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     Date Submitted:13-02-2016
     Last Modified:03-03-2016 (04:03)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAerospace, CFD, Matlab, 3D Modeling, Finite Elements Analysis, Experimentation, Propulsion Systems, Structural Analysis, Thermodynamics, Programming, Mechanics, LaTeX, Research, Numerical Analysis, Management, Engineering, Simulations, Testing, CAD, Syste

    Currently a final year aeronautical engineering student at Imperial College London with a long term objective of becoming a Chartered Engineer looking for a graduate position. I trust that academic knowledge and strong inner motivation will form a good career start.

    Imperial College London, London, UK (2012-2016) MEng. Aeronautical Engineering, final year, average grades corresponding to a 1st degree. • Courses include: Aerodynamics, Numerical and Finite Elements Analysis, Engineering Manufacturing and Aircraft Design, Materials Science, Orbital Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Thermodynamics, Propulsion and Turbomachinery, Ethics, Mathematics, CFD. • Additional courses: Global Challenges, Business Management, Google Online Marketing. • Projects: Small UAV Plane, Wind Turbine and Jumping Robots Design & Construction. • Experiments: Wind tunnel scale model tests, materials and structures mechanical tests.
    Ovidius High School, Constanta, Romania (2008-2012) Considered one of the elite science high schools in Romania, it offered the education needed to excel in various prestigious competitions and the chance to engage in voluntary work. • Diploma for exceptional results in school contests and projects. • Obtained 9.6/10 in the Mathematics, Physics and Romanian Baccalaureate exams. • SAT Subject Tests in Physics (770), Mathematics L2 (670) and Chemistry (730)

    Citigroup: Business Technology Analyst in the Global Markets Department. (06-09.2015) • Worked on comprehensive unstructured data analytics (Big Data management). • Established an overall practical understanding of the business sector. Russian Space Agency: International Nanosattelite Design Collaboration Project. (08-09.2014) • Courses and practical astronautics projects with an international team in Samara, Russia. Undergraduate Research Assistant at Imperial College London. (06-07 2014) • Responsible with performing mechanical tests on supercooled metal samples at -200C. • Sample preparation, experiment design, operation of research equipment, data processing.
    European Space Agency Space Weather Satellite Design summer contest. (07-08 2013) • Created a winning space mission proposal, as part of a team in Alpbach, Austria. • Responsible for the propulsion and attitude systems, calculated optimum orbit transfers.

    Aerosattelite Design: a high altitude long endurance solar-powered sailplane UAV. 2014-2015 • Led the Vehicle Definition and was awarded the best-in-class ‘Centenary Prize’. Micro Jumping Robot: designing, building and testing of a miniature robot. (2014-2015) • Learned to use novel materials and manufacturing techniques. Wind Turbine Design: CFD simulation, 3D printing and wind tunnel testing. (2013-2014) • Created as part of a team it achieved one of the top grades in my class. Aircraft Reticular Structure planning, manufacturing and stress testing. (2012-2013) • Won the best in class award by creating the lightest and strongest structure.

    Rector’s Ambassador of Imperial College London (2013-2015) • Representing the university at various events and promoting its prestigious image. First aid volunteer with St. Johns Ambulance London (2013 - 2014) Business mentor volunteer, Commonwealth School Enterprise Challenge (01-03 2014) Founder of a small web & graphics design company in Romania (2011-2013)

    • Operation of low airspeed wind tunnels (testing of aircraft models, wind turbines). • Autonomous user for the Instron 5969 50kN Dual Column testing system (indentation, compression, tension, bending tests) using LabView. • Experience in using optical and scanning electron microscopes for material analysis. • Prototype manufacturing experience (3D printing, turning, milling, CNC machining). • Design, building and testing of a scale hybrid rocket engine with the Aeronautical Society.

    Aeronautics Centenary Prize for the best design project, awarded by Imperial College (2014-2015) LSRS Student of the Year in Europe for outstanding professional performance (2014-2015) Ambassadors Diploma for outstanding academic performance abroad (2013-2014) Rector's Ambassador Award for representing the image of Imperial College (2012-2013) 1st prize for exceptional performance in school subjects offered by Ovidius (2008-2012) 2nd then 1st prize at the NASA Annual Space Settlement Design Contest (2010-2011) 1st prize at the national Procopiu Physics Laboratory Techniques Contest (2010-2011) Honour: National Astronomy and Astrophysics Annual School Olympiad (2010-2011)

    English: Proficient level (C1): Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency and iBT TOEFL certificates. French: Independent level (B2): DELF B1 and DELF B2 certificates. Russian: Beginner level (A2) achieved as part of the Imperial Horizons Languages course. Romanian: Native speaker: Obtained 9.6/10 in the Romanian Language & Literature Baccalaureate. LICENSES European driving license categories A and B and defensive driving training. International license for operators of water craft class C (rivers), D (sea) and S (sailing). Currently working towards the sailplane pilot license and the PADI open water diver certificate.

    Programming • Advanced knowledge of MATLAB, LaTeX typesetting, basic knowledge of C++ and Java. • Expert knowledge of specialised engineering software (Creo 2) and the Autodesk Suite. • Theoretical and practical knowledge of computer simulations: Computational Fluid Dynamics in StarCCM+, Finite Elements Analysis in Abaqus and the Satellite Tool Kit Modelling (ATI STK). • Medium knowledge of continous integration (Jenkins) and versioning systems (Helix, Perforce). Microsoft Office Suite • Obtained the ECDL Expert certificate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Access. Web & Graphic Design • Proficient in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Illustrator). • Advanced HTML and PHP knowledge – portfolio available on • Obtained the ECDL WebStarter certificate and a web designer license.

    Regularly led university team competitions due to the desire to collaborate, organise, motivate and make effective use of each member’s skills in order to develop and implement a strategy. • Led a team for the NASA Space Settlement Design Contest, wining the 1st prize and learning project and team management skills, further developed at the ESA Alpbach Summer Contest. • Coordinated two teams: one to design and build a high altitude scientific balloon, another to conceive an innovative non-polluting airplane concept in the Airbus-Fly Your Ideas contest. • Gained the ability to solve conflicts, to mediate and facilitate the learner-professor relation, receiving the Meritorious Diploma for Best Class President during high school. These skills have been further developed in my current position as a Rector Ambassador.

    Gained the ability to interact and cooperate in a multicultural environment, during my university experience, taking the initiative and joining various social clubs ranging from the aerospace to the tea society. I improved both my writing and presentation skills by: • Getting accredited as an Imperial Plus Volunteer though official training in time management, persuasion and negotiation techniques, teamwork, and problem solving. • Giving presentations about Imperial College to aspiring students and VIP guests. • Publishing articles in the Ovidius High School and the National Aeronautical magazines • Participating in a live interview for a local TV station, about my NASA and ESA experience.

    Establishing a web and graphics design company called Sj Design taught me that integrity, passion and a combination of analytical and creative thinking is the key to success in all types of management. Knowledge in this field was gained by: • Attending lectures and events organized by the Imperial College Business School. • Producing a real business plan for a regional entrepreneurship contest. • Level 5 Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management.

    Taking aircraft modelling and photography as hobbies I developed my attention to detail, patience and good construction skills. Disciplined and tenacious, I like to accomplish my goals, persevere and learn from my mistakes. The sports I practice are: skiing, snowboarding, swimming, body building, jogging and basketball. Also, I enjoy reading both S.F. and science books in my spare time and based upon them, conceive original hypotheses and ideas. This activity led to: • The design of an interplanetary transport network and feasible clean energy array • Participation in the international ENEL Green Energy and NASA Green Aviation contests. • Reaching the national final of the Engineers without Borders contest. • The design of a ramjet engine and more recently, the planning and construction of a functional hybrid rocket engine, with the Aerospace Society.

    Affiliate member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and ambassador member of STEMNET UK Member of Students for Exploration and Development of Space, IET and the City & Guilds Association Affiliate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Honorary member of CAESAR (Centre for Accessing Expertise of Students and Alumni from Romania)

    Dr. Vito Tagarielli – Academic Supervisor, Lecturer in Structures at Imperial College London v.tagarielli(at) | Room E359, ACEX Bld., London SW7 2AZ Prof. Spencer Sherwin Lecturer in Aerodynamics | Imperial College London s.sherwin(at) | Room 359, RODH Bld., London SW7 2AZ Additional references available on request.

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