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     Date Submitted:13-02-2017
     Last Modified:13-02-2017 (09:06)
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     Current job:Spacecraft Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsPhysics, Space Intrumentation, Space Engineering, Operations


    EUMETSAT for SERCO, Darmstadt, Germany
    ■ Spacecraft Controller (March 2016 – Present)
    Control and monitoring the Spacecraft METEOSAT-7

    ·       24/7 shift of the mission control system, which includes parts of the ground segment as well as the space segment.

    ·       Assist in configuring and testing the operational system to support the operations.

    ·       Take corrective action when necessary, applying the contingency/emergency procedures approved for the mission.

    ·       Participation in other operations-related activities (small system development, procedures development or maintenance, etc.) upon request of the Team Leader.


    Centre for Quantum Technologies, Singapore
    ■ Physicist Engineer (Sept. 2013 - Jan. 2016)
    Cold Atoms Lab:

    ·       Configuring and testing a FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) used for low cost laser frequency locking.

    ·       Design and test of opto-mechanical systems (such as Michelson interferometers).

    ·       Analysis of test results and preparation of test reports.

    Quantum Optics Lab:

    ·       Construction, configuration and test of 780nm wavelength lasers.

    ·       Design, construction and analysis of Quantum noise in Bow-tie and Fabry-Perot cavities used at the optical lab.

    ·       Analysis of optical system under Mathematica environment.

    ·       Study optical performance of lenses and polarizers.

    ·       Training in electronics (lasers amplifiers and semiconductors) and optoelectronics (Fiber-Optic, polarizers, semiconductor photon detectors and photon sources).


    Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme (Institute of Space Systems), Stuttgart, Germany
    ■ Internship (March - Sept. 2012)
    ·       Study of the theoretical and numerical aspects of Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) devices, a new concept for space propulsion thrusters, by means of Mathematica and Matlab;

    ·       Assist in configuring a vacuum chamber to test several voltages needed to support the study of the IEC devices.


    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt(DLR). Lampoldshausen, Germany
    ■ Internship (June - Oct. 2011)
    ·       Study Mathematical models of combustion instabilities at rocket chambers;

    ·       Scripting an algorithm used to study these instabilities under Python and Matlab environment.

    ·       Study the efficiency in the algorithm previously written using Voigt profile (convolution of a Gaussian and Lorentzian profiles).


    Applied Physics Department. University of Balearic Islands. Palma, Spain
    ■ Research Assistant (Oct. 2005 - Sept. 2007)
    ·       Transmission Electronic Microscope experience acquired for the project “Crystallization process studies on metal alloys”.

    ·       Study optical properties of different metallic alloys.


    7th Student Parablic Flight Campaign. European Space Agency. 
    ■ Flight Team Leader (Feb. – July 2004)
    ·       Experiment: "Visualization of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability on zero-g".



    ■ BSc. Mathematics (in progress)

    UNED - National University of Distance Education, Spain

    ■ MSc. in Space Science and Technology (2013)

    Luleå University of Technology & Kiruna Space Campus, Sweden

    Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany

    ■ MSc. in Space Techniques and Instrumentation (2012)

    Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III, Toulouse, France
    Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme (Institute of Space Systems), Stuttgart, Germany 

    ■ BSc. and MSc. in Physics (2010)

    University of Balearic Islands, Spain
    University of Barcelona (SICUE programme), Spain



    ■ Spanish: Mother Tongue
    ■ English: Fluent

    ■ Programming: Python, MATLAB, Mathematica, Fortran 77
    ■ Software: Office, LATEX, Linux, Windows, OS X


    ■  Graduate Research scholarship (National University of Singapore, Singapore), 2014.
    ■ ERASMUS MUNDUS Mobility Grant (European Union Erasmus Consortium), 2012.
    ■ "SaNostraFoundation"GrantforMSc.studiesabroad(ObraSocial"SaNostra",Spain), 2010 and 2011

    ■  "SENECA" scholarship (Ministry of Education, Spain), 2008.
    ■ ERASMUS MUNDUS Mobility Grant (European Union Erasmus Consortium), 2012.
    ■ Research Assistant Student scholarship (University of Balearic Islands, Spain), 2005-2009



    ■  ESA’s Alpbach Summer School participation: "Quantum Physics and Fundamental Physics in Space", (Alpbach, Austria), 2015.
    ■ Workshop Participation: "Quantum Technologies for Space Applications", ("Gravity in the Lab", Benasque, Spain), 2015.
    ■ Poster Presentation: "Shaping single photons for efficient absorption", (Institute of Physics Singapore (IPS), Singapore), 2015.

    ■  Workshop Participation: "Astrium-Mission to Mars: Limits of today’s exploration technolo- gies, (Berlin, Germany), 2012.
    ■ 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference attendance, (Wiesbaden, Germany), 2011.
    ■ 1st Mission Idea Contest participation, "Nano-Satellites optical systems for space debris detection",(Würzburg, Germany), 2010.


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