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Work Experience

Earth Observation & Remote Sensing Engineer

EADS ASTRIUM, ES (2008 – present)

  • – Definition and evaluation of SAR instrument performances
  • – Leading the definition and development of studies for future Earth Observation missions
  • – Coordination of multidisciplinary and international teams
  • – Negotiation, procurement and management of international projects
  • – Fostering the creation of new services in Earth Observation

Remote Sensing Scientist

European Space Agency, NL (2007 – 2008)

  • – Evaluation and simulation of passive microwave radiometry data in preparation for the SMOS Earth Explorer mission
  • – Responsible for the analysis of topography effects in the coSMOS L-Band experiment in Australia
  • – Participation in relevant presentations and workshops in an international and multicultural environment
  • – Reporting to Division Head

Telecom Engineer

Indra Espacio, ES (2006)

  • Design and development of a network redundancy management application for a space-based communications system



MSc. Telecommunication Engineering

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (2000 – 2006)

Specialization in Remote Sensing and Space Communications

MSc. Research Thesis, Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Technische Universiteit Delft (2006 – 2007)

Water and ice water content retrievals from microwave Doppler polarimetric radar data

Earth Observation Summer School

European Space Agency, ESRIN (2010)

2-week course on Earth Observation with a focus on data assimilation. Course contents 

2nd Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing

European Space Agency, NERSC (2009)

1-week course on Ocean Remote Sensing with focus on SAR, MERIS, AATSR and Altimetry retrievals. Course contents 

Astrium Space Systems Engineering Training

Astrium (2011)

2-week course on Space Systems Engineering. Project phasing from requirements definition to verification and validation, managerial skills and team-work

Dale Carnegie Training

Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills for Success (2012)

Emphasis on strengthen interpersonal relationships, persuasive communication, leadership and problem-solving

Radar and SAR Systems for Airborne and Space-based Surveillance and Reconnaissance

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (2013)

2-day intensive course on advanced high-resolution SAR and radar processing techniques


Albert is an excellent and experienced professional with a proven technical and management skill set. We have been working close together for the last four years in an international, complex and highly demanding Earth Observation satellite project, in which Albert has demonstrated not only technical but also management skills, facing different phases, actions and problems with a rigorous and creative approach, reaching project targets and goals, and contributing to improve the customer satisfaction. Albert works well in a team environment or independently, developing technical activities or managing subcontractors. He is a great team player with excellent communication and management skills already proven in SEOSAR/PAZ satellite project. Albert is a valuable and trustworthy professional with a wonderful initiative and a positive attitude focused on success’
Rafael Furió, Product Assurance Manager, EADS Astrium

‘Albert is a passionate, trustworthy  imaginative and customer-oriented professional with an excellent technical background in Remote Sensing and in-depth experience in several Earth Observation missions and services. I have found Albert an excellent colleague with a great attitude towards finding new products and market opportunities in the Space industry’
Miguel Ángel Cervera, Project Manager, EADS Astrium

‘As a young researcher in my Division, Albert demonstrated excellent capabilities in his SMOS-related applied research project. He showed a dedication and a high degree of autonomy in his approach to achieving complex project objectives and goals within the allotted time interval’
Mark Drinkwater, Head, Mission Science Division, European Space Agency

‘Albert is an extremely independent and conscientious hard worker with eye for detail and creative in his solution. It was a pleasure working with him on a difficult subject which he handled perfectly. Albert is one of those few who can both excel as an engineer and as a scientist. I highly recommend him’
Peter van Oevelen, Director International GEWEX Project Office, Science and Technology Corporation (STC)