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     Date Submitted:16-01-2017
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     Current job:Space Science & Technology MS Graduate
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     KeywordsBSc Physics w/ Astronomy and Space Science. MSc Space Science & Technology Radiation Shielding Research by simulation w/ ESA at EAC Cologne.
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    Goal:

    I wish to acquire a PhD position or job in the Space Sector, I have a long standing interest in this area with a particular focus on planets and space exploration. I have an extensive education in the theory of Space Science and now I wish to put it into practice and gain more hands on experience in research or operations.

     

    Education:

    MSc. Space Science & Technology, UCD, 2015-2016

    Education in Satellite subsystems and operations, General Relativity, Planetary Geomorphology, the Space Environment, and Space Mission Design. Research conducted at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany as part of the Spaceship EAC team under the supervision of Dr. Aidan Cowley and astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. Thesis title: FLUKA Simulations of the Lunar radiation environment for shielding ESA’s future moon village.

                Final Grade: 3.49 GPA. Second Class Grade I. Thesis grade: A

     

    BSc. Physics with Astronomy & Space Science, UCD, 2011-2015

    Educated in Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Programming and Electronics, Cosmology, Stellar, Planetary and Galactic Astrophysics, and the calibration and operation of Astronomical Detectors.

                Graduated with final GPA 3.51 (max 4.2), Second Class Honours, Grade I.

     

    Additional Research:

    Final year project studying an exoplanet using the IAC80 telescope at the Teide Observatory in Tenerife. Supervisors: Dr. Antonio Martin-Carrillo, Prof. Lorraine Hanlon. March 2015

    Research project on the topic of exoplanetary habitable zones including the development of a programme which returned details of the habitable zones around Main Sequence stars as well as identifying planets which occupy the habitable region given some simple orbital parameters. At IAYC, summer 2015. Klingenthal, Germany.

     

    Employment:

    Dunnes’ Stores, Dublin, Ireland, Sales Assistant. Nov.-Dec. 2016

    Kumon, Dublin, Ireland, class assistant, 2013-2016.

    UCD, Dublin, Ireland, summer intern, 2014.

    Autec, automation technology company, Mölln, Germany, summer intern, 2012.

     

    Skills:

    Research Skills: Calibration of astronomical detectors, image reduction and photometric analysis of optical data. Error determination and statistical analysis. Familiar with the full particle transport simulation code, FLUKA.

    Computer Skills: Familiar with Windows and Linux operating systems. Experienced with LaTeX word editor, python, C++, Matlab, Mathcad.

    Presentation Skills: Experience producing and presenting a poster for the UCD interns’ poster competition and final MSc research presentation, considerable experience presenting research and educational presentations to peers and supervisors using PowerPoint and Prezi. Previous training in public speaking and speech delivery with Rathfarnham Toastmasters, Dublin.

    Language: Native English speaker, fluent Spanish, German with B2 proficiency level, Higher level Leaving Cert Irish, limited proficiency in other languages.

    Teaching: Experience working with young students, correcting work, assisting students, organising and administrating a classroom environment, communicating and explaining conceptual principles to students. Subjects; Mathematics, English.

    Organisation: Experience working as a team to coordinate and organise a group to achieve team goals, in academic endeavours, in classroom situations, and in sports. I also have been responsible for the financial and practical organisation of a martial arts club in university. Examples include cansat project during MSc, team leader in ESA Moon Challenge 2015, 6+ years of experience in team sports.

     

    Additional Experience:

    Construction of a solar tracking device using an Arduino and simple electronic tools.

    Extensive experience travelling internationally from a young age, grew up in Mexico City.

    Award for high grades graduating from secondary school, one of 4 recipients in the school.

    Sporting achievements in swimming, basketball and martial arts.

    3 consecutive years working as an extra for the ‘Vikings’ television series. (2013-15)

    Open Water Diver PADI Scuba Diving Qualification

     

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