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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:09-11-2014
     Last Modified:22-11-2014 (05:08)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsADCS/AOCS, Control, Systems, Research, MATLAB
    CV

    Nationality: British Citizen

    WORK EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

     

     

    October 2014 – Present

     

    Mullard Space

    Science

    Laboratory

    (MSSL)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Queen Mary

    Formula 1 Racing

    Team

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Stellar Tutors

     

     

     

     

     

    King’s College

    Anatomy

    Department

    MSSL Student Engineer:Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) Engineer for UCLSat (QB50 2U CubeSat) to be launched in January 2016.

    • Improved upon my existing MATLAB Programming skills whilst modelling the ADCS system.
    • Obtained good analytical approach and logical thinking whilst performing Detumbling and Nominal Pointing Analysis.
    • Design and testing of ADCS Electronic Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) requires me to think at system level and look at problems from first principle.
    • Interfacing with the supplier to analyse the Position Estimation Capability of the ADCS has rewarded me with strong problem solving skills.

     

    October 2013 – June 2014

    Technical Engineer (Drivetrain): Research and Development (R&D)

    • Contributed as a R&D Engineer to the design and manufacture of a racing car in the annual Formula 1 Student competition using innovative and creative thinking.
    • Working in a team of technical and operational engineers has given me the ability to lead small teams and perform as a good team player.
    • Produced monthly technical reports and presented them to my colleagues with good written and oral presentation skills.

     

    November 2011 – November 2014

    Private Tutor: Science and Mathematics A-levels

    ·       Used strong multitasking and communication skills to teach students of mixed abilities.

    ·       Providing feedback to parents of students has taught me good customer facing skills.

    • My proactive approach to tutoring pupils has improved my interpersonal skills.

     

    July 2010 – September 2010

    Summer Studentship:Dissection of human body

    ·         Prepared specimens for teaching students with excellent time management.

    ·        Long periods of independency on projects have made me a self-motivated individual.

    EDUCATION

     

    University

    College

    London

     

    September 2014 – September 2015

    MSc Space Science and Engineering: Space Technology

    Thesis:

    Characterisation of a CubeSat (UCLSat) Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS).

     

    Modules:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ·     Space Science and Satellite Missions

    ·     Space Systems Engineering

    ·     Communication Systems Modelling

    ·     Space Propulsion (Self-taught)

     

    Awards:

    ·     Aerospace MSc Bursary Award (Royal Academy of Engineering & Royal Aeronautical Society) of £8500 to cover tuition fees in full

     

    Memberships:

    ·     UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS)

     

    ·     Space-based Communication Systems

    ·     Spacecraft Design of Electronic Subsystems

    ·     Antennas and Propagation

    ·     Radar Systems

     

    Activities:

    ·     Student Academic Representative of Space & Climate Physics Department (Space Science & Engineering: Space Technology)

     

     

    ·     British Interplanetary Society (BIS)

    ·     Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

     

    Queen Mary

    University of

    London

     

    September 2011 – June 2014

    Aerospace Engineering BEng: Upper Second Class (2.1)

    Thesis:Distinction

    Simulation and Improved Control of General Atomics Altus UAV (NASA research UAV) using MATLAB and Simulink.

     

     

    Key Modules:

    ·       Aircraft Stability and Control

    ·       Aerospace Structure

    ·       Aerospace Propulsion

     

    Group Projects:

    ·       Project manager and team leader in production of prototype and business plan for an educational toy.

     

    Individual Projects:

    ·       Analysis of NASA Jet Engine performance.

     

     

    ·     Aerospace Design

    ·     Aerodynamics

    ·     Control Systems

     

     

    ·       Design and FMEA of a centrifugal water pump.

    ·       Design, construction and control of arobotic arm.

     

     

    ·       Wing Design: structural analysis using ABAQUS.

     

    ·     Dynamic Systems

    ·     Engineering Instrumentation

    ·     Management of Design

     

     

    ·       Design and development of fully balanced zip-line vehicle successfully tested during a competition event.

     

     

    ·       Design and sizing of Boeing 787-Dreamliner using AAA.

    September 2008 – June 2008

    Biomedical Science BSc: Pass

    King’s College

    University of

    London

    Thesis: Distinction

    Role of Endothelium in Endothelial Dysfunction in Atherogenesis.

     

     

    Kingsmead

    School

    6th Form

     

    A-Levels:

    ·       Mathematics: (A)

    ·       Chemistry: (A)

     

    September 2006 – July 2008

     

    ·       Persian: (A)

    ·       Biology (B)

    Awards:Academic achievement throughout A-levels led to nomination and subsequent winning of the

    Princess Diana Award.

    EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

     

     

    Membership:

    Royal

    Aeronautical Society

    November 2011 - Present

    ·       Attending lectures related to current issues in aerospace engineering.

    ·       Keeping up to date with current affairs in aerospace industry.

    ·       Attending various events has helped me build strong networking skills.

     

     

    UCLU Gliding Club

    2013 - 2014

    ·       These flight lessons have made me practice stress management to a great scale.

     

     

    Queen Mary

    Engineering Peer Assisted Study Support

    October 2012 – May 2013

    ·       Helped first year students settle into University life.

    ·       Provided academic support for engineering students.

    ·       Gained strong communication and problem solving skills whilst assisting students academically.

     

    Cultural Activities:

    Cultural Officer

    of Kings Iranian

    Society

    September 2009 – June 2010

    ·       Delivered presentations at events.

    ·       Organised 5 major events and venues.

    ·       Built strong team working skills within a group of university students and dealt with pressure whilst meeting deadlines in individual tasks.

     

    Interests and Hobbies

     

     

    ·       Reading books in the genre of philosophy, history, classics and personal development.

    ·       Running, Football, Volleyball and Mixed Martial Arts.

    ·       Recently: Learning French language for beginners.

    ·       Watching NASA TV, TED Talks and scientific/medical/geographical/historical documentaries.

    VOLUNTEERING & CHARITY

     

    Charity

    Activities:

    Guy’s Hospital,

    Cancer Research

    & Mouth Cancer

    Charity

    2009 - 2011

    ·       Abseiled down Guy’s Tower.

    ·       Cancer Research 10 km run.

    ·       Mouth Cancer 5 km walk.

    ·       Preparation for these competitions made me appreciate perseverance, and I managed to raise £1380 altogether.

     

     

     

    Volunteering: Chase Farm Children’s Hospital

    October 2009 – October 2010

    ·       Read to children and organised activities for them.

    ·       Taught Maths, English and Science to school children.

    ·       Office work: Developed the ability to confidently complete all given tasks and tackle any unscheduled problems along the way by using initiative and quick thinking.

     

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