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Hi, I'mMostafa Youssef

Aerospace Engineer

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I'm an Engineer with an Aerospace Engineering Bachelor's Degree with projects background in UAVs. Now, I work as a Process Technician for Danfoss Power Solutions. I aim to make a difference through my creative solution and innovative approaches. 

I graduated from Iowa state University in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. I‘ve had many academic experience and leadership roles through school projects and organizations. I’ve been the Propulsion Team Lead at AirOne which is a part of an aerospace organization called Make:2:Innovate. I have had experience leading teams in the creative process, work in a cross-functional team and create/ manage milestones to fulfill project requirements as well as improving them. I also was a Research and Testing team member in ISUAV at M2i. There I have had many research experiences, like identifying the best part in the market for the project and contact manufacturers for price negotiations. I also was the President of the Egyptian Student Association which I organized many diverse fun full and academic events. Now I work as a Process Technician at Danfoss Power Solutions where I support, troubleshoot and maintain electrical & mechanical equipment used in the process to build, paint and pack hydrostatic pumps, motors and components 

Name : Mostafa Youssef
Address : 4518 Hutchison St, Ames, IA 50014
Email : info@mostafay.com
Phone : +1 (515) 817-3693
Interest : Full-Time, Freelancing



Work & Academic Experiences

Process Technician @ Danfoss Power Solutions

Jan 7th 2019-Current

- Provided technical support and training to assembly and manufacturing personnel.

- Conducted troubleshooting for electrical & mechanical equipment used in the process to build, paint and pack hydrostatic pumps, motors and components

- Programmed Robotic Arm and setup for manufacturing to ensure product specifications and qualities are met.

- Designed tooling and fixtures for manufacturing by collaborating with the process engineering team.

- Assisted in creating, modifying and revising standard work (SW) documentation.

- Provided a line of support for the assembly cell as the next level of escalation after the cell expert for manufacturing issues related to safety and process quality

- Tested the prove-out of a new processes and changes by gathering data, making

Propulsion Team Lead @ AirOne (Make2Innovate)

Mon Aug 21st 2017 - Sat May 5th 2018

- Designed and built a propulsion system for Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAS)

- Conducted thrust, thermal and flight tests in safe enclosure and performed risk assessments

- Developed Optimization tool to achieve an optimal flight configuration using MatLab and Wolfram

- Optimized the propulsion system to increase flight time by 40%

- Performed a variety of team management tasks including directing meetings, maintaining communication between sub-teams and planning milestones

- Designed and managed the project’s website

Research and Test Team @ ISUAV (Make2Innovate)

Mon Jan 9th 2017 - Thu May 4th 2017

- Improved the system’s efficiency through performing trade studies on various components

- Tested the overall system using laboratory tools and ensured safety in the lab during tests

- Analyzed data collected from tests and concluded results in written report


B.S. Aerospace Engineering - Iowa State University

Sat May 05 2018

Took Aerospace Engineering courses (162 Cr.) at Iowa State University

Undergraduate - Mechatronics Engineering - German University in Cairo

Took courses in Mechatronics (27 Cr.) at German University in Cairo