Carlos Sanchez
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ANSYS Fluent Aerodynamic Design Aircraft Design Applied Aerodynamics CAD Design CATIA Rocket Design Rotorcraft Design XFOIL

About

Aerospace engineer with interest in technology development. My professional experience includes working as a mechanical design engineer for a world-class aircraft seat company, and as head of the aerospace engineering center for a state university teaching undergraduate courses and performing aerospace research projects.

During graduate school, I acquired knowledge in aircraft design, rotorcraft aerodynamics, aero-engines, CATIA V5, and aerodynamics.

I also have a consulting firm for contractual aerospace engineering projects. I have participated in general aviation and fixed-wing UAV aircraft design projects.

My strengths and capabilities are: aircraft conceptual design (civil/defense), rotorcraft conceptual design, aerodynamic design, CATIA V5, and rocket engineering.

Experience

  • Aerospace Engineering Consultant ARIDO · Self-employed Oct 2016 – Present 4 yrs 6 mos Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico This a my own consulting firm in which I provide aerospace engineering services by contract such as: aircraft conceptual design, aerospace/defense technology development consulting, business strategy to enter the aerospace industry in Mexico, market study and product development consulting.
  • Aerospace Center Head Autonomous University of Chihuahua · Full-time Jan 2017 – Mar 2020 3 yrs 2 mos Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico Have provided general management of aerospace center which includes: aerodynamics/propulsion laboratory with wind and water tunnels and PIV technology, computer labs & prototyping lab, a building for teaching BS in aerospace engineering with mostly adjunct hourly professors. I also have coordinated internationally-published research projects in aeronautical engineering.
    Have participated in a private/public-funded space technology project as technical manager.
    Teaching undergraduate courses in aircraft design, subsonic, and supersonic aerodynamics (hidden).
    Coordinated international conference on aeronautics (2019)
  • Engineering Intern Airbus Helicopters · Internship Jun 2015 – Apr 2016 10 mos Donauworth, BY, Germany I started by evaluating surface generation methods in CATIA V5 to generate free-style surfaces of helicopter external components. Also, I established best-practice guidelines for automatic surface generation with CATIA V5. Moreover, I performed helicopter fuselage CFD analyses. Finally, I developed a script-based automatic numerical optimization framework by linking CAD-surface generation, meshing, and high-fidelity CFD tools to an optimizer.
  • Design Engineer Safran Seats (Zodiac Seats US) · Full-time Mar 2013 – Jun 2014 1 yrs 3 mos Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico Provided mechanical design support to seat programs for various airlines. Also, I produced 3D CAD models, drawings, and design modifications to aircraft seat parts and assemblies. In addition, I addressed design issues with manufacturing and certification engineers.

Education

  • Delft University of Technology Master of Science, Aerosapce Engineering, 7.3 2014 – 2017 Activities and Societies: DARE (Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering) Thesis (performed in industry): Aerodynamic Optimization of Helicopter Airframe Components using Automatic Surface Generation with Parametric CAD Models in CATIA V5
  • New Mexico State University Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 3.5 2008 – 2012 Activities and Societies: AIAA Mechanical Engineering Minor
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Languages

English Full professional proficiency

Spanish Native or bilingual proficiency

Location

Mexico