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     Date Submitted:07-12-2015
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     Current job:Senior Optical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
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     KeywordsPhysics, Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Instrumental Development, Optical Design, System and Instrumtal Development, Optical Design, System and Instrument Control Engineering, Spectroscopy, Polarimetry, Image Reconstructiion, Spectral Line Inversion
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex: M| Date of birth: 23/01/1968| Nationality:Austrian

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    September 2014 – Present

    Senior Optical Engineer at the European Space Agency, ESA/ESOC (Darmstadt, Germany) in the SSA Ground Segment led by Gian Maria Pinna

    RHEA Group

    ▪  Member of the ESA Space Situational Awareness Program (SSA) with focus on the design, deploy, test and verification process of the Near Earth Object Survey Telescope (NEOSTEL).

    ▪  Co-Organizer, Board-Member and Secretary – NEOSTEL Preliminary Detailed Design Review PDR.

    ▪  Member (Expert) of the NEOSTEL Tender Evaluation Board (TEB).

    ▪  Co-Organizer and Member of the NEOSTEL Final Design Review (FDR).

    Business or sectorAerospace

    2010-2014

    Instrument Scientist at the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP, Germany) in the Optical Solar Group led by Prof. Dr. C. Denker.

    Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP, Germany)

    ▪  Further instrumental development of the GREGOR Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) including optical design, optics, opto-mechanics, control soft- and hardware.

    ▪  Commissioning, science verification and operation of the GFPI.

    ▪  Instrumental development of the BLue Imaging Solar Spectrometer (BLISS) including optical design, optics, opto-mechanics, cameras, etalons, control soft- and hardware.

    ▪  Further improvements of my GFPI/BLISS-data pipeline including Speckle-, Speckle Deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.

    ▪   Observational astrophysics and scientific writing covering the solar photosphere and chromosphere and related magnetic fields and instrumental development and technical innovations.

    Business or  sector  Solar Physics and Instrumentation

    2009-2010

    Post-doc at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain) in the group led by Prof. Dr. F. Moreno-Insertis: La atmósfera solar, computación y observación, AYA2007-65502 (3E4507).

    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain)

    ▪  Spectral line inversion techniques and semi-empirical geometrical modelling of Sunspots.

    ▪  Further development of my GFPI-data pipeline including Speckle-, Speckle deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.

    ▪  Observational astrophysics and scientific writing covering the solar photosphere and chromosphere and related magnetic fields.

     

    Business or sector Solar Physics

     

     

    2007-2009

    Post-doc at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain) in the group led by Dr. V. Martínez-Pillet: Integración y vuelo de SUNRISE/MAX. Fase conceptual de SOLAR/VIM (4E3806).

    Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain)

    ▪  IMAX, SUNRISE

    ▪  Spectral line inversion techniques and semi-empirical geometrical modelling of Sunspots.

    ▪  Further development of a GFPI-data pipeline including Speckle-, Speckle deconvolution-, and MOMFBD-techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.

    ▪  Observational astrophysics and scientific writing covering the solar photosphere and chromosphere and related magnetic fields.

       Business or sector Solar Physics and  Instrumentation

    2002-2007

    Post-doc position at the Universitäts-Sternwarte Göttingen (USW, later Insititute for Astrophysics Göttingen, IAG, Germany) in the group led by Dr. F. Kneer.

    Universitäts-Sternwarte Göttingen (USW, later Insititute for Astrophysics Göttingen, IAG, Germany)

    ▪  Development of the GREGOR Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) as the successor of the Göttingen Fabry-Pérot Interferomter (GFPI) including optical designs, optics, opto-mechanics, cameras, etalons, control soft- and hardware.

    ▪  Development of my GFPI-data pipeline including Speckle-, Speckle Deconvolution-, and MOMFBD- techniques as well as polarimetric data calibration.

    ▪  Observational astrophysics and scientific writing covering the solar photosphere and chromosphere and related magnetic fields and instrumental development and technical innovations.

    Business or sector Solar Physics and  Instrumentation

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    2002

    Defence of the Thesis

     

    Karl-Franzens Universität ( Graz, Austria)

    1998-2002

    PHD-Thesis in Astrophysics

     

    Instituto deAstrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Spain)

    1998

    Diploma in Astrophysics

     

    Karl-Franzens Universität  (Graz,  Austria)

    1987-1998

    Study of Astrophysics

     

    Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz Austria

    ▪  Courses of experimental and theoretical physics

    ▪  Courses of mathematics

    ▪  Courses of astrophysics

    ▪  Courses of meteorology

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    German

    Other language(s)

    English, Spanish

    Communication skills

    ▪  Scientific publishing  in different referred and non-referred journals

    ▪  Oral and poster contributions  at  international conferences and  meetings

    ▪  Invited talks at different international institutes

    ▪  Public  talks

    ▪  International framework of collaborators

    Organisational / managerial skills

    ▪  Senior Optical Engineer - NEOSTEL

    ▪  Co-Organizer, Board-Member and Secretary of the Preliminary Design Review for NEOSTEL

    ▪  Instrument Scientist of the GREGOR Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) and the Blue Imaging Solar Spectrometer (BLISS)

    ▪  Member of the 1.5m GREGOR Solar Telescope Project

    ▪  Lecturing and Support of Erasmus, Diploma and PhD Students

    Job-related skills

    ▪  Publication Record: 71 publications (39 refereed) with 594 citations are listed in the SSAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) - Hirschindex: 14

    ▪  Referee for Astronomical Journals

    ▪  Several times member of a Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

    ▪  Co-Editor of the Proceedings "Modern Solar Facilities - Advanced Solar Science"

    ▪  Member of the Spanish Time Allocation Committee (Cat-Solar)

    Computer skills

    ▪  Programming languages:  IDL, Fortran, HTML

    ▪  Operative systems:  Windows, Linux, MAC OS

    ▪  Office Products: MS-Office, Latex, Image processing

    Other skills

    ▪  Astrophysics, Solar Physics, Observational Astronomy, Spectroscopy, Spectropolarimetry, Image processing, Image Reconstruction, Software Development, Scientific Data Analysis, Spectral Line Inversion Techniques, Numerical Analysis

    Driving licence

    A,B

     

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Projects

    Observational Experience

     

    35 technical and observing campaigns at various solar telescopes:

     

    ▪  German Vacuum Tower Telescope (VTT)

    ▪  1-Meter Swedish Solar Telescope (SST)

    ▪  1.5-Meter GREGOR solar telescope (GREGOR)

     

    with different post-focus instrumentation:

     

    ▪  GREGOR Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) @ GREGOR and VTT

    ▪  Göttingen Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) @ VTT

    ▪  Echelle Spectrograph (VTT) + Tenerife Infrared Polarimeter (TIP) @ VTT

    ▪  TElecentric SOlar Spectrometer (TESOS)+ Visible-light Imaging Polarimeter (VIP)  @ VTT

    ▪  CRisp Imaging  SpectroPolarimeter (CRISP) @ SST

    ▪  Broadband and narrowband imaging @ VTT, SST, GREGOR



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