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     Date Submitted:16-10-2017
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     Current job:PhD Candidate at the German aerospace centre
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
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     KeywordsLunar soil, ISRU, Engineering, Materials science, Additive manufacturing, Prototyping, Solar sintering
    CV

     Ph.D Candidate, M. Eng. Materials, B. Eng. Materials
           M. Sc. Nanofilms

    Education:

    2015 - present Ph.D Candidate at the Institute for Materials Physics in Space at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
    Graduation in January 2018 from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
    Title: Sintering of Lunar Regolith
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Sperl
    2011 - 2014 Double Master’s degree:
    2013-2014: M.Sc. at the National University of Science and Technology MISiS in Moscow, Russia.
    Title: Multicomponent nanostructured coatings and Nanofilms.
    Supervisor: Philipp V. Kiryukhantsev-Korneev
    2011-2012: M. Eng. at the European School of Materials Science and Engineering (EEIGM) in Nancy, France.
    Bachelor obtained in June 2012.
    2009 -2011 Classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles PCSI-PSI at
    Jacques de Vaucanson high school in Tours, France

    Language skills:

    -French: Native

    -English: Fluent

    -Spanish: Fluent

    -Russian: Fair

    -German: Basics

    Fields of competences:

    Lunar and Space related Science

    Lunar soil and simulants mineralogy, Lunar habitats, ISRU, Lunar regolith sintering and additive manufacturing.

    General knowledge on ISS missions, astronauts, ESA exploration missions, ISECG Roadmap.

     

    Materials Science and characterization

    - Materials structure, metals, composites and polymers.

    - Nanofilms, nanostructures

    - Sintering, additive manufacturing/3D printing

    - Physical/ Chemical vapour deposition (PVD/CVD)

    - SEM, EDX, EBSD, XRD, IR, DSC, Tomography

    - Compression, bending and hardness testing

     

    IT skills

    Operating systems: Windows, Linux

    CAD: SolidWorks, Blender, Catia V5, Abaqus

    Programming: C, C++, java, LabView, MatLab, Processing, Python, Arduino

    Other: Microsoft Office, Latex, OriginLab

      Professional Research Work:

    2015 - 2017 Project scientist ESA-GSTP: 3D printing of a model building block for a lunar base outer shell.
    This ESA project aimed to characterise existing lunar simulants and select the most appropriate one for carrying out a solar sintering process. A second part focused on developing a solar 3D printing process at DLR solar oven.
    Work description:
    - Lunar simulants characterisation including XRD, SEM, EDX, EBSD and DSC on as-received simulants and sintered samples.
    - Sintering of lunar regolith simulants in a traditional oven in air and in vacuum.
    - Development from A to Z of a solar 3D printer that can be included in DLR solar oven. This task includes the computer design of the parts, the setup assembly and the programming.
    - Several solar sintering campaigns at the DLR solar oven facility in Cologne.
    - Writing reports and presentation of milestones to ESA technical officer.
    - Public outreach
    2016 - present DLR Project scientist H2020: RegoLight
    This EU project is a follow up of the ESA-GSTP presented above. The goal being to develop the technology of solar 3D printing of lunar regolith to a TRL 5, including the manufacturing of samples under vacuum and manufacturing using a mobile printing head.
    EU partners: Space Application Services (Belgium), COMEX (France), Liquifer (Austria) and Bollinger+Grohmann (Austria)
    Work description:
    - Coordination and writing of a successful proposal (award value €1,000,000)
    - Use of the ESA-GSTP experience to help the partners in the hardware
    development.
    - Solar sintering campaigns at the DLR solar oven facility in Cologne.
    - Writing of deliverables.
    2015 Engineer in the GraSound microgravity experiment
    This experiment aims to better understand how soundwaves propagate through granular media in microgravity.
    Work description:
    - Engineer assisting Dr. Peidong Yu in the preparation of the experimental set up for ground tests, a drop tower campaign and a parabolic flight campaign.
    - Engineering support in a drop tower campaign in February 2015.
    - Engineering support in a parabolic flight campaign in November 2015.

     

    Scientific Publications:

    A. Meurisse; J. C. Beltzung; M. Kolbe; A. Cowley; and M. Sperl Influence of Mineral Composition on Sintering Lunar Regolith Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Volume 30 Issue 4 - July 2017
    A. Meurisse; A. Makaya and M. Sperl Solar 3D printing of lunar regolith Under co-author reviews

    Poster and Oral presentations:
    - Granular Matter in low gravity, Erlangen, Germany, 2015: Poster presentation: “Solar sintering of regolith”
    - International Symposium on Moon 2020-2030, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 2015, Poster presentation: “Lunar environment influence on sintered regolith”
    - European Lunar Symposium, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016, Oral presentation: “Solar 3D Printing of Lunar Regolith”
    - Space Engineering and Technology Final Presentation Days, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 2017, Oral presentation: “3D printing of a model building block for a lunar base outershell”


    Contributions
    - International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia, 2017, Oral presentation: “Robotic prototypes for the solar sintering of regolith on the lunar surface developed within the RegoLight project”
    - International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia, 2017, Oral presentation: “Advancing solar sintering for building a base on the moon”
    - Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, USA, 2015, Oral presentation: “SPACESHIP EAC – Fostering activities relevant to Lunar Exploration and ISRU”


    Other Publications:
    Could 3-D Printers Create Shelters for Future Lunar Settlers?, 2016, Earth & Space Science News
    https://eos.org/articles/could-3-d-printers-create-shelters-for-future-lunar-settlers
    Printing bricks from Moondust using the Sun’s heat, 2017, ESA web page
    http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/Printing_bricks_from_moondust_using_the_Sun_s_heat

    Additional Education and Awards
    - 2nd place at the French Engineering competition “Trophées des ingénieurs du future 2016” in three categories: “Research”, “International” and “Public’s choice”.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6-iAsHzqmo
    - DELE B2 del Instituto Cervantes in 2014 certifying my Spanish skills
    - Cambridge English First (FCE) in 2012 certifying my English skills

    Teaching experiences:
    - Supervision of three Master students of Spaceship EAC until their graduation.
    - Supervision of one Bachelor student of the RISE program for three months in 2016.
    - Tutor in mathematics for French high school and middle school pupils in Moscow in 2013-2014.
    - Tutor in French language for a Russian middle school pupil in Moscow in 2013-2014.

    Hobbies
    - Traveling and backpacking around the world (Iran, Ouzbekistan, Taiwan, Madagascar, Mexico, and others)
    - Tennis
    - Running (Finisher Cologne full marathon in 2016)
    - Robotics and DIY automated systems
     


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