CV: Thermal Control Subsystem Intern


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 Date Submitted:15-09-2011
 Last Modified:18-09-2011 (08:09)
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 Current job:Thermal Control Subsystem Intern
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsDynamic, team-spirit, multi-cultural spirit, creative, entrepreneur.

Desired employment / Occupational field

Aerospace Industry



Work experience





October of 2010 to October of 2011

Occupation or position held

Internship as Thermal Control Subsystem Engineer

Main activities and responsibilities

Development, verification and validation of the Thermal Model for Delfi-n3Xt

Name and address of employer

Technische Universiteit Delft – Faculteit Luchtvaart en Ruimtvaarttechniek, Building 62, Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HS Delft, The Netherlands

Type of business or sector


Academic research for future cube-sat missions



Education and training




October 2010 – present

Title of qualification awarded

Development of the MSc thesis “Thermal Control of Delfi-n3Xt – Design, Verification and Validation” as part of the project Delfi-n3Xt.

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Space Engineering – Satellite Thermal Control

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Technische Universiteit Delft



Title of qualification awarded

Integrated Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Aerospace Engineering – Space Specialization

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa





Title of qualification awarded

12th Grade

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Science and Technology

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Escola Secundária Luís de Freitas Branco, Paço d’Arcos, Portugal

Level in national or international classification




Complementary Training



25 of February to 5 of March 2011

Title of qualification awarded

Organization and participation on the Skills related BEST (Board of European Students of Technology) course “No money, no cry! Cash flows at the speed of light.”

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Main organiser of the event. Responsible for the overview of the event, and the Academic contents and quality of the course.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Best Delft - Technische Universiteit Delft


13 of March to 20 of March 2010

Title of qualification awarded

Participation in the Athens Programme – How Science Inspires Science Fiction

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Used physics has a tool to better understand the possibilities of tomorrow represented in the science fiction stories. Debate about credibility and refutation of science fiction theories.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Technische Universitaet Wien


30 of March to 3 of April 2009

Title of qualification awarded

Participation in the ESEO Workshop – MDR

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Mission Design Review. AOCS Subsystem representation. Training sessions in DOORS, requirements and SCOS2000.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

ESTEC Noordwijk – ESA



March 2009

Title of qualification awarded

Participation in the Athens Programme – Scientific Research Method: Techniques, Models and Practices

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Research Methodology, Fundamentals of Scientific Investigation

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

TELECOM Paris Tech



December 2008

Title of qualification awarded

Participation in the Athens Programme - Engineering Approaches in Aerospace: Experimental and Numerical Studies, Design and Prototyping

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Experiments with Wind Tunnels and computer based problems in fluids properties

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Istanbul Technical University







Title of qualification awarded

Participation in the Eurocopter and Airbus Workshops - Aerospace Week at IST

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Case studies about allocation of a Eurocopter manufacturing unity in Spain. Ideas to develop innovative ways to reduce Airbus airplanes impact on the environment. Innovative landing gears.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Instituto Superior Técnico





Personal skills and competences




Mother tongue(s)




Other language(s)

English, French (basic), German (basic), Spanish (basic)



Social skills and competences

Team work: Worked in different types of teams, from extracurricular projects in the space area, like the SSETI-SWARM and the ESEO – ESA’s Education Department, to a social care team and swim team. Developing the thesis and internship at TU Delft allowed me to experience team-work in a multi-cultural environment, thus improving my team work capabilities.

Mediating skills: As team-leader of a team in the ESEO satellite project, used to deal with different perspectives and opinions. By being the Main organiser of the BEST Delft course I learned how to manage different perspectives and how to solve team conflicts.

Intercultural skills: Enthusiastic participant in exchange programs, workshops abroad, and awareness of a World dimension reality.



Organisational skills and competences

Team leader of MECH sub-team part of ACS-IST team in the ESEO satellite project. Leads a team of 4 people to develop and test, boxes for carrying sensors and actuators, of the ACS team. Part of Reaction Wheel team currently developing the payload Reaction Wheel for the ESEO satellite, responsible for Mechanical and Thermal models.

Treasure Secretary for the SSETI-IST association.

Having the responsibility to organise together with my colleagues, the BEST Delft course taught me how to better organise my work flow and be on top of all the work packages.




Technical skills and competences

Capable of working in a workshop with different kinds of machinery. Knowledge acquired through training, in the Department of Mechanical Engineer Workshop at Instituto Superior Técnico.



Computer skills and competences

Competent user of Microsoft Office™ tools (Word™, Excel™, PowerPoint™ and OneNote™)

Basic knowledge of programming languages (C, Matlab)

Experienced user of CAD tools (SolidWorks™, Inventor™, CATIA™ and AutoCad™)

Experienced user of ANSYS© Multiphysics.

Experienced user of Thermal Analysis Tools (ESARAD™, ESATAN™, ThermXL™)

Basic user of STK™.

Basic user of DOORS.


Driving licence

Category B



Additional information

Regular seller at the Lisbon’s Flee Market, since 2001. This activity allowed me to acquire important knowledge about market rules and constraints, especially the difference between cost and value. It also allowed me to pay for most of my activities abroad, being them educational or leisure.

Very interested in music and reading, as well as water sports and outside activities.

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