CV: Research Master Fellow



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 Date Submitted:25-04-2012
 Last Modified:12-05-2013 (08:21)
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 Current job:Research Master Fellow
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
 KeywordsStructural Analysis, Finite Element Methods, Fluid Dynamics, CFD, FEM, Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, Space Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics, French, English, Dutch, python, MATLAB, DMAP, UNIX, C++, C, NASTRAN ...


DOB: 30th of May 1987

Citizenship: Belgian

Mechanical Engineer




Structural Engineer (YGT),

European Space Agency, ESA/ESTEC

Oct. 2011 – Sep. 2012

(Noordwijk, Netherlands)


Structural analysis of the Vega launcher:

·         Implementation (DMAP routines + Matlab & Python scripts) of a new equivalent viscous damping method in the Coupled Load Analysis toolbox

·         Adaptation of the whole launch computation sequence to be consistent with the new method

·         Simulation of static firing tests and flight events to comparetransient results (transient response and eq. sine) from the old and the new procedure and also real data from accelerometers

During my YGT I also took the opportunity to attend various courses: Space Systems Engineering, Space Systems Synthesis & Design, VAONE training, Electromagnetic actuators for space applications


Project and Support Engineer,

Free Field Technologies, an MSC Software Company


Sep. 2010 – Sep. 2011

(Axisparc, Belgium)


Free Field Technologies develops and supports the ACTRAN finite element software for acoustic, vibro-acoustic and aero-acoustic modeling. As a project and support engineer, I was involved in the following activities:

·         Paid-projects/bench. for customers & prospects (GE, SNECMA, ARCELOR, HPS, NSTL, ESA)

·         Interactions with the customers, in order to understand their needs and troubles

·         Validation(QA) of new features (i.e. hybrid modal/physical techniques for R12)

·         Providing trainings on the ACTRAN software




Space Studies Program

International Space University, ISU (English)

Jun. 2013 – Aug. 2013

(Strasbourg, France)



Research Master in Fluid Dynamics, Fellow Student

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Rhode-Saint-Genèse)

Oct. 2012 – Jun. 2013

(Brussels area, Belgium)

Research project within the aeronautics/aerospace department (AR)



M. Sc., High Honors in Mechanical Engineering

Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, UCL (French)

Sep. 2008 – Jun. 2010

(LLN, Belgium)

Orientations in Aeronautics and Modeling

Master Thesis on the Isogeometric Finite Element Method (17/20)


B. Sc., High Honors in Engineering Sciences

Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain, UCL (French)

Sep. 2005 – Jun. 2008

(LLN, Belgium)

Major option in Mechanical Engineering & Minor option in Biomedical Engineering



Informatics :

Programming Languages



Matlab/Simulink, Python, C/C++, DMAP, Bash, Java, Oz


Windows, Linux, Unix shell

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Misc. :

Driving license, electric & acoustic guitar player

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