(PhD finalization in June 2016)
2012-present, Ph.D. training at International Max-Planck Research School (MPI for Radio Astronomy) in Bonn, Germany.
2010-2012, Master’s Degree in Physics and Mathematics: Specialization in Advanced Physics for Engineering, Astrophysics and Aerospace Instrumentation Development at the University of Granada, Spain.
2003-2010, Telecom/Electronic Engineer at the University of Granada, Spain.
2008-2009, University Exchange Programme in ‘Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik’ at Universität Stuttgart, Germany.
May. 2012 – present: RF/Software Engineer, Data Analyst at Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany
System Engineering and tests of robustness against Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) of new, advanced RF receivers for the Effelsberg 100-m radio telescope
Programming and scripting of control software and data analysis in Python and Linux
RF signal processing between 600 MHz and 300 GHz and data analysis using novel techniques on Graphics Processor Units (GPUs)
Project Scientist in Phased Array Feed and beamforming technologies for Radio Astronomy
Writing internal reports and articles for refereed international journals and giving internal and public presentations of developments and results of the projects
Supervisor of the Radio Lab Course at the Faculty of Astrophysics in Bonn, where standard RF test equipment operating from 0 to 20 GHz is presented to the students
Mar. 2011 – Jan. 2012: Research Engineer (Algorithms, Hardware Development) at Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) in Granada, Spain
FPGA-based hardware development for high-speed mathematical equation solving
Tool suite: Matlab Simulink + Xilinx ISE Suite + VHDL coding
Improved the system calculation speed a factor of 2x adding only 114 lines of code
Resolution of problems under strong requirements due to Space-aimed technology (for European Space Agency SO/PHI instrument).
Nov. 2009 – May 2010: Internship - Product manager assistant on SAR Radar in EADS Defence & Security Deutschland GmbH in the Airborne and Space Radar department.
Responsible for producing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery catalogues from test flights
Simulations of satellite radar and communication links with AGI Satellite Tool Kit (STK, Certified Engineer)
Design of conference posters and media about the department products with top-quality marketing standards
Development of Visual Basic macros to automatize the production of the imagery catalogues
Nov. 2009 – May 2010: Thesis - "Design and Implementation of a IEEE 802.15.4 Low Power Wireless Sensor Network Node Control"
Development and test of microcontroller-based wireless sensor nodes under the ZigBee specification
Selection of electronic parts, design of schematics, PCB layout, fabrication and testing of the board(s)
Tools used: CadSoft Eagle, Atmel Studio, C programming
Dec. 2008 – June 2009: Innovative educational project collaborator for the University of Granada with the aim of introducing a web based system for supporting the lectures. Efficiency of material distribution highly increased.
Dec. 2006 - June 2007: Junior Salesman in a leading specialized electronic shop within the departments of Computer Science, Electronics, Image and Sound and Photography. I developed great negotiation skills.
SKILLS AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE
Advanced knowledge in:
Digital Signal Processing
Linux OS, Shell scripting
Big data analysis
RF equipment testing
AGI Satellite Tool Kit (STK) v9.2 (Certified Engineer by AGI Inc.)
Matlab 2006, R2007b + Simulink + Xilinx System Generator
Microcontroller, FPGA Hardware & Software, Firmware development
Microsoft Windows (all versions)
MS Word (all versions) and LaTeX
MS PowerPoint (all versions)
MS Excel (all versions)
Average knowledge in:
Agilent ADS 2006
RELEVANT PROJECTS AND INDEPENDENT COURSEWORK
“Implementation of Classic Methods of Magnetic Field Measurements in a FPGA” at Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Granada, Spain
Project about “Signal processing with Matlab”
Essay about “Electromagnetic compatibility”
Essay about “Radio frequency amplifiers”
Course: Presentation and Communication Skills
Course: Time & Self management
Course: Occupational risk prevention
Course: Communication in the Digital Age
Course: Career Planing
Spanish: Mother tongue
English: Proficient user – C1 level Europass Language Passport
German: Mittelstufe II – B2 level Europass Language Passport
(I continue my German language training)
FURTHER INFORMATION AND INTERESTS
Interest in Space technology and engineering, Defence and Security systems, Electronic devices, Big Data Analysis, Bussiness Intelligence, Microwave technology, Telecommunication electronics, Quality management, Control systems, Automation, Antennas, New technologies and their applications, Communication networks, IT management, Project management, Surveillance, Maritime technology, Technology for cars and avionics, Career development, ...
Very good communication skills
Strong fast-learning capacity
Driver’s licence: B class (Car) and A class (Motorbike)
Passion for technology
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