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Expertise

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.

Orbital temperature mapping 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:

In addition, I make use of Python, MS Excel/VBA, FORTRAN and any tool or programming language that gets the job done. I create much of the programming logic that goes into a thermal model.

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.