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     Date Submitted:28-12-2013
     Last Modified:02-01-2014 (04:57)
    Job information
     Current job:Trainee
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSystems Engineer, Space Instrumentation


     Gender Male| Date of birth 09/07/1987| Nationality Portuguese





    October 2012 – June 2013













    Active Space Technologies, Coimbra, Portugal

    ▪  Participation on TPIP project - Electric Sensor for Real Time Ablation Monitoring of Thermal Protection Systems.

    ▪  Present in teleconferences with client ESA-ESTEC and EADS Astrium as partner.

    ▪  Performed research and trade-off studies about materials to use in system integration.

    ▪  Conceived test plan, procedures and implementation regarding verification and validation, according to ECSS standards.

    ▫  Noise and phase shift characterization at electronics level, reference measurement of conductivity and permittivity, environmental testing and accuracy.


    June 2006 – September 2012



    Carpentry  CMA (Family business), Pombal, Portugal


    ▪  Meetings with clients to define proposals

    ▪  Conception and construction of home construction furniture using specialized software

    ▫  3D drawings





    June 2013 – August 2013

    Space Studies Post-graduation


    International Space University (

    ▪  9-week program in Space studies, International, Interdisciplinary, and Intercultural formation

    ▪  Department: Human Performance in Space

    ▫  Presentation about sleep quality monitoring discussing short-experiment results

    ▪  Team Project: Affordable Microsatellite-Based Internet Access and Environmental Monitoring (AMBIEnT)

    ▫  Humanities sub-group leader: assessment of covering region needs and target users definition

    October 2010 – October 2013

    MSc Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation


    University of Coimbra

    ▪  Main subjects: Radiation, Planetary Sciences, Image Processing and Astronomy

    ▪  Master Thesis:  Electric Sensor to investigate ablation and associated processes in thermal protection systems

    ▫  Performed on Active Space Technologies internship

    October 2006 – October 2010

    BSc Computer Science


    Coimbra Institute of Engineering

    ▪  Main subjects: Software engineering, Algorithms and Programming

    ▪  Erasmus Exchange student at University Paul Verlaine – Metz, France in 2008/09

    ▪  Final project: GreenDriving - Car sharing application for Android smartphones using shared MySQL database with PHP website








    Honours and awards

    Summer formation


    Selected Grants


    ▪  graduate from high school with honour

    ▪  6th school of astrophysics and gravitation, IST – Lisbon

    ▪  1st Portuguese workshop on meteor showers

    ▪  ESA scholarship for ISU Space Studies Program 2013

    ▪  one of the inventors of a Sensor for Real Time Ablation Monitoring of Thermal Protection Systems . Reference: “F. Simões, A. Mendes, I. Ribeiro, T. Marques, J. Varandas, Method and system for monitoring ablation processes in thermal protection systems, PT 107152N (pending).”


    Computer skills

    ▪  Very good on: Microsoft Office™ tools,  Java (J2SE, J2EE, J2ME), C/C++, PHP and MySQL

    ▪  Good: Pascal, Javascript, HTML, IDL and  Matlab

    ▪  Basic knowledge: LabVIEW, Perl, Python, Flash, Ajax, CSS and  CNC programming


    Job-related skills

    ▪  Team spirit (gained playing team sports for 15 years)

    ▪  Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments

    ▪  Leadership (several times class representative trough academic formation)

    ▪  Good communication  skills gained through my experience as barman





    Language skills


    Mother tongue
















    Other skills

    ▪  Knowledge of organ, having attended a music school for 5 years

    ▪  Ability to repair electronic devices, such as computers and mobile phones.

    ▪  Very fond of sports, playing tennis and soccer frequently


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