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     Date Submitted:14-07-2019
     Last Modified:14-07-2019 (08:23)
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     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace propulsion





    March 2019-*

    Research Assistant

    Institute of Space Systems (IRS), University of Stuttgart (Germany)

    Improved the thrust balance for high power AF-MPDT SX3

    Conducted thrust characterization campaign

    Aid in design and assembly of LaB6 hollow cathode

    Aug 2017–April 2018

    Mechanical Engineer Intern

    Aureel S.L., Barcelona (Spain)

    Headed engineering design for smart bicycle attachment to simulate uneven terrain in plateau for pro athletic training

    Involved in other electronics project and consulting mechanical/production approach for the other products of the company.

    Oct 2014–May 2015

    Chief Technical Officer

    Verge Fashion Accessories Pvt Ltd (OPC), Nagpur (India)

    ​​Monitored and assessed new technologies and domain associated machinery

    Established IT Infrastructure and cloud services & Connected webstore with ERP

    May 2014–Jul 2014

    Program Manger

    Aspire Infomarketing Pvt Ltd, Mumbai (India)

    Lead a team of developers and designers to implement ERP & web application for their business model

    Setup Cloud infrastructure (Amazon EC2)

    Sep 2013–Mar 2014

    Associate Director

    Vishaldeep Films, Mumbai (India)

    Responsible for the overall quality control and success of movie productions.

    Provided the key link between the Director, cast and crew, whilst also liaising with the production office, and providing regular progress reports about the shoot.

    Built an economic replica of Jimmy-Jib Camera Crane - Mechatronics Project




    Sep 2017–Feb 2019

    Master Thesis – Thrust Characterisation & Measurement Technique Improvement of Applied Field Magnetoplasmadynamic Thrusters


    IRS, Universitat Stuttgart, Stuttgart (Germany)

    Sep 2016–Feb 2019

    Master of Aerospace Science & Technology


    Universitat Polytechnic de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain)

    Jun 2006–May 2010

    Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)


    Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering & Technology, Yavatmal (India)

    Jun 2010–Aug 2010



    Indo Rama Synthetics India Limited, Buti Bori (India)

    •Study and basic maintenance of in-house thermal power plant. ​







    English (C1), Spanish(A1), Hindi (C1), Marathi (Native)


    Communication skills

    ​​Excellent people skills

    Highly skilful in sourcing and negotiation

    Organisational / managerial skills

    ​​Effectively launched a start-up in 2015 and successfully managed all the factory workers and coordinated with higher-ups

    At alma-mater successfully hosted state level & national level technical symposiums as Event Coordinator

    Digital competence

    ​Programming: C, C++, HTML, PHP, MySQL, JAVA

    Web-scripts: WordPress, Joomla, Magento

    Mathematics: MATLAB

    Modelling & Simulation: SolidWorks, COMSOL Multiphysics (Basics), CST Studio(Basics)

    Very proficient in CLI & Server administration

    IaaS: Amazon EC2, Digital Ocean

    Electronics: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Fritzing, Eagle CAD(Basics)

    Code repositories on Github:



    ​Volunteer of Bhopal Medical Appeal and volunteered with Mr. Colin Toogood & international photojournalist Alex Masi in Bhopal for a month.

    Member of 'The human fundamentals' – An NGO to help raise awareness

    Driving licence

    AM, A1, A2, A, B1, B (International Driving License issued in India)





    Akash Mankar, Adam Boxberger, Georg Herdrich

    Characterization and Improvement of Thrust Balance for High Power Applied Field MPD Thrusters

    36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Vienna (Accepted)


    Akash Mankar, Ankit Nath, Ajinkya Bhaware

    Digital Radio for cost effective ADS-B based Air Traffic Monitoring

    The International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering Volume: 8 Issue:2


    Francesco Ciampa, Akash Mankar, Andrea Marini

    Phononic Crystal Waveguide Transducers for Nonlinear Elastic Wave Sensing

    Nature Scientific Reports Volume: 7 Issue:1   doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14594-4





    Analytical Study of Lamb waves in corrugated waveguides (ICFO, Castelldefels, University of Bath)

    ​​Cold Gas Propulsion subsystem design for microsatellite telescope (UPC, Barcelona)

    Lunar electricity generation from regolith and thermoelectric generators (UPC, Barcelona)

    Cluster De-orbiter, Concept, Science & Technology Gaps (UPC, Barcelona)

    Remote Acoustic Sensing - Research (UPC, Barcelona)

    Modelling & Fabrication of 3D Printer based on open source RepRap printers. (VJTI, Mumbai)

    Design, analysis & manufacturing Continuous Variable Transmission (JDIET, Yavatmal)


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