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     Date Submitted:10-09-2013
     Last Modified:10-11-2013 (10:02)
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     Current job:Mechanical / Aerospace Engineer - Ph.D
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsStress Analysis Structural Dynamics Composite Mechanics Finite Elements Modeling Numerical Optimization Software Development Applied Mathematics

                            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
    and accomplishments:
     • 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
     Honors, 2009
     • 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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