A Spacecraft System Engineer having experience across multiple science missions in Japan. Also a Test Engineer and AIV Manager dedicated for BepiColombo Project.
I am now seeking a space related engineering role in Europe to expand my international experience. I can also contribute towards marketing, sales, and procurement efforts through my Japanese professional network.
2009 - Present System Engineer, NEC Corporation Space Systems Division (Japan)
- Feasibility Study for Future Science Projects (2009-present) (Phase A):
Responsible for conducting feasibility studies by leading a team of subsystems experts.
- AIT Management for BepiColombo/MMO (2012–present) (Phase D):
Responsible for leading the MMO AIT Team to conduct MMO AIT activities both in Japan and in ESTEC.
- System Engineering for BepiColombo/MMO (2009–2011) (Phase C):
Responsible for consolidating MMO critical design during Phase C together with subsystem experts. Also supporting the project manager in risk/cost/human management.
- RF Inspection (2012-2015) (Phase D):
Licenced as a Radio Inspector by the Japanese authority, qualified to inspect/test spacecraft to check their compliance to the Japanese RF regulations.
- Interfacing Asians and Europeans, understanding both ways of developing spacecraft
- Broad knowledge across subsystems necessary for interfacing and supervising them
- Leadership and management skill for leading a team of subsystem and AIV experts
- Creating test plans, test procedures, test reports, interpretation of test results
- Non-conformance assessment and processing
- Knowledge of RF necessary for On-The-Ground I-Category Special Radio Operator Licence authorized by the Japanese government
Education and Training
2004 - 2009 Ph.D. in Astronautics, University of Tokyo (Japan)
2006 - 2008 Double MSc in Space Robotics (European SpaceMaster Program),
Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) & Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
2004 Internship in Space Industry, EADS Astrium (Friedrichshafen, Germany)
2002 - 2004 MSc in Astronautics, University of Tokyo (Japan)
2002 - 2009 Master Thesis and Ph.D. Thesis in Japan
Relative-orbit control methods development and their dynamics analysis for spacecraft flying in vicinity, known as formation flight, mainly with computer simulation using C/C++ and Matlab.
2006 - 2008 Master Thesis in Europe
Dynamics analysis of a spherical robot, involving actual hardware development.
2001 - 2006 CubeSat Development
Involved in student-led CubeSat development. The CubeSat was one of the very first ones launched into orbit in the world, launched from Russia in 2003.
C/C++, Matlab, Mathematica
English (Fluent), German (Beginner)
Travelling abroad, Studying languages
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