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     Date Submitted:23-08-2017
     Last Modified:12-12-2018 (09:48)
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     Current job:Associate Professor
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsstructural design and analysis, orbital propulsion, mechanical layout starting from scratch, open-minded, curiosity
    CV

    Recent Work Experience

    Satellogic, Argentina

    Lead Mechanical engineer, Lead Propulsion engineer                                       08/2011 – 06/2016

    Assembled and led a 5 member team responsible for the mechanical and structural engineering of 2 Cubesats, 5 Microsats, Payload and AOCS components, all of them operating in orbit

    Conducted numerous microsat Layout Studies, Structural Designs, Structural Analysis and Simulation, Interfacing, Manufacturing Supervision, Environmental Testing and Documentation

    Led a team that rectified, shortly prior to launch, a defective third-party principal mirror support

    Teamed up with ITBA to conceptualize, develop, build and test an N-butane ResistoJet propulsion system, also including propellant tanks, manifolds and instrumentation

    Explored innovative materials and manufacturing techs for solar panels as well as shielding

    Coordinated with LSP and co-designed different LV adaptors

     

    ITBA – Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Research activities                                                                                         07/2010 – current

    Mechanism and mechanical design and simulation of custom machines and products for industrial applications

    Electrical and autonomous performance vehicles

    Cost-effective application of additive manufacturing in aerospace and industrial applications

    Electrolysis (alkaline) generation, storage, and usage of very high pressure (700bar) H2 and O2 systems

    Innovative gas and H2 + O2 internal combustion engine simulation and development

    In-orbit energy storage and propulsion systems based on H2 and O2

     

    Education

    KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

    Dr.-Ing. (PhD.) Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude                              10/2005 – 11/2009

    Robust optimization of mechanical systems affected by large system and component variability

    Skills:                   FEM, Multibody Simulation, Structural Optimization, Microsystems, Robust Design

    Institution:            IPEK – Institute of Product Development – CAE/Optimization Research group

    Research Grant:  3.5 year DAAD full scholarship, 0.5 year Baden-Württemberg initial grant

     

    ITBA, Argentina

    Major, Mechatronics, GPA 3.70                                                                      03/2004 – 09/2005

    Major, Mechanical Engineering, with multiple Honors, GPA 4.00                        03/1998 – 12/2002

    Bachelor, engineering, GPA 3.30

     

    Languages: English and German, full professional proficiency ; Spanish, native speaker

     

    Work Experience

    ITBA – Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Associate Professor                                                                                       08/2018 – current

    FSAE electrical powertrain lead

    Mechanisms design, analysis and simulation

    Machine technology and design

    Industrial automation (Pneumatics, Hydraulics, PLC, Servo control)

     

    Maestría en Energía y Ambiente (ITBA-KIT), Argentina                                       08/2014 – current

    Assistant Professor                                                                                       07/2010 – 07/2018

     

    R&D - Head of CAE/Optimization group at ITBA                                             07/2010 – 03/2014

    Mechanical design and simulation of custom machines and products, for industry applications:

    PSA-Peugeot

    Development of material substitution schemes for non-visible interior components

    Development of special door assembly tools

    PCP Oil tools

    Design of a geared wellhead drive system in different HP-ranges for progressive cavity pumping (PCP) in the oil industry

    Support for in-house engineering teams solving problems related to: CAD - MultiBody Simulation - Structural Optimization - Finite Element Analysis - DOE

     

    Graduate Research Assistant                                                                        03/2004 – 09/2005

    Generation of H2 and O2 using high pressure electrolysis devices, up to 700bar

    Developed several (electro)mechanical devices for small and medium local industrial facilities

    Lecturer:

    Design of mechanical components

    Design of machinery

     

    Undergraduate Research Assistant                                                                 05/2002 – 12/2002

    Member of an engineering team that successfully developed an NCG conversion kit for diesel truck engines (Mercedes Benz OM-352)

    Redesigns on the existing cylinder head to place a spark plug replacing diesel injectors

    Design of an intake valve and nozzle assembly to produce the air-gas mixture

    Dyno tests and model checks

     

    América Latina Logística, Argentina

    Mechanical Engineer                                                                                     01/2003 – 12/2003

    Member of an engineering team that successfully developed an LPG conversion kit for diesel railway engines (FM 251D 6 cyl in-line, 66lt, turbocharged)

    Piston-hat and body redesign CAD and remachining drawings, to both reshape the combustion chamber and improve the internal cooling

    Design of an charge-air intake water cooling system, and intake air-gas mixture manifolds

    Participation in full-scale "laboratory" tests

     

    Publications

    [25]        Vogel, D. ; Geismayr, L. ; Langer, M. ; Leslabay, P. ; Schlick, G.: Combining Additive Manufacturing and Biomimetics for the Optimization of Satellite Structures, IAC-18,C2,IP,17, Bremen, Germany

    [24]        Leslabay, P. ; Lauretta, R. ; Pedreira, P.: The ResistoJet as a simple and cost-effective propulsion system for nano- and microsatellites. In: 1st IAA Latin American Symposium on Small Satellites: Advanced Technologies and Distributed Systems, March 7-10, 2017, Buenos Aires

    [23]        Leslabay, P.: Propulsion systems for privately founded small Satellites. In: Strömungsmechanik, Strömungsmaschinen, Techn. Energiesysteme. Seminar im WS 2015/2016, 02.11.2015, Karlsruhe, Germany

    [22]        Leslabay, P.: Simulation of H2/O2 direct injection engines. In: ITBA-KIT Workshop: Technologies for wind-hydrogen systems, 24-26 April 2013, Buenos Aires

    [21]        Leslabay, P.: Robust optimization of mechanical systems affected by large system and component variability. In: Forschungsberichte des Instituts für Produktentwicklung, Band 39, Karlsruhe 2010, ISSN 1615-8113

    [20]        Albers, A. ; Börsting, P. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: Micro Gear Validation – Improving the Correlation between Virtual and Physical Testing. In: Microsystems Technologies, Springer Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg, Vol. 16 Nr. 8-9, 2010

    [19]        Albers, A. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: Methods for Simulating and Optimizing Moulded Micro Components and Systems. In: Microsystems Technologies, Springer Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg, Vol. 16 Nr. 8-9, 2010

    [18]        Albers, A. ; Börsting, P. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: Validierung von Mikrogetrieben – Erhöhte Korrelation zwischen Simulation und Prüfstandsversuch. In: VDE Mikrosystemtechnik - Kongress 2009, 12.-14 Oktober 2009, Berlin

    [17]        Albers, A. ; et al.: Validierung von Mikrozahnrädern: Erhöhung der Korrelation zwischen Simulation und Versuch. In: 4. Kolloquium Mikroproduktion, BIAS-Verlag, 2009

    [16]        Albers, A. ; Leslabay, P.: Modeling, Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Mechanisms made of Micro-Molded Components. In: ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), Aug 30-Sep 2, 2009, San Diego

    [15]        Albers, A. ; Leslabay, P.: Simulation and Optimization of Mechanisms made of Micro-molded Components. In: International Conference on Automotive and Mechanical Engineering ICAME 2009, 29.-31 July 2009, Oslo, Norway

    [14]        Albers, A. ; Leslabay, P.: Design and Optimization of Mechanisms made of Micro-molded Components. In: World Congress on Engineering (WCE) 2009, 1.-3 July 2009, London, U.K.

    [13]        Albers, A. ; Börsting, P. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: Micro Gear Validation – Improving the Correlation between Virtual and Physical Testing. In: 8th International Workshop on High-Aspect-Ratio Micro-Structure Technology, HARMST 2009, 25.-28 June 2009, Saskatoon, Canada

    [12]        Albers, A. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: Methods for Simulating and Optimizing Moulded Micro Components and Systems. In: 8th International Workshop on High-Aspect-Ratio Micro-Structure Technology, HARMST 2009, 25.-28 June 2009, Saskatoon, Canada

    [11]        Albers, A. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: Challenges in Simulating Molded Micro Components and Systems. In: NAFEMS World Congress, 16.-19 June 2009, Crete, Greece

    [10]        Albers, A. ; Leslabay, P.: Simulation and Optimization of Mechanisms made of Micro-molded Components. In: 8th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 1.-5 June 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

    [09]        Albers, A. ; Lauretta, J. R. ; Leslabay, P.: Electrolytic reactors for high pressure hydrogen generation. Design and simulation. In: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 31 Oct -06 November 2008, Boston, MA

    [08]        Albers, A. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: Simulation of Molded Micro Components and Systems with regard to the Grain Structure. In: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 31 Oct -06 November 2008, Boston, MA

    [07]        Albers, A. ; et al.: Dealing with uncertainty of micro gears – Integration of dimensional measurement, virtual and physical testing. In: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 31 Oct -06 November 2008, Boston, MA

    [06]        Albers, A. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: A Contribution to the Simulation of Molded Micro Components and Systems. In: ASME IDETC: 2nd International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, 03.-06 August 2008, New York City, NY

    [05]        Albers, A. ; et al.: Prediction of Functionality and Life Cycle Performance of Microgears. In: Procs. EUSPEN 2008 - European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, 10th Anniversary International Conference, 18.-22 May 2008, Zürich

    [04]        Albers, A. ; Deigendesch, T. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Hauser, S. ; Leslabay, P. ; Oerding, J.: An integrated Approach for Validating Micro Mechanical Systems based on Simulation and Test. In: Microsystems Technologies, Springer Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg, Vol. 14 Nr. 12, 2008

    [03]        Albers, A. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: On the Simulation of Molded Micro Components and Systems. In: Microsystems Technologies, Springer Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg, Vol. 14 Nr. 9-11, 2008

    [02]        Albers, A. ; Deigendesch, T. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Hauser, S. ; Leslabay, P. ; Oerding, J.: Ein integrativer Ansatz zur simulations- und versuchsgestützten Validierung mikromechanischer Systeme. In: Kolloquium Mikroproduktion, 22.-23 November 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany

    [01]        Albers, A. ; Enkler, H.-G. ; Leslabay, P.: On the Simulation of Molded Micro Components and Systems. In: 7th International Workshop on High-Aspect-Ratio Micro-Structure Technology HARMST, 7.-9 June 2007, Besancon, France

     


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