Sept 05 - Oct 14 MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Space Vehicles (Technical University of Madrid, UPM - ETSIA)
Sept 03 - Jun 05 Scientific-Technologic High School (Sant Miquel dels Sants College of Vic)
Sept 99 - Jun 03 Secondary School (Vedruna School of Tona)
Sept 93 - Jun 99 Primary School (Vedruna School of Tona)
Nov 14 - Oct 16 Young Graduate Trainee at European Space Agency (ESTEC, Netherlands).
During the two intense years at ESA’s Education and Knowledge Management Office I worked on different projects, CanSat being my major responsibility. However, in addition to organising ESA's European CanSat Competitions and supporting national competitions, I was involved in many other projects and activities such as robotic competitions, the design and testing of experiments for the ISS and the development of robotic activities in different ESA centres. I led and presented different sessions in several teacher trainings and university student workshops on automation and have developed electronic platforms and robotic activities operating the drop tower of the Erasmus building. I made use of 3D printers to support new designs and platforms such as the development of the Astro Pi kit working in close collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Moreover, I helped to organise the ISEB International Student Programme of the International Astronautical Congress and collaborated in the launch and tracking of CubeSats in orbit updating the ground station at ESTEC among many others.
May 13 - Oct 14 Master Thesis at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Center, Spain.
I worked directly with the Science Operations team, generating precise data for space missions such as Mars Express, Venus Express and JUICE. I worked in the development team of the Solar System Science Operations Laboratory (SOLab), which is an ESA research project to study and develop new techniques and tools in support of the Science Operations Centres (SOCs) for Solar System missions. Tasks included the development of system modules focusing in geometry computation, analysis of science opportunity events and visualization of contextual geometry in a 2D environment. I had also the opportunity to get familiarized with the ESA framework and operational systems, in close collaboration with the Science Operation Centres of different planetary missions. It included working with currently flying missions such as Venus Express and Mars Express, as well as supporting development and study of future missions like JUICE. Coverage analysis on different target bodies and specific data file generation software for application in different missions were also some of the developments accomplished.
Sept 14 Internship at National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan.
I developed a UAV platform that could be effectively used for disaster survey and small scale relief operations. I had to integrate an autopilot system to each of the four UAVs of the laboratory so they could carry a 1kg payload of first aids and food to disaster affected areas. I also carried out many simulations and various tests to assure the correct communication between the UAVs and the ground stations.
Feb 14 - Mar 14 Researcher at the Faculty of Engineering of Hokkaido University, Japan.
During my research at the Computational Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, I studied the re-entry of space vehicles in different planetary atmospheres and the performance of the plasma flow around the vehicles. One of the main goals was to reduce the RF blackout time that spacecraft suffer when entering atmospheres due to the ionisation of the surrounding plasma. To analyse this phenomenon I used different programs, methods and algorithms in collaboration with the Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA). I conducted many simulations using hundreds of CPUs from the numerical simulation facilities that we had at our disposal. The concentration of electrons in the electromagnetic flow around the vehicle was critical to assess the absorption of RF. At the end, my results were presented at the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Meeting under the title: "Prediction Performance of Plasma Flow and RF Blackout around a Reentry Vehicle with an Angle of Attack".
Courses 11-12-13 Instructor of “Robotics, science and space technology” Lycée Français, Madrid.
I lead a couple of courses related to robotics, science and space technology to secondary school students during two full school years using new learning methodologies and practical sessions.
Oct 11 - Nov 11 Researcher at the Moscow State Technical University “MAMI”, Russia.
I studied the strength of composite materials and its components, their physical and mechanical properties and the weakest-link theory in fibers within others.
Jul 11 Internship at the Spanish Air Force, in the ALA-15 of the Zaragoza Air Base.
Technical studies and works focusing on the operation of the F/A-18 Hornet fighters.
May 11 - Oct 14 Instructor educational sessions at ESA’s European Space Astronomy Center.
As an instructor at Planeta Ciencias, I gave many lectures and lead sessions related to space, launchers, spacecraft technologies and ESA missions within others.
Jul 10 - Aug 10 Trainee at the PV Company ISET Technologies GmbH in Kassel, Germany.
I worked on the development of an online database of photovoltaic related products for the US market and did different market studies to expand the company to other countries.
Aug 09 - Dec 12 Teacher of math, physics, technology and economics to university students.
Jul 09 Trainee at the vessels company Motor-Nauta Sp. z o.o. in Gdynia, Poland.
Contribution to different mechanical works on vessels like repairs of main and auxiliary engines of various types and powers, electrical power units, engine room devices such as compressors, pumps, heat exchangers, separators, etc.
Jul 07 - Aug 07 Teacher of mathematics and physics to Secondary and High School students.
Jun 16 Acta Astronautica: Feasibility of a low-cost sounding rockoon platform.
Oct 15 Feasibility of a Low-Cost Sounding Rockoon Platform (IAC-15,D2,7,9,x29405).
LEEM Rockoon Project: developing a high altitude platform (IAC-15,D2,4,7,x29662).
Sep 13 Rockoon LEEM Project (IAC-13,D2,P,17.p1,x16679).
Oct 12 Interdisciplinary design towards a rack motion lunar micro-rover (IAC-12,B4,8,7,x14443).
Sounding Balloons as a social effective visualization tool (IAC-12,E5,2,11.p1,x14510).
International CanSat competition: consolidating the students real projects (IAC-12,E1,7,5,x14391).
Low Cost Sounding Balloons: commercial and academic applications (IAC-12,E6,1,1,x15818).
Jul 12 International Sounding Balloon Project for remote sensing observation (A1.1-0125-12).
Oct 11 International Sounding Balloon Project (IAC-11,E1,2,9,x11407).
English Fluent: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), First Certificate in English (FCE).
Programming & Computer skills
Languages: C/C++ (good), IDL (good), Fortran (fair), Python (good).
Tools: MS-Office and OpenOffice (very good), AutoCAD (good), Maple (good), STK (fair), MATLAB (good), Solid Edge (good), CATIA (good), ESAComp (good), Gridgen (good), FieldView (fair), Pointwise (good).
OS: Windows and Linux (both: solid, user-level experience).
Training and courses
Feb-Apr 16 Online course “Space Mission Design and Operations” organized by edX.
Feb 16 Participant at the 3D printing and STEM education webinar organized by Scientix.
Jun-Jul 15 Monitoring Climate from Space (ESA) online course from Future Learn.
Mar-Apr 15 ESA-ESTEC internal training: Introduction to Space Systems Engineering.
June 14 BEST Course on Technology about aeronautical engineering held in Zaporizhya, Ukraine.
Aug 13 Cultural Exchange with LBG Sofia, LBG Ljubljana and LBG Madrid held in Sofia.
Jul 13 Main Organizer of the Symposium on Education: Next station, Sustainable education.
Apr 13 Emotional Intelligence in Professional Environments Seminar, UPM.
Sept-Oct 12 BEST Course on Technology about sustainable building held in Naples, Italy.
Jul 12 International Graduate Summer School in Aeronautics and Astronautics held in China.
Mar-Jun 12 Technology Entrepreneurship online course from Venture Lab, Stanford University.
Mar-Apr 12 BEST Course on Technology about sustainable development held in Uppsala, Sweden.
12 Solid Edge course given by the Graphic Design department of the ETSIA.
11 to 12 Educational instructor course imparted by Planet Science.
Mar 11 Introduction into Finite Elements course at TU Delft with the ATHENS Programme.
10 to 13 French courses given by the Institut Français of Madrid (UPM).
10 Voice and public speaking course (UPM) and course of archeology of talent (UPM).
09 to 11 English courses at the International House academy of Madrid.
06 to 10 Several Stock Market courses given by members of the Spanish Stock Market (BME).
92 to 03 Karate courses obtaining the brown belt.
Several English courses held in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and Spain.
Apr 17 Jury Member of the 1st National CanSat Competition Caesaraugusta held in Zaragoza.
Mar 17 Participant at the 2nd European Space Generation Workshop held at ESA’s Headquarters.
Oct 15 Lecturer at the 66th International Astronautical Congress held in Jerusalem, Israel.
Sept 14 Participant at the One World Youth Project Fall Site Training.
Sept 14 Presentation of research at the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Meeting.
Jul-Aug 14 Participant in Ruta 7 social innovative project held around the 7 Canary Islands.
Dec 13 Participant at the Youth 4 Youth Forum organized by AIESEC.
Oct 13 Participant at the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum held in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Oct 13 Publication of the book “Alegato a Marte” ISBN: 978-84-941487-4-3 I helped to translate.
18 Oct 13 Winner of the Vicente Albert award of the Laboratory for Space and Microgravity Research.
Oct 13 Lecturer at the 7th Spanish Space Students Congress held in Sevilla.
Sept 13 - 14 Information Technology (IT) Coordinator of the association BEST Madrid.
June 13 Participant at the IMPULSA Forum 2013 held in Girona.
Mar-Oct 13 Participant at the business creation competition of the UPM actúaupm.
Feb 13 - 14 Full Member of the association BEST Madrid.
Dec 12 - 14 Coordinator of the Rockoon LEEM-UPM project.
Nov 12 Participant at the 3 Day Startup Madrid (3DS).
Oct 12 Main Organizer of the Micro-rocket Course organized in Madrid by LEEM-UPM.
Oct 12 Lecturer at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress held in Naples, Italy.
Jul 12 Chairman of the 3rd International CanSat Competition organized by LEEM in Madrid.
Jul 12 Poster presentation at the 39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly held in Mysore, India.
Nov 11 Chairman of the 6th Spanish Space Students Congress held in Las Palmas.
Nov 11 Participant at the “Energy-efficient technologies in transport systems of the future”.
Oct-Nov 11 Participation in the Formula Student team of the Moscow State Technical University.
Oct 11- 14 President of the Laboratory of Space and Microgravity Research at UPM.
Oct 11 Lecturer at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress held in Cape Town.
Mar-Apr 11 Participant at the Sixth European Aeronautics Days Aerodays 2011 held in Madrid.
Jan 11- 12 Executive Member of the Euroavia Madrid Local Board.
15th Dec 10 Publication of a report at the central pages of the national newspaper El Mundo.
Since 10 Board member and Microgravity Coordinator of LEEM.
Nov 10 Lecturer at the 5th Spanish Space Students Congress held in Madrid.
Nov 10 Lecturer at the 2nd International Scientific Congress Calldetenes-Osona.
Oct 10 Participant at the national General Ordinary Assembly of IAESTE held in Santander.
Sept 10 Visit to the French Guiana with the Youth in Action programme of the European Union.
Since 10 Member of Planeta Ciencias and active participation to its activities.
Apr 10 Participant at the Campus Party Europe held in Madrid.
Apr 10 Winner in the UAV section of the All You Can Fly international competition.
Mar 10 Participant at the national engineering competition BEST-GMV.
Mar 10 Assistant at the 4th Spanish Space Students Congress held in Sevilla, Spain.
Feb 10 Participant at the annual national IAESTE auction held in Barcelona, Spain.
Nov 09 Winner of the rocket competition organized by LEEM.
Mar-Apr 09 Participant at the national engineering competition BEST-GMV.
08-09 Participant at the Airbus Fly Your Ideas (FYI) competition.
08-11 Founding member of the CHASA (Chaminade Space Agency).
08-11 Active participation in the Politics panel of the Colegio Mayor Chaminade, Madrid.
Dec 08 Lead conferences and workshops during the Science day at the Vedruna School of Tona.
Nov 08 Lecturer at the 3rd Spanish Space Students Congress held in Zaragoza.
Jul 08 Participant at the French annual meeting R2E (Rendez-vous Espace Etudiants).
Apr 08 Special prize at the 1st International LEEM-UPM CanSat Competition.
Mar 08 Participant at the national engineering competition BEST-GMV.
Nov 07 Lecturer at the 1st International Scientific Congress Calldetenes-Osona.
May 07 Participant at the Red Bull Gravity Challenge competition of Madrid.
Jan 06 Participant at the 44th Campaign of ESA’s Parabolic flights.
Driving Licence: Full/Clean.
Health: Excellent. Non-Smoker. I love sport and have actively practiced it since I was very young.
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