Jocelino Rodrigues


Master of Aerospace Engineering



Portuguese national
1250, 1st Street, 47906 IN, U.S.A.
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Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA)							           GPA: 3.85 / 4.00
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Study Abroad, 2014-2015

University of Bristol (Bristol, UK)			  		               1st class Honours: 86%, 4th in cohort
MEng Hons Aerospace Engineering with Study Abroad, 2012-2016 (expected)

Fluent in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.

•	Maurice Zucrow Labs, Purdue Univ. Research Assistant (West Lafayette, IN)         March 2015 – Aug 2015
­	- Dynamically helped a PhD student set up the DVRC-2 test article and run 30+ combustion instability tests for the U.S. Air Force with variable section pressures, flow rates, chamber lengths and ox-post lengths
­	- Developed a 2D finite volume MATLAB code to analyze data obtained from two embedded thermocouples: calculates heat flux at inner chamber wall and change in 1L mode frequency as a function of time inside the combustion chamber
•	Rolls-Royce, Engineering & Technology internship (Derby, UK)			  June 2014 – Aug 2015
­	- Actively supported and coordinated with Test Engineer to deliver the ‘Combustion Rig Assembly Transfer’ project
­	- Developed management skills and deep understanding of breakdown structures, scheduling, milestones risks and cost estimates
­	- Gained hands-on experience with maintaining a high-powered aerospace test facility through working closely with Engineering Rig Test Services (ERTS) & Operations and performing rig tests

•	Airbus / Quest Global, Structural Analysis & Design internship (Filton, UK)		  June 2013 – Aug 2014
­	- Meticulously examined the Structural Repair Manual for the Airbus A321-200 and all its variants by performing numerical calculations and obtaining RF values
­	- Methodically worked on datumisation of ribs checkstress for the Airbus A318-100, A319-100 & A320-200 developing and understanding of flight envelopes and load paths in ribs
­	- Designed concept bracket currently used in the Airbus A320 w/ Sharklet through working with a team of engineering in the Design Phase for the ‘Aileron Access Panel, FAL Bracket Feasibility’

•	Vice-President for UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS)
•	Member of Sigma Gamma Tau, national honor society of Aerospace Engineering
•	Team leader for Mechanisms group in the 2nd year Wing Design project at the University of Bristol
•	Varsity soccer player for University of Bristol Football Club (2013/14 University Cup & League Champion)

•	Research project: Modelling and optimization of aerospike rocket nozzles using CFD (ongoing)
•	Purdue University Large Space Capillary Experiment, Zero-G Flight Experiment, Purdue University
•	High Altitude Balloon project, SEDS, University of Bristol
•	Senior Design Project, “Mission to Mars” with Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Purdue University
•	Propulsion: Rocket Propulsion, Jet Propulsion, Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
•	Aerodynamics: Fluids, Aerodynamics I and II, Introduction to CFD
•	Skills: Matlab, MS Office, ANSYS-FLUENT, FEHT, Autodesk Inventor, STK10 w/ Astrogator

•	2014 Sir Arthur Clarke Award (Space Achievement: Student Category) finalist
•	Bristol Plus Award