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With about $40 million in hand and an agreement to use a new launch site, British small launch vehicle startup Orbex argues that it’s joined the small group of companies in this sector of the industry that should be taken seriously. 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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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
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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:26-02-2016
     Last Modified:03-03-2016 (03:14)
    Job information
     Current job:Chemical Engineer, PhD
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsChemical and Environmental Engineering; Experimentation; Mathematical Modelling; Electronics; Process Automation; Design and Manufacture; Lab- and Pilot-scale Units; Heterogeneous Catalysis; Advanced Oxidation Processes; Adsorptive Processes; Pressure Swi
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    Personal information

     

    Gender / Date of birth / Nationality

    Male  /  12/06/1979  /  Portuguese

     

     

    Desired employment

    Process / Chemical Engineer

     

     

    Technical skills

    Experimentation and modelling; Electronics, mechanics, and process automation; Design and manufacture of lab- and pilot-scale units for Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

    Personal skills

    Sociability and Empathy; Analysis, Structure and Work style; Drive and Communication.

    Scientific interests

    Heterogeneous Catalysis; Ethanol Conversion; Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs); Solar Photocatalysis; Indoor Air Treatment; Adsorptive Processes; Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Technologies; Purification and Separation Processes; Hydrogen Purification; Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS); Mathematical Modelling.

     

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates

    January 2014 – December 2015

    Position / Employer

    Post-doc in Catalysis Engineering/ TU Delft (The Netherlands)

    Subject

    CatchBio Project, 3rd phase: Carbohydrates: "Catalytic Conversion of Bio-Ethanol into 1,3-Butadiene"

    Dates

    November 2014 – January 2015

    Position / Employer

    Teaching Assistant/ TU Delft (The Netherlands)

    Subject

    Course: Reactors and Kinetics (Master in Chemical Engineering)

    Dates

    April 2011 – December 2013

    Position / Employer

    Post-doc in Chemical Engineering/ Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, FEUP (Portugal)

    Subject

    FCT Grant: Solar Photocatalytic Treatment of Indoor Air

    Dates

    February 2013 – July 2013

    Position / Employer

    Teaching Assistant/ TU Delft (The Netherlands)

    Subject

    Course: Environmental Engineering Laboratories IV (Master in Environmental Engineering)

    Dates

    February 2011 – March 2011

    Position / Employer

    Post-doc in Chemical Engineering/ Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, FEUP (Portugal)

    Subject

    FCT Project: "AIRPHOTOXI – Solar Indoor Air Detoxification: Bioaerosols and VOCs"

    Dates

    November 2005 – October 2008

    Position / Employer

    Researcher (Separation Processes)/ Associate Laboratory LSRE/LCM, FEUP (Portugal)

    Subject

    European Project: "HY2SEPS – Hybrid Hydrogen - Carbon Dioxide Separation Systems", 6th FP

    Dates

    June 2005 – July 2005

    Position / Employer

    Collaborator in "Live Physics 2005"/ University of Aveiro in association with Ciência Viva (Portugal)

    Subject

    Project “Live Physics 2005”, http://www.cienciaviva.pt/divulgacao/fisicaviva2005/

     

     

    Education and training

     

    Dates

    January 2016 – Today

    Type of education / Organisation

    Dutch course (A2 level) / SIS Delft in association with Municipality of Delft (The Netherlands)

    Dates

    April 2014

    Type of training / Organisation

    Safety Training Metal Alkyls – TMAL/ AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals B.V. (The Netherlands)

    Dates

    April 2014

    Type of training / Organisation

    Catchbio Business Academy / CatchBio (The Netherlands) in association with MTI² (Belgium)

    Dates

    October 2011

    Type of education / Organisation

    Course: "Decontamination and Disinfection of Water and Air by Solar AOPs"/ Ciemat (Spain)

    Dates

    November 2005 – December 2010

    Type of education / Organisation

    PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering / FEUP (Portugal)

    Thesis title

    "New pressure swing adsorption cycles for hydrogen purification from steam methane reforming off-gases"

    Dates

    May 2005 – August 2005

    Type of education / Organisation

    Quality Technician / Avalforma (Portugal)

    Description

    PEPS & FORDESQ Program: "Organization and Quality Management, Environment and Safety"

    Dates

    September 1997 – July 2004

    Type of education / Organisation

    Degree in Chemical Engineering/ University of Aveiro (Portugal)

    Dates

    September 2002 – July 2003

    Type of education / Organisation

    Master’s Thesis in Chemical Engineering/ Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

    Thesis title

    "Modelling mixtures of formaldehyde and water"

     

     

    Scientific publications

     

    19 Papers in international scientific periodicals with referees
    4 Papers in conference proceedings
    1 Oral Presentations by invitation
    6 Oral Presentations in conferences
    9 Posters in conferences

    Research projects

    "CatchBio – Catalysis for sustainable chemicals from biomass", 3rd phase: Carbohydrates 053.70.351
    "Strategic Project – LA 20 - 2011-2012", PEst-C/EQB/LA0020/201, 2011-2012
    "Reforço e Re-qualificação da Infra-Estrutura de Engenharia Química da Universidade do Porto", NORTE-01-0162-FEDER-000051, 2011-2012
    "AIRPHOTOXI – Solar Indoor AirDetoxification: BioaerosolsandVOCs", FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia) Project, PTDC/EQU-EQU/100554/2008, 2010-2013
    "HY2SEPS – Hybrid Hydrogen-Carbon Dioxide Separation Systems", European Research Project, 6th Framework Program, supported by European Commission, Contract No. 019887 (SES6), 2005-2008

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

    Mother tongue

    Portuguese

    Other languages (level)

    English (Proficient)  /  Spanish (Proficient)  /  French (Independent)  /  Dutch (Basic)

    Organisational skills and competences

    Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the 7th European Meeting on Solar Chemistry and Photocatalysis: Environmental Applications - SPEA7, June 17-20, 2012, Oporto, Portugal

    Computer skills and competences

    Good understanding of Windows OS and Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio); Advanced knowledge in Sigma Plot, OriginPro, gProms, Matlab, and LabView environment

    Artistic skills and competences

    Painting, and drawing (cartoon and illustration)

    Sports

    Football, indoor soccer, handball, squash, table tennis, and cycling

    Driving licence

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