I have over 10 years experience in thermal engineering for space applications in Europe. My strengths lie in unmanned applications and scientific payloads, with a focus on modeling and analysis.
When a system becomes too hot or cold or cycles through a wide temperature range during its lifetime, mechanical problems such as structural distortion, and equipment failure may occur.
In space, radiation heat transfer is the only mechanism for rejecting waste heat, therefore the accurate modelling of surface optical properties, orbits and spacecraft pointing is fundamental.
I have extensive experience with the popular software packages used in the european space sector:
I'm particularly looking to extend skills in:
- Launcher analysis
- Cryogenics applications
- Gravitational physics applications
I'm not enthusiastic about telecon satellites, but will decide on a case-by-case basis.
Other down-to-Earth applications I am looking into at the moment are:
- Solar thermal power
- Thermal energy storage
- Solar power generation
- Concentrated solar power (CSP)
- Solar cooking
The skills I acquired in the space sector are a clear advantage for these applications, and I find solar thermal power a highly inspiring cause.