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The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there or plans to send new experiments on upcoming cargo missions. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000
The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
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China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:02 +0000
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that would enable the spacecraft to make decisions regarding what to image and which data to send to the ground. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat’s CEO, said Nov. 8 that the company is taking steps to retain customers in its largest market segment, having identified broadband for social use among crews as the missing component of Inmarsat’s maritime service offering. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:20:10 +0000
A week after the sudden firing of Roberto Battiston as the head of the Italian Space Agency, the reasons for his ouster remain unclear while a grassroots effort is underway to restore his job. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:34:23 +0000
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans for some satellite constellations and shorten the orbital lifetime for experimental satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:33:48 +0000
NASA is planning to replace its two-decade-old virtual institute devoted to astrobiology with a looser network of research teams, a move the agency said reflects the maturity of the field but which has some scientists concerned. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 04:53:41 +0000
Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket Nov. 10 on a long-delayed first commercial mission for the small launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:21:24 +0000
NASA signed an agreement in September with a foundation to support initial studies of a privately funded mission to a potentially habitable moon of Saturn. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 10 Nov 2018 01:02:53 +0000
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next year after Democrats assume control of the House, while the departure of a key House appropriator could spell trouble for NASA missions to the potentially habitable moon of Europa. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:49:52 +0000
NASA has certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 to launch the agency’s most important science missions, giving the agency new options that could result in lower costs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:00:37 +0000
Building and launching spacecraft sometimes gets so much attention that the ground segment — user terminals, command and control systems and network operations —isn’t always ready even after a satellite is in space. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 16:23:49 +0000
Ryals suggested a Space Development Agency could be helpful in providing a single voice for military space requirements. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:03:49 +0000
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions to use a third constellation that was until recently a U.S.-only system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:02:55 +0000
Grason: “We’re seeing a different type of support to get after the transformation, to elevate commercial satcom to where it needs to be, as vital infrastructure." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:09:00 +0000
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said Nov. 7 that his company will attempt an orbital flight of a reusable version of a Falcon 9 upper stage by the middle of next year to test technologies for the company’s next-generation launch vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 21:45:28 +0000
After completing the purchase of Sea Launch in April, S7 Group now views expendable rockets as uncompetitive. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 17:09:05 +0000
DARPA has identified eight sites in the United States that it plans to use for a commercial launch competition, a selection that addresses one of the major concerns of potential competitors. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:49:31 +0000
Air Force satcom buyer Tom Becht: "We see a lot of independent commercial offerings. They are all good. But it would be nice if we could figure out how to do this from an enterprise perceptive.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:02-01-2014
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     Current job:Associate Engineer
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsRecent Physics graduate with experience in academia and R& D. • Problem solving • Root-Cause Analysis • Numerical/Data/Graphical Analysis • Product/Component Testing • Data Collection • Procedure Development • Python Programming
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    Objective:  Seeking an entry-level engineering position in research & development and applied physics.

     

    Profile Summary

     

    Recent Physics graduate with experience in academia and Research & Development. Roles include: Teaching, supervising, tutoring, problem solving, grading, root-cause analysis, numerical/data/graphical analysis, lab work, equipment assembly, product development, component testing, optimization, and automation. 

     

    Motivated and curious individual with demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with management, peers, and subordinates. Proven history of working collaboratively, and individually, to find solutions and new understanding of underlying principles, in order to better contribute to an end goal. Areas of expertise include:

     

    • Problem solving
    • Root-Cause Analysis
    • Numerical/Data/Graphical Analysis
    • Product/Component Testing
    • Data Collection
    • Procedure Development
    • Python Programming
    • Trumpet


     

    Computer Skills:                Windows, Mac OS X, Unix, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mathematica, Python, Matplotlib, C++, bash, and SolidWorks

     

    Equipment Skills:               Electrical/thermal/optical testing equipment (Digital multimeters/voltmeter/ammeter/ohmmeter, oscilloscopes, signal generators, power supplies, thermocouples, etc.), hand tools, microscope, telescope, vacuum system, temperature controls, gas flow meters, soldering

     

    Professional Experience

     

    University of New Hampshire Durham, NH                                                                                                                     

    Jan. 2012 – May 2013

     

    Graduate Teacher’s Assistant, Department of Physics           

    Advisor: Dr. Michael Briggs, Lab Manager

    Responsibilities: Ran undergraduate physics labs, tutoring, and grading                                                                         

    ·         Co-managed lab sections for introductory Physics I & II

    o    Supervised student’s progress

    o    Guided students in problem solving by exposing different approaches,  providing thought provoking questions to steer them in the right direction, and working out thorough collaborative  step-by-step solutions when needed

    o    Prepared and set-up labs based from a pre-made lab manual

    ·         Graded lab reports, in-lab worksheets, recitation worksheets, and exams

    ·         Met with lab manager and professors, on a weekly basis, to discuss the logistics of labs

     

    Space Science Center; Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space; UNH Durham, NH                                        

    Summer 2012

     

    Research Assistant    

    Research Group: Space Plasma Theory

    Advisors: Dr. Fatima Ebrahimi & Dr. Bertrand Lefebvre                                                                    

    Responsibilities: Numerical studies of non-axisymmetric magnetorotational instability in MPCX

    (Abstract: http://meeting.aps.org/Meeting/DPP12/Event/175214)

    ·         Utilized an eigenvalue problem solver code (evpsolver) to solve for the maximum growth rates of the magnetorotational instability (MRI) in a differentially rotating plasma

    ·         Automated the process of running evpsolver and finding, sorting, and plotting the appropriate data via python programming and Matplotlib

    ·         Wrote a python program to solve the local dispersion relation to verify the accuracy of evpsolver   

     

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY                                                                                                                

    June 23 – August 24, 2011

     

    Visiting Scholar & Intern

    Research Group: Future Chips Constellation

    Advisor: Dr. Christian Wetzel

    Responsibilities: Assisted with LED research

    ·         Performed electrical and optical measurement/characterization of new green LED devices

    ·         Qualified to run characterization measurements

    o    QuickTest, RTA, XRD, Leihighton

    ·         Focused on I-V characterization of GaInN/GaN Solar Cells

    o    Graphical analysis of collected I-V data, using Python programming and Matplotlib

     

    North Park University Chicago, IL                                                                                                                                    

    May – December 2009

     

    Teacher’s Assistant, Department of Physics

    Advisor: Professor Linda McDonald

    Responsibilities: Tutored and assisted with labs for introductory level courses                                                  

    ·         Interfaced with professors to discuss logistics of labs and tutoring

    ·         Worked with students in individual and group settings employing  various lesson techniques to optimize each student’s understanding

     

    Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. Concord, NH                                                                                                                         

    May – August 2008

     

    Engineering Intern

    Responsibilities: Assist in R&D of Carbon Nanotube yarns and textiles                                                            

    ·         Assisted Thermoelectric group

    o    Thermoelectric testing (e.g. thermal/electric conductivity, resistance, current, voltage, specific heat, device efficiency, etc.)

    o    Assisted with the development of thermoelectric P-N junction devices

    ·         Worked on the calibration of a new Chemical Vapor Deposition Furnace/textile/vacuum system

    o    Experimented with temperature controls, gas flows, fuel injection rates, yarn collection rates, collection fixtures, etc.

    o    Utilized test results (e.g. Raman spectroscopy, tensile strength) of experimental product to guide root-cause analysis/calibration

    ·         Data collection and graphical analysis using Microsoft Excel

     

    Freelance Musician (Trumpet)                                                                                                                                                                

    2005 – 2010

     

    ·         Holiday Church services

    o    Accompanied choir

    o    Brass quintet/ensemble

    o    Church orchestra

    ·         Pit-orchestra

    o     Community/University/youth plays, operas, and musicals(e.g. Guys & Dolls, Les Miserables, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)

    ·         Youth/community orchestra

    o    Manchester NH youth orchestra, and wind ensemble

    o    UNH youth concert band

    ·         Trumpet teacher

     

    Landscaping and property maintenance                                                                                                                     

    May – August 2006

     

    ·         Mulching, lawn mowing, raking, patio construction, masonry, sanding, and painting

     

    Family Physical Therapy Services Bedford, NH                                                                                                                                

    2003 – 2006

     

    Office Assistant & Custodian

    Responsibilities: Day to day office and custodial duties

    ·         Learned the inner workings of a small business

    ·         Scheduled patients

    ·         Organized patient filing system                                                                            

    ·         Daily office custodial services                                                             

     

    Activities/Personal Achievements:

    ·         North Park University Music Ensembles:

    o    Lead Trumpet, Jazz Ensemble, 2006-2010

    o    Trumpet, Jazz Combo, 2009-2010

    o    Trumpet, Concert Band, 2006-2010

    o    Principle Trumpet, 2008-2010

    o    Principle Trumpet, Orchestra, 2006-2010

    o    Trumpet, Brass Ensemble/Quintet, 2007-2010

    ·         Building a 15ft. skerry (sailboat)

    ·         6 week cross-country motorcycle trip, alone, summer 2013

    o    NH to the Pacific Northwest (OR,WA,BC), and back.

    o    9500+ miles

     

    Education:

    North Park University, Chicago, IL               May 2010

    B.S. in Physics, w/ Minor in Music

               

    University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH             September 2011 - May 2013

    Continued Education & Graduate Studies in Physics               


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