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Candidate Profile
 Date Submitted:06-01-2011
 Last Modified:06-01-2011 (11:39)
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 Current job:PhD Student in Astronomy | Solid State Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
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 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
 KeywordsSpace mission, Gaia, CCDs, Radiation Damage
CV

 

** EDUCATION ** 
 
present-2007 PhD. in Astronomy, Leiden University, The Netherlands
2007 Master’s Degree in Physics with honours, Rennes 1 University, France
2007 Engineer Degree in Solid State Physics with honours, speciality in Materials and Nanotechnologies, INSA Rennes (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées), France
2002 Scientific Baccalauréat with honours
 
 
** PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE **
 
2011-2007 _ 4 years _ Modelling of radiation damage effects on astronomical CCDs with a strong focus on the European Space Agency's astrometric Gaia mission 
Supervisors: Anthony G.A. Brown, Koenraad H. Kuijken 
EU Marie-Curie fellowship within the ELSA network (European Leadership in Space Astrometry) 
Leiden Observatory : 100 employees, Leiden, The Netherlands 
Expertise in CCDs, radiation damage, modelling & data analysis tools, Java coding 
Involvement in a major european space mission and a large industrial project 
Development of numerous skills >> Collaborating/Networking (secondements in several major european institutes) | Oral presentation (17 talks given until now) | Scientific writing | Supervision (2 master's research major projects) | Teaching (gravitational lensing TA) | Project management 
Astronomy education >> astrometry, astroparticle physics, galaxy formation, gravitational lensing, stellar structure and evolution 
 
2007-2006 _ 5 months _ Simulation of electronic damage on satellites induced by space particles 
Development and validation of a new simulation tool taking into account a larger amount of physical processes e.g. non-ionizing energy loss 
EADS ASTRIUM | Modeling, Tools and Simulation Dept.: 50 employees, Toulouse, France 
Discovery of the space industry | New knowledge in space/radiation environment physics | FORTRAN coding
 
2006-2005 _ 4 months _ Development of a new ion beam analysis method to detect and quantify light elements (C, N, O) in microparticles 
Participation in the installation of a new experimental setup (a large collection angle system in particular), creation of a database, development and validation of a large detection system simulation tool 
CEA (French Atomic Agency) | Laboratoire Pierre Süe : 100 employees, Saclay, France 
An unique opportunity to work on a large instrument, a nuclear microprobe | Achievement of a personal scientific work | New knowledge in nuclear physics and reinforcement of my assets in interaction physics | Discovery of the work of an engineer
 
2005-2006 _ 1 month _ Radiation hard material study in view of the ITER project 
Alloy temperature analyses and physical properties determination (resistivity, hardness) of a silicon carbide sample reinforced by fibersAlloys temperature analyses and physical properties determinations (resistivity, hardness) of a silicon carbide sample reinforced by fibers. 
Material Science Laboratory of the Cluj-Napoca Technical University: 10 employees, Cluj-Napoca, Romania 
First occasion to put into practice the knowledge acquired during my studies in a profesionnal and foreign environment | Discovery of team work in English
 
 
** FOREIGN LANGUAGES **
 
Fluent in English | 2007 TOEIC diploma 
Basic knowledge of Dutch - 2009 A1 level diploma, German, Spanish 
Introduction to Japanese
 
 
** COMPUTER SKILLS**
 
Languages: Java, FORTRAN, C, IDL, Visual basic for excel, xhtml/css, LaTeX, Labview, Pspice, Matlab, Mapple
OS: Linux, MacOs, Windows
Software: Open project | Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Keynote | Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere
 
 
** INTERESTS **
 
Strong curiosity about Art, Science, Cultures in general 
Photography and Cinema, Traveling, Astronomy and Physics, Dance, Music, Literature, History 
Sport: kayak, skiing, squash, ice-hockey, cycling 

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