CV: Research Assistant


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 Date Submitted:24-06-2014
 Last Modified:28-06-2014 (12:36)
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 Current job:Research Assistant
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsLabVIEW development experience ; student project leading ; ground station engineering ; practical mission operation ; radio amateur license
Personal Profile

Graduated as Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Aerospace Engineering with experience in student project leadership, CubeSat construction, mission operation and ground station engineering (operation, maintenance and optimization) within a student project. Insights into electrical engineering and telecommunication systems due to an amateur radio license and enhancement of radio equipment and antenna systems. More than one year programming experience in LabVIEW at the Fraunhofer IPT.



Looking for an employment opportunity that offers a challenging perspective in the field of aerospace technology engineering in industry as well as in the research and development sector.


Work Experience

  1. 2013 - 2014

    Fraunhofer IPT – Student research assistant (May – July)

    Tasks: Programming of a fully automated production process for the Pro-PKD machine in LabVIEW. The machine is a combination of a KUKA handling robot, a high precision laser measurement device, a laser grinding unit, a process surveillance camera and a microscope.

    More information: Fraunhofer IPT - Pro-PKD


  2. 2013 - 2014

    Fraunhofer IPT (Institute for Production Technology) Master Thesis (Aug – May)

    Topic: “Development of a process-adapted laser power control for laser-assisted milling”

    More information: Fraunhofer IPT - TooLAM


  3. 2011

    DLR - MoRaBa (Mobile Rocket Base Oberpfaffenhofen) work practice combined with Bachelor Thesis (May – Sept)

    Topic: “Development of a remote control unit to control a telecommand S-Band transmitting amplifier”


  4. 2009 - 2010

    COMPASS-2 Student Project Management at the FH Aachen

    • Managed a team of 20 students successfully through Phase-0 and Phase-A
    • Documented the project phases along with 6 subsystem managers in LaTeX
    • More information: Compass-Project


  5. 2008 - 2013

    COMPASS-1 Mission Operation and Ground Station Control at the FH Aachen

    • Independent operation, optimization and maintenance of software and hardware
    • Matching and enhancement the antenna reception and transmission quality
    • Replacement of HF connectors and modification of radio equipment
    • Successful mission operation of the COMPASS-1 CubeSat for about 3.5 years
    • More information: Compass-1


  6. 2007

    Practical working experience at Röder Präzision in Darmstadt/Egelsbach (maintenance, repair and overhaul of general aviation, commercial aviation, air transport and defense) as pre-study industrial practical training for 12 weeks



Academic Record

  1. 2012 - 2014

    FH Aachen, University of Applied Sciences Aerospace Engineering indentation Aerospace Engineering, M.Sc.
    Graduation: Master of Science in May 2014

  2. 2011 - 2012

    RWTH Aachen University, second degree with specialization in Electrical/Communications/Computer Engineering
    One semester of further education in basics of electronics

  3. 2007 - 2011

    FH Aachen, University of Applied Sciences Aerospace Engineering indentation Aerospace Engineering, B.Eng.
    Graduation: Bachelor of Engineering in September 2011

  4. 2004 - 2007

    Berufliches Gymnasium Michelstadt
    Graduation: Abitur in June 2007

  5. 2000 - 2004

    Gymnasium Michelstadt



Computer and further Skills

  1. Officesuites:

    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), (Writer, Calc, Impress),
    LaTeX (TexStudio, LyX)


  2. CADSystem:

    Catia V5R16-20


  3. Programming:

    LabVIEW 2010-13,
    BASCOM Basic for Microcontrollers,
    C with respect to Atmels AVR Microcontrollers


  4. Amateur Radio:

    Class E License with the callsign DO3FKA



Language Skills

  1. Mother tongue:   German

  2. Fluent:   English

  3. Intermediate:   French



Personal Interests

Hobbies: machine maintenance and optimization, restoration of motorbikes and tractors, amateur radio, model RC

Sports: biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, windsurfing


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