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DirecTV is racing to move its Spaceway-1 satellite out of the geostationary arc after the 14-year-old satellite suffered a crippling battery malfunction that the company fears could cause it to explode.  SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:28-04-2015
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     Current job:Senior Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywords15 Years of Experience in Satellite and Subsystem Design and Manufacturing, Spacecraft Systems Engineering, Product Assurance, Thermal Control System Design
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    Thermal- Fluids and Spacecraft Engineer

    EU Blue Card; U. S. Citizen (passport)

     

    Summary

    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.

     

    Education

    Ph.D. (1989) Mechanical Engineering- Thermal Sciences 

    M. Eng. (1984) Mechanical Engineering- Heat Transfer

    B.Eng. (1981) Mechanical and Marine Engineering

     

    Work Experience

    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

       SolidWorks software

     

    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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