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     Date Submitted:01-09-2015
     Last Modified:16-08-2016 (07:21)
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     Current job:External Relations Assistant at International Space University
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsInnovative, Creative, Enthusiastic, Unique
    CV

    Education:

    Space Studies Program 2015, International Space University, June-August 2015

    GPA 3.4/4

    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.

     

    Volunteer Experience:

    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

     

    Skills:

    Communication:

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Good analytical and synthesising abilities.

     

    Teamwork:

    Communicates constructively. Active listener.

     

    Problem Solving:

    Results orientated.

    Methodological and analytical approach.

     

    Initiative:

    Able to act on initiative and identify opportunities.

    Be proactive in putting forward new ideas and solutions.

     

    Reliability:

    Strong work ethic in every project undertaken. Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

     

    Computer Programs:

    Catia V5, Pro Engineer, MATLAB, C Language, Abaques, Ansys, Orbital STK, Simulink, Open FOAM.

     

    Interests and Hobbies:

    Space:              Spacecraft Design, Astronomy & Astrophotography

    Traveling:         Trekking

    Water Sports:     Surfing, Scuba Diving, Swimming

     

    References: Available upon request


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