CV: Trainee at European Astronaut Centre



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 Date Submitted:13-07-2017
 Last Modified:30-11-2017 (02:06)
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 Current job:Trainee at European Astronaut Centre
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators


2016 / 2017

Advanced Master

Space Systems Engineering


Advanced Master at ISAE – SUPAERO         Toulouse, France

Relevant courses

● Space Mission Analysis (orbital mechanics, space environment, spacecraft operations)

● Design of Space Systems (satellites, manned vehicle, launchers)

● Sub-systems Design (power system, thermal control, AOCS, RAMS, Data-Handling)

● Environment and Space Projects (management, life-cycle, political, financial and legal aspects)


2013 / 2016

Master’s Degree

Chemistry and Physics

Major in Materials Science

Graduate School of Chemistry and Physics Bordeaux INP                Bordeaux, France

Relevant courses

● Chemistry, Physics

● Materials Science and Engineering (e.g. metallurgy, ceramics, durability of materials)

● Fluid Dynamics, Heat transfers, Electromagnetism, Lasers

● Instrumentation (spectroscopy, chemical analysis, electronics)


Work Experience

April to Sep 2017

Thermal Energy Engineering


European Astronaut Centre, ESA               Cologne, Germany

● Worked within Spaceship EAC team on ESA Moon Village concept: (weekly meeting, monthly presentation, regular communication to media and visitors)

● Simulated and modelled Thermal Energy Storage on the Moon with MATLAB/Simulink

● Defined project’s statement of work, objectives, requirements and schedule

● Developed a model robust to changes

● Performed trade-off for energy systems on the moon

● Wrote user guidelines, and a technical report

● Scientific paper will be submitted

● Investigated ISRU processes for producing breathable oxygen and drinkable water on the Moon

May 2017

CDF Workshop

European Space Agency, ESA Academy          Redu, Belgium

● Designed a propulsion subsystem using concurrent design tool in 4 days

April to Aug 2016

Master’s Thesis

Space Propulsion

Thales Alenia Space               Cannes, France

● Literature review of green propellants, trade-off and selection of 3 candidates

● Exchanged worldwide with laboratories and companies about their technologies

● Impact assessment, preliminary design, sizing and component selection based on typical mission requirements

● Technical support to submit a proposal to ESA (Invitation to Tender)

July to Nov 2015

Internship in Australia

Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia                  Adelaide, Australia

● Investigated structure-properties relationships of aluminium-titanium thin films (corrosion, electrical, optical and stress properties)

● Used and repaired multiple laboratory equipment (spectrometer, corrosion test, physical vapour deposition, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, profilometer, etc.)


July to Aug 2014

Internship in Germany

Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH                      Lindenberg, Germany

● Developed an Ecodesign tool (advanced check-list) for the company



Course Projects


Mega-Constellation Deployment Strategy

6-month school project for Airbus Defence & Space                        Toulouse, France

● Provided a cost and time efficient strategy to deploy and replenish a massive constellation of 1080 telecom satellites

● Performed trade-off to select launchers, risk analysis, and cost proposal

● Defined a project plan, requirements, work packages and implementation through the project


Spacecraft On-Board

Data Handling


Workshop and 3-month project for Airbus Defence & Space              Toulouse, France

● Defined the on-board data handling architecture for a Crew Rescue Vehicle

● Choice of sensors, actuators of the GNC system (guidance, navigation and control) regarding availability requirements

● Defined redundancies types, and the overall architecture

2014 - 2015

Team Leader

ESA-related Project

1-year R&D school project for ESA                          Bordeaux, France

● Managed the team and the project (schedule, organized tasks, issued project deliverables)

● Wrote a project proposal, oral defence, results technical presentation

● Monthly reviews with ESA and University supervisors

● Investigated physicochemical processes to for closed-loop life support systems (MELISSA project)

● Laboratory experiments on micro-algae

IT and Languages



● Matlab/Simulink, Systema/Thermica, SatOrb, STELA, Simusat, IDM CIC, ESA’s Open Concurrent Design Tool ConCORDE, Thetis (CFD software)

 ● (Mother tongue); English (Advanced); German (Intermediate)


Interests and Activities

Clubs and Associations

● Organized Space Up Toulouse 2017

● Organized conferences with the French Aerospace Association (3AF)

● Treasurer of the school junior enterprise (2014-2015)

● Member of a military band (played during official ceremonies and parades)


● Strong interest in mission scenario to the moon and mars

● Playing piano in solo, and trumpet in a band

● Private music teacher for beginners

● Playing or creating board games involving resource management and strategy

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