Aerospace engineer who graduated from Delft University of Technology in March 2017. Was rewarded with a 9/10 for his final thesis and graduated cum laude as well as with honours, displaying his motivation, dedication and ambition. A space and technology enthusiast, with a love for travel and exploration, and eagerness to shift the boundaries of human capabilities.
Degree Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sept ’14 – March ’17
Specialisation Space Engineering
University Delft Technical University
Selection of Courses
Satellite Thermal Control Space Systems Engineering
Thermal Rocket Propulsion Rocket Motion
Planetary Sciences I & II Microsat Engineering
Astrodynamics I & II Spacecraft Mechatronics
Extra Graduated cum laude (8/10)
Extra Graduated with honours
Extra Followed an extra-curricular course on Plasma Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology
Degree Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sept ’11 – Jul ’14
University Delft Technical University
Extra Nominal Student
Minor Robotics in Singapore Sept – Dec ’13
Description Studied at Nanyang Technological University, won the first prize in class robotics competition and obtained an average grade of 8.4/10
Work and Project Experience
Project Master Thesis (9/10) Jun ’16 - Jan ’17
Description Developed a method to characterize the electrostatic behavior of charged objects by performing a Matlab based optimization. Validated the model using the Comsol multiphysics finite element software. The thesis is rewarded with an outstanding 9 out of 10.
Employer University of Colorado at Boulder Feb ’16 - Jul ’16
Job Title Visiting Scholar
Description Performed research, invented and wrote a paper on the Remote Sensing for Electrostatic Characterization (RSEC) method in the framework of space debris removal using the electrostatic tractor.
Employer T-Minus Engineering Nov ’15 - Jan ’16
Job Title Graduate Intern
Description Created a Matlab based core for simulating the trajectory of the Dart rocket being developed. This included proper implementation of CFD data and accompanying communications with the responsible engineer.
Project TREX - TRiton EXplorer Feb ’15 - Jun ’15
Description Together with two fellow students designed an ocean detection mission for Neptune’s moon Triton. Presented a poster at ESA Estec.
Project Multi-UAV Operation April ’14 - Jul ’14
Description Designing a Multi-UAV system for participation in the IMAV 2014 competition was the task, in which I had the role of engineer and partial role of project leader.
Employer DUTRacing Team Sept ’12 - Aug ’13
Job Title Drivetrain Engineer
Description Worked on the development and packaging of a 4-wheel inner-wheel drivetrain.
Additionally was part of the cost analysis of the car.
Extra World Champion (Formula Student Germany)
Conferences and Papers
Conference Stardust Final Conference on Asteroids and Space Debris Nov ’16
Venue European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
Paper Engwerda, H. J. A., Hughes, J., and Schaub, H. Remote sensing for planar electrostatic characterization using the multi-sphere method, Springer book of Proceedings, expected: mid ’17.
Conference 9th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Jun ’17
Venue University of Colorado Boulder
Paper Engwerda, H. J. A., Sundaramoorthy, P.P., and Schaub, H. Touchless multisphere characterization of tumbling space objects using decomposed potential measurements.
German ◦ ◦
Comsol ◦ ◦
C ◦ ◦ ◦
Basic ◦ ◦ ◦
Python ◦ ◦ ◦
Skills and Interests
Software COMSOL Multiphysics, Wolfram Mathematica, Microsoft Office, Catia, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, Arduino, Inkscape, Finale
Hobbies Playing soccer, tennis and squash, or watching Formula 1.
Week-long hiking trips in the Alps every year.
Backpacking, diving and snorkeling; enjoying nature.
Played the drums for many years, also performed in a band.
Boardgames with friends and family.
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