Thermal- Fluids and Spacecraft Engineer
EU Blue Card; U. S. Citizen (passport)
Over 15 years of experience in thermal-fluids, mechanical and spacecraft engineering.
Technology development in electronic device cooling, design of engine heads, motors and generators, thermal management of electronic systems, thermal control of high temperature furnaces and medical diagnostic equipment; Quality control.
Manufacturing of two-phase capillary devices, heat pipes and loop heat pipes, fibrous metal – air cooling devices, and cold plates.
Spacecraft systems and subsystems engineering; power and propulsion systems; radioisotope modular power systems for spacecraft; space materials technologies; and product assurance.
International and multi-disciplinary work record in USA, UK, Holland and Germany. Versatile experience in Project management; Engineering and technology management.
Ph.D. (1989) Mechanical Engineering- Thermal Sciences
M. Eng. (1984) Mechanical Engineering- Heat Transfer
B.Eng. (1981) Mechanical and Marine Engineering
2015 - Consulting Engineer, ETIQ, Germany
Life cycle Systems Engineering for Spacecraft Design and Development
2013 - 2014 Senior Engineer Altran, Bremen, Germany
Thermal control design
Heat pipe evaluation
MLI Thermo-Mechanical design and materials evaluation
Thermo-Mechanical design of electronics and antennas
Thermo-Mechanical design of power and propulsion equipment
Spacecraft system engineering and subsystem design
Thermo-Fluid design of opto-electronic equipment
2009 – 2012 Principal Engineer at EADS Astrium, Stevenage, UK
Product assurance and quality control
Two-phase thermal technologies, heat pipes and loop heat pipes; Spacecraft thermal control
Thermal design of radioisotope thermo-electric generators
Thermal and mechanical design of antennas
Materials technologies and evaluation for environments and atmospheres
Trainings: Astrium Systems Engineering (in France and Germany); Contracts and Awareness (in UK)
2007 – 2008 General Engineer at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA
Domain Expert in thermal and fluids engineering; and thermal environment.
Training: Computer Science at Stanford University
2006 –2007 Senior Engineer at Goodrich Power Systems, Twinsburg, OH, USA
Responsible for the thermal design of electronics and power equipment
Thermal design for electronics, generators and motors
Testing of thermal management technologies
2002 – 2006 Senior Engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Technical lead for Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter (JIMO) power and propulsion system radiator, Engine-head technology, Stirling regenerator, and thermal and fluid technologies (heat pipe, loop heat pipe, high temperature heat pipe) developments; Product assurance and safety engineering.
High temperature materials and thermal technologies evaluation for pumped fluid loops
Intermediate temperature heat pipe fluids evaluations
Thermo-chemical compatibility test plan, test procedure, and testing for heat pipe envelope-fluid materials combinations
Design of the test rig; equipment acquisition
High temperature materials and thermo-chemistry evaluation of hard metals and alkali metals
Life testing of isothermal high temperature engine head
Theory and modeling of transport phenomena in porous materials
Overall responsibility for test and laboratory facility development in heat pipe and loop heat pipe technologies
Evaluations and recommendations on space technologies (e.g., nanotechnology, space materials engineering)
Training: NASA training on alkali metals and safety
1999 –2002 Thermo-Mechanical Engineer at Thermacore International, Lancaster, PA, USA
Project manager and technical lead for a number of projects for NASA, DOE and microelectronics hardware companies in the development and qualification of materials and thermal technologies and devices.
Heat pipe technologies, High temperature heat pipes and wick development, Porous Materials and Transport
Manufacturing and Processing with Advanced Materials
Packaging and Cooling of Electronic Components and Systems
AMTEC technology development; Alkali metal and hard metal technologies lead
Course Work: Technical Project Management at Penn State
Training: Nanotechnology at MIT, Cambridge
1995 – 1999 Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA
Technical lead for technology projects funded by NASA, Intel, Texas Instruments
Transport phenomena in metallic fibers and porous media, electronics cooling
Numerical modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in materials processing, crystal growth dynamics and control
Space power systems; Alkali metal modular power systems
1992 –1994 Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
Research on Thermal management of electronic packaging, buoyancy-induced flows and transport phenomena
Porous materials and transport
Teaching: materials science (junior), fluid mechanics (junior), thermodynamics (sophomore), viscous flow (graduate)
1989 –1992 Visiting Scientist at Technical University of Delft, Holland
Technical lead for projects funded by the Dutch government agencies
Research on Laser Doppler Velocimetry, high Rayleigh number buoyant convection
Large eddy simulation; Natural convection in open cavities
Publications and Professional Service
Publications in Archival Journals: 33
Papers in Conference Proceedings: 23
NASA Technical Reports: 2
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