▪ MEng Space Systems Engineering
-2010 - 2014▪ University of Southampton, UK, achieved: 2.1 Honours
▪ Bachelor of Engineering in Automatics
- 2000 - 2006▪ Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
▪ Electronics and Computing Systems
- 1995 - 2000▪ Technical High School, Kazanlak, Bulgaria
▪ Young Graduate Trainee at ESA-ESTEC, Propulsion Engineering Section (TEC-MPC)
▪ 1 July 2016 – till 31 June 2017
Preliminary Geometrical Design and Performance Estimation of Turbopump for Liquid Rocket Engine, implemented in Matlab (GUI)
Green Propellants Capability-test rig development for chemical compatibility testing and stress corrosion cracking
▪ Research Assistant to Dr Graham Roberts and Prof. A. Musker
▪ 13 April 2015 – 10 July 2015 ▪ University of Southampton,collaboration with SSTL
Development and testing of a 1N monopropellant thruster – UK Space Agency funded project
- Catalyst manufacturing - Test rig modifications and construction - Data Acquisition and Analysis
▪ Summer Internship, supervised by Dr Graham Roberts and Prof. A. Musker
▪ July 2014 – September 2014 ▪ University of Southampton
Testing of novel catalyst bed for rocket thrusters - ESA funded, University of Birmingham collaboration
- Individually preparing, performing and recording data for part of the tests - Developing CAD drawings required for precise machining of the rocket thruster
▪ Summer Internship, supervised by Dr Adrian Tatnall
▪ June 2012 – August 2012 ▪ University of Southampton
- Designing a 3D spacecraft model for a Saturn Ring Explorer Mission - Science Case Study
- Developing a geometrical performance of MetOp-SG’s Microwave Imager and a Microwave Sounder
▪ Research Assistant to Dr Zhe Zhang
▪ October 2010 – May 2011 ▪ University of Southampton
▪ Sales Assistant-customer service
▪ July 2011 – May 2016 ▪ Cotswold Outdoor(one of the biggest retailers in the outdoor industry )
▪ received numerous customer recommendations
▪ TVStudio Assistant
▪ March2005 – September 2010 ▪ Nova TV(one of the largest TV company in Bulgaria )
- Responsible for preparing, operating and setting up equipment at the TV studio
- Coordinating the organization during a live TV broadcast, taking sole responsibility at every part
Relevant Modules and Projects
▪ Group Design Project ▪ Rocket Testing Facility▪
The aim of the SSTL funded project was to design, build and test an on-campus facility for testing small, liquid or hybrid (solid/liquid) rocket thruster systems, including the hybrid engine. Successful tests of the system were conducted and results presented in Space Propulsion 2014, Cologne, Germany, “Development of a small-scale hybrid thruster using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidiser”, Dr G.T. Roberts, University of Southampton.
▪ Summer Internship-2014▪ Testing of Novel Catalyst Bed for Rocket Thrusters▪
ESA funded and with collaboration of the University of Birmingham, novel catalyst bed was tested using an on- campus test facility, previously developed for testing monopropellant and hybrid rocket engines. The conducted tests investigated the decomposition and structural performance of the novel catalyst in a monoprop. thruster.
▪ Individual Project ▪ Transverse Halo Orbit Ring about the Earth ▪
This study dealt with the initial conditions required for situating a swarm of satellites with high area-to-mass ratio into stable transverse halo orbits. The natural drift from the polar orbit position allow designing a mission for Sun power extraction and transmission to the dark side of the Earth.
▪ Concurrent Design for Space Applications▪
Understanding the concept of concurrent spacecraft engineering. Investigating a mission to the Moon and identifying the key design drivers and alternative design concepts. Presenting an integrated approach to the total systems design by providing insight into how the various component subsystems function and interface with one another.
▪ Propulsion ▪ Aircraft Propulsion ▪ Heat Transfer ▪ Aerothermodynamics ▪ Hypersonic & High Temperature Gas Dynamics ▪ Compressible Flow ▪ Finite Element Analysis ▪ Aircraft Structures ▪ Spacecraft Engineering Design ▪ Spacecraft Structural Design ▪ Aerospace Design II ▪ Spacecraft Instrumentation ▪ Astronautics I, II, III ▪ Management
▪ English▪ fluent (TOEFL certificate) ▪ Bulgarian▪ native ▪ Russian▪ native ▪ Spanish▪ basic
Computer and Technical Skills
▪ SolidWorks ▪ LabVIEW ▪ ESA SCDE (Concurrent Design Environment) ▪ MATLAB ▪ Wolfram Mathematica 8 ▪ Python ▪ STK (Satellite Tool Kit) ▪ ANSYS ▪ LaTex ▪ Vanguard Studio ▪ MS Office ▪ basic electrical engineering ▪ Experience in turning, milling, welding ▪ Skilful at operating with instruments
Courses and Certifications
▪ Space Systems Verification and Validation ▪ Human Spaceflight - Analysis and Design ▪ The Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operations ▪ Space Challenges, Association Tsiolkovsky’s educational program (2010) ▪ Amateur radio (ham radio) license ▪ Clean driving license category B)
Other skills, Competences and Memberships
▪ Member of Euroavia SoSEDS
▪ Member (2001-2010) of University Rescue Squad-voluntary rescue organisation, Bulgarian Red Cross associate▪ trained for rescue activities ▪ rescue team leader ▪ excellent First Aid knowledge ▪ Participated in many rescue operations
▪ Member (2004-2010) of “National Rescue Squad For Working At Disasters, Accidents and Catastrophes”
▪ Experience in outdoor activities - rock climbing, mountaineering, guide of groups at mountains etc.
▪ High-altitude expeditions in Caucasus (peak Kazbek-5,047 m) and Pamir, reached 6100m altitude on peak Lenin (7134m)
▪ Skydiving - Kazanlak airport, Bulgaria ▪ 1996-2000; ▪ Volleyball ▪ Swimming
▪ Fencing ▪ silver medal from National Student Competition 2006 ▪ bronze medal from Team- National
Project supervisor: Dr Ferran Valencia Bel, Ferran.Valencia.Bel(at)esa.int, (ESA) Office: EA140
Group Design Project: Dr Graham Roberts, G.T.Roberts(at)soton.ac.uk
Prof Antony Musker, tony.musker(at)deltacatuk.com
Former lecturer: Dr Angelo Grubisic, a.grubisic(at)soton.ac.uk, Office: 13/5053
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