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Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Roscosmos to meet deadlines for the nation’s future Angara, Soyuz-5 and “super-heavy class” rockets while fixing quality-control issues that have dogged Russian spacecraft and launch vehicles in recent years. SpaceNews.com
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Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic about their prospects and ability to win future government support. SpaceNews.com
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A week after the White House announced its intent to nominate a Senate aide to the post of NASA deputy administrator, reaction remains muted, but some supporters say his Senate experience will be an asset at the agency. SpaceNews.com
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U.S. satellite manufacturers say they need Ex-Im Bank to have a level playing field with foreign competition. The bank currently lacks enough board members for a quorum, making large satellites, and any other deals over $10 million, bigger than what Ex-Im can finance. SpaceNews.com
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For the last several years, aerospace companies have been examining ways to use additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, to aid the production of rocket engines. SpaceNews.com
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The British government announced July 19 a new effort to help space companies in the country win business outside of Europe amid concerns about the effects Brexit will have on the industry. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:09:46 +0000
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
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:45:22 +0000
Earth observation startup Planet laid off dozens of employees July 13. The move affected less than ten percent of the firm's workforce, a company spokesperson said. SpaceNews.com
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Blue Origin conducted a successful test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle July 18 that demonstrated its crew capsule escape system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:00:23 +0000
Maxar announced a $1.3 million deal with the UK Space Agency to develop space robotics technology in the United Kingdom. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:37:02 +0000
Trump administration officials are at the Farnborough Airshow in the United Kingdom this week on a mission to sell American aerospace and weapons. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:17:49 +0000
As Astrobotic prepares to compete for NASA lunar payload delivery contracts, the company has signed an agreement with Dynetics for the last major component of its lunar lander. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:50:51 +0000
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
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:16:24 +0000
Lockheed VP: “As the UK develops its space industry further, I think you’ll see bigger economics from the mini-satellites and the value they create from data." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:20:46 +0000
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
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:28:34 +0000
Maxar Technologies on July 16 purchased Neptec, a Canadian company with robotic expertise deemed useful for in-space activities like satellite servicing and building space stations. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:27:06 +0000
A solid rocket booster designed for both the Ariane 6 and Vega C next-generation launchers completed a successful test firing Monday, clearing a hurdle for the maiden flights of both vehicles. SpaceNews.com
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Ken Gabriel, CEO of Draper Labs: The idea of small satellites making up large constellations is a “powerful shift." SpaceNews.com
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Virgin Orbit says an agreement that could lead to LauncherOne missions from an English airport is part of an effort to both better meet the needs of its customers as well as support the U.K. space industry. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:12-04-2016
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     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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