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.
2014 – 2016 OFFICIAL MASTER DEGREE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FROM SPACE
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)
June 2017 6th SPANISH SOLAR AND HELIOSPHERIC PHYSICS MEETING (Mérida, Spain)
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”
Jun- Sep 2016 ESAC (ESA)
European Space Astronomy Centre, European Space Agency
Support for Science Operation Solar Orbiter (traineeship)
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
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
2001 - 2002 AIRBUS
Global leader in Aeronautics, Space and related services
Project Engineer EUROFIGHTER (traineeship)
Wing aerodynamics preliminary design for Eurofighter project
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)
“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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