Combined 12 years' industry, research and study experience in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and France.
Experience in the research and study of:
Spaceflight mechanics including satellite formation flying
Satellite positional and attitude control
Spacecraft and launcher systems
Applications, politics, economics, law, business, and management in space activities
Practical experience in:
Satellite ground station operation
MRO & airline operations
Flight data analysis
Network Operations Engineering Internship, Inmarsat, UK
(May 2016 - present)
Main objective is to study machine learning and its applications and to produce an advisory report for Inmarsat on how to implement and benefit from machine learning.
Other tasks include the production of performance reports to support managerial decision making
Part of the MSc Space Studies programme
Technical Engineer, Flight Data Recording Group, British Airways Engineering, London, UK
(Oct 2014 – May 2015)
This role included:
work with the B777 Ground Based Software Tool (GBST)
a focus on improving fuel efficiency across BA fleet
flight recorder and maintenance data analysis
support of in-house flight data software
assessment of compliance documentation
collaboration with other departments
supervision of junior members of the group
Engineering Graduate, British Airways Engineering, London/Glasgow, UK
(Jul 2012 – Sep 2014)
Worked in 11 departments across BA Engineering
Experience in project management, leadership, the application of Continuous Improvement and Lean principles, civil aviation requirements
Internship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
(Jul - Aug 2006)
Supported by the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)
Developed two designs for tools to assist the elderly in daily tasks: 1. adjustable leg walker-frame, 2. jar/bottle opener for low grip strength
Internship, EADS, Defence and Security, Ulm, Germany
(Jun - Aug 2005)
Undertook shock testing and ANSYS investigation of aerospace components
Assisted in running CAM systems for manufacturing aerospace components
MSc Master of Space Studies, The International Space University, France
(Sept. 2015 – Present)
Interdisciplinary, international and intercultural study of engineering, space science, politics, economics and space law, management and business, space applications, human factors and the humanities in space
Individual project title: An investigation into Earth Observation satellite orbit optimization for maximum viewing time of selected sites
Team project title: SEDNA: Planetary Protection in Missions to Icy Moons – Analysis and Technology Roadmap
Supported through generous funding from Inmarsat, the European Space Agency, the French Government (la Bourse Entente Cordiale) and the Royal Aeronautical Society
Ph.D. Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Laboratory for Space Systems, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
(Apr. 2008- Sept. 2011)
Thesis title: A Study on Coulomb Force Assisted Formation Flying Control for On-Orbit Servicing
Study of spaceflight mechanics, satellite formation flying, satellite positional and attitude control
Practical experience of satellite ground station operation for Cute 1.7+APD II
Development of numerical simulations in C++
Attendance of and presentation at 4 international and 3 Japanese domestic space conferences
Generously funded by the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship
ERASMUS exchange student, RWTH Aachen, Germany
(Sept. 2006- Sept. 2007)
Completion of 2 courses in Spaceflight Mechanics and 2 courses in Spacecraft Systems with excellent results
Additional study of Aircraft Systems, Manufacturing Technology and Gas Turbines
All courses and project work undertaken in German
MEng Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
(Sept. 2003- Sept. 2007)
Completed with 1st class honours
Study of engineering fields including dynamics, stress analysis, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electronics, manufacturing and design
German (technical fluency)
French (intermediate level)
STK (basic qualified)
Boeing 777 & 787 GBST
Associate Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (AMRAeS)
Committee Chairman of the British Association of Monbusho Scholars (BAMS), March 2015 - present
Treasurer of BAMS, March 2013 – March 2015
Scholarships & Awards
Centennial Scholarship, awarded by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) 2015
La Bourse Entente Cordiale, scholarship awarded by the French Government, 2015
MEXT (Monbusho) Scholarship awarded by the Japanese Government, 2008
1st place prize PhD presentation, ISCOPS conference, 2010
3rd place prize Envision 2010 Engineering Study Space Design Project, 2006
Imperial College Half-Colours award, 2006
Group 1st place prize Imperial College CGCU Egg Race, 2005
General Academic Interests
Space flight dynamics and mission design; industrial applications in and the exploration of space; the analysis and optimisation of complex multi-parameter systems; Continuous Improvement/Lean principles and applications; international relations; ethics.
The study of languages – currently studying French; past study of Spanish; eager to study Bulgarian, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin) and Russian
Ballroom and Latin dancing
Available upon request
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