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A 99 million pound ($132 million) satellite test facility to be built at the U.K.’s Harwell Campus should bring more business to the space hub here and ensure Britain’s satellite manufacturers can carry on without disruption post-Brexit, according to Chris Mutlow, director of RAL Space, the space division of the U.K. state-run Rutherford Appleton Laboratory here. SpaceNews.com
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of a previously-flown first stage for a NASA mission. SpaceNews.com
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Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise in space station and cargo module development. SpaceNews.com
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Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS, platform that will make data from the Earth-monitoring constellation more accessible to users from about mid-2018. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:56 +0000
SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million in less than a week in order to complete its lander and retain its launch contract. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:00:27 +0000
NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final set of close-up observations of the dwarf planet Ceres. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:27 +0000
Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect changes in satellite performance and in the environment. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:53:09 +0000
The Senate Commerce Committee advanced the nomination of Barry Myers to be the next administrator of NOAA to the full Senate despite concerns by the committee’s Democrats about potential conflicts of interest. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:47 +0000
A Japanese company planning a series of robotic missions to the moon announced Dec. 13 that it has raised more than $90 million in one of the largest Series A funding rounds for any emerging space venture. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:47:31 +0000
Blue Origin said it carried out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 12. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 04:06:57 +0000
Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation satellites into medium Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:39:55 +0000
The new decadal survey for Earth science research will likely be unveiled in early January, slightly later than previously planned. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:17:22 +0000
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission Orbital ATK’s Space Logistic subsidiary has with Intelsat, saying the servicing vehicle can execute “rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking with the Intelsat-901” satellite while in a graveyard orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:20:18 +0000
Tucked into the details of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that President Trump signed into law Dec. 12 is a long overdue recognition of the first American astronauts who were lost in service to their country while practicing for a mission. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:41:15 +0000
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:55:05 +0000
President Trump’s new space policy directive calling for American astronauts to return to the moon is welcome and encouraging news. 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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