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     Date Submitted:21-03-2019
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     Current job:Research Engineer, PhD Candidate, Space Systems
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     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsGuidance, navigation, and control; spacecraft systems engineering; orbital mechanics; trajectory optimization
    CV

    Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto


    Research Interest

    Spacecraft systems engineering

    Novel mission concepts

    Orbital mechanics

    Attitude dynamics and estimation Space robotics

    Spacecraft control


    Education

    Doctor of Philosophy, University of Toronto (Sep 2015 -- Present)

    Aerospace Engineering 

    University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

    Space Mechatronics Group

    Dissertation: A New Approach to Active Removal of Space Debris

    Expected Graduation: June 2019

     

    Masters of Applied Science, University of Toronto (Sep 2013 -- Aug 2015)

    Spacecraft Systems Engineering

    University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

    Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)

    Thesis: Innovative Mission Concepts and Ground Segment Software Based on the Existing SFL Spacecraft

     

    Bachelor of Applied Science, York University (Jan 2008 -- Mar 2013)

    Space Engineering

    York University (Toronto, Canada)

    Thesis: Hall Thrsuter for Interplanetary Travels


    Teaching Experience

    Course Instructor, University of Toronto

    AER 525 - Robotics (Fall 2018)

    Division of Engineering Science

    Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto

    AER 201 - Engineering Design (2014--2018)

    Division of Engineering Science}


    Computer Skills

    Python, SQL, Fortran, MATLAB, SolidWorks, NX Nastran, Solid Edge, Systems Tool Kit (STK), Altium Designer, and Arduino.


    Language Skills

    English (proficient), Farsi (native), and German (intermediate). 


    Research Experience

    Graduate Research Assistant

    UTIAS-SFL (August 2013 -- August 2015)

    Developed a multi-mission spacecraft telemetry management system for the satellites that are developed at the SFL.

    Performed mission concept and feasibility studies for two different projects: 

    (a) ALTAIR project: Using spaceborne lasers to calibrate ground telescopes (PI at UBC), and 

    (b) Quantum Encryption Nanosatellite (NanoQEY) mission: Ground to space quantum key and entanglement distribution using a Nanosatellite (PI at UWaterloo).  

    Undergraduate Capstone Project

    York University, Thrust Systems (September 2011 -- March 2012)

    Designed and developed a miniaturized Hall thruster (a form of low thrust propulsion system) for sis-lunar deployment and lunar missions of CubeSats.

    The team delivered a functional hall thruster prototype, including test-bed electronics, solenoids, engine chamber, and cathode, anode, and propellant gas feed system.

    To see a video of the thruster operating in a vacuum chamber and for more info, please refer to the following website (external link):

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    York University Nanosatellite Lab (September 2011 -- June 2012)

    Designed and developed a three-axis Helmholtz magnetic cage for the Nanosat lab's air-bearing magnetic control testing. 

    Prepared bi-weekly progress reports for the project supervisor and external sponsors.


    Other Activities

    Team Leader

    York University Rover Team (September 2009 -- June 2012)

    (a) Lead a group of about 30 graduate and undergraduate students from different disciplines for three consecutive years. 

    (b)The team designed and developed Mars rover prototypes to compete in the International University Rover Challenge (URC) in 2010--12. 

    (c) Designed and built six-degrees-of-freedom robotic manipulators during each year of the competition (three manipulators in total).

    (d) Designed and developed a novel surveying platform based on the utilization of off-the-shelf telescope and laser range finder. The prototype is similar to a total station that is used by surveyors, but at a fraction of the cost.


    Academic Services

    Member of Tenure and Promotion Committee

    Undergraduate representative, Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University, Toronto, Canada (2012--13)


    Awards & Honours

    Kenneth Molson Fellowship; Outstanding academic standing. University of Toronto, Dec 2018

    Conference Grant, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, Jan 2018

    Wallberg Research Fellowship; Outstanding academic achievement. University of Toronto, Dec 2017
        
    Thoth Prize in Space Engineering; Highest GPA among the graduating class. York University, Dec 2012

    McKittrick Scholarship; Top sophomore student in space science and engineering. York University, Dec 2009

    Dean’s Honour Roll, Department of Mathematics and Statistics. York University, Sep 2008


    National and International Competitions

    Second place in YorkU/COM DEV capstone engineering project (March 2013). First place in the University Rover Challenge (URC) in 2010, and second place in 2011 and 2012. First place in the York University Engineering Competition (YEC) in 2009 and 2010.


    Publications

    A list of my academic publications can be found on ResearchGate: Link


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