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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:31:50 +0000
With few new missions in development, NASA's Mars Exploration Program is shifting towards operations of ongoing missions as well as technology development to support an eventual sample return effort. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:53:13 +0000
The Ariane 5 rocket that deviated from its expected flight path Jan. 25 and lost contact with ground control was fed the wrong coordinates, according to the independent commission Arianespace tasked last month to find out what caused the close call. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:56:04 +0000
York Space Systems, a Denver startup preparing to mass manufacture small satellites, has completed a key technical review, clearing the way for the November launch of its Harbinger mission. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:59:25 +0000
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center is leading a sweeping review of how the military acquires technologies. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:21:27 +0000
If all goes as planned, NASA’s campaign to pinpoint sources and sinks of atmospheric carbon dioxide will get a major boost early next year with the launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3, a leftover satellite instrument modified to attach to the International Space Station. OCO-3 is an important precursor to the more ambitious Geostationary Carbon […] SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 22:13:45 +0000
NASA's fiscal year 2019 proposal will likely set up another showdown between NASA and Congress regarding the Europa Clipper mission, debating not only when to launch the spacecraft but also how. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:20:35 +0000
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith is a military officer who speaks with the enthusiasm of a startup CEO. “When people say the space business is down, they’re not spending much time down here where I have four launches in a month,” he commented. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:35:51 +0000
Air Force leaders are warning the younger generations of airmen to not assume they will have access to GPS or satellite communications. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:45:30 +0000
SpaceX on Feb. 22 launched Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Spanish-owned radar-imaging satellite and two demonstration satellites for SpaceX's proposed broadband Starlink broadband constellation.The 9:17 a.m. Eastern launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carried all three spacecraft to low Earth orbit, deploying the PAZ radar satellite 11 minutes after liftoff. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:17:21 +0000
A discussion of China at the latest National Space Council meeting took a more nuanced view of the country than is typical in such conversations, seeing the rising space power as a competitor and adversary but also a potential partner. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:17:17 +0000
The Army would use small satellites to support tactical imagery needs in the field. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:41:25 +0000
Companies that collect data beamed down from small satellites say they expect partnerships and mergers will stem the rising number of new entrants offering ground station services in their market. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:46:33 +0000
Vice President Mike Pence and members of the National Space Council approved a series of recommendations Feb. 21 that make modest, and expected, reforms to regulations of commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:18:00 +0000
Just as the European masters brought forth a magical period of learning, discovery, invention, fine arts and music 500 years ago, with the advances in the science and technologies proliferating today, we expect a rejuvenation in human space activity in this dawn of the 21st century. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:04:37 +0000
For those who have been waiting for the Air Force to shake up its space investment portfolio, the budget request for 2019 was as disruptive as can be expected from the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:59:51 +0000
The biggest thing since sliced bread might just be a satellite the size of a slice of bread. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:23:25 +0000
NASA's vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the agency's acting administrator said Feb. 20. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:29:31 +0000
In spite of all the safeguards, companies must continually monitor traffic on their global networks to detect attempted or successful penetration and take steps to mitigate the impact of security breaches. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:02:12 +0000
Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company's commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:50:53 +0000
President Trump's 2019 NASA budget would pull the plug on astronomer's No. 1 priority for the next decade. NASA's former astrophysics chief says Congress should keep WFIRST funded. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:12-04-2016
     Last Modified:11-04-2017 (07:24)
    Job information
     Current job:Postdoctoral Researcher
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordspropulsion, dynamics, controls, electric propulsion, rockets
    CV

    Programming Skills

     

    CATIA V5, SolidWorks, Onshape

    AutoCAD: Mechanical Engineering Drafting

    MATLAB: Simulink, Control Systems, and Computational Fluid Dynamics

    LabVIEW: Instrumentation

    Python: Numerical Analysis

    COMSOL Multiphysics

    ANSYS: Computational Fluid Dynamics

    Windows XP/Vista/7

    MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint

    Knowledge and information

     

    Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Dynamics

    Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis

    Rocket and Space/Electric Propulsion, Aerodynamics

    Computer Aided Design and Engineering

    Plasma Physics: Generation, Diagnostics

    Technical Writing

    Quantum and Particle Physics

    Nanotechnology, MEMS, Solid State Physics, Optomechanics

    Other Skills

    Technical Writing and Creative Thinking

    Excellent Communication Skills

    Teamwork and Team-Building Expertise

    Self-development

     

    Intermediate French and Basic German

    Networking

    Public Speaking

    Presentations

    Experience

     

    Energy Systems Engineer in Power and Thermal Engineering

    GPROSYS Corps., Oshawa, ON

    Nearly 30 years of experience in smart energy grids, oil and gas, process automation, and plasma technology where it has been the leader in clean energy systems and technologies, with best practices.

    What was delivered?

    Improvements on current inductive plasma torches by 5%

    Developed thermoelectric generator network

    Created optimization software

    Created renewable energy systems

    Analyze design review packages and actively participate in design review meetings

    Identifying & take initiatives for input parameters for material models used in FEA

    Worked in Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and, Heat Transfer

    Plasma Engineering: Space Propulsion, DC/RF Plasma Generation, Ion Optics, Z-Pinch, Electronics Design

    CAD/Modeling: SolidWorks, CATIA, NX

    CFD/FEA/Coding: MATLAB, LabVIEW, FLUENT, ANSYS, COMSOL

    Use of 3D printers for fast prototyping.

    Project manage engineering projects in power generation: Plasma and Thermal Engineering

     

    09/2015 – 11/2016

    Aerospace Test Engineer for Satellites

    Thoth Technology Inc., Toronto, ON

    Canadian space and defense company founded in 2001. We specialize in services and products for space applications. A Canadian Mission House, we also provide end-to-end services for space missions, from design, development and test to operations and information-product delivery.

    What was delivered?

    Tested High End Satellite Equipment launched later during development

    Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics analysis on the tested satellites.

    Verified space engines under space conditions.

    Standards: ISO 9001

    Operated 2-meter diameter by 3-meter length thermal vacuum chamber

    Controlled temperature for various equipment under high vacuum (<10-5 Torr)

    Verified test equipment is operating at specifications

    Handling cryogenic materials

    03/2017 – Present

    06/2011 – 10/2015

    Sub-Contractor in Avionics Maintenance and Repairs

    AJW Group, Montréal, QC

    AJW Technique's component repair services cover the global commercial, regional and business aviation market place across an expanding and diverse range of platforms from Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, and Embraer.

    What was delivered?

    Developed Instrumentation Program for Avionics Calibration

    Written a lab manual on how to operate the program

    Standards: ISO 9001

    Computer Aided Design - AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

    Instrumentation/Programming - LabVIEW and MATLAB

    Technical Writing - Test Procedures.

    HP 8583 Spectrum Analyzer.

    Microwave Generator: Magnetron, Gyrotron.

    Calibration of DMMs using Fluke 5250, 5215A, and 5720,

    Avtron Hydraulics Calibration.

    Thermotron 7800+ Operator.

    08/2015 – 09/2015

    PhD Researcher in Aerospace Engineering

    York University, Toronto, ON

    Aerospace Research and Development Institution.

    What was delivered?

    Produced a 20W fuel-efficient plasma thruster for nanosatellites

    Research and Development in Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, and Aerodynamics

    Design miniature thrusters and their test rigs

    The goal has been achieved by combining the Ion and MPD propulsion technologies.

    The thruster was simulated using MATLAB, Maple, and CATIA.

    Tested the thruster using thermal vacuum chamber under medium vacuum (10-2 to 1 Torr) and high vacuum (<10-5 Torr) conditions.

    Measurements and data-acquisition using HeNe Lasers and LED with electro-optical instruments in a standard NI DAQ board.

    09/2009 – 06/2014

    Internship: Industrial Research in Vibration Measurements in the Manufacturing Industry

    ArcelorMittal Dofasco/McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    Advanced manufacturing supply chain working with the top automotive, energy, packaging and construction brands to develop lighter, stronger and more sustainable products – from cans to cars.

    What was delivered?

    Delivered results of the data to the engineers

    Collected data using Fiber Optic Vibration Sensor

    Programmed vibration sensor using LabVIEW to correlate to the Dofasco Steel Industry environment. Analyzed the data using MATLAB.

     

    09/2008 – 11/2008

    Research Assistant in Optomechanical Engineering

    McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

    Optics Research and Development Institution.

    What was delivered?

    Created a compact temperature and vibration sensor used for the steel industry

    Performed research and development in fiber optic temperature and vibration sensors using optomechanical methods. Worked with 1060nm and 1550nm lasers, classes I-IIIa (old system)

    The work is developed for the Hamilton Steel Industry: Dofasco.

    09/2006 – 11/2008

    Academic Background

     

    Doctor of Philosophy, Space Engineering, York University     

    Concentration: Propulsion and Power 

    Areas of Research: Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Data Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis, Plasma Physics

     

    09/2009 – 12/2013

    Master of Applied Science, Engineering Physics, McMaster University

    Concentration: Optical Engineering

    Areas of Research: Optics, Micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), Instrumentation, Sensors, Lasers, Fiber Optics, Solid-State Electronics

    09/2006 – 12/2008

    Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University

    Concentration: Aerospace and Vehicle Systems

    09/2002 – 05/2006

     


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