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 Date Submitted:28-12-2013
 Last Modified:02-01-2014 (04:57)
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 Current job:Trainee
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsSystems Engineer, Space Instrumentation


 Gender Male| Date of birth 09/07/1987| Nationality Portuguese





October 2012 – June 2013













Active Space Technologies, Coimbra, Portugal

▪  Participation on TPIP project - Electric Sensor for Real Time Ablation Monitoring of Thermal Protection Systems.

▪  Present in teleconferences with client ESA-ESTEC and EADS Astrium as partner.

▪  Performed research and trade-off studies about materials to use in system integration.

▪  Conceived test plan, procedures and implementation regarding verification and validation, according to ECSS standards.

▫  Noise and phase shift characterization at electronics level, reference measurement of conductivity and permittivity, environmental testing and accuracy.


June 2006 – September 2012



Carpentry  CMA (Family business), Pombal, Portugal


▪  Meetings with clients to define proposals

▪  Conception and construction of home construction furniture using specialized software

▫  3D drawings





June 2013 – August 2013

Space Studies Post-graduation


International Space University (

▪  9-week program in Space studies, International, Interdisciplinary, and Intercultural formation

▪  Department: Human Performance in Space

▫  Presentation about sleep quality monitoring discussing short-experiment results

▪  Team Project: Affordable Microsatellite-Based Internet Access and Environmental Monitoring (AMBIEnT)

▫  Humanities sub-group leader: assessment of covering region needs and target users definition

October 2010 – October 2013

MSc Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation


University of Coimbra

▪  Main subjects: Radiation, Planetary Sciences, Image Processing and Astronomy

▪  Master Thesis:  Electric Sensor to investigate ablation and associated processes in thermal protection systems

▫  Performed on Active Space Technologies internship

October 2006 – October 2010

BSc Computer Science


Coimbra Institute of Engineering

▪  Main subjects: Software engineering, Algorithms and Programming

▪  Erasmus Exchange student at University Paul Verlaine – Metz, France in 2008/09

▪  Final project: GreenDriving - Car sharing application for Android smartphones using shared MySQL database with PHP website








Honours and awards

Summer formation


Selected Grants


▪  graduate from high school with honour

▪  6th school of astrophysics and gravitation, IST – Lisbon

▪  1st Portuguese workshop on meteor showers

▪  ESA scholarship for ISU Space Studies Program 2013

▪  one of the inventors of a Sensor for Real Time Ablation Monitoring of Thermal Protection Systems . Reference: “F. Simões, A. Mendes, I. Ribeiro, T. Marques, J. Varandas, Method and system for monitoring ablation processes in thermal protection systems, PT 107152N (pending).”


Computer skills

▪  Very good on: Microsoft Office™ tools,  Java (J2SE, J2EE, J2ME), C/C++, PHP and MySQL

▪  Good: Pascal, Javascript, HTML, IDL and  Matlab

▪  Basic knowledge: LabVIEW, Perl, Python, Flash, Ajax, CSS and  CNC programming


Job-related skills

▪  Team spirit (gained playing team sports for 15 years)

▪  Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments

▪  Leadership (several times class representative trough academic formation)

▪  Good communication  skills gained through my experience as barman





Language skills


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Other skills

▪  Knowledge of organ, having attended a music school for 5 years

▪  Ability to repair electronic devices, such as computers and mobile phones.

▪  Very fond of sports, playing tennis and soccer frequently


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