CV: PhD candidate - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher



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 Date Submitted:21-04-2015
 Last Modified:21-04-2015 (12:14)
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 Current job:PhD candidate - Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsAerospace Engineer, MSc, PhD, Guidance and Control, Orbital Dynamics, Attitude Control



PhD candidate / Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher (Astronet-II)

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow, UK

Oct. 2012 – Current date

Research on spacecraft guidance and control, focusing on the development of algorithms for on-board generation of optimal trajectories with applications to attitude manoeuvres and close proximity flight. Research interests: GNC, attitude control, orbital dynamics, asteroids missions, active debris removal.


Research placement

Deimos Space

Madrid, SPAIN

May – Aug. 2014

Development of guidance and control algorithms for asteroid close proximity flight.


Orbital Dynamics engineer

Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)

Toulouse, FRANCE

Sep. 2011 – Oct. 2012

Within the LOS frame (French Space Act for space debris treatment), study of the resonances provoked by the tesseral terms of the Earth gravitational potential. Development and implementation of a model for STELA, a long-term orbit propagator for space debris.


Internship in Mission Analysis

Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)

Toulouse, FRANCE

Feb. 2011 – Jul. 2011

Development of an optimisation method for the analysis of descent trajectories of Philae (mission Rosetta's lander).


Internship in Telemetry Management

Thales Alenia Space

Turin, ITALY

Jul. 2010 – Sep. 2010

Development of a tool for the management and analysis of the incoming telemetry from ISS' Columbus module.




Aeronautical Engineering (specialization Space Vehicles), MSc

Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)

Barcelona, SPAIN





×           Programming: Matlab, C++, Fortran, Scilab

×           CAD: Solid Edge, Solid Works

×           FEM structure analysis: ANSYS




×           English. Fluent (C2)

×           French. Fluent (C1)

×           Italian.Fluent (C1, writing B2)

×           Spanish, Catalan. Mother languages.






×           Design of an Attitude Stabilization Electromagnetic Module for Detumbling Uncooperative Targets, Caubet, A., Biggs, J., IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky 2014

×           Optimal Attitude Motion Planner for Large Slew Maneuvers Using a Shape-Based Method, Caubet, A., Biggs, J., AIAA Guidance Navigation and Control Conference, Boston 2013

×           Heteroclinic Optimal Control Solutions for Attitude Motion Planning, Biggs, J., Maclean, C., Caubet, A., Australian Control Conference, Perth 2013

×           Semi Analytical Implementation of Tesseral Harmonics Perturbations for High Eccentricity Orbits, Morand, V., Caubet, A., Deleflie, F., Daquin, J., Fraysse, H., AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head 2013




×           During PhD:

-    Astronet School in Rome (Feb. 2013), Glasgow (Jun. 2013), Zielona Gora (Jun. 2014), Milan (Feb. 2015)

-    UKube Workshop, Milton Keynes (Jan. 2013)

-    Enterprise Academy (entrepreneurship and business 3-day course), Glasgow (May 2013)

-    Scottish Space School (organisation committee of outreach activity), Glasgow (Jun. 2013)

-    Invitation To Tender (ESA) proposal writing (Sep. 2014)

-    Startup Weekend Space, Bremen (Mar. 2015)

-    Strathclyde Research Presentation Day organising committee, Glasgow (Jun. 2015)

×           Previous:

-    Space Station Workshop Design in Stuttgart, Germany 2010

-    Member of a students' team developing an UAV, 2009 - 2010

-    Semester at Politecnico di Torino within the Erasmus program, 2010

-    Engineering Without Frontiers (2 months in El Salvador designing water systems), 2009

-    Finalist of the GMV Engineering Competition, Valladolid 2008

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