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     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

    Nationality: British Citizen




    October 2014 – Present


    Mullard Space












    Queen Mary

    Formula 1 Racing









    Stellar Tutors






    King’s College



    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.







    September 2014 – September 2015

    MSc Space Science and Engineering: Space Technology


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









    ·     Space Science and Satellite Missions

    ·     Space Systems Engineering

    ·     Communication Systems Modelling

    ·     Space Propulsion (Self-taught)



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



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


    ·     Space-based Communication Systems

    ·     Spacecraft Design of Electronic Subsystems

    ·     Antennas and Propagation

    ·     Radar Systems



    ·     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



    September 2011 – June 2014

    Aerospace Engineering BEng: Upper Second Class (2.1)


    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


    Thesis: Distinction

    Role of Endothelium in Endothelial Dysfunction in Atherogenesis.





    6th Form



    ·       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.






    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


    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.





    Guy’s Hospital,

    Cancer Research

    & Mouth Cancer


    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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