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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:01-06-2015
     Last Modified:26-08-2018 (11:50)
    Job information
     Current job:Optical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsLight detection and ranging, optical remote sensing systems, space technology, optoelectronic, optics and photonics, system modulation and simulation, optical system engineering, ZEMAX, FRED, ASAP, Matlab
    CV

    PERSONAL SUMMARY
    A highly efficient, hardworking and result-driven optical engineer with a comprehensive understanding of project life-cycle and stages and also optical manufacturing, integration and testing methods. Possessing a good team spirit, deadline orientated and having the ability to learn and excelling at new technical domains as needed. He is also experience in the coordination of R&D activities, multidisciplinary problem solver, and accustomed to interface and assist communication with external bodies, such as, suppliers and sub-contractors. He enjoys pursuing and applying knowledge in a variety of scienti c, engineering, and creative fields. If he doesn't know it, he will learn it!
    Keen to nd a challenging and suitable engineering position with a ambitious company that offers
    opportunities for career development and advancement.


    WORK EXPERIENCE
    ATG Europe B.V. January 2016 - Present
    Optical Engineer, Contractor for ESTEC/ESA Noordwijk, The Netherlands


    • Responsible for providing technical support to both industrial partners and internal engineering functions to ensure ESA projects are delivered on time and within speci cations. Responsible of implementing and monitoring of R&D activities as technical ocer with industrial partners. Involved in testing of optical components to support on the quali cation of engineering models. Responsible for the preparation of technical workshops and conferences.
     

    Duties:
    ► Monitor the progress of projects in the optical engineering discipline, review relevant aspects of
    subsystems and components assess test plans and perform veri cation checks.
    ► Provide analytical support to critical design reviews of on-going projects by performing shadow
    engineering work.
    ► Initiate and build independent models on the basis of project requirements.
    ► De nition of requirements speci cations through simulation to verify the compliance of the proposed design to radiometric, image quality, stray light and other requirements.
    ► Communicating with industrial partners to resolve engineering and/or manufacturing issues.
    ► Oversee manufacturing, testing and integration of optics by Contractor and Subcontractors to
    ensure the delivery of compliant hardware.
    ► Visiting Subcontractors for inspection and acceptance of ight hardware.
    ► Writing statement of work for implementation of new R&D activities.
    ► Planning, setting-up and execution of experiments and measurements of optical and opto-electronics systems, devices and components in clean-room environment.
    ► Involved in the development and improvement of the test functions, putting forward suggestions
    and implementing plans accordingly.
    ► Attending meetings, writing reports and giving presentations to line management.

    ESTEC/ESA April 2014 - December 2015
    Young Graduate Trainee Noordwijk, The Netherlands
    • Responsible for performing speci c analysis of payloads, with standard optical design and analysis tools (ZEMAX, ASAP and FRED) as well as with the general numerical simulation software such as Matlab. Planning, setting-up and execution of experiments and measurements of optical and Opto-electronics systems, devices and components.

    Duties:
    ► Perform analysis of instrument performance aspects (radiometric performance, imaging performance, stray light, etc.).
    ► Analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of optical measurement data and results and provision of formal written reports to the laboratory customers.

    KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
    • Strong decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize and plan e ectively.
    •  Methodical approach to all tasks.
    •  Able to work without supervision.
    •  Able to assist test engineers.
    •  Quick and motivated learner.

    Computer Skills:
    •  Optical Software Tools                                    very good command of FRED, ASAP & Zemax
    •  Office Suites                                                     very good command of Word, Excel & Powerpoint
    •  Math Software Tool                                          very good command of Matlab
    •  CAD Design Software                                      good command of SolidWorks
     

    Languages:
    Portuguese native speaker (mother tongue)
    French reading uent, writing good, verbal uent
    English reading uent, writing good, verbal uent
     

    ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal July 2011 - September 2013
    Master in Physics Engineering

    University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal September 2007 - July 2011
    Degree in Physics Engineering

    REFERENCES - Available on request.

    RELEVANT COURSES
    • Optomechanical Systems Engineering March 2018
    UCI Division of Continuing Education, Irvine, USA
    • Optical Systems Engineering November 2017
    UCI Division of Continuing Education, Irvine, USA
    • Optical System Design June 2016
    University of Rochester, Rochester, USA
    • Space Optics Instrument Design & Technology: Course for Professionals May 2016
    European Space Agency, Sardinia, Italy
    • Space-Borne Remote Sensing December 2014
    Carl-Cranz-Gesellschaft e.V., Noordwijk, Netherlands
    • Space System Engineering June 2014
    University of Southampton, Noordwijk, Netherlands

    PUBLICATIONS AND CONGRESS PROCEEDINGS
    1. Valentina Raimondi, Enrico Magli, Daniela Coltuc, Demetrio Labate, Alessandro Barducci, Stefano Baronti, Giulio Coluccia, Florin Garoi, Donatella Guzzi, Iuliana Iordache, Cinzia Lastri,
    Vanni Nardino, Lorenzo Palombi, Ivan Pippi, Alessandro Zuccaro-Marchi, Micael Miranda, "Optical
    Compressive Sensing Technologies for Space Applications: a Pros and Cons Analysis
    of Application-Driven Instrumental Concepts", OBPDC16 Workshop, 28 September, 2016.

    2. M. D. Miranda, F. Vaca Chavez, T.M.R. Maria, M. E. S. Eusebio, P.J. Sebasti~ao, P. Martn-Ramos, J. L. Figueirinhas & M. Ramos Silva, "Synthesis of liquid crystals based on hydrogen-
    bonding of 4-(Octyloxy)benzoic acid with 4-alkylbenzoic acids", Molecular Crystals and
    Liquid Crystals, Volume 630, Issue 1, pp. 87-101, July 2016

    3. Ivan Ferrario, Massimiliano Rossi, Fabio E. Zocchi, Giovanni Bianucci, Silvio Simon Conticello,
    Marco Esposito, Luca Maresi, Alessando Zuccaro Marchi, Micael D. Miranda, Saroj K. Mahalik,
    "HyperStreego: reactive payload", 4S Symposium, 2 June, 2016.

    4. S.S. Conticello, P. Foglia Manzillo, C.N. van Dijk, N. Vercruyssen, M. Esposito, P.J. Baeck, I. Benhadj, S. Livens, B. Delaure, M. Soukup, J. Gailis, D. Fantin, A. Jochemsen, C. Aas, M. Menenti, B.G.H. Gorte, S.E. Hosseini Aria, M.D. Miranda, S.K. Mahalik, "Hyperspectral imaging for
    real time land and vegetation inspection", 4S Symposium, 2 June, 2016.

    5. Ilias Manolis, Jean-Loup Bezy, Alessandra Costantino, Ramon Vink, Atul Deep, Munadi Ahmad, Emmanuel Amorim, Micael D. Miranda and Roland Meynart, "The ESA RADGLASS
    activity: A radiation study of non rad-hard glasses", SPIE Remote Sensing Conference,
    September 2015.


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