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     Date Submitted:19-01-2017
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     Current job:Project Manager, Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPayload Project Manager and Systems Engineer
    CV

    DATE OF BIRTH:     28 June 1973

    NATIONALITY:    Spanish

     

    STUDIES

     

    Ph.D. at the Astrophysics Department at the Alcalá University, 2004 “Calibration and discrimination methods for energetic ions detected in multimodular solid-state telescopes”.

    M.S. degree in Physics & Astrophysics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in 1997.

    WORK EXPERIENCE

    2010 - Present:

    Systems Engineer and Project Manager at the University of Kiel (Germany) for the contribution of the IEAP (Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics) to the Solar Orbiter ESA Mission. Co-I of the EPD instrument for the Solar Orbiter mission currently finishing phase D.

    Duties:

    Design of a high energy telescope sensor head.

    Scheduling, cost, stakeholder, risk, staffing and change control project management.

    Configuration Control responsible.

    AIT management.

    Responsible for data packages generation for the different project reviews (PDR, CDR, TRRs, PTRs, DRBs) and final hardware delivery (FAR).

    Leading internal reviews: KIPs, MIPs, Manufacturing Readiness Reviews, etc.

    Contact point with the consortium Project Office, the European Space Agency and S/C Prime Contractor

    Contact point with the Central Part Procurement Agency for EEE parts provision and qualification.

    Contact point with subcontractors for PCB board production and assembly.

    Contact point with the sponsor Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center)

    2005 – 2010:

    Postdoctoral position at the Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel (Germany). Instrument developer for a radiation detection device (Co-I of the RAD instrument) for the JPL Martian Mission MSL. Design, Assembly, Integration and Test of Engineering and Flight Models for Phases B/C/D.

    Person in charge of leading the assembly and test of Flight Models at OHB System AG (former Kayser Threde) from July 2007 to February 2008

    1998 – 2005

    Part time lecturer of the Department of Physics (Alcalá de Henares University - Madrid)

    1997- 1998

    PHD student at the Cosmic Rays Group in the Physics Department (Alcalá de Henares University -Madrid). Developer of the PESCA (Energetic Particle and Anomalous Component detector) instrument for the CORONAS/PHOTON spacecraft.

    1996 -1997

    Collaborator at the Environmental Software and Modelling Group at the Polytechnic University of Madrid

     

     

    KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

     

    Management

    Technical

    Computing

    Experience in leading and working with medium-large teams (30 people) and international stakeholders.

    Excellent hands on management & communications skills.

    Able to communicate and present confidently, clearly and expressively.

    Accustomed to working with senior management.

    Able to think laterally to create options and solutions.

    Member of Project Management Institute (PMI). Project Manager Professional (PMP) certificate in preparation.

    Working experience in accelerator facilities of energies between 5MeV and 1,000 MeV for protons, neutrons and heavy ions.

    Experience working in manufacturing areas and clean rooms ISO class 6, 7 and 8.

    Radiological Worker 1 level and the Strahlenpass issued by the German government.

    Good knowledge of ECSS standards.

    Good knowledge on scintillator materials and silicon detectors for radiation detection.

    Extensive experience in space hardware manufacturing and testing.

    Operating Systems: Linux & Windows. System administration level.

    Programming languages:C/C++, Fortran, Python, Bash shell, Verilog (limited)

    Scientific packages: Origin, Geant4, Fluka, PAW, Root, Inventor, Autocad

    Office: MS Office, MS Project, MS Workspace

    ESA tools: NCTS, PRISMA, MAIS.

     

    LANGUAJES

     

    Speak

    Read

    Write

    Spanish

    Mother tongue

    Mother tongue

    Mother tongue

    English

    Fluent

    Fluent

    Fluent

    German

    Limited

    Limited

    Limited

    RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

     “The Solar Orbiter Mission: an Energetic Particle Perspective”

    R. Gomez-Herrero, J. Rodriguez-Pacheco, S. Sanchez-Prieto, M. Prieto, F. Espinosa Lara, I. Cernuda, J.J. Blanco, A. Russu, O. Rodriguez Polo, R. F. Wimmer-Schweingruber, C. Martin, S.R. Kulkarni, C. Terasa, L. Panitzsch, S.I. Boettcher, S. Boden, B. Heber, J. Steinhagen, J. Tammen, J. Koehler, C. Drews, R. Elftmann, A. Ravanbakhsh, L. Seimetz, B. Schuster, M. Yedla, G.M. Mason, G.C. Ho, E. Valtonen, R. Vainio. Conference: 25th European Cosmic Ray Symposium, At Turin

     

    “Calibration and Characterization of the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on Curiosity”

    C. Zeitlin, D.M. Hassler, R.F. Wimmer-Schweingruber, B. Ehresmann, J. Appel, T. Berger, E. Böhm, S. Böttcher, D.E. Brinza, S. Burmeister, J. Guo, J. Köhler, H. Lohf, C. Martin, D. Matthiä, A. Posner, S. Rafkin, G. Reitz, Y.D. Tyler, M. Vincent, G. Weigle, Y. Iwata, H. Kitamura, T. Murakami. Space Science Reviews 201(1):201-233 · November 2016

     

    “The Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) Investigation”

    D.M. Hassler, C. Zeitlin, R.F. Wimmer-Schweingruber, S. Böttcher, C. Martin, J. Andrews, E. Böhm, D.E. Brinza, M.A. Bullock, S. Burmeister, B. Ehresmann, M. Epperly, D. Grinspoon, J. Köhler, O. Kortmann, K. Neal, J. Peterson, A. Posner, S. Rafkin, L. Seimetz, K.D. Smith, Y. Tyler, G. Weigle, G. Reitz, F.A. Cucinotta. Space Science Reviews, Volume 170 (2012), Issue 1-4, p 503-558

     

     “A new identification method for energetic ion  DE-E telescopes”

    César Martín, Enrique Bronchalo, José Medina. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A582 (2007) 581-591

     

    “New calibration method for charged particles telescopes”

    Cesar Martín, Enrique Bronchalo, José Medina, Manuel Prieto, Sebastián Sánchez, and Daniel Meziat. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 495 (2002) 240-248

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