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     Date Submitted:05-11-2015
     Last Modified:15-03-2016 (03:41)
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     Current job:Electric Propulsion Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsHighly motivated physicist who thrives on problem-solving, both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Possesses a valuable combination of theoretical knowledge with practical insight and continuously driven to acquire new skills and knowl
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    Highly motivated physicist who thrives on problem-solving, both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. Gained experience at the European Space Agency's Electric Propulsion Laboratory, planning and executing test campaigns for experimental plasma thrusters, whilst ensuring timely delivery of data analysis and test reports. Adept at implementing accurate simulations and quickly learning to utilise unfamiliar software packages. Possesses a valuable combination of theoretical knowledge with practical insight and continuously driven to acquire new skills and knowledge.

     Experience

     

    European Space Agency - ESTEC                 Noordwijk, The Netherlands

    Electric Propulsion Test Engineer                   Oct. 2014 – Sep. 2015

    ‒       Young Graduate Trainee in Electric & Advanced Propulsion Section (TEC-MPE) and the Electric Propulsion Laboratory (EPL) at the European Space Research & Technology Centre (ESTEC).

    ‒       Supported test campaigns as part of the EPL team operating electric & cold-gas thrusters, high-precision thrust balances, vacuum facilities and high voltage electrical systems,with LabVIEW integration.

    ‒       Independently performed feasibility studies & trajectory optimisation analysis for advanced propulsion systems in MatLab.

     

    Internship                           Jun. 2013 – Sep. 2013

    ‒       Space Environments & Effects Section (TEC-EES), working with space debris mitigation strategies and spacecraft radiation dosage analysis.

    ‒       Simulated effects of plasma sputtering on the Ion Beam Shepherd satellite, using Spacecraft Plasma Interaction Software (SPIS).

    ‒       Performed validation of the renewed AP(E)-9 model of the Earth’s radiation belts against previous models.

     

    School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Birmingham            W.Midlands,UK

    Internship             July – Aug. 2012

    ‒       8-week project in the Year 1 Physics Laboratory.

    ‒       Designed and developed experiments,making concepts within optics and particle physics accessible to new students.

     

     Education

     

    University of Birmingham                       W.Midlands, UK

    Physics MSci (First Class Honours)                             Sep. 2010 – June 2014

    ‒       Developed a rigorous theoretical knowledge across a wide range of physical phenomena, supported by continuous laboratory work and group investigations.

    ‒       Final year thesis titled “Asteroseismic Determination of the Rotational Profile inside Red Giants” (Grade 84%). Required a thorough understanding of plasma dynamics within a star, and the implementation of these equations within an optimisation algorithm in MatLab.

    ‒       Editor for 3rd year group investigation, responsible for producing a coherent 100-page report written with 15 fellow students.

    ‒       Developed computer  skills in C++, IDL, Python, LaTeX, Linux & MSOffice.

    ‒       Yearly Averages & Selected Modules:

     

    2nd Year (76%)

    3rd Year (82%)

    4th Year (84%)

    Lagrangian Mechanics(91%)

    Quantum Mechanics(84%)

    Relativistic Astrophysics (89%)

    Structure in the Universe(91%)

    Fission & Fusion (88%)

    Superconductivity (81%)

    Statistical Physics & Entropy (80%)

    Planetary Astronomy (97%)

    Stellar Structure (82%)

    Nuclear Physics (79%)

    Statistical Physics (76%)

    Lasers & Interferometry (85%)

     

    The Gryphon School                         Dorset, UK

    A-Levels                       Sep. 2008 - July 2010

    –    Physics (A), Maths (A*), Further Mathematics( A)

    –    Awards for outstanding achievement across subjects.

     

     Further Training Activities

     

    Courses

    –    “Introduction to Space Systems Engineering” (1week course) certified by University of Southampton, 2015.

    –    Online “Machine Learning” course certified by Stanford University, 2015 (ongoing ,expected completion in Mar. 2016).

    –    “Electric Propulsion Systems & Concepts”( 1week course) certified by University of Pisa, 2013.

     

    Workshops

    –    Technologies for Space Debris Mitigation (De-orbiting strategies & CleanSat), ESTEC 2015.

    –    Discussions group at ESA’s Advanced Concepts Team,on topics including trajectory optimisation and computer vision (2014–2015).

    –    Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics & Automation, ESTEC 2015.

     

    Activities

    –    Expanding my coding abilities through online courses on Codecademy (Python & HTML5), following the ’AcceleratedC++’ textbook and experimenting with Arduino electronics.

    –    Have enjoyed travelling across Europe & India, whilst learning several languages to Level 1 (Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Greek).

    –    Staying physically active through rock-climbing,r unning, playing squash as well as surfing and skiing whenever possible.


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