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     Date Submitted:19-11-2014
     Last Modified:19-11-2014 (10:08)
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     Current job:R&D Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors



    Date of birth/Nationality:

    28-01-1980 – French


    Dr. Engineer in Electronic & Microelectronic

    8 Years Experienced




    2003 - 2007

    Ph.D. degree in Microwave and Microelectronics at the IEMN research center(University of Lille1, France).


    2000 - 2003

    TopSchool in electrical engineering at Polytech’Lille, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.

    1998 - 2000

    Two-year university in electronicsat Lille1 University, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.


    High School Diploma in Science.




    March 2011 - Now:R&D Engineer for Defence and Space activities within Rakon France SAS in Pont Sainte Marie, France.

    §         In charge of the development of Ultra Low Phase noise crystal oscillators for defence activities, of hybrid and temperature compensated crystal oscillators for space activities.

    §         In charge of research projects and of the development of XO in hybrid technology with ESA quality level (project funded by ESA).

    §         Definition of the architecture according to the customers’ specification.

    §         Design and verification of the performances of the simulated circuit (RF analysis and optimization.

    §         Analysis of circuits under worst case operating (worst case analysis, Monte Carlo, MTBF), of failure modes and verification of the components derating (Part Stress Analysis).

    §         Realization and test of the circuits.

    §         Piloting the industrialization of the products.

    §         Knowledge of ESA and MIL standards.

    §         Participation to the edition of an ESA standard for hybrid XO.

    §         Production of technical documentations (internal and for customers…).

    o        Specifications of the products.

    o        Specifications for the realizations and tests of the designed products.

    §         Response to tenders (ESA EMITS, customers…).

    §         Reporting and presentations of activities.

    §         Technicians and operators management.

    §         Liaise with customers and suppliers.

    June 2007 – May 2009:Research Engineer – RF Designer within the CEA Léti in Grenoble, France.

    Design and realization of a reference clock using high spectral purity MEMS oscillator in SiGe BiCMOS technology.

    Project funded by: ANR (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche), Paris, France.


    October 2003 – March 2007: PhD student at the IEMN research center (Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie) in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.

    Design and realization of a wide bandwidth, ultra fast and high resolution single shot digitizing system using InP technology.

    Project funded by: CEA DAM (Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique – Direction des Applications Militaires), Bruyères le Châtel, France.




    §         Frequency generation- Frequency/Timing:

    o        Design of Crystal Oscillators for defence and space activities.

    o        Design of Chip Scale Atomic Clock (CSAC)

    o        Design of ultra low phase noise and high spectral purity oscillators / VCO using MEMS resonator at 2,3 GHz and 4,6 GHz.

    §         Analog to Digital conversion system for wide bandwidth, ultra fast and high dynamic range signals:

    o        Design of a wide bandwidth [DC – 20 GHz], ultra fast (40 GS/s) and high resolution (7 bits at 10 GHz) single shot digitizing system.

    o        Design of analog/digital circuits (broad band amplifier / buffer, wide bandwidth sample and hold circuits, triggering circuits …)

    §         Knowledge in wireless communication system (UWB, Wifi...) and Instrumentation

    o        Design of Modules at 60 GHz (vector modulator, oscillators, amplifiers, LNAs).

    §         Knowledge in micro-electronics (GaAs, InP and SiGe technologies) and MEMS technologies.

    §         Knowledge in electronics and Quartz resonators.

    §         Microwave:

    o        Realization of Hybrid and PCB circuits (clean room class 10,000).

    • Tests and Measures on wafer and on PCB card(S-Parameters, spectrum, phase noise, noise factor, time scale measurements...)





    French (mother tongue), English, German.


    Windows, Unix.


    Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), Project Libre

    RF Simulation : ADS, Cadence (Eldo, Sepctre, Virtuoso, Calibre …), Momentum, Microwave Office, Pspice, Rel-Calc.




    Sports: footing, fitness, hand-ball

    Hobbies: cinema.

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