Space Studies Program 2015, International Space University, June-August 2015
Master of Mechanical Engineering, University College Dublin, Sept 2014 Bachelor of Engineering Science, University College Dublin, Sept 2013
Relevant Modules: Applied Dynamics 1&2, Process Control, Exploring the Solar System, Continuum Mechanics 1&2, Fluid Dynamics 1 – 3, French
Newpark Comprehensive School, Sept 2003 - May 2009 Leaving Cert 415/600 points
Relevant Classes: Engineering, Construction Studies
Relevant Work Experience:
External Relations Assistant, Space Studies Program (SSP), International Space University, Haifa, Israel, July 2016 – Present.
Coordinated Astronauts, VIP’s and Distinguished Lecturers for public events.
Ran large social media campaign reaching 2 million plus people.
Developed quantitative and qualitative analysis tools to measure the effectiveness of the Space Studies Program.
Participant, Space Studies Program, International Space University, Athens, Ohio, June – August 2015
Partook in Martian Analog Rover Mission, remotely driving a rover located at the Canadian Space Agency.
Lead Detection & Tracking Sub team as part of large Planetary Defense Team Project. Worked on other projects with people from wide variety of countries and cultures.
Research Assistant, Surface Engineering Research Group, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, University College Dublin, March 2014 – June 2015.
Developed new technologies for the production of nickel/diamond pellets using novel sintering methods.
Tested finished products to study and validate the effects of their production
Research Assistant, Advanced Manufacturing Centre, School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering University College Dublin, Nov 2014 – Feb 2015
Co-ordinated writing of research proposal for Horizon 2020 project, entitled 'Lab on a Pallet, Factories of the Future'.
Assisted with administration of all project members in project consortium. Developed various graphics and spreadsheets for proposal.
Masters Research Project, “Space Tethers for Debris Removal”, European Space Agency,
University of College Dublin, Sept 2013 - May 2014
Modelled space debris and space craft connected together via an elastic tether using Matlab and Simulink.
Pioneered a control system that allowed for space craft to accelerate space debris to a target velocity via the elastic tether without them colliding into each other.
Assistant Researcher, Centre for Composite Materials, University of Delaware USA, Feb – July 2013
Designed a topology optimized upper body Composite Support Structure using CATIA V5 for use by soldiers on behalf of the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)
Tested support structure model using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
Fabricated support structure using carbon fibre and preformed compressive load tests.
Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal, Sept – Oct 2014
Trekked to Everest Base Camp in aid of Methodist Missionary Society and the Dalit people of Nepal.
House Building in India, Leprosy Mission Ireland, India, Jan 2008 and Jan 2009
Built houses for people affected by leprosy. GAP Youth Group, Dún Laoghaire, 2008 – 2010
Co-led a youth group for local teenagers. Devised games and outings.
Accreditations and Achievements:
Scuba Diving: Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (CFT) Level 1 with UCD Sub Aqua Club, March 2014 Sailing: Level 1 in Sailing with Irish National Sailing Club, October 2006
Canoeing: Level 1 in Canoeing with UCD Canoe Club, June 2005 Academic Award for Construction Studies, Newpark School, May 2009 Two Modules of European Computer Driving License (ECDL), May 2006
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Good analytical and synthesising abilities.
Communicates constructively. Active listener.
Methodological and analytical approach.
Able to act on initiative and identify opportunities.
Be proactive in putting forward new ideas and solutions.
Strong work ethic in every project undertaken. Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.
Catia V5, Pro Engineer, MATLAB, C Language, Abaques, Ansys, Orbital STK, Simulink, Open FOAM.
Interests and Hobbies:
Space: Spacecraft Design, Astronomy & Astrophotography
Water Sports: Surfing, Scuba Diving, Swimming
References: Available upon request
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