CV: Research Engineer


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 Date Submitted:09-11-2014
 Last Modified:22-11-2014 (05:08)
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 Current job:Research Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsADCS/AOCS, Control, Systems, Research, MATLAB

Nationality: British Citizen




October 2014 – Present


Mullard Space












Queen Mary

Formula 1 Racing









Stellar Tutors






King’s College



MSSL Student Engineer:Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) Engineer for UCLSat (QB50 2U CubeSat) to be launched in January 2016.

  • Improved upon my existing MATLAB Programming skills whilst modelling the ADCS system.
  • Obtained good analytical approach and logical thinking whilst performing Detumbling and Nominal Pointing Analysis.
  • Design and testing of ADCS Electronic Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) requires me to think at system level and look at problems from first principle.
  • Interfacing with the supplier to analyse the Position Estimation Capability of the ADCS has rewarded me with strong problem solving skills.


October 2013 – June 2014

Technical Engineer (Drivetrain): Research and Development (R&D)

  • Contributed as a R&D Engineer to the design and manufacture of a racing car in the annual Formula 1 Student competition using innovative and creative thinking.
  • Working in a team of technical and operational engineers has given me the ability to lead small teams and perform as a good team player.
  • Produced monthly technical reports and presented them to my colleagues with good written and oral presentation skills.


November 2011 – November 2014

Private Tutor: Science and Mathematics A-levels

·       Used strong multitasking and communication skills to teach students of mixed abilities.

·       Providing feedback to parents of students has taught me good customer facing skills.

  • My proactive approach to tutoring pupils has improved my interpersonal skills.


July 2010 – September 2010

Summer Studentship:Dissection of human body

·         Prepared specimens for teaching students with excellent time management.

·        Long periods of independency on projects have made me a self-motivated individual.







September 2014 – September 2015

MSc Space Science and Engineering: Space Technology


Characterisation of a CubeSat (UCLSat) Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS).









·     Space Science and Satellite Missions

·     Space Systems Engineering

·     Communication Systems Modelling

·     Space Propulsion (Self-taught)



·     Aerospace MSc Bursary Award (Royal Academy of Engineering & Royal Aeronautical Society) of £8500 to cover tuition fees in full



·     UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS)


·     Space-based Communication Systems

·     Spacecraft Design of Electronic Subsystems

·     Antennas and Propagation

·     Radar Systems



·     Student Academic Representative of Space & Climate Physics Department (Space Science & Engineering: Space Technology)



·     British Interplanetary Society (BIS)

·     Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)


Queen Mary

University of



September 2011 – June 2014

Aerospace Engineering BEng: Upper Second Class (2.1)


Simulation and Improved Control of General Atomics Altus UAV (NASA research UAV) using MATLAB and Simulink.



Key Modules:

·       Aircraft Stability and Control

·       Aerospace Structure

·       Aerospace Propulsion


Group Projects:

·       Project manager and team leader in production of prototype and business plan for an educational toy.


Individual Projects:

·       Analysis of NASA Jet Engine performance.



·     Aerospace Design

·     Aerodynamics

·     Control Systems



·       Design and FMEA of a centrifugal water pump.

·       Design, construction and control of arobotic arm.



·       Wing Design: structural analysis using ABAQUS.


·     Dynamic Systems

·     Engineering Instrumentation

·     Management of Design



·       Design and development of fully balanced zip-line vehicle successfully tested during a competition event.



·       Design and sizing of Boeing 787-Dreamliner using AAA.

September 2008 – June 2008

Biomedical Science BSc: Pass

King’s College

University of


Thesis: Distinction

Role of Endothelium in Endothelial Dysfunction in Atherogenesis.





6th Form



·       Mathematics: (A)

·       Chemistry: (A)


September 2006 – July 2008


·       Persian: (A)

·       Biology (B)

Awards:Academic achievement throughout A-levels led to nomination and subsequent winning of the

Princess Diana Award.






Aeronautical Society

November 2011 - Present

·       Attending lectures related to current issues in aerospace engineering.

·       Keeping up to date with current affairs in aerospace industry.

·       Attending various events has helped me build strong networking skills.



UCLU Gliding Club

2013 - 2014

·       These flight lessons have made me practice stress management to a great scale.



Queen Mary

Engineering Peer Assisted Study Support

October 2012 – May 2013

·       Helped first year students settle into University life.

·       Provided academic support for engineering students.

·       Gained strong communication and problem solving skills whilst assisting students academically.


Cultural Activities:

Cultural Officer

of Kings Iranian


September 2009 – June 2010

·       Delivered presentations at events.

·       Organised 5 major events and venues.

·       Built strong team working skills within a group of university students and dealt with pressure whilst meeting deadlines in individual tasks.


Interests and Hobbies



·       Reading books in the genre of philosophy, history, classics and personal development.

·       Running, Football, Volleyball and Mixed Martial Arts.

·       Recently: Learning French language for beginners.

·       Watching NASA TV, TED Talks and scientific/medical/geographical/historical documentaries.





Guy’s Hospital,

Cancer Research

& Mouth Cancer


2009 - 2011

·       Abseiled down Guy’s Tower.

·       Cancer Research 10 km run.

·       Mouth Cancer 5 km walk.

·       Preparation for these competitions made me appreciate perseverance, and I managed to raise £1380 altogether.




Volunteering: Chase Farm Children’s Hospital

October 2009 – October 2010

·       Read to children and organised activities for them.

·       Taught Maths, English and Science to school children.

·       Office work: Developed the ability to confidently complete all given tasks and tackle any unscheduled problems along the way by using initiative and quick thinking.




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