

    Growth and Characterisation of Device Quality ZnO Nanostructures:  ISBN-13: 978-3867272865, PhD dissertation, Cuvilier Verlag Göttingen

    Basic Computer and Information Technology for Cameroon Schools

    More than 40 scientific publications in science journals below are some publications:

    1. A C Mofor, A El-Shaer, M Suleiman, A Bakin and A Waag; A Two-step obtainment of quantum confinement in ZnO nanorods; Nanotechnolgy 17, (2006) 1-4

    2. A.C. Mofor , A. S. Bakin, A. Elshaer, D. Fuhrmann, F. Bertram, A. Hangleiter, J. Christen and A. Waag Catalyst-free Vapor-phase transport growth of vertically aligned ZnO nanorods on 6H-SiC and (11-20) Al2O3 , phys. stat. solidi, phys. stat. sol. (c) 3, No. 4, 1046–1050 (2006)

    3.  A. C. Mofor, F. Reuss, A. El-Shaer, H. Ahlers, U. Siegner, A. Bakin, W. Limmer, J. Eisenmenger, Th. Mueller, P. Ziemann, and A. Waag A Study of ZnMnO as a Material for Magneto- and , phys. stat. sol. (c) 3, No. 4, 1104–1108 (2006)

    4. A.  Che Mofor, A. El-Shaer , A. Bakin, H.-H. Wehmann, A. Waag, H. Ahlers, U. Siegner, S. Sievers, M. Albrecht, W. Schoch, N. Izyumskaya, V. Avrutin, J. Stoimenos. Magnetic Property Investigation on ZnMnO Elsevier - Superlattices and Microstructures 39, 381-386 (2006)

     

    Interests

     

    Cycling, football, associations, writing, fitness training.  

    November 2013


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