A postgraduate professional passionate about all areas of space engineering especially spacecraft Systems Engineering. Possesses natural leadership, critical thinking and attention to detail proved by a First Class undergraduate degree. Experience in top-down systems engineering including trade-offs, risk analysis and risk management developed from multiple space engineering projects to successfully take clients requirements and deliver an optimum design.
Only UK team selected finalists in an extracurricular international competition
Winner 2016 Airbus D&S Presentation Competition
Winner of the RAeS Blue Streak Award
First class BEng undergraduate degree
Awarded Scholarship to Cranfield University MSc in 2015/16
Cranfield University, UK 2015-2016 MSc - Astronautics and Space Engineering
Systems Engineering: 80%
Satellite Communication: 80%
Option modules: Earth Observation, Payload Engineering, GPS/INS with sensors and data fusion
Lunar Mission One Group Design Project: Nov 2015 – May 2016
Description - MSc project to design a spacecraft mission for British led Lunar Mission One.
Role - Systems Engineer tasked with Risk Management, The role involved utilizing statistical failure trends, understanding the effectiveness of ground testing, understanding the effect of the lunar environment on key systems. Evaluating mission uncertainties and constraints to create an achievable risk philosophy. Understanding the benefits of a parts management program in tandem with a systems reliability and maintainability program.
Outcome - Successfully designed and presented our spacecraft concept to the founder and key design team of Lunar Mission One as well as professionals from the UK space industry.
Gemini Mars International Design Competition: Dec 2015 – Mar 2016
Description - Extracurricular international competition held by the Mars Society to design a manned Mars flyby mission. Selected as the only UK finalists the finalists will present in Washington D.C. at the Mars Society Convention to a panel of NASA judges in Sept 2016. The design and the report can be found at: mars.cranseds.co.uk
Role - Project Manager which involved organising and leading meetings, time management, communication within the group, organization to successfully lead the project and to secure financial sponsorship. RF Engineer meant designing the communication subsystem including the use of Excel to produce a link-budget calculator, appropriate choice of hardware and calculating margin to successfully consolidate the requirements. Biological based life support top-down design of an algae based bioreactor suitable for the space environment whilst meeting the atmospheric demands of the crew.
Individual Research Project: Apr 2016 – Aug 2016
Winner of the 2016 Airbus Defense and Space Student Presentation Competition at the UKSEDS National Student Space Conference, for the design of an algae bioreactor for atmospheric recycling for a manned spacecraft. Due to the level of interest shown towards the design it is being develop further academically as the MSc Thesis. As this engineering project focusses on biology it has meant being flexible and adapting to new skills outside of previous experiences.
University of Hertfordshire, UK 2012-2015
BEng First Class (Hons) - Aerospace Engineering with Space Technology
Engineering Applications of Math’s: 1st class
Satellite and terrestrial Communication: 1st class
Rocket Propulsion and Performance: 1st class
Space Dynamics: 1st class
Winner of the Royal Aeronautical Society Blue Streak Award for highest achieving student in Rocket Propulsion and Performance.
Group Design of a Spacecraft Mission to Europa: Mar 2015 – Apr 2015
Description – Tasked to design a spacecraft to survey the icy moon of Jupiter Europa in search for life.
Role - Project Manager meant allocating work-load, supplying critical feedback, identifying top-level requirements and leading the trade-off study. Astrodynamics utilized Matlab code to calculate the trajectory to Jupiter and the delta-V required which meant sizing the onboard propellant system.
Outcome – Successfully presented our design to judges made up of scientists and space industry professionals who voted us the winning team
Dissertation: Sept 2014 – Apr 2015
Successfully designed a concept for the exterior wall of a low Earth orbit manned space station to survive the extreme space environment which was awarded a First Class grade. Experience was gained in the fundamental effects of the space environment including MMOD impacts, outgassing, radiation, Charging and Atomic Oxygen damage.
Body Work Assistant; RW Blacklers Auto Body & Paint: 05/2015 - 09/2015; Merritt Island, FL
Experience with pneumatic and hand tools required for disassembling of mechanical parts. High precision and attention to detail when reassembling vehicles to match original quality. Fast-paced surroundings meant quick independent thinking in an unstructured environment
Volunteered Student Mentor; Hertfordshire University: 09/2014 - 05/2015, Hatfield
A point of guidance to university students with academic and personal issues. Exceptional communication skills, being able to lead a conversation and listen.
Stable Worker; Kennedy Grove Stables: 05/2014 - 09/2014; Merritt Island, FL
Independent decision making as worked without supervision. Required excellent time management and exceptional communication with stable customers.
Warehouse Assistant; Remmerco: 06/2013 - 09/2013; Crawley, West Sussex
Team affiliated role requiring constant organisation, attention to detail and communication. Quality Assurance of products to maintain high standards for customers.
Skills and Interests
IT Skills: C++, Systems Tool Kit (STK), MATLAB & Simulink, CATIA v5 CAD modelling, Patran/Nastran, ESATAN Thermal package, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Sports: University swimming club with national competitions, University kickboxing club, Weight training, Group soccer
Hobbies: Radio controlled planes, helicopters and model rockets, Archaeology, Coin and fossil collecting, Constructing models, Metal detecting above and below water, Diving
Memberships: Member of Cranfield University SEDS, Royal Aeronautical Society Student Affiliate
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