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     Date Submitted:19-07-2019
     Last Modified:19-07-2019 (11:01)
    Job information
     Current job:Ph.D. Candidate Space Technology
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsLeader, Communicator, Management, Thermal, Mechanical, Innovation, Hard-working, Responsible.


    Visiting Scientist at the European Space Agency

    Apr. 2019 – Sept. 2019

    European Astronaut Centre (Cologne), Germany


    ExPeRt (Exploration Preparation, Research and Technology) initiative framework.

    Low-TRL and cost effective research could for demonstration on the ISS and be­yond.

    ICE cubes-type payload project for ESA.


    Aerospace Engineer, ExoMars 2020 HABIT instrument

    Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2019

    Luleå, Sweden


    European payload at the ExoMars 2020 Surface Platform.

    Mechanical, Computational Fluid Dynamics and thermal design assessment

    HABIT Wind Sensor and Air Temperature Sensor development responsible.

    Engineering model validation into wind tunnel and field site testing.

    Work in collaboration with Omnisys Instruments AB®.


    Project Manager/Aerospace Engineer, PVT-GAMERS experiment (view).

    Nov. 2017 – Mar. 2019

    Luleå, Sweden


    ESA Fly Your Thesis! 2018 selected experiment for studying new mass gauging method into microgravity conditions at the ESA 70th parabolic flight campaign.

    Role: Team Leader, Project Manager, Thermal and Mechanical, and Outreach.


    Aerospace Engineer, SALACIA REXUS 21 experiment (view)

    Oct. 2015 – Mar. 2017

    Luleå, Sweden


    Sounding rocket experiment selected by ESA REXUS/BEXUS program as HABIT instrument technology demonstrator for launching operations.

    Thermal Modelling and Simulation Responsible.


    Aerospace Engineer, National Space Research Project (view)

    Oct. 2015 – Oct. 2016

    Luleå, Sweden


    Development in collaboration with OHB Sweden of a new mass propellant gauging method for Electric Propulsion systems, funded by Swedish National Space Agency.

    Role: simulations of fluid flow and heat transfer, thermal duty cycle and IR losses.


    Internship, National Institute of Aerospace Technology

    Feb. 2015 – Jul. 2016

    Luleå, Sweden


    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. María Paz Zorzano Mier. Co- I NASA MSL; PI and Co-I ExoMars 2020.

    Computational Fluid Dynamic analysis of the thermal contamination on Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS) on-board Rover Curiosity.



    Luleå Tekniska Universitet (LTU)

    Sept. 2015 – Sept. 2019

    Ph.D. Candidate in Space Technology (4 years/240 ECTS)


    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. María Paz Zorzano Mier. Co- I NASA MSL; PI and Co-I ExoMars 2020.

    Full-time research focused in heat transfer modelling and applications over space hardware for space and planetary exploration payloads.

    Wind retrieval algorithm development for the of ExoMars 2020 HABIT instrument.

    Mass retrieval algorithm development for electric propulsion propellant tanks.

    Ph.D. studies granted by the Graduate School of Space Technology at LTU.



    Technical University of Madrid (UPM)

    Sept. 2011 – Jul. 2015

    B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering-Aerospace Sciences and Technologies (4 years/240 ECTS).



    Feb. 2019       

    Europe 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list for Science and Healthcare (view).

    Sept. 2018       

    Finalist at the Space Exploration Masters Competition-Sustainable Exploration Challenge (Airbus, Air Liquide, Merk KGaA) with the Moon Alchemist proposal.

    Jun. 2018      

    Grant from Student European Low Gravity Research Association (SELGRA) for attending to the 69th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen (Germany).

    Jun. 2018      

    Grant from Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA) for attending to the 69th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen (Germany).

    Jun. 2018      

    2nd place at the INNOspace Masters Competition-OHB Challenge with the PVT-GAMERS idea, organised by European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Centre (DLR), ESA BIC, Airbus and OHB. (view).

    May 2018       

    National Winner in Sweden at the ActInSpace 2018 Competition, AIRBUS-04 Challenge, within the GASLTU team with the GASPAC (Group of Atmospheric Sciences Payload Assembly for Citizens) idea, organised by ESA BIC Sweden and Arctic Business Incubator, Luleå, Sweden (view).

    Nov. 2017      

    Scholarship from ESA Education Office for Fly Your Thesis! 2018 PVT-GAMERS selected experiment view (view).

    Apr. 2017      

    Grant from Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA) for attending to the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia.

    Jan. 2017      

    Best Paper Award at ICAPES 2017 Congress, January 19-20, London, UK.

    Oct. 2016       

    Scholarship from ESA Education Office for attending to Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operation Training Course, Redú Center (Belgium) (view).

    Jun. 2016       

    Grant from European Space Agency (ESA) for attending to 67th International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico (view).

    Mar. 2016       

    Grant from Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA) for the attendance to the SRS Annual Meeting 2016 in Umeå, Sweden.

    Dec. 2015       

    Grant from Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA) for the attendance to the 1st Symposium on Space Educational Activities in Padova, Italy (view).

    Sept. 2015       

    Scholarship from the Graduate School of Space Technology for Ph.D. studies at Luleå University of Technology, Luleå (SE).

    Sept. 2011       

    Academic Excellence Scholarship from Madrid Community, Madrid (ES).

    Jun. 2011       

    Honour roll of San Estanislao de Kostka School, Málaga (ES).

    Jul. 2010        

    Academic Excellence National Scholarship from the Spanish Government, Ministry of Education, for the Scientific Summer Campus (view).   


    Apr. 2019       

    ExoMars 2020 HABIT instrument Flight Model Calibration Campaign at Omnisys Instruments.

    Jan. 2019       

    ESA Academy - Gravity-Related Experiments Training Week 2019 guest lecture ().

    Nov. 2018       

    Dec. 2017      

    Deep Space Gateway Workshop at ESTEC. GAUSS-PRO idea defence ().

    Nov. 2017       

    Fly Your Thesis! 2018 Selection Workshop. Scholarship by ESA Education ().

    Oct. 2017       

    MINAR-5/NASA Spaceward Bound 2017 expedition, Boulby Mine, Whitby ().

    Jul. 2017       

    PACKMAN Experiment and ATS sensor stratospheric Balloon campaign ().

    Mar. 2017       

    ESA REXUS 21/22 Launch campaign, Esrange Space Center, Sweden (view).

    Oct. 2016       

    ESA Planetary Protection Introductory Course, Stuttgart, Germany.

    Oct. 2016       

    ESA Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Operation Training Course, ESEC Center (Belgium).

    Aug. 2016       

    NASA Spaceward Bound India 2016 test campaign. HABIT field-site tests ().

    Jul. 2016       

    Expedition to Akureyri, Iceland, within the Nordic Astrobiology Network ().

    Apr. 2016       

    European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016 (view).

    Mar. 2016       

    SRS Annual Meeting 2016 in Umeå, Sweden. Conference poster presentation.

    Dec. 2015       


    Aug. 2014       →


    ‘The International Collegiate Design and Innovation Competition Beijing 2014’ at the Beihang University (B.U.A.A.) of Beijing, China. Scholarship representing the Technical University of Madrid to develop an innovative satellite application.





    Buenestado J.F., Zorzano M.P., Soria-Salinas A., Méndez C.F., Martín-Torres J. (2015), ‘Planetary Exploration; Mars on the Scope’. Astrobiol Outreach 3: 133. doi:10.4172/2332-2519.1000133 (view).

    A. Soria-Salinas, et al., ’A New Xenon Mass Gauging through Heat Transfer Modeling for Electric Propulsion Thrusters’. International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering Vol:11, No:1, 2017; PISSN:2010-376X, EISSN:2010-3778 (view).

    Cockell, C., Holt, J., Campbell, J., Groseman, H., Josset, J., Bontognali, T., … Suckling, B. (2018), ‘Subsurface scientific exploration of extraterrestrial environments (MINAR 5): Analogue science, technology and education in the Boulby Mine’, UK,  International Journal of Astrobiology, 1-26. doi:10.1017/S1473550418000186 (view).

    Pandey, S., Clarke, J., Nema, P., Bonaccorsi, R., Som, S., Sharma, M., … Bapat, N. (n.d.). Ladakh: diverse, high-altitude extreme environments for off-earth analogue and astrobiology research. International Journal of Astrobiology, 1-21. doi:10.1017/s1473550419000119 (view).

    J. Martín-Torres, et al. ‘Discovery of a daily and seasonal non-equilibrium water cycle driven by a hydroactive layer at Gale, Mars’, Nature Scientific Reports (under review).

    A. Soria-Salinas, M.-P. Zorzano, et al., ‘Wind retrieval from temperature measurements from the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station/Mars Science Laboratory’, Icarus (under review).

    A. Soria-Salinas, M.-P. Zorzano, et al., ‘Parabolic flight validation of a novel mass gauging method for electric propulsion propellant tanks ’, NPJ Microgravity (in preparation).

    J. Martin-Torres, M.-P. Zorzano, A. Soria-Salinas, M. Israel-Nazarious, S. Konatham, T. Mathanlal and A. Vakkada-Ramachandran, ‘The HABIT (HabitAbility: Brine Irradiation and Temperature) environmental instrument for the ExoMars Surface Platform 2020’ International Journal of Astrobiology (in preparation).



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    ENGLISH . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . C1 level


    FRENCH  . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . B2 level


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    Laboratory & Workshop


    Payload integration and testing.


    Pressurised systems handling


    3D Printing, Ultimaker 3.


    Planetary protection protocols.


    Hazard substances handling procedures.


    - Mars Analogue Expeditions


    - Iceland, Nordic Network of Astrobiology


    - NASA Spaceward Bound 2016 Indian Himalayas


    - MINAR-5 Campaign in Boulby Mine, UK Centre of Astrobiology


    - Communication & Outreach


    NASA Spaceward Bound 2016 expedition summary, Amity University students (view).


    INNOspace Master Competition ceremony award (view).


    ESA Fly Your Thesis! 2018 (view).



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