CV: PhD Student in Astrophysics


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 Date Submitted:02-02-2015
 Last Modified:04-09-2015 (02:58)
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 Current job:PhD Student in Astrophysics
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsDoctor–Engineer in Aerospace Systems / Astrophysics / Cryogenics / Instrumentation

Work Experience:

· Oct 2012-Present: Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), Instrumental Thesis in Astrophysics, Orsay, France
Study of cosmic ray interaction with Planck/HFI instrument
Characterization of sub-mm and X-ray detectors
Experiences on helium thermal exchange in a cryogenic system

· Oct 2011-Sept 2012: Thales Alenia Space, Propulsion Functional Chain Engineer, via Sophia Conseil, Cannes, France
Functional chain engineer for satellite propulsion on multiple programs
Qualification test manager on the “tubing” sub-system

· Avril-Septembre 2011: Zodiac Aerospace – IN-LHC, Product Engineer, via Sophia Conseil, Châteaudun, France
Qualification test manager. In permanent contact with client/suppliers/engineers

· Mars 2010-Avril 2011: Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS),  Research Engineer, Orsay, France
Daily operations on the Planck satellite. Data base management on clusters
Study of Planck/HFI internal thermal exchanges

· 2008-2011: ELISA, PIMCA Student’s Project (Radiation belts study) – Full realization of a nanosatellite
Bases of project management and technical design. Students supervising
Preliminary studies, Mission analysis (STK, OMERE, SPENVIS)



· Current: Ph.D. Student in Astrophysics, Paris-Sud et Paris 7
Co-supervising IAS (Paris-Sud) and APC (Paris 7). In partnership with NASA-JPL/Caltech, Cambridge University
Co-financing CNRS / CNES

· 2010: Engineer Degree in Aerospace and Aeronautic Sciences (ELISA school), St Quentin
“Energetic & Propulsion” and “Spacecraft Engineering” options

· 2005French Scientific baccalaureate, Equivalent to a GCE A-level, Paris area, France


Professional Skills:

·Scientific and Technical Skills:

Sciences: Astroparticle – Astrophysics – Nuclear physics
Instrumentation: Sub-mm and X-ray detectors – Wiring – Measure
Cryogenics: Thermal Study – Sub-Kelvin experimentation
Scientific Computing: Algorithm processing – Statistical studies – Simulation

· Engineering Skills:

Project Management: Technical reviews – Client/supplier management
Product Development: Preliminary draft – 3D Modeling – Integration
Product Qualification: Bench-testing – Test process – Qualification


Technical Skills:

· Software Skills:

Simulation and Programming: IDL, Python, Labview, MATLAB,Simulink, UNIX
Thermal and Fluid Dynamics: ANSYS 12, Fluent 6.3,TMG
Space Mission: STK 9,OMERE V3, SPENVIS
3D Modeling: Catia V5 R19,IDEAS 6

· Languages:

French: Mother Language
English: Fluent – TOEIC Score: 900


Volunteer Experiences:

· Géonaute Price in #ActInSpace 2014 (hackathon-like)

· Student Life:

Elected as representative of PhD students at the Laboratory Council (2014-2015)
Founder and president of the ELISA Engineering School Alumni Association (2010-2014)

· Conferences Organization:

Young scientists employment conference (IAS)
IAS days 2014 (lab workshop)
Elbereth 2013 (for Astro. PhD students from Paris)
Planck Conference 2011 (first results)

·Scouting: Member and organizer in French secular and co-ed scout group.

· A.F.P.S:Certificate of First Aid (CFA)


Communication – Science Popularization:

· Scientific Publications:Five scientific publications in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Journal of Low Temperature Physics. ADS link

·Student Supervising:

Young students (middle and high school), year-long. Science and research discovery
Five interns during PhD on computing and experiment subjects

       - Champ Libre Association: Astrophysics conferences in  prison

· Exhibition/Event:

Organization of a one-day workshop on energy sources for elementary and middle school students (MISS, Univ. Paris-Sud)
Organizer/presenter in different exhibitions of science popularization (”Faites de la science”, ”Exposition ZOOM”)

· Pégase Association:Science awareness workshops in elementary school

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