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     Date Submitted:18-01-2014
     Last Modified:20-01-2014 (12:29)
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     Current job:Space Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSpace systems engineering, Command & Date Handling


    2011--2014 Space Systems Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, Master of Science
    November 2013 Full amateur radio license, Dutch Foundation for Radio Exams, Amersfoort, Netherlands, Full license
    Summer 2013 Smart District Energy, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, Summer course
    2008--2012 Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, Bachelor of Science
    Winter 2011 Physics of Extreme Systems, Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, Winter course
    2010--2011 International economics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Minor
    2002--2008 Pre-university education (VWO), Arentheem College, Arnhem, Netherlands, Science, technology & biology


    08/2013--present Delft University of Technology, Teaching Assistant System Design Project, Delft, Netherlands, Supervise second year students with their effort in designing a spacecraft. Activities include grading of the reports/provide feedback, answer questions and help organize the logistics of the project.
    01/2013--04/2013 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Intern, Pasadena, United States of America, During my internship I performed research for potential future deep space nanospacecraft missions. I started with the development of a small body simulator and with the results obtained of these simulations I created a systems design for such a mission. In addition to my main research I also helped organizing a workshop for ground stations which support high speed data rates for the nanosatellite community. In the workshop we discussed the implementation, sharing of data, roadblocks and established a framework for the utilization of existing community assets to support nanosatellite objectives.
    09/2010--09/2011 Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE), Board member, Delft, Netherlands, As a treasurer of the society I was responsible for the financial health of DARE and the financial bookkeeping in general. Also, as a board member I managed the daily operations of DARE with my fellow board members to ensure the continuity of the society.
    2007--09/2011 Nezci webdevelopment, Owner, Arnhem, Netherlands, As the co-owner of Nezci we developed and hosted websites for companies and individuals. I was responsible for the programming/scripting part of websites and I coordinated the website requirements for a set of customers.


    08/2013--present DelFFi: QB50 Constellation, Delfi, Delft, Netherlands, Robust and Flexible Command & Data Handling on board the DelFFi Formation Flying Mission. Investigating and performing experiments for wireless intra-spacecraft communication for nanosatellites by means of Bluetooth Low Energy.
    10/2013--present Delfi-n3Xt, Delfi, Delft, Netherlands, Ground station operator and mission analyst for the Delfi-n3Xt nanosatellite mission.
    04/2011--07/2011 Design Synthesis Exercise: Advance Nano-Telescope (A.N.T.) Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, In the DSE or Bachelor Thesis a group of 9 students designed an optical imaging instrument for use on nanosatellites. At an altitude of 540 km this instrument is capable of delivering monochromatic images with a ground sampling distance of ~8 m. The entire instrument fits in a 10x10x15 cm volume and can be produced as a Commercial Off The Shelf product. The results formed the basis for further DSE and MSc. Thesis spin-offs.
    04/2010--present Project Stratos, Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE), Delft, Netherlands, Involved with the Stratos II project for launching a rocket to 50 km altitude. Past: Responsible for PR (developed Project Stratos website). Present: Flight simulation and optimization of the Stratos II rocket with ASTOS (AeroSpace Trajectory Optimization Software).


    Dutch: Native
    English: Professional
    German: Limited
    French: Elementary

    Computer skills

    Operating Systems: Ubuntu, Windows
    Type writing: Microsoft office, LibreOffice
    Engineering: COMSOL, Catia, ANSYS
    Image editing: Photoshop, GIMP
    Scientific: Matlab, Numpy, Scipy, Astos
    Typography: LaTeX, LyX
    Web design: XHTML, CSS, PHP
    Database: MySQL

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