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Pablo Fernández | CV

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Calle Sierra Martiñá 45 – 32005 Ourense, Spain
H +34 644 262136 • B pfernandez@theansweris27.com
http://theansweris27.com •
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"I could either watch it happen, or be part of it"
—Elon Musk.

Summary
I am an Aerospace Engineer with an active interest in fluid dynamics and automotive engineering. With
already three years of experience working on international big-budget engineering projects and the start-up
of an amateur racing team behind me, I have gathered a great deal of experience I am willing to share.

Experience
Automotive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applus+ IDIADA
CFD Engineer

Tarragona, Spain
07/2015–Present

Develop CFD projects and technical and commercial co-ordination of the projects. Main responsibilities are:
{ CFD simulations in the fields of engine in-cylinder simulation, external aerodynamics, UHTM, and HVAC system,
propose countermeasures and engineering solutions.
{ Project communications (interface between customer, project managers and testing department).

FANSI Motorsport
Co-Founder

Ourense, Spain
11/2013–Present

FANSI Motorsport club and racing team was created with a focus in organizing and participating in low-cost
endurance events in Spain and Portugal.
Beside the usual functions of an engineer I also:
{ Negotiate with circuits, suppliers and sponsors.
{ Produce Sporting and Technical regulations for our events.
{ Administrate web page, social networks, etc.

Aerospace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CMT-Motores Térmicos – Universitat Politècnica de València
Full-time Research Assistant

València, Spain
11/2013–07/2014

Assistant in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) projects:
{ Analysis and optimization of the flow in the frame of the European FP7 (ELECFILTER) with STAR–CCM+ and
Optimate.
{ Improved efficiency and pressure drop of COTS filter designs by an order of magnitude.
{ Rapid prototyping of optimum CFD models.
{ Validation of computational simulations at the wind tunnel facilities of CMT-Motores Térmicos and Donaldson
Filtration Solutions.

Área de Ingeniería Aeroespacial – Universidad de León
Assistant scholar

León, Spain
09/2009–07/2011

Support in research tasks at the Area of Aerospace Engineering in the framework of a partnership with Ingeniería y
Servicios Aeroespaciales (INSA), now part of state-owned Isdefe:
{ Systems engineering and integration of propulsion subsystems.
{ Quality records.
{ Support to meteorological equipment during flight testing of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Education
Universitat Politècnica de València
MSc Aeronautical Engineering, Aircrafts

València, Spain
2011–2014

Turbulence, numerical simulation. Fluid mechanics. Aerodynamics. Astronautics. Aeroeslasticity. Flight mechanics.

Universidad de León
Master of Research in Cybernetics

León, Spain
2010–2011

Skills: Understand the development of technological innovation and/or scientific projects. Learn the techniques of
scientific research. Use different formats (Article, poster, demo, ...) to present a research paper at a conference.

Universidad de León
BSc Aeronautical Engineering, Propulsion

León, Spain
2007–2010

Thermodynamics. Aero-engines and propulsion engineering. Fuels and lubricants. Turbine and jet-engine development.
Satellites.

Master Thesis
MSc Aeronautical Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Title: Optimization of Air Filtering Solutions for Aircraft E-ECS Applications using CFD
Supervisor: Professor PhD Antonio Gil Megías
Description: Design and optimization of an air filtration system to accomplish the required removal of
debris and pollutants at the compressor inlet according to Electrical ECS safety guidelines. Clean Sky Joint
Undertaking included in the frame of the European FP7, in close collaboration with Liebherr-Aerospace
Toulouse and Donaldson Aerospace and Defense Group. Extensive use of STAR–CCM+ and Java macros
and validation of computational simulations with wind tunnel experiments.
Award: Textron Aviation Prize awarded to the Best Masters Thesis on Aircraft Design.

Master of Research in Cybernetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Title: Estimating the position of a satellite in its first hours of operation
Supervisors: Professor PhD Jesús Gonzalo de Grado
Description: This thesis explored a novel concept for tracking satellites combining data from antennas
and Kalman filtering. Project funded by INSA, now part of state-owned Isdefe.

BSc Aeronautical Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Title: Conceptual design of a Formula One airplane racer
Supervisor: Professor PhD Jesús Gonzalo de Grado
Description: This final year project explored the design of a Formula One air racer for the National
Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Formula One Air Racing involves small aircraft using engines
up to 200 cubic inches in displacement capable of reaching speeds over 200 mph.

Courses
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven | Coursera
Sports and Building Aerodynamics, 6 weeks
CD-adapco
STAR–CCM+ Foundation Course, 16 hours
Live Webinars on different aspects of CFD, 1 hour/webinar
Universidad de León
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics with OpenFOAM, 30 hours
Modeling and Industrial Design with Software CATIA V5, 40 hours

Online
2014
Online
2014
2013–2014
León, Spain
2011
2010

Awards
2014: Award for Best Final Year Project on Aircraft Design.
2006: Completed high school studies gaining a pass with distinction.

Computer skills
Basic: OpenFOAM, R, Java.
Intermediate: C++, Git, Linux, Mathematica, ANSYS Fluent, CATIA V5.
Advanced: Python, MATLAB, AGI STK, LATEX, STAR–CCM+.

Communication Skills
The Answer is 27
Personal blog, theansweris27.com

Online
2013–Present

This blog is my particular way to show my progress on such fields as motorsport and computational fluid dynamics
(CFD). Worth mentioning:
{ Data logging and telemetry kit using Arduino —in progress.
{ Video interview with NASCAR drivers Ander Vilariño and Borja García.
{ F1 lap time charts each race sunday —like those created by Williams F1 Team for James Allen.
{ Aeromap of the McLaren MP4-29 front wing with STAR–CCM+.

Pybonacci
Contributor, pybonacci.org

Online
2014–Present

Spanish blog on scientific Python where I contribute with tutorials to show the potential benefits and advantages of
using open source in science and engineering.

Baltic Polymer Symposium
Poster on the section of plastics, composites, recycling and application

Trakai, Lithuania
2013

Title: Blends of PAA and ionomers LC copolymers for electrolytes in DMFC and DEFC
First author of a class project on the preparation and characterization of new potential electrolytes for low temperature
fuel cells consisting of blends of commercial poly(acrylic acid), PAA, with a liquid crystal copolymer, the so-called
6-MeOAzB/AMPS 05/05 polymer.

2nd Cybernetic Conference
Speaker

León, Spain
2011

Presented my Master Thesis "Estimating the position of a satellite in its first hours of operation" in front of an
international audience during the 2nd Cybernetic Conference held at the Universidad de León.

Languages
Spanish: Mother tongue
Galician: Mother tongue
English: Advanced
Japanese: Basic
German: Basic

Certificate in Advanced English
Level N5 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test
Basic words and phrases only

Interests
{ Motorsport
{ Data Analysis
{ Arduino

{ Programming
{ New Technologies
{ Cycling