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     Date Submitted:17-06-2018
     Last Modified:17-06-2018 (03:29)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft instrumentation engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsspace research, space weather, remote sensing, thin film coatings, nanofabrication processes, scientific data processing/modeling, xray optics
    CV

    SUMMARY


    ”Spacecraft instrumentation engineer, with a background in physics, passionate about experimentation and laboratory work. Qualified with more than 200 hours of lab work in deposition and characterization of thin film coatings, nanofabrication processes, qualitative & quantitative analysis, and scientific data processing/modeling. I like keeping a resourceful and structured approach to my tasks, and genuinely enjoy working in an innovative atmosphere that offers opportunities for professional and personal development. Words like diligence and commitment, have often been used by acquaintances and colleagues to describe my personality.”


    EDUCATION


    M.Sc.Eng in Geophysics and Space Technology         Aug 2017

    DTU Space / National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark

    ”Specialized in nanofabrication technology for spacecraft instrumentation, and space research applications. Gained experience in thin-film nano- and micro-characterization, mathematical modeling and data processing methods for terrestrial, and space monitoring.”
    • Thesis: ”The effect of lift-off and cleaning procedures on the performance of coatings for the
    Athena mission”

    B.Sc in Physics           Oct 2014

    Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

    ”Solid background in mathematical and computational skills, necessary to understand and formulate the principles of physics.”
    • Thesis: ”A study of the cloud cover and cloud top pressure weekly cycle over the region of Eastern Mediterranean”


    WORK / RESEARCH EXPERIENCE


    Research Assistant         Sept – Nov 2017

    DTU Space / National Space Institute, Copenhagen

    ”Worked as a member of the X-ray research group towards the design, development, and performance testing of reflective thin film coatings for the ATHENA X-ray telescope, commissioned by the ESA.”

    • Performed thin-film surface/interface characterization
    • Analyzed the effect of various nanofrabrication processes including lift-off, RCA cleaning and
      plasma ashing on the performance of thin-film coatings
    • Quantitative elemental compound analysis and depth profiling
    • Conducted physical vapor deposition of Ir, B4C, and SiC single layer and multilayer coatings
    • Trained fellow group members on established wet etching development procedures
    • Managed research collaboration across three departments (DTU Space, Nanotech, Danchip)


    Undergraduate Research Assistant      Sept 2016 – Jul 2017

    DTU Space / National Space Institute, Copenhagen

    ”Assisted in the activities of the X-ray research group initially for the purpose of a special project, and later for the realization of my master thesis project.”
    • Analysis of surface/interface topography and roughness
    • Developed a brute force algorithm for thin-film thickness estimation from X-ray reflectivity data
    • Received the highest grade for both of my projects
    • Published results on a collaborative peer-review article


    Internship          Feb – Jun 2012

    Public Power Corporation of Greece, Thessaloniki

    ”Part-time internship at a medium-voltage distribution substation”
    • Assisted on QA/QC check and inspection of high-voltage cable systems
    • Delivered a technical report as part of a BSc special course


    Physics & Maths Tutor        2009 – 2014

    Self-employed, Thessaloniki

    ”Assisted a total of 18 university and high school students to achieve their educational goals, while fulfilling my passion to communicate science”
    • Designed and implemented exercises, tailored to the specific needs of each student
    • Nearly all of the high school students under my supervision were accepted to the university of their choice
    • Pro-bono assistance to students with financial problems, fully supporting the idea of equal opportunities for all


    SKILLS


    Lab Experience:

    Characterization & Microscopy

    • AFM (surface visualization, roughness estimation)
    • XPS (quantitative elemental compound analysis, depth profiling)
    • XRR (layer-multilayer thickness and surface-interface roughness estimation)
    • Dektak 8 Stylus Profilometer (surface profiling, thin film stress estimation)
    • SEM (Training)
    • Optical

    Cleanroom Operations
    • Wet etching (Lift-off, RCA cleaning)
    • Dry etching (Plasma ashing)
    • Nanoimprinting lithography (Training)

    Analysis Software: NanoScope Analysis, Gwyddion, Avantage, CasaXPS

    Programming & Scripting: Matlab, IDL, LaTeX (Proficient), Python (Working Knowledge), C/C++ (Basic Skills)

    MS Office: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint (Cambridge IT Skills Diploma)

    Languages: English (Proficient), Danish (Elementary), Greek (Native)


    PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS


    Peer-reviewed articles

    Della Monica Ferreira, D, Massahi, S, Christensen, FE, Shortt, B, Bavdaz, M, Collon, MJ, Landgraf,
    B, Gellert, NC, Korman, J, Dalampiras, P, Rasmussen, IF, Kamenidis, I, Krumrey, M & Schreiber, S 2017, Design, development, and performance of X-ray mirror coatings for the ATHENA mission. in S L. O’Dell & G Pareschi (eds), Proceedings of SPIE 10399: Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII . vol. 10399, 1039918, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering.

    Conference contributions

    Dalampiras P., Georgoulias A.K., Kourtidis K., Alexandri G., Meleti, C. A study of the cloud cover and cloud top pressure weekly cycle over the region of Eastern Mediterranean with the use of MODIS satellite data. EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, March 2014. Poster presentation.


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