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     Date Submitted:19-08-2014
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     Current job:Senior Research Assistant
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    Nationality: British

     

    PROFILE

    Since 2010, I have been working towards my Ph.D. in astronautics on computational modelling of the space debris environment. I have held various research positions at the university and worked in a variety of engineer, delegate and internships positions in the aerospace sector. This has given me a broad set of computing, engineering, and managing skills. I am passionate about public speaking, enjoy working as part of a team, and pride myself with excellent problem solving, organisational and project management skills.

                My future aim is to establish a career in the space industry within the UK,working to either broaden the outer space environment capabilities within the UK space sector or developing satellite applications for GIS systems. I am further looking to increase my professional development and progress towards becoming a chartered engineer.

    KEY SKILLS

    ·         Understanding of system level designconcurrent engineering, orbital mechanics and high performance computing

    ·         IT skills in: C++, C, STK Professional, Java, Python, Matlab & AstroToolbox, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Fluent, Latex, Microsoft Office, and other FEM and EDA packages. Proficient in both Linux & Windows operating systems

    ·         Experience in public engagement for science and engineering: giving lectures and presentations to schools and to the general public

    ·         Teaching engineering to undergraduate students from first to fourth year, with coursework and individual and group projects (2010-2013)

    ·         University of Southampton Department of Astronautics representative from 2012 to 2014

    EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

    Senior Research Assistant - University of Southampton

    2014

    Involved in the EU FP7 ReVuS project, EU FP7 LEOSWEEP project and ESA’s CO-II projects

    UK Delegate - UK Space Agency

    2010-

    Delegate for the last four years at the Inter-Agency Space Debris Co-ordination Committee, a closed International forum for space debris discussions- Involved with modeling studies and guideline development

     

    Assistant Engineer - QinetiQ via Flux engineering

    2012

    Assisted in the development of the testing plan and the testing of QinetiQ’s T6 gridded ion engine for ESA’s Bepicolombo mission

    Research Assistant - University of Southampton

    2011

    Worked on Microsoft’s High-Performance Computing Clouds in Space projectand EU FP7 ACCORD Project (including web design)

     

    Research Internship - University of Southampton

    Summer 2011

    Eight week internship working on developing the University’s concurrent design facility, looking an remote sensing cases and developing and improving the astronautics groups website and GIS capability

    Assistant Systems Engineer - SSTL ltd via University of Southampton

    2011-2012

    Working with SSTL staff and a team of students across Europe as a systems engineer on the ESA educational mission European Student Moon Orbiter (phase A to B) at SSTL, Guildford

    Apprentice/Support Engineer - Dallas Airmotive Ltd (Bournemouth Airport)

    Summer 2002

    Apprentice working with servicing and fixing small business jets, specifically in turbo-props and turbo fan engines

         

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Ph.D in Astronautics - University of Southampton (Submitted and awaiting final viva) Titled: An Adaptive Strategy to Control The Space Debris Population

    2010-2014

    Research involving the computational modeling of the evolution of the space debris environment and the management and policy of space debris mitigation and remediation.

    ·         Eight conference papers and eight international presentations. Two (third awaiting) articles in internationally leading space journals (available on request)

    ·         Multiple links in the space debris community, particularly the UK Space Agency, ESA, NASA and CNES

    MEng (Hons) Space Systems Engineering - University of Southampton

    2006-2010

    First Class - Overall Average mark of 84%

    ·         Fourth year Cubesat Project - Design build and testing of crucial subsystems for Southampton’s first ever satellite

    ·         Third Year Individual Project - System Design of a Gravity Tractor for Asteroid Detection - Full system design and feasibility study of a spacecraft capable of deflecting an asteroid. Invention of a novel electric propulsion control method

    ·         Second Year International Group Project - European collaboration with La Laguna University, Tenerife to design a Gamma-ray burst study under taken at the Bradford Robotic Telescope on Mount Teide.

    Ringwood School and College

    1999-2006

    Four A-Levels at A grade in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, History, 12 GCSE’s ranging from A* to B

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    ·         Highest ever graded first class degree in MEng Space Systems Engineering

    ·         Awarded the Froude Scholarship four times in a row

    ·         2009 EADS Astrium SET engineer of the year award

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

    ·         E-associate member of the Royal Aeronautical Society

    ·         Member of the British Interplanetary Society

    OTHER INTERESTS

    ·         Light aircraft flight experience studying for a private pilot’s licence and experience with the UK Air Training Corp from 2002 to 2006

    ·         Keen on physical fitness, competing in the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association

    ·         Personal interests include cyber security, military and defence, business and management, history and travelling

    REFERENCES (FURTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST)

    ·         Dr Hugh Lewis, Senior lecturer in Astronautics, University of Southampton

    ·         Prof Richard Crowther, Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency

    ·         Dr Angelo Grubišić, CEO of Flux Engineering & lecturer in Astronautics, University of Southampton


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