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Candidate Profile
 Date Submitted:17-12-2010
 Last Modified:22-12-2010 (08:49)
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 Current job:MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering Student
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
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 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsMEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering Student from the University of Manchester. Available to work from September 1, 2011.
CV

CAREER OBJECTIVE

A goal-oriented, driven individual with a large degree of academic focus and prowess, I seek to develop myself as an Aerospace Engineer with a firm foothold in the international Aerospace Industry. 

Academic Background

  • University of Manchester

3rd Year

MEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering

Expected Result: 1st

Awarded Scholarship Prizes for securing top position in the first and second years of the MEng Aerospace Engineering Course

2007-11

 

Core Modules (only Modules strictly relevant to Aerospace have been listed here)

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fluid Mechanics

Engineering Mechanics

Thermodynamics

Flight Mechanics

Management I

Design I

Mathematics 1P1

Mathematics 1P2

Electrical Engineering

Programming (MATLAB)

Propulsion

Engineering Materials

Vibrations

Aerospace Propulsion I

Aircraft Performance

Aircraft Design

Vehicle Systems

Aerostructures I

Aerodynamics I

Flight Dynamics

Numerical Methods II

Flight Dynamics

Management II

Mathematics 2M1

Aerospace Systems

Aerostructures II

Modelling and Simulation III

Aerodynamics II

Aerospace Propulsion II

Vibrations

Helicopter Flight

Design III

Management III

Vibrations II

 

Advanced Aerospace Design

Advanced Aerodynamics

Aeroelasticity

Flight Simulation

Advanced Aerospace Propulsion

Advanced CFD

Hypersonic Flows & Physical Gas Dynamics

 

  • Our Own High School, Al Warqa’a, U.A.E
  • All India Secondary School of Examination (AISSE) Certificate

Modules : Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology, English

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Certificate

Before 2007

 

 

Co-Curricular Achievements

University of Manchester

4th Year

  • Expected Result: 1st

 

  • Projects:
  • Formulation of a design process for the construction of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (includes construction and operation of the UAV)
  • EBL Project involving dynamic simulation of an interplanetary mission from Earth to Europa using MATLAB
  • PBL Project involving the construction of basic Navigation-based display panel using MATLAB

 

3rd Year

 

  • Examination results:  1st with a GPA of 77% (Placed 2nd in the 3rd Year Aerospace Engineering batch of the University of Manchester)

 

  • Projects:
  • Core Project: Detailed planning of launch and trajectory of a space vehicle to Mars. Graded 1st (79%). Awarded best poster for the trade show competition at University within the Aerospace Engineering projects.
  • EBL Project involving the systems integration and operational algorithm onboard a hypothetical Autonomous Air-to-Air Refuelling Tanker
  • Analysis and design of a general, two-seater Very Light Aircraft (VLA) suited for recreational purposes
  • Simulation of an under-slung helibucket load for a fire-fighting helicopter mission using Simulink
  • Submission of thesis relating to the “Buckling analysis of Laminated Graphite-Epoxy Composite Plates subjected to in-plane loads”

 

2nd year

 

  • Examination results:  1st with a GPA of 83% (Best Performance in the 2nd Year Aerospace Engineering batch of the University of Manchester) – Awarded the A H Gibson Scholarship Prize for best performance by a second-year student registered on the Aerospace Engineering Degree Programme

 

  • Projects:
  • Design of a commercial turbofan aircraft capable of carrying 500 passengers over a range of 1800 km
  • Design of a hydraulic spoiler actuation system for an aircraft
  • Served as CEO in a Management group project which involved automobile manufacturing and marketing

 

1st Year

  • Examination results: 1st with a GPA of 85.3% (Best Performance in the 2nd Year Aerospace Engineering batch of the University of Manchester) - Awarded the Trethivick Scholarship Prize for the best performance by a first-year student registered on the Aerospace Engineering Degree Programme

 

  • Project:Design, Make and Test (DMT) Project, which involved building a balsa-wood glider which would carry a set payload over maximum distance

 

 

Our Own High School, Al Warqa’a, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Awarded 3rd Place overall in the AISSE Science Course (Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Computer Science) for Grade 12 with 89.4% aggregate (Grade A in all subjects – above 85% in all core subjects)
  • Awarded 3rd Place overall in the CBSE examinations within the school with 92.2% aggregate
  • TOEFL Score (IBT) – 118/120
  • SAT Score – 2220/2400

 

Positions of Responsibility

  • Vice-President of the University of Manchester Aerospace Society (AeroSoc) 2010-11

Main Tasks

  1. Involved the delegation of organisational activities to members of the committee
  2. Handling of external communications and assisting the President in holding meetings of the committee
  3. Technical advisor for AeroSoc assisted competitions such as the University-wide International Humanity First Challenge involving the construction of water pumps and a Science Laboratory

 

  • Student Member of, and co-editor of the newsletter of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) – Manchester Branch

Main Tasks

  1. Attending lectures and writing short descriptive articles summarising the content of the lecture
  2. Compiling special articles such as short quizzes and questionnaires as part of the newsletter

 

  • PASS Co-ordinator for the Aerospace segment of PASS (Peer Assisted Study Scheme) 2009-10

Main Tasks

  1. Ensuring the smooth operation of PASS via frequent assessment meetings with PASS Mentors
  2. Planning and organising various course-wide PASS activities
  3. Suggesting improvements in order to better run PASS within the Aerospace Engineering departments

 

  • General Secretary of the University of Manchester Aerospace Society (AeroSoc) 2009-10

Main Tasks

  1. Acted as founding member of AeroSoc at the University of Manchester and laid the groundwork for an active future Aerospace-related student-run university society
  2. Delegation of organisational activities to members of the committee
  3. Chairing meetings, note-taking at meetings and completion of meeting minutes
  4. Handling of communications within the committee
  5. Assisting in the design and sale of AeroSoc products as well as tickets to events held by AeroSoc

 

  • United Kingdom Space Conference (UKSC) 2010 – Technical Help and Student Volunteer

Main Tasks

  1. From moving chairs to guiding groups of students across the conference building to attending seminars on progress within the space sector in the UK to organising car parking for visitors, the entire conference served as a crash course in management and interpersonal skill augmentation
  2. Interacting with and helping conference delegates that attended the UKSC
  3. Operation of the audio-visual devices during the conference

 

  • Secretary of the Gym Committee for St Anselm University Hall of Residence 2008-10

Main Tasks

  1. Ensuring repair and maintenance of all gym equipment
  2. Securing funds for new equipment to better run the gym
  3. Actively seeking and implementing suggestions from residents to improve gym facilities – the gym flooring was changed entirely and safety mats were laid at specific points within the gym

 

  • Member of the Library Committee for St Anselm University Hall of Residence 2007-09

Main Tasks

  1. Ensuring the all books are loaned out and returned appropriately and on time
  2. Cataloguing all loans and returns onto the computer system at the library
  3. Ensuring cleanliness and order within the library at all times
  4. Maintaining library facilities, e.g. computer cluster, printer, scanner etc
  5. Ensure the library funds are used judiciously for new purchases – the first wireless internet access point in a University Hall of Residence was implemented during this term

 

  • PASS Mentor 2008-09

Main Tasks

  1. Interacting with and facilitating discussions between junior Aerospace Students
  2. Technical help with tutorials and academic problems
  3. Helping first years become gradually acquainted with academic and social life as students of the University of Manchester

Extra-Curricular Achievements and Interests

  • Take a keen interest in physical fitness and muscle development – as evidenced by
  • Basic knowledge of martial arts such as Wing Tsun Kung Fu (KickStart Martial Arts, Manchester), Tae Kwon Do and Manchurian-style Kung Fu (Golden Fist Karate Centre, Dubai)
  • Participation in various athletic events at school – including Shot Put, Javelin Throw, Discus Throw and 1500 km events
  • Show a passion for dramatics-related activities
  • Acted in a play for the Sitaare event held by the National Hindu Students Forum (NHSF), Manchester (2007-08)
  • Co-wrote and directed a play for the Sitaare event held by NHSF, Manchester (2008-09)
  • Have written, directed and acted in several plays for inter-house and inter-class talent competitions at school

Technical Skills

  • Firm technical grounding in MATLAB, Simulink, Solidworks and common MS Office (2010) Applications – Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, Project and PowerPoint
  • Basic working knowledge of Satellite ToolKit (AGI STK 9) and Microsoft Visual C++ (Version 6.0)

 

References

 

Dr Zhenmin Zou

Lecturer

BEng, MEng, PhD (Aircraft Engineering)
C18, Pariser
Email: z.zou(at)manchester.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Dr Alistair Revell

Lecturer

BEng, MEng, PhD (Computation Fluid Dynamics)

C40, George Begg

Email: alistair.revell(at)manchester.ac.uk



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