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     Date Submitted:23-01-2013
     Last Modified:24-01-2013 (07:50)
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     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Space Tourism
     KeywordsComputational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, OpenFoam. Fluent, Systems Engineering, Composite Materials Analysis and Manufacturing, Spanish speaker.
    A full-time position in aerospace engineering with an emphasis in aerodynamics, propulsion, CFD, or stress analysis
    M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Aerothermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, August 2012
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Thesis: Large Eddy Simulation Analysis of Non-Reacting Sprays Inside a High-G Combustor
    Overall GPA: 3.43/4.0
    B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, May 2009
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Overall GPA: 3.62/4.0
    Related Courses: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Aircraft Design, Fluid 
    Mechanics, Viscous Fluid Flow, Advanced Kinetic Theory, Molecular Gas 
    Dynamics, Propulsion, Compressible Flow, Aerospace Materials, Solid Mechanics, Statics, Aeroelasticity, Structural Dynamics, Flight Dynamics.
    CFD: Proficient in OpenFOAM, FLUENT, and ICEM 
    Comp. Prog: Proficient in MATLAB and Fortran 90; familiar with C and C++
    Parallel Prog: Proficient in OpenMPI and familiar with MPI
    Drafting: Proficient in SolidWorks and AutoCAD
    Other: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and LATEX
    Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish (Native language) 
    Strong communication skills- oral, written, and presentation
    Capable of performing research and outstanding team/leadership skills 
    08/11 - 08/12: Research Assistant to Dr. Venkat Raman - Computational Fluid Dynamics
    - Performed LES and RANS simulations in OpenFOAM to study spray-injection and turbulent combustion inside an Ultra Compact Combustor (UCC), which is an experimental centrifugal-force-driven jet combustor from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
    - Studied spray droplets dispersion and evaporation rates to identify areas of rapid combustion and droplet stagnation inside the UCC
    - Simulated both reacting and non-reacting cases to examine flame stability and fuel mixing behavior. 
    05/11 - 08/11: Research and Development Engineer, Advanced Urethane Products, Inc. 
    - Manufactured composite-fiber glass lamina with Epoxy and urethane resin through vacuum infusion for material properties testing
    - Investigated lamina wrinkling during vacuum infusion and demonstrated that the problem source was a lack of humidity control  
    - Investigated various configurations of carbon fiber and fiber glass composite weaving arrangement to obtain uniform temperature distribution in an experimental mold
    - Developed effective infusion methods for rapid curing and exothermic resins such as urethane by studying its flow properties 
    08/10 - 05/11: Research Assistant to Dr. Armand Chaput - Systems Engineering 
    - Cooperated with Dr. Chaput and two other students in the development of a systems engineering-focused aircraft design course; a project funded by the United States Department of Defense (DOD)
    - The project consisted on redesigning the current undergraduate senior aircraft design course to better prepare the students for the systems engineering driven aerospace industry, while exposing them to hand-on aircraft design 
    - Representatives of the DOD periodically came to evaluate the progress of the redesigned course and provide invaluable input 
    Academic Experience  
    08/10 - 05/11: Teaching Assistant to Dr. Armand Chaput, University of Texas at Austin 
    - Served as teaching assistant for senior Aircraft Design course
    - Mentored and assisted students in their senior aircraft design projects and graded their assignments
    08/10 - 01/11: Performance and propulsion lead in 2011 AHS Annual Student Design Competition
    - Part of team that proposed a VTOL aircraft in response to the competitions ROP of a multi-mission vertical lift system, capable of performing three distinct missions: search and rescue, insertion and resupply
    - Generated a propulsion and aircraft performance code, which plotted the vehicles performance curves and used blade element momentum theory to calculate aerodynamic forces. 
    - Presented design to a board of professors and wrote a report that served as the rotary wing aircraft class final project
    01/09 - 05/09: Payload and geometry lead in COIN-CAS UAV aircraft design senior project
    - Worked with a team to design a close air support UAV based on strict mission requirements 
    - In charge of sensors, weapons, communications, and aircraft geometry 
    - Our team presented the proposed design to a board of professors to judge the feasibility and if aircraft met all of the clients requirements 
    08/08 - 12/08
    Studied the drag effect on an scaled F-22 when adding anti-missile laser turret 
    - Performed flow visualization and stagnation pressure fields at the turrets wake to compare both qualitatively and quantitatively the effects of the turret in both drag and airflow
    - Conducted airflow studies with various fairing shapes to determine the least drag inducing shape and presented results as a team in both a presentation and a final report
    Recipient of Presidents Achievement Scholarship
    Received University Honors in numerous semesters
    Robert E. Lee High School Salutatorian
    Member of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
    Member of SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) 
    EAD holder

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