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     Date Submitted:19-08-2016
     Last Modified:19-09-2017 (11:05)
    Job information
     Current job:PhD Student
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsAerospace Engineer working in Technical and Science Aerospace areas. Learning ability; Empathy; Autonomy; Proactivity; Reliability; Customer orientation; Teamwork; Motivation

    Personal motivation:

    After working more than 10 years in the Aerospace Industry, I realized that my true-calling was to be part of the Space Scientific Community. The mastery in Space Science and, even more, the Master Thesis work I performed last year at the European Space Astronomy Centre’s (ESAC), on the Solar Orbiter project, boosted this desire. 



    Universidad de Alcalá (UAH, Madrid, Spain).

    Excellent with Distinction. Master Extraordinary Award 2015-2016.

    Master Thesis done at ESAC (see professional experience for details)

    General learnt objectives:                    

    Mastery in Solar main processes and effects on Earth

    Space Data Analysis and Interpretation

    Introduction to Space Missions monitoring

    Mastery of the different phases of a Space Project                     

    Specific learnt objectives:

    Ability to work with Space Data

    Ability to structure the Scientific Instrumentation on Artificial Satellites

    Basic knowledge of the Structure of the Universe

    Aptitude to understand Space Systems Software

    Knowledge of Hardware Devices used in Space Engineering

    Satellites Service Modules definition, design and manufacturing processes

    Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and its application to Space Missions

    Spacecraft Payloads definition, design and manufacturing processes


    1996 – 2002    AEROSPACE ENGINEER

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). Aircraft and Spacecraft specialization.

    Cum Laude Final Project at “Technische Universität München” (Germany) in collaboration with Boeing (USA): Wing body preliminary design.

    Credentials achieved: “European Cooperation Award” (Pegasus).


    Scientific Papers and Presentations:

    Sept 2017         6th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT) (Alcalá de Henares, Spain)

    Paper accepted, to be included in SMC-IT proceedings and to be published in IEEE: “Solar Orbiter Observing Plans for understanding the physics of solar energetic particles: definition and simulation” (L., Rodríguez-García et. al, 2017)


    Oral presentation: “Understanding the physics of solar energetic particles with Solar Orbiter EPD: current status and science planning” (L., Rodríguez-García et. al, 2017)

    April 2017        7th SOLAR ORBITER WORKSHOP (Granada, Spain)

    Registration granted by ESA/IAA-CSIC

    Sept 2016        19th Solar Orbiter Science Working Team (Royal Astronomical Society, London, United Kingdom)

                             Oral presentation: “Solar Orbiter Objective 3 Observing Plans”


    Professional experience:

    Jun- Sep 2016 ESAC (ESA)

                            European Space Astronomy Centre, European Space Agency

    Support for Science Operation Solar Orbiter (traineeship)

    Main tasks:

    Defining operation plans -SOOPs (Solar Orbiter Observing Plans) scheduled in the trajectory- to meet the science objectives defined in Solar Orbiter objective 3

    Defining Science Activity Plans (SAP) for each 6-month period (MTP), considering the different RSW (Remote Sensing Windows) available in the trajectory

    Instruments time lines (ITL) definition that correspond to the agreed MTP

    Mission Science Operation Simulation and validation with MAPPS/EPS

    Presentation in Science Working Team (SWT) meeting in London (Sept 16) working with PI (Principal Investigator) teams

    Learnt experience:

    Scientific objectives and instruments understanding to define observing plans

    Experience in Mission Science Operation for solar missions 

    Instruments time lines definition

    Science operation tools (MAPPS/EPS)

    ESA general working procedures and tools (Confluence, GitLab, Cluster Science Archive)

    2003 - 2014     ARIES ENGINEERING

                              Spanish engineering company working in Aerospace and Defence sectors

    Product Manager/Department Manager

    Vibration and Acoustic Manager:

    Worldwide responsible for technical quotations

    International work team and sales objectives

    Mastery in vibration tests and analysis, structural fatigue and modal analysis


    2002 - 2003     ALTRAN

                              Innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting in Aerospace, Energy and Industrial sectors

    Consulting Engineer working in EADS

    Airbus A-400M wing loads calculation and simulation        

    Security clearance


    2001 - 2002     AIRBUS

                              Global leader in Aeronautics, Space and related services

    Project Engineer EUROFIGHTER (traineeship)

    Wing aerodynamics preliminary design for Eurofighter project

    Security clearance



    Spanish:          Mother tongue

    English:            Proficiency level (C2 European equivalent level)

    German:           Intermediate level (B1 European equivalent level)



    Python:                        Intermediate level

    “An introduction to interactive programming in Python (part 1)” (50 hours, Rice University, 2017)

    “Learn to Code for Data Analysis using Python” (20 hours, The Open University, 2017)


    Complementary Education:

    “Pre-Proficiency English course” (80 hours, British Council, 2017)

    “Responsible Behaviour in Research: ethic in the scientific writing and publishing, authorship and plagiarism” (14 hours, UAH, 2017)

    “Scientific Space Data: download and post-processing’ (30 hours, NASA & UAH, 2015)

    “NASTRAN-PATRAN course” (8 hours, Univ. Alcalá, 2014)

    “Modal analysis Artemis software’ (8 hours, ARIES, 2009)

    “Risks and safety at work” (50 hours, FREMAP, 2009).

    “Project management and control” (8 hours, ARIES, 2008).

    “UAVS general overview” (8 hours, ARIES, 2008).

    “Noise control” (8 hours, APPLUS, 2008).

    “Aeroelasticity and structural dynamics” (18 hours, UPM, 2003).


    Skills:              Learning ability; Empathy; Autonomy; Proactivity; Reliability; Customer orientation; Teamwork; Motivation.


    Other:               Car and driving licence




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