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     Date Submitted:13-05-2017
     Last Modified:05-06-2017 (01:51)
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     Current job:Space Engineering MS graduate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAerospace Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering
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    Personal Summary

    Stephen is an Aerospace/Mechatronic engineer offering his skills and expertise to prospective employers who are looking to push the frontiers of science and engineering.

    Stephen had obtained his diploma in Mechatronics and bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in Singapore with distinctive academic achievements. He worked in the field of mechanical engineering for some years after his education to horn his professional engineering skills and experience, but continue to further his knowledge and international exposure by taking up a Master of Science degree in Space Engineering in University of Pisa, Italy.

    Stephen is recognized by his peers and professors for his hard-working and helpful attitude, his speediness in picking up new skills needed for a job is also appreciated by his employers. Stephen often take up leadership responsibilities when required to bring team projects to success. In his leisure time, Stephen love out-door activities, includes hiking, cycling, diving, wind-surfing, etc.

     

    Educational Background

     

    Master of Science in Space Engineering (Honors)

    Institution              : University of Pisa, Italy

    Graduation Data    : May 2017

    Program Highlights:

    Aerospace System & Control Design

    Electric Propulsion

    Spaceflight & Orbital Mechanics

    Thermal-Fluid Science

    Aerospace Structures

    Rocket Propulsion & Turbo Machineries

     

    Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Honors)

    Institution              : Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Graduation Date    : May 2009

    Program Highlights:

    Engineering Mathematics

    Aerospace Control Theory

    Fluid Mechanics & Aerodynamics

    Aircraft Navigation & Flight Computers

    Thermodynamics

    Aircraft Propulsion

    Aerospace Dynamics & Flight Mechanics

    Computational Fluid Dynamics

    Mechanics of Materials

    Rotary Wing Aircraft

     

    Diploma in Mechatronic Engineering (with Merit)

    Institution              : Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

    Graduation Date    : May 2002

    Program Highlights:

    Structured Computer Programming

    CAD Drawings

    Electrical Principles

    Microcontroller Systems

    Digital Electronics

    Programmable Logic Controllers

    Analogue Electronics

    Control Engineering

    Electromechanical Devices & Sensors

    Fuzzy Logic & Neural Networks

     

    Certification

    Singapore WSQ Certified Productivity & Innovation Manager (Yr 2010)

    Singapore-Cambridge General Certification of Education - Ordinary Level (Yr 1998)

     

    Professional Experience

    Windtech Consultants Pte Ltd (Singapore)

    Position Title           : Project Engineer

    Specialization          : Wind Engineering Consultant

    Industry                  : Civil and Structures

    Duration                  : Jun 2012 – Oct 2013

    Duties:

    Carry out buildings/structures façade and cladding pressure analysis from wind tunnel test results.

    Carry out structural load and building motion analysis from wind tunnel test results.

    Carry out analysis on environmental wind for pedestrian comfort from wind tunnel test results as well as desktop studies.

    Carry out solar reflectivity desktop studies of building façade.

    Prepare technical reports to present the results to clients.

     

    Heatec Jietong Pte Ltd (Singapore)

    Position Title           : Thermal Design Engineer

    Specialization          : Application Department

    Industry                  : Oil & Gas

    Duration                  : Jan 2012 – Jun 2012

    Duties:

    Interpret client technical requirement and specification for incoming Request-For-Quotation (RFQ).

    Carry out thermal-hydraulic design & calculation, and sizing of shell & tube heat exchangers and air coolers to achieve the required heat transfer performance.

    Perform preliminary mechanical calculation and cost estimation for pressure vessels, shell & tube heat exchangers, and air coolers.

    Prepare datasheets and quotations for job bidding.

     

    Achievements

    Provide guidance to other thermal design engineers to carry out mechanical calculation to improve the accuracy of initial cost estimation.

     

    Heatec Jietong Pte Ltd (Singapore)

    Position Title           : Mechanical Design Engineer

    Specialization          : Engineering Department

    Industry                  : Oil & Gas

    Duration                  : Mar 2011 – Jan 2012

    Duties:

    Carry out mechanical calculation and design of pressure vessel, shell & tube heat exchanger, and air-cooler base on ASME Pressure Vessel and Boiler Code, API 660 & 661, TEMA, and various international standards as well as client specification.

    Perform structural calculation and design for support structures for various loading, such as wind loading, seismic loading, based on various design codes, such as AISC, ASCE, UBC, British Code, etc.

    Prepare calculation reports and shop drawings for workshop fabrication.

    Implement Kaizen projects for the company.

     

    Achievements

    Suggest ideas that leads to more accurate estimation of vibratory load prediction of air-cooler

    Propose modification to workshop machine electrical sensors mountings to improve control of machines and safety.

     

     

    Goldbell Engineering Pte Ltd (Singapore)

    Position Title           : Operation Engineer

    Specialization          : Engineering Department

    Industry                  : Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

    Duration                  : Dec 2009 – Mar 2011

    Duties:

    Oversee the operation of the vehicle service center by providing direction and co-ordination of all related functions.

    Ensure Vehicle Service Center is operating at the maximum production capacity in terms of workshop facilities, staff efficiency, productivity and man-hour utilization.

    Leads and motivates employees to achieve set targets by developing good team spirit and promoting positive work attitudes to meets company’s objectives.

    Constantly review and streamline workflow and working conditions in order to achieve maximum workshop operational efficiency.

     

    Achievements

    Call center upgrade and reorganization, leads to enhance revenue from service sales

    Company enterprise software system functionalities improvement, that results in improve work-procedure efficiency of employees.

    Statistical analysis of past years vehicle maintenance cost, which allows accurate pricing of sales contracts offer to customers.

     

    Top Skills

    Mechanical engineering analysis & design, including structure and stress analysis, vibration and dynamic control, fluid dynamic, thermal and aerodynamic analysis, etc.

    Proficient in applying numerical techniques (computational simulation), in solving engineering problems, by programming in computing languages such as C, C++, MATLAB , Microsoft Excel and Java.

    Experienced in working with electronic circuits and sensors, microcontrollers, mechanical systems, electromechanical device and hydraulic actuators.

    Proficient in 2D and 3D Modeling CAD software such as AutoCAD, SolidWork and SolidEdge, and calculation software such as, Ansys WorkBench, PVEilte, HTRI and StadPro.

    Project management, organizational and analytical skill.

     

    Academic Accomplishments & Research Projects

    2016 – Undertaken a numerical study in fluid-structure-interaction of aeroelastic flutter for aircraft wings using Ansys Workbench. Investigated the potential benefits of the concept of a curved wing planform on aerodynamic and flutter performances as a research thesis in University of Pisa, Italy.

    2015 - Developed a finite element code using 3-dimensional link element in Matlab for vibration modal and transient response analysis of a truss structure for space satellite application, for a project of Spacecraft Design in University of Pisa, Italy.

    2015 - Carried out a feasibility study and preliminary design of a satellite constellation in very low earth orbit for earth observation mission, in a team project in University of Pisa, Italy. Responsible in orbit decay and drag compensation analysis by integration of low thrust trajectory model using Excel, as well as satellite constellation performance analysis by simulating constellation of satellites’ motions by coding in Matlab.

    2009 - Carried out a final year research project in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, to develop a numerical inflow model for helicopter rotor, and using the model as the basis to develop a 6-DOF software optimizer in helicopter rotor design. The entire project was coded in Matlab.

    2009 - Developed a 2-D CFD solver code (finite difference method) using Matlab, for the project titled “Compressible Invicid Flow over Wavy Wall” in a major elective of Computational Fluid Dynamic in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

    2008 - Carried out a conceptual design of 2000 nmi range business jet aircraft in a team project in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In-charged of area in aerodynamics analysis, performance analysis, and assisted in stability and control design.

    2002 - Obtained the Energizer Singapore Award for meritorious academic performance for Diploma in Mechatronic Course in 2002, Singapore Polytechnic.

    2002 - Represented Singapore Polytechnic to participate in the Singapore Robotic Games 2002, and won the first runner up in the Pole Balancing Robot category.

     

    Publications

    Stephen Kwan, Anupam Parihar, Andrea Sainati, “A Very Low Altitude Constellation For Earth Observation”, International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering and Technologies (ICRTET), 2015.

     

    Languages

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    Written

    English

    Fluent

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    Extracurricular Activities & Academic Services

    Founding committee member of Aerospace Society in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Held the appointment of Head of Activities from 2004 to 2005.

    Participated in National Police Cadets Corp from 1996 to 1998 in Singapore

    Participated in Boy Scout Movement from 1992 to 1995 in Hong Kong

     

    References

    Dr. Mario Chiarelli, Professor of Aerospace Structures, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy.

    Dr. Murali Damodaran, Educator Track Faculty-Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore. (Former Associate Professor in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and former Professor in IIT Gandhinagar, India)

    Thurain Nyunt, Engineering Manager, Heatec JieTong Pte Ltd, Singapore.


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