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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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     Date Submitted:08-04-2014
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     Current job:Materials and Process Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordscomposite materials
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    Qualification

    Materials and mechanical engineer with 15 years plus diverse experience in composite  materials research, development, application, qualification for aerospace and Oil & Gas industry; Hold discipline expertise of the subject in the area of polymer, composites, coating and nanotechnology. Several US patents and applications, and highly influential publications in materials technology. Most recent experiences in project management and supplier qualification and audit.

                                           

    EXPERIENCE

               The Boeing Company, Materials & Structure Technologies, Seattle, WA


    Materials & Process Engineer, Sr. 2011- Present

    • Work at core PD material group on developing key composites and manufacturing technology for new airplane program; define complex program requirements; conduct materials screening and qualification; author specifications
    • Manage audit programs and conduct suppliers qualification on raw materials, composites manufacturing equipments, facility and processing technology
    • Provide technical and quality consulting expertise on materials and structural manufacturing support, failure analysis and troubleshooting as composites focal

     

    Project Accomplishments and Contributions Highlight

    • Contributed to several key primary structure composite materials and processing qualification, specification  and deployment; authored and released several materials and processing specifications ascustodian
    • Completed numerous suppliers qualification and audit to ensure their technical readiness and quality assurance
    • Provided key support on supplier management and China market by consulting and technical workshop training,identify areas for quality improvement
    • Provided critical solution in a supplier audit to identify the root cause and process improvement with Lean + resulting remarkable performance improvement

     

               Baker Hughes Inc.,Non-metallic Materials Group, Houston, TX 2008 - 2010            

    Project Scientist

    • Developed polymer and composites technologies and tools for Oil and Gas E&P
    • Conducted downhole materials and tools failure analysis, trouble shooting, material testing on thermal/mechanical properties, reliability, corrosion and compatibility
    • Provided technical advice and support to materials and tools selection,  qualification, product design and field runs, wrote material specifications

     

                Project Accomplishments and Contributions Highlight

    1. Applied the nanotechnology to significantly increase the temperature capabilities (20C to 100C higher Tg), corrosion and hot wet resistant capability of several polymer and composite materials for coating, sealing and down hole tools
    2. Qualified hot-wet resistant composite materials for drillable down hole tubular tools (HTHP 500F/20000psi) including bridge/frac plug, cement retainer, packer etc
    3. Invented novel nano coating with dramatic improved barrier properties for corrosion protection, solve acid digestion and hydrothermal degradation problem for hydraulic fracturing operation  
    4. Filed three patent applications and invention disclosures on oil field material

     

                                      

                NanoRidge Materials Inc., (a Rice University Start-up) Houston, TX 2004 - 2008

     Chief Research Scientist

    • Led research, development and commercialization on nano enhanced materials and tools for oilfield and aerospace applications. Responsible for directing all phases of R&D projects from proposal writing, project management to implementation

     

                Project Accomplishments and Contributions Highlight

    1. Achieved significant properties improvement on a broad ranges of materials
    2. Won two STTR and SBIR award projects (out of over 40 competitors) from US government agencies ONR and AFRL as principal investigator; One was awarded to Phase II ($750K); Contributed to NIST ATP project with Boeing ($3M)
    3. Developed chemical functionalization and processing techniques to modify various existing polymer, elastomeric compound, composite formulation and processing for customer’s specific applications, leading to intellectual property and product commercialization
    4. Responsible to set up a fully equipped materials R&D lab from scratch; Scaled up nanomaterials synthesis and nanocomposites processing to pilot production

     

                Rice University, Dept. Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Houston, TX

     Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2002 - 2004           

    • Conducted research on polymer and advanced composite materials with nanotechnology to enhance materials properties; Research led to significant technology platform for a new company start-up

     

     Charted Semiconductor Manufacture Co. Singapore 1996 ~ 1998

                Process Engineer            

    • Worked on chemical cleaning and etching processing on wafer fabrication

     

                Zhongmei Equipment Company.Beijing, China 1992 ~ 1995

                Mechanical Engineer

    • Conducted mechanical design and installation on petrochemical process equipments including air compressor, chiller, air condition systems

     

    CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

    • 7 US patent (3 issued) and patent applications
    • More than 20 internationally referred and highly cited Journal publications (1000 + times) and conference papers and presentations, 3 conference tutorials
    •   Won two STTR and SBIR award projects from US government agency ONR and AFRL as principle investigator
    • Invited by SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering) president and chief of US Air Force Research Lab Materials Directorate to conduct half-day tutorial (Nanocomposites Materials Technology) in  SAMPE International Conferences (2006, 2007, 2008)
    • One Journal paper recognized as top 1% highest citation paper in the field of materials science and chemistry by ISI 2005-2012
    • Three Journal papers recognized as top 10 most downloaded papers by editors in Journal Advanced Functional Materials 2004, Composites Structures 2010, Composite Science and Technology  2011
    • Invited journal reviewer for Journal of Composite Materials, Polymer International; Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, Journal of Nanomaterials, American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund
    • Serve as vice-chair and Secretary for SAMPE Seattle Chapter
    • Invited session chair AeroMat 2013 Conference
    • First prize for poster in TiiMs 3rd Annual Conference sponsored by NASA 2005
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rice University, USA 2002-2004

     

    EDUCATION

    Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, MO, USA

    Development and Characterization of Soy-based Epoxy Resins and FRP Composites

    M.E.in Mechanical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

     Thesis:Modelling and Simulation on Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer inside a Compressor

    B.S and M.S.in Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R. China 

     

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    • Boeing Engineering Week; mentored K12 students
    • Organized Seattle Annual Science Fair on behalf of SAMPE Chapter
    • Secretary and Vice Chair of SAMPE Seattle Chapter
    • Chair Biomaterials session for AeroMat 2013 conference

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