Accomplished space system engineer with an excellent mix of technical know-how and analytical skills gained through extensive hands-on experience in the development of space hardware. Solid experience in all areas of research, design, development, fabrication, test, and evaluation of spacecraft fluid control systems and components for propulsion applications, and related ground support equipment. Highly structured way of working, supported by excellent conceptual and analytical skills. Strong problem-solving ability and the ability to break down complex problems into small manageable parts. Strong out-of-the-box thinker where conventional approach is inadequate. Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with the capability of clearly presenting concepts and ideas to a wider audience.
- Over 9 years of experience in the space industry as fluid control subsystem and component level development and phase B/C/D systems engineer in a production environment
- Technical responsible for product integrity, including product performance, requirements engineering, design and performance engineering, product configuration, interface control, engineering budget control
- Thorough familiarity with relevant ECSS, ESCC, NASA, and MIL standards
- Experience in ESA and commercial component and subsystem development projects and EU FP7 R&D programs
- Accustomed to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams
- Excellent conceptual and analytical skills
- Design, analysis, simulation, prototyping, test
- Technical writing, reports, specifications
- Proactive teamplayer with excellent oral and written communication skills.
OHB, Propulsion Engineering
August 2015 – Present
Technical responsible for the Exomars 2018 Carrier Module Reaction Control Subsystem, a 20 N class monopropellant propulsion system.
ASML, Development and Engineering
May 2014 – July 2015
Configuration architect XT/NXT: Define and manage configuration baseline of semiconductor lithography systems to enable efficient system upgrades.
Moog Bradford/Bradford Engineering, Propulsion Systems Division
Apr 2008 – Apr 2014
System Engineer: Design, development, and testing (phase B/C/D engineering and R&D) of spacecraft fluid control systems, components, and associated ground support equipment. Technically responsible for developing the subsystem and components into a completely qualified product compliant to customer requirements.
Lead systems engineer on several development programs:
- Xenon loading carts: development of equipment for loading high-purity, high-pressure xenon into spacecraft tanks for a variety of customers.
- In-orbit refueling system: regulation and distribution of MMH/MON in bi-propellant supply system. Design of flight system and development of ground-based demonstrator.
- Development of oxidizer flow control valve for a 1.5 kN class hybrid rocket engine operating on high-concentration hydrogen peroxide.
- Development of extremely fast-acting valve technology for pulsed injection of advanced propellants into hydrogen peroxide based monoprop and biprop thrusters.
- Development of mass flow control equipment for a novel type of space plasma thruster operating on various noble gases.
- Product specialist for ultrasonic flow meter, a flow gauging device for use with liquid rocket propellants.
Provide engineering support for various other programs:
- Xenon flow control units: active and passive mass flow control for supply of xenon ion engines for a variety of customers. Provided engineering support in the form of functional and performance modeling, development testing, development of ground support equipment, including software.
- SWARM cold gas propulsion system feed module: regulation of high pressure R-14 for thruster feed. Successfully performed and completed acceptance testing on three flight model feed systems.
- Full functional and environmental qualification of a propellant filter currently being used on multiple programs.
- Requirements analysis, derivation, and specification, including preparation of technical procurement specifications
- Performing trade studies on basis of technical, cost, and programmatic inputs, and selection of baseline technologies
- Managing different engineering disciplines involved in the definition of the product or system
- Definition of the development, assembly, integration, and verification plans on subsystem or component level
- Definition of model and verification philosophy from subsystem to component level including specification of test requirements and procedures
- Generate compliance documentation
- Engineering budget control
- Primary point of contact to customer for technical matters, communication of results through documentation and presentation
- Subcontractor management
Design and analysis:
- Subsystem-level design and layout activities, component selection, interface control
- Generating design documentation, engineering analyses (performance, hydraulic, thermal)
- Monitoring and control of engineering activities associated with the development of the product including definition and control of engineering (mechanical, structural, thermal, electrical, radiation) analyses in cooperation with discipline specialists
- Processing, evaluation, and reporting, both internally and externally, of engineering analysis results
- Prototyping of critical subsystem functions to establish feasibility and performance baselines
- Generating test specifications, procedures, and reports.
- Developing ground support equipment, including software, to accommodate various stages of testing
- Developing test setups for component-level and subsystem-level testing
- Performing and/or supervising testing (leak testing, pressure testing, functional testing, environmental testing) at internal and external facilities
- Processing, evaluation, and reporting, both internally and externally, of test results
EADS Space Transportation, New Payloads and Technology Division
Aug 2005 – May 2006
Engineering Intern: Development of technology for a small experiment container for the liquid synthesis of metal nanoparticles under microgravity conditions. Assembly, integration, test, and delivery of a laboratory setup for the liquid synthesis of metal nanoparticles, consisting of pumping system, mixer, reactor, and fluid handling equipment.
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, August 2007
MSc Thesis: Development of a 50 mN class resistojet thruster with emphasis on rocket performance and heat transfer modeling, and verification by means of testing.
Software: LabView, MATLAB, Simulink, NASTRAN/Patran, ProEngineer, SolidWorks, ESATAN, ThermXL, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project
Programming: C/C++, x86 Assembly, Visual Basic
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
Dutch: native language
English, German: fluent
French: basic knowledge
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