CV: Space Propulsion Researcher


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 Date Submitted:16-11-2015
 Last Modified:12-07-2016 (01:32)
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 Current job:Space Propulsion Researcher
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsSpace Propulsion, R&D Projects, Technology Management, Monopropellant Thrusters, AOCS Systems

Aerospace Engineer – R&D Specialist

9+ years in aerospace sector, specializing in technology development and liquid propulsion systems




ZARM Institute: Space Propulsion & Energy Systems Group (Germany)  Apr. 2012 – present

Project Coordinator for Rapid3 Project (Green Propulsion Unit w DAAD, UNSW) 2015-present

CubeSat Development: wrote project proposal, planned payload, H2O2 & OBC system concepts

Scientific Officer for Catalytic Monopropellant Systems (Conventional & Green)2012-present

Hardware: procured and AIT for thruster components and test-bench

Software: developed and modelled tools for sizing, design and performance analysis in Matlab

Built H2O2 Thruster Test-bench in 2015 & Programmed N2H4 Thruster Model in 2014

System Engineer for PULCHER Project (Green Pulsing Propulsion)2013-15

Injector Development: designed concept solution and manufactured/procured end hardware

Modelled and ran performance simulations of Mono/Bi-propellant options in Matlab

AIT - assembled, integrated and tested both injectors and test-bench

Framework 7 ESA Review in 2015: Injectors Achieved Performance Requirement on Time & Cost


AIRBUS Defence & Space – Astrium (Germany) Jul. 2007 – Mar. 2012

System Engineer for HOMER Project (Hovering and Landing Vehicle) 2011-12

Generated detailed flow schematics for architecture trade-offs & designed final ACS subsystem

Created simulation model and ran performance simulations for impact analysis with EcosimPro

AIT Subsystem: triads, valves, regulators, tanks, sensors and fluid lines. Correlated test data

Test Campaigns in 2011 and Subsystem Qualification in 2012: ACS Performed to Specification

R&D Engineer for SUCCESS Project (Ariane 5 Evolution with DLR and ESA)2009-10

Defined requirements and preliminary designs for monopropellant thrusters

Collected and compiled former models/tools, designs and test data from heritage N2H4 systems

Validated in-house tools against existing experimental data

Compendium Report in 2010: identified current know-how and technology’s state of the art

Master Thesis: Nozzle Design for a 200 N Rocket (with Kingston University) 2008                        

Internship – Thermal and Propulsion Department (Propulsion Analysis)2007-8

HOMER Project: designed ACS concept solution and ran performance simulations

VEGA Launcher: correlated test data against performance model

Internship – Mechanical Department (ACS Subsystem Design) 2007

Ariane 5 - ACEP Project: ACS options for an evolved launcher design

Calculated mass budgets, traded off alternative architectures and specified requirements


KINGSTON UNIVERSITY (United Kingdom)  Jul. 2005 – Aug. 2009

Faculty Administrator: optimized volume management processes for 5000+ appls/yr 2008-9 

Enquiry Assistant: share point & data-base handling (SITS) 2005-7                                                



PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Propulsion  Sept. 2009 – Q3 2016

Kingston University London: directed by Dr. Chris S. Welch in collaboration with AIRBUS D&S

 Dissertation: Development of a Monopropellant Thruster Design Process

Collected largest data set of thruster design data available in literature

Modelled catalytic reaction, heat and mass transfer in N2H4 thrusters for performance analysis

Generated a new Catalyst bed length estimation algorithm validated against experimental data

M. Eng in Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics    Sept. 2002 – Jul. 2009

Kingston University London (2005-9): focused on space, covering all spacecraft subsystems, mission analysis, Thermofluids/Aerodynamics with FEM & CFD and business mgmt. /project modules

Master Theses: Nozzle Design Optimization (individual) & Microgravity Experiment Test-bench (group)

Universidad de Sevilla (2002-5 studies transferred to UK after): focused on aircraft and aeronautics with a strong background on theoretical physics, advanced mathematics and numerical analysis


MATLAB (advanced); Visual Basic and FORTRAN (basic)

Eng. Tools, FEM & CFD: EcosimPro (advanced); STK, ANSYS, Solid/Cosmos Flow Works (basic)

MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint (advanced); MS Project and Visio (basic)

Spanish: fluent

English: fluent

German: basic



Micro-gravity: finalist ESA’s 51st “Fly your thesis!” (2009), LYCEUM project (Sputnik remake)

Vehicle architecture projects: A400M, Lear-Jet 25 and Cassini–Huygens capsule

student government 2005-09, editor of fan-based Sci-Fi magazine HoloRed, event organizer involving 200+ attendees and local media coverage

Olympic fencing & mountaineering federation member; Ken-do, sport coach & first aid

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