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     Date Submitted:19-04-2016
     Last Modified:05-05-2016 (07:59)
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     Current job:Optical systems engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months

    Date of Birth: 7th January 1983
    Nationality: British

    Science and engineering professional with several years experience in high paced research and development posts; demonstrating the ability and versatility to adapt to any task. Now seeking a new challenge, whilst making a positive contribution to the science sector.

    2012 TO PRESENT
    The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) is one of the national scientific research laboratories in the UK operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). RAL Space is a division of the laboratory which undertakes world-leading space research and technology development.
    Optical Systems Engineer
    My position at RAL Space involves working as a part of multidisciplinary teams providing expertise in optical systems on a number of projects including:
    • SPICE- A European Space Agency (ESA) funded project, developing an imaging spectrometer which will operate at extreme ultra violet wavelengths. This is to be a part of the ESA Solar Orbiter due for launch in 2017.
    • ISS Cameras- The development of two Earth observing (5m and 10m resolutions) cameras, which are on-board the International Space Station. This is work for a private company URTHECAST; they were launched and installed in October 2013.
    • WEAVE- This is a project funded by several international research and governing bodies. Weave is an addition to the William Herschel Telescope in La Palma; it will allow the spectral mapping of specifically chosen celestial objects. It is due to be on sky in 2017.

    2010 TO 2012
    Cymtec is a product development company, specialising in optical systems particularly relating to LED and Laser technologies. As an SME, Cymtec distinguishes itself by working closely with customers from conception to manufacture to create application specific designs. Recent projects have been used in medical and digital projection markets.
    Design and Development Manager
    In a dynamic R&D and manufacture environment I’ve been required to take on an extensive number of responsibilities and develop skills in many areas. My main role was:
    • Project management
    • Optical design
    • Collaboration with universities and companies for development of new technologies
    • Product development

    ENFIS 2005 TO 2009
    Enfis is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of intelligent High Power LED arrays and smart light engines. Enfis has developed market ready light engines and systems for entertainment lighting, architectural lighting, projection and LCD, sensing and curing, medical applications, industrial and aerospace lighting.
    Research and Development Engineer
    In a R&D and manufacture facility the role required many skill sets and I was involved in all technical aspects of the business. My main role was:
    • Experimental research into thermal, electrical, mechanical, and optical aspects of products
    • Management of technicians and clean room area

    Glyndwr University
    2016 TO PRESENT

    Glyndwr University
    2010 TO 2015

    University of Hertfordshire
    2002 TO 2005

    3 A-LEVELS
    Pencoed Comprehensive
    1999 TO 2001

    9 GCSES
    Pencoed Comprehensive
    1994 TO 1999

    • Optical alignment of the SPICE EUV imaging spectrometer
    • Coronal and heliospheric imagers for solar wind phenomena
    • The design of the WEAVE Spectrograph
    • Project overview and update on WEAVE
    • SPICE EUV spectrometer for the Solar Orbiter mission
    • Updated optical design of WEAVE spectrograph for ground-based astronomy
    • Development and evaluation of a light emitting diode endoscope light source
    • LED multiplexing
    • Radiation generating apparatus and a method of generating radiation
    • Cavity constrained radiation generating apparatus

    My hobbies include a lot of outdoor activities such as surfing, skiing, and mountain biking.
    Other activities I enjoy are socialising, I play squash and a 6 a side football most weekends, I am also a big Cardiff Blues fan.
    Keen traveller; I’ve visited many countries across Europe, several parts of the US, Canada, South America, New Zealand and places in Asia.

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