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     Date Submitted:26-01-2016
     Last Modified:27-01-2016 (04:39)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsaerothermodynamics, multi-phase flows, low pressure flows, plasma flows, computer science, project management

    Work experience



    March 1989 – January 2002


    Senior Research Scientist

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Modeling of continuum and rarefied gas flows, software development, parallel algorithms and load balancing techniques.

    Name and address of employer

    Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia


    March-June 1996


    Visiting associate

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Development of efficient load-balancing algorithms for computation of rarefied gas flows on massive parallel computers

    Name and address of employer

    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA


    February 2002 – present


    Senior Aerospace Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Modeling of liquid, gas and plasma flows; software development, testing and evaluation; supervising PhD students, project management

    Name and address of employer

    ATG Europe BV, Noordwijk, the Netherlands

    Education and training




    Title of qualification awarded

    MSc with honor in hydroaerodynamics

    Name and type of organization

    Novosibirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russia



    Title of qualification awarded

    PhD in Mechanics of liquid, gas, and plasma

    Name and type of organization

    Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia



    Title of qualification awarded

    A short course ‘Computational thermal analysis’

    Name and type of organization

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics



    Title of qualification awarded

    A course ‘Project management 2’

    Name and type of organization


    Languages and Personal skills and competences

    Russian (mother tongue), English (fluent), Dutch (beginner)


    Organizational skills and competences

    Scientist-in-charge in two FP7 projects, including planning and budget control; supervising trainees, MEng and PhD students, postdoc, two employees. A project manager for a few projects

    Technical skills and competences

    Aerothermodynamics, Rarefied (Vacuum) gas dynamics, Multi-phase flows, Plasma flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Monte Carlo methods

    - rarefied gas flows around spacecraft, rarefied dusty flows;

    - nozzle flows and plume impingement, contamination;

    - plasma plumes and plasma flow around spacecraft,

    - multi-phase flows with heat and mass exchange, sloshing, thermal stratification, wall liquid film, conjugate heat transfer;

    - two-phase flows: gas with droplets or solid particulates;

    - micro flows: tubes, nozzles, orifices, wall roughness, gas/ surface interaction, porous media;

    - material outgassing and contamination, conductivity of purging system,

    - trajectory analysis, satellite demise, and deploable/inflatable aerodynamic decelerators.

    Optimization of shape of small nozzles that were used on Herschel spacecraft successfully.

    Commercial and open source software: Traj6D, ASPEN, DAS, DRAMA, Flow3D, Fluent, CFD-ACE+, CFD-FASTRAN, OpenFOAM, SMILE, SPIS, SPARTA, XOOPIC

    Engineering software: Sinda/Fluint, ESATAN

    Computer skills and competences

    Knowledge of European Cooperation for Space Standardisation (ECSS) for software development

    FORTRAN, C++, Java (minor), MPI, bash script, python

    Linux, MS Windows, gcc, Visual Studio, LaTeX, Microsoft Office

    Development of method of characteristics code for inviscid convergent flow.

    One of main developers of SMILE software to model rarefied gas flows

    Development of software for material outgassing contamination with user friendly and intuitive interface.

    Development of user defined functions for commercial solvers: Flow3D, Fluent, CFD ACE+

    Testing and modification of open source software: OpenFOAM, XOOPIC, SPIS, SPARTA

    Visualization tool: tecplot, Paraview, ViSit

    Additional information

    1999 - Award named after M.F.Reshetnev for work in mechanics and space industry, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences

    1999 - One year grant from European Space agency

    2004 - Best thermophysics paper award from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Two patents and 25 journal publications

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