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Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
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Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said July 17 that he’s had good discussions with European officials about potential cooperation on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. SpaceNews.com
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Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
While Lockheed Martin continues to suggest it will use Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket at a Scottish launch site announced at the beginning of this week, company officials said July 17 they have yet to formally select a vehicle to fly at the site. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:03:49 +0000
With the announcement that Scotland will be home to Britain's first spaceport, the U.K. is on the road to offering a one-stop-shop for building, operating and now launching satellites. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:14:34 +0000
The British government announced July 16 that it will provide funding to two companies, including an American aerospace giant, who plan to use a newly announced launch site in Scotland. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:58:30 +0000
After years of study and consideration, the British government announced July 15 that it will start development of a new spaceport in northern Scotland, while an English airport signed a deal that could also lead to launches from its facility. SpaceNews.com
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The space market worldwide has averaged $269 billion over the past five years, growing more than 5 percent each year. SpaceNews.com
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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:43:08 +0000
On his first foreign trip since taking office nearly three months ago, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine traveled to Israel this week to meet with the country’s prime minister and other officials. SpaceNews.com
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Gogo, an inflight connectivity provider leasing capacity on dozens of satellites, bulldozed its old business plan July 13 amid looming concerns over unprofitability, encroaching debt deadlines, and a potential buyout. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:08-11-2015
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     Current job:Research Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsThermal, electronics packaging, thermoelectrics, CFD, FEA,
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    Profile

    Research and technology focussed, with a history of problem solving and a strong analytical background. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD, focussing on materials modelling and FE analysis. My prior experience as a technical analyst for an investment company gives me a strong understanding of the commercial drivers behind the application of technology, as well as experience of presenting complex topics to both academic and non-technical audiences.

    My most recent role has been optimising the thermal management of electronics packaging for high temperature environments. This has required analytical, numerical and experimental approaches in order to optimise existing designs and develop novel solutions to engineering problems. Working alongside the mechanical and electronic design teams, I have achieved a 30% improvement in the performance of the cooling system, with no cost increase, and developed a novel packaging solution that offers around a 80% cost reduction with minimal impact on performance.

     

    Employment History

    May 2014 – Present. KTP Research Engineer, Avalon Sciences/UWE

    Key responsibilities

    ·         Working full time as a member of the R+D team at Avalon Sciences Ltd, whilst liaising with the university where necessary, to fulfil the requirements of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

    ·         Developing an analytical and numerical (CFD) model of the tool system, including modelling the performance of the thermoelectric cooling system at high temperature.

    ·         Using data from experimental testing and numerical modelling to develop solutions to improve the performance of the tools at high temperature. Validating modelling and design improvements through extensive laboratory testing.

    ·         Researching alternative materials and techniques and exploring the feasibility of applying these do downhole tools, for example, using novel materials originally developed for astronautics applications to achieve performance gains in the tool system.

    ·         Planning and managing the project to ensure key milestones are achieved on schedule. Prioritising to ensure the needs of both the university and the company are met. Reporting progress and findings to senior management and representatives from the university and Innovate UK, the funding body behind the project.

     

    September 2013 – May 2014. Engineer. Norris Renewables.

    Key responsibilities

    ·         Development of a working scaled prototype novel concentrated solar power device, including mechanical design, thermodynamic and structural calculations.

    ·         3D modelling of solar systems, including FE of structures, ray tracing for solar field design, and solar irradiation modelling.

    ·         Producing engineering drawings for prototype parts. Liaising with suppliers and manufacturers in order to ensure parts manufactured on time and to budget.

    ·         Providing the MD with progress reports, keeping records of expenditure and general administrative duties.

     

    September 2011 – September 2013. Technical Officer, Horatio Investments.

    Key responsibilities

    ·         My primary role was conducting scientific and technical due diligence for prospective investment opportunities. Applications were from industries as diverse as renewable energy, health care products, and juice drinks thus it was necessary to be able to quickly gather and assimilate data and form conclusions. I was the sole 'technical' member of the team.

    ·         Understanding the product or service offered by the company, evaluating how this fitted into the market, reviewing any patents or IP where appropriate and appraising the validity of the approach.

    ·         Supervised other members of the Due Diligence team in order to ensure applications were processed in a thorough but timely manner. Reported the findings of the team directly to the Managing Director in a mix of written reports and presentations.

    Education

    2008 - 2012 University of Exeter - PhD Engineering. Awarded Jan 2013.

    ·       Crystal inspired negative Poisson's ratio structures.

     

    2004 - 2008 University of Exeter -MEng Mechanical Engineering (2:1)

    ·       MEng project: Experimental, computational and analytical characterisation of cellular   solids (71%).

    ·       Bachelors project:Finite element analysis of chiral honeycombs (77%).

     

    2002 - 2004 Brighton Hove and Sussex VI College

    ·         A level: Maths, Physics, Chemistry.

     

    1997 - 2002 Shoreham College

    ·         GCSE: 8 A*, 2 A including English and Maths.

     

    Skills

    ·         FEA using Abaqus, including experience of the Python scripting interface for Abaqus. Some experience of Ansys FEA, and Autodesk Inventor FE functionality.

    ·         Experience of technical writing, including peer reviewed journal articles and internal technical reports. Presenting findings to management and external funding partners.

    ·         Knowledge of the mechanical design process, including solid mechanics, FMEA, materials selection and elements of manufacturing and management.

    ·         2D and 3D CAD skills; familiar with Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks 2014.

    ·         Conjugate heat transfer analysis using StarCCM+ CFD package. Basic Knowledge of Ansys Fluent.

    ·         Generally computer literate, competent user of Windows, OSX and Linux. Familiar with Latex and MS Office, especially Excel and Word. Experience of MS Project.

    ·         Basic knowledge of shell scripting, Matlab, Maxima, GULP, VASP, Python.

    Publications and conferences

    Hughes TP, Marmier A, Evans KE,Auxetic frameworks inspired by cubic crystals, International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 47, 2010, 1469 – 1476.

     

    UK Heat Transfer 2015,Edinburgh, UK.

    T.P. Hughes, R. Weerasinghe– CFD Modelling of Thermal Management in Downhole Tools.

     

    HYMA 2011,Strasbourg, France.

    A.S.H. Marmier, T.P. Hughes, K.E. Evans - Crystal-Inspired Truss Frameworks with Negative Elastic Properties: Atomistic Modeling and Finite Element Analysis.

    M.Siddorn, T.P.Hughes, A.S.H. Marmier -Negative Elastic and Thermo-Elastic Properties in Porous Crystals: Automatic Discovery and Atomistic Modeling.

     

    Auxetics 2009, Bolton, UK.

    T. P. Hughes. A. S. H. Marmier - Negative Poisson's ratio beam networks.

    Professional Affiliations

    Associate member: Institute of Mechanical Engineers –I am working towards becoming chartered through the institute.

     

    External Training

    • Tinius Olsen UTM/Horizon training. Feb 2015.
    • CD Adapco, Star CCM+ Effective Heat Transfer Modelling, Jan 2015.
    • CD Adapco, Introduction to Star CCM+. August 2014.
    • Numerical Algorithms Group: Fortran 95 course Sept. 2009.
    • LMS-OXMOS: New frontiers in mathematics of solids. July 2009.

     

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