CV: Astrophysics PhD


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 Date Submitted:21-01-2013
 Last Modified:21-01-2013 (12:39)
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 Current job:Astrophysics PhD
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations

Nationality: Spanish


- PhD in astrophysics through a grant from the CNES co-funded by Thales Alenia Space (Université Paris-Sud, scheduled finish date February).

- Master degree in applied physics (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid).


PhD Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay, France,


Involved in R&D space instrumentation activities in particular to the concept and feasability study of an Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer for far UV solar diagnostic (IFTSUV) and its interferometric metrology test bench demonstrator (CNES R&T R-S11/OT-0004-040):

-      Optical design and specifications of the IFTSUV (ZEMAX).

-      Design of the metrology test bench demonstrator.

-      Mock up assembly, alignment, control interfaces and test.

-      Test results analysis and reporting.

Assistant engineer, laboratory of optoelectronics, Instituto de Técnica Aeroespacial, Madrid, Spain,

2008-2009 (22 months),

Involved in R&D activities related to the ESA Contract 19.545 “Optical Wireless intra-Spacecraft communications (OWLS)”, and the MetNet Mars Precursor Mission (MMPM):

-      Wavelength division multiplexing in free space communications (OWLS).

-      The use and experimental validation of S.W.I.R.L (EADS Astrium software tool for optical diffuse communications modeling).

-      Testing photodiodes, LEDS and interference filters for the Mars conditions of MMPM.

-      Design and development of a Solar Irradiance Sensor (SIS) for MMPM.

Technician, low temperatures laboratory, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain,

2007-2008 (7 months),

Involved in the R&D activities of the citecnomik project concerning the development

of new cryogenic instrumentation (from mK to 4.2 K):

-      Cabling and thermalization of a He dilution cryostat.

-      Gas handling systems.

-      Low noise electronics for low temperature measurements.


3.1. Optics and Opto-electronics R&D instrumentation:

- Design, integration and test of optical and opto-electronics systems or components.

- Labview data acquisition, synchronization and control of complex systems.

- Laser interferometry for dimensional metrology.

- Control theory for dynamic alignments.

- Test results, analysis and reporting (+ IDL programming).

3.2. Optical design:

- ZEMAX: design, optimization and tolerancing (sequential/nonsequential mode).

- Error budgeting.

- Knowledge on opto-mechanics.

3.3. Imaging Fourier transform spectroscopy:

- Instrument design.

- Instrument performance definition.

- IDL programming.

3.4. Other/Trainings:

- Training in advanced optical design with ZEMAX at Optima Research, 20H.

- Training in spectroscopy instrumentation at CIEMAT (20H).

- Training in laboratory quality management at INTA (20H).

- Training in composite materials at INTA (20H).

- Far UV instrumentation.

- Solar physics.


Mother Tongue: Spanish

French: Fluent  writing, reading and speaking

English: Good writing, fluent reading, fair speaking

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