RF & Antenna Engineer
Date of birth: 25 December 1985 Address: Enschede, the Netherlands
Personal: proactive, organized, fast learner, teamwork, committed
Engineering: telecommunications, antennas, RF design, satellite communications, EM modeling
Tools: CST Microwave Studio, Agilent ADS, Simulink, LATEX
Programming: Matlab, C&C++, Python, Netlogo
Since Dec 2015 Postdoctoral researcher, Telecommunication Engineering group, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, The main responsibilities are being a lecturer for the Mobile Radio Communications and Random Signals and Noise course, and conducting research in the field of communication systems for small satellites.
Feb/Aug–Dec 2015 Telecommunications Engineer, Eurekite B.V., Enschede, the Netherlands, I started as a voluntary consultant for problems of microstrip and RF, and was employed in August 2015 as a Telecommunications Engineer. The work consisted of the design of antennas and electrical components using a patented flexible ceramics substrate.
Nov 2010–Nov 2014 Research assistant, Telecommunication Engineering group, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, My research focused on the communication systems and antennas for nanosatellites for low-frequency radio astronomy. Other accomplished tasks include: presenting in international conferences and workshops, building a mini-anechoic chamber, student supervision.
May–Jul 2014 Fellowship, Sensors Department—RF, Thales Nederland B.V., Hengelo, the Nether- lands, Microstrip antennas and feeding networks were modeled using Agilent ADS and CST Microwave Studio. Manufactured prototypes were tested and measured in an anechoic chamber and using a network analyzer. Supervisor: Ing. Ufuk Yalcin.
Jan–Oct 2010 Function Developer, Continental Automotive Group, Iaşi, Romania, The main duties were requirement management, and developing Matlab and Simulink models for the Electrical Power Steering project.
Nov 2010–Jun 2015 Ph.D.—Telecommunications Engineering, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Feb–Jun 2009 Erasmus Scholarship—Diploma project, KaHo Sint Lieven, Gent, Belgium.
Sep 2004–Jul 2009 Engineer’s Degree—Telecommunications engineering, Technical University “Gh. Asachi”, Iaşi, Romania.
Ph.D. Thesis (defended on the 3rd of December, 2015)
Title: Echoes from the past—The communication layer of a nanosatellite swarm
Supervisors: Prof. dr. William G. Scanlon, Dr. ir. Mark J. Bentum and Dr. ir. Arjan Meijerink Description: My Ph.D. thesis focused on the physical communication layers and the antenna systems for the inter-satellite and satellite-to-Earth links of a cubesat swarm.
Title: Cryptography in sensor networks
Description: The project investigated the use of public-key cryptographic algorithms for a secure wireless sensor network.
2009 Valedictorian, Technical University “Gh. Asachi”, Iaşi, Romania, Awarded to the student with the highest ranking in his graduating class.
2007 and 2008 5th and 4th place, Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania, “Tudor Tănăsescu” professional national contest—Signals and Systems.
2014 Personal Branding and Pitching, “Selling” yourself as a distinctive researcher.
2013 Professional Effectiveness, Personal leadership, time and project management.
2012 Antennas for Space Applications, The European School of Antennas, ESA ESTEC.
2006 CCNA, Cisco Networking Academy.
Conferences and workshops
2016 3rd ESA Antenna Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
2013, 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT.
2013 35th ESA Antenna Workshop on Antenna and Free Space RF Measurements, Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
2011, 2012, 2013 International Astronautical Congress, 62nd and 63rd, 64th editions in Cape Town (South Africa), Naples (Italy), and Beijing (China).
A.Budianu, “Echoes from the past—The communication layer of a nanosatellite swarm,”University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlans, Dec. 2015.
A. Budianu, A. Meijerink and M. J. Bentum, “Swarm-to-Earth communication in OLFAR,” Acta Astronautica, Volume 107, Pages 14–19, Feb. 2015.
A. Budianu, M. J. Klein, S. Engelen, A. Meijerink and M. J. Bentum, “Integrated downlink antennas in the deployable solar panels of a cubesat,” 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar. 2014.
A. Budianu, D. M. P. Smith, A. Meijerink, A. -J. Boonstra and M. J. Bentum, “Antenna architectures for a nano-satellite for radio astronomy,” 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar. 2014.
A. Budianu, T. J. Willink Castro, A. Meijerink and M. J. Bentum, “Inter-satellite links for cubesats,” 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, Mar. 2013.
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