Date of Birth: 24th June 1989
Place of Birth: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Recently returned from a 15-month journey from Alaska to Argentina. Previously employed by Intelsat as part of the Customer Solutions Engineering team as technical consultancy in support of pre- & post-sales to existing & prospecting customers. Aspiring to a successful career in the Aerospace and Aeronautics industry. Well-rounded with a strong academic background and a broad range of cultural and outdoor interests. Lived, educated and worked in several countries around the world. Proven to be resourceful, extroverted and adaptable. Enjoys trekking, travel and photography.
Sept 2011 – Sept 2012
University of Bristol, United Kingdom, M. Sc. Integrated Aerospace Systems Design
Degree Classification: Merit
Thesis: Polymer-based honeycomb structures for spacecraft applications
Group Design Project: Design a low-Earth orbit satellite for observing interstellar events EADS Astrium-sponsored Primary specialism in Communications and Data Handling Secondary specialism in Mission Analysis
Sept 2007 – July 2011
University of Bristol, United Kingdom, M. Eng. Electrical and Electronics
Degree Classification: Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1)
Thesis: Improving the efficiency of solar cells by modeling the propagation of electromagnetic waves across nanostructured surfaces
Group Design Project: Design an autonomous mobile ‘buggy’ unit used to move across an arena populated with a number of ‘targets’ at various locations. Awarded 2nd place in first round of Texas Instruments Analog Design Contest
Nov 2015 – July 2017
Associate Customer Solutions Engineer – Intelsat
Description: Applying system level Communication & Satellite Engineering expertise in support of pre- and post-sales to existing & prospecting customers. Provide technical consultancy to Sales team & customer discussions. Help identify customer requirements before designing & proposing technical solutions adapted to meet these needs whilst mitigating potential customer perceived risks. Manage technical relationship for a range of customer accounts across service life cycle including technical changes & periods of operational difficulties.
Skills: Link Budget Analysis. Coordination of teams across different time zones. Objective prioritization during periods of peak workload. Experience with in-house software & tools
Additional: Completion of University of Surrey Satellite Communications Course
Aug 2013 – Oct 2015
Spacecraft Controller – European Space Operations Centre, European Space Agency
Description: Provide operations support during the routine operations phase of the on-going Cluster II, Rosetta & Mars Express missions at the European Space Agency.
Responsibilities: Monitoring vital data of satellites, keeping a log of all observations, reacting to any observed anomalies by performing procedures and reporting such anomalies to the Spacecraft Operations Engineer and the Flight Control Team.
Skills: Teamwork. Adaptable. Self-disciplined. Able to work in a calm manner under conditions of stress. Experience in computer systems, Linux operating systems and database use.
Additional: Working with a small team to power down and power up the Cluster II satellites during eclipse season. Supporting the integration of an operations automation system.
June 2011 – Aug 2011
Research Associate – Natural Hazards Department, University of Bristol
Description: Analyzed, calibrated and operated a custom-made ultraviolet camera developed to help better predict the behaviour of volcanoes.
Responsibilities: Reported directly to a supervisor. Performed a comprehensive risk analysis for a proposed experiment. Conceptualized, prepared and performed the initial and advanced testing of the camera in a controlled outdoor experiment. Published the first version user manual of this camera for field use.
Skills: Teamwork. Experience in visual imaging software MaxIM DL5, Envi and IDL. Working unsupervised. Working in laboratory conditions. Soldering and wiring. Communicating to others effectively. Software troubleshooting.
July 2009 – Sept 2009
Engineering Intern – Electromagnetics Department, BAE Systems
Description: Analyzed and tested high-frequency radar cross-section prediction code.
Responsibilities: Reported directly to a line manager. Attended weekly department meetings. Processed and conveyed results to a senior scientist. Attended annual half-year meeting. Adhering to a full-time working schedule with punctuality.
Skills: Teamwork. Applying learnt electromagnetic principles to real problems. Program using high-precision electromagnetic wave modeling software and UNIX. Communicating to others effectively. Working unsupervised.
Associate of the Royal Aeronautical Society
Member of the British Interplanetary Society
Member of Institute of Engineering and Technology
Member of the Royal Astronomical Society
Recipient of the Bristol Plus Award
Member of Bristol University Expedition Society
Languages: English (Fluent), Malay (Conversational), French (Intermediate), Spanish (Intermediate) & German (Beginner)
Computer: Microsoft Office, MATLAB, Satellite Tool Kit 9 (Certified), Simulink, VHDL, C++, Linux & UNIX
First Aid: Certified
Driving: Clean drivers licenses’ (Malaysia & United Kingdom)
Aerospace & Aeronautics
“Curiosity, The Next Mars Rover” talk by Mars Science Laboratory Flight System Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Matthew Wallace, at the Royal Aeronautical Society – Attendee
Attendee lecture by NASA astronaut Julie Payette’s of her missions to the International Space Station at the British Interplanetary Society – Attendee
“SpaceX and the Future of Space Exploration” lecture by SpaceX CEO and Chief Technical Officer, Elon Musk, at the Royal Aeronautical Society – Attendee
“Astronaut Training and Human Space Flight – The Next Steps” lecture by British ESA Astronaut Major Tim Peake at the Royal Aeronautical Society – Attendee
“The Current UK Space Programme” talk by UK Space Agency Director of Technology, Science and Exploration, Dave Parker, at the Bristol Aero Collection – Attendee
Lived in Malaysia, Laos, England & Germany. Traveled extensively to over 60 countries across 6 continents
Landscape & Wildlife. Recent freelance work in El Salvador & Bolivian Amazon. Photos featured in National Geographic
Name: Paul Harris
Occupation: Director of Customer Solutions Engineering
Name: Piergiorgio Pirroni
Occupation: Cluster II Mission Team Leader
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