MECHANICAL / AEROSPACE ENGINEER - Ph.D.
Highly pragmatic, hands-on and self-reliant mechanical and aerospace engineer with a unique
academic history and 5 years of experience in the space and aeronautics industry. Earned
a reputation for adapting to new environments and mastering diﬃcult skills quickly. Ability
to dissect problems into their most important parts and to translate complex subjects into
clear and manageable topics. A team negotiator and consensus builder, who earns the trust of
superiors, colleagues and subordinates.
Technical Knowledge Software Expertise
• Stress Analysis • FEM: ABAQUS , NASTRAN, ANSYS
• Structural Dynamics • Pre/Post: HyperMesh, FEMAP, PATRAN
• Composite Mechanics • CAD: CATIA V5 and Pro-E
• Finite Elements Modeling • Programming: Python, C++, Java and Matlab.
• Numerical Optimization
• Software Development
• Applied Mathematics
Embraer S.A. - Research and Development (2010-Present)
Sr. Aeronautical Engineer
Embraer S.A. is a large Brazilian aerospace conglomerate, producing commercial, military
and executive aircraft. With over 15,000 employees and a $6 billion yearly revenue, Embraer is
recognized as the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. As a member of the Research
and Development Department, the aeronautics group was tasked with investigating a number
of ongoing issues in aeroelasticity analysis. In particular, the aeronautics group investigated
aspects of aeroelastic/dynamics modeling, testing and design of composite structures. Selected
activities and accomplishments:
• Helped to develop, manage and implement a plan to study advanced topics in aeroelas-
ticity involving composite materials and nonlinear dynamics.
• Resolved a number of ongoing issues related to modeling and testing of composite struc-
tures at Embraer.
• Created from the ground up several ﬁnite element models of complex equipment and
validated the models through targeted testing. Model advanced features included: strain
stiﬀening, linear and nonlinear buckling, contact, plasticity / stress hardening.
Omnisys (Thales Group) - Product Development (2008-2010)
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
A Thales Group member, with approximately 300 employees, Omnisys is a small/medium sized
electronics engineering company which designs a number of custom equipment for the Brazil-
ian Space Research Institute (INPE), the Air Force and Navy. At the time, Omnisys was
responsible for redesigning or retroﬁtting nearly a dozen diﬀerent pieces of equipment in four
subsystems of the CBERS 3&4 satellite. At the time Omnysis was experiencing a number of
problems with vibration induced failure in a number of equipments for INPE. Selected activities
• Assembled and led a small team (3 people) to solve problems related to mechanical design.
The team became the company’s ﬁrst Mechanical Engineering Department.
• Developed proﬁciency in vibrations and thermal analysis of space equipment (self-taught).
This included harmonic, random vibration and shock, as well as in-orbit thermal ﬂux
calculations and thermal stress calculations.
• Created, from the ground up, over a dozen ﬁnite element models of complex space equip-
ment for vibration, thermal and stress analysis. Speciﬁed qualiﬁcation testing and oversaw
delivery of a number of models of the CBERS 3&4 equipent.
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St-Étienne, Saint Étienne, France.
• Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics, Identiﬁcation of composite material properties, Highest
• M.S. Engineering Mechanics, 2005
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
• B.S. Aerospace Engineering with minor in Mathematics, GPA 3.72/4.0 - Cum Laude, 2004
• Born in Brazil.
• U.S. Citizen naturalized in 2006.
• E.U. Citizen naturalized (jus sanguinis) in 1996.
• Fluent in English, Portuguese, and French (spoken).
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