Ondrej Karas

Aerospace Engineer and Commercial Pilot

32 ans • Prague


I am an Aerospace Engineer specializing in Flight Dynamics and Control Systems. I currently teach several Aeronautical Engineering courses at Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico and I also own a small flight training business, where I act as a ground instructor. My next goal is to grow as a a professional and face new challenges, solving real-world problems.


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Owner And Ground Instructor

- MaintenantEnergie / Matériaux / MécaniqueTeach FAA Ground School Course for Private Pilot training. Improved leadership skills through running my own business and dealing with prospective clients and customers.


- MaintenantConception / Génie civil / Génie industrielResearch: Autonomous flight controller development using MATLAB/Simulink. - Specialize in simulation and control systems design for fixed-wing UAVs. - Worked with the Mexican Air Force to conduct an aerodynamic analysis of the Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This required modifying a CAD model and adapting it for ANSYS Fluent analysis. Analysis was conducted by my student under my supervision. Learnt about 3D model compatibility and modifications required to conduct CFD testing. - Designed, programmed, tested and put into operation a new web-based employee attendance tracking system. Improved PHP and MySQL programming skills. Teaching: Control Systems, Flight Dynamics, and Flight Mechanics courses. - Responsible for planning of classes, coursework, labs and exams. - Plan and lead class projects, where students design, built and test fully autonomous UAVs. Currently working on multiple UAV projects for surveillance and agricultural purposes. - Planned, lead and supervised a class project, where students designed a VTOL aircraft using SolidWorks for the American Helicopter Society Student Design Competition.

Graduate Research Assistant

Energie / Matériaux / MécaniqueResearch: UAV Simulation Environment for Autonomous Flight Control Algorithms - Developed and tested flight control systems and path planning algorithms for U.S. Army’s OX, TigerShark, and Pioneer UAVs. Improved MATLAB/Simulink programming skills. - Focused on fault detection, identification and evaluation (fault tolerant design & flight envelope estimation). Paper presented at the 2011 AIAA MST Conference in Portland, OR


West Virginia University

2010 - 2012 Master's Degree Morgantown (Monongalia County)Energie / Matériaux / Mécanique, Conception / Génie civil / Génie industrielResearch into Flexible Electronic Devices (Conductive materials resistant to bending) - Participated and helped achieve 3rd place in the NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center, FL

West Virginia University

2006 - 2010 Bachelor's Degree Morgantown (Monongalia County)Energie / Matériaux / Mécanique, Conception / Génie civil / Génie industrielGPA: 3.57; Dean’s list in Fall 2008 and Fall 2009

Gymnázium Ústavní 400, Praha 8

2000 - 2006 A-Level / High School Prague (Czechia)Enseignement

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