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 Date Submitted:16-06-2014
 Last Modified:12-06-2015 (07:45)
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 Current job:Research Assistant
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
 KeywordsPassive thermal control design and analysis, structural design and analysis
CV

OBJECTIVE

A full-time position where I can apply and extend my technical knowledge and develop professionally

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant                                                                                                                                May 2013 – Present

Space Flight Laboratory, Toronto, Ontario  

·      Structural and thermal subsystems lead for a microsatellite from concept to launch

·      Designed the structure for a microsatellite and performed stress and modal analysis to ensure its survival during launch. Integrated satellite in class 10,000 clean room

·      Analyzed the thermal environment for the satellite across all potential orbits and implemented thermal control methods, both passive and active, to ensure that all component temperature limits were respected during the lifecycle of the mission

·      Designed the structure and adjustment mechanisms required for the missions optical payload. Performed modal, stress and thermal analyses and drafted drawings with detailed GD&T

Consultant                                                                                                                                                 January – May 2013

Boer Consulting, Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                               

·      Analyzed and optimized automated cycles for automotive manufacturing

·      Performed time and motion studies, determined areas in need of improvement and made recommendations

Metallurgical Furnace Group Engineering Intern                                                                             May – September 2012 

Hatch, Mississauga, Ontario                                                                                              

·      Researched fluidic control methods with the intent of restricting flow through a burner throat

·      Investigated dominant method of heat transfer to material upon entering a flash furnace

 

EDUCATION

       Master of Applied Science, Aerospace Science (3.82 GPA)                                                        Spring 2013 – Summer 2015

 University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, Space Flight Laboratory

·      Thesis topic: Structural and thermal control subsystems from concept to flight for an Earth observation microsatellite

·      Coursework consisted of microsatellite design, composite material analysis, state estimation, autonomous robotics and combustion dynamics

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours, Mechanical Engineering (3.54 GPA)                            Fall 2009 –Spring 2013

Ryerson University

·      Achieved Dean’s list and graduated with distinction (>3.5 cumulative GPA)

·      Awarded Robert K. Baxter Memorial Award for excellence in thermofluids by achieving the highest combined average in fluid mechanics and heat transfer in my year

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

·      Skilled in a variety of CAD software (AutoCAD, Solid Works, Solid Edge, NX)

·      Experienced using FEA packages (ANSYS, NX) for structural and thermal modeling and analysis

·      Fluent coding in C, MATLAB and Simulink and using entire Microsoft Office suite

·      Able to prepare drawings for parts which require geometric dimensions and tolerances

·      Competed basic machinist training (mill, lathe, press)


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