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Joan O´Connor


CAREER OBJECTIVES: A mechanical engineering research position in the following areas: biomechanics, biomaterials, and structural engineering where I can use my experience and generate solutions using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Elements Analysis (FEA) software tools. SUMMARY: • A professional capable of translate ideas into results, with strong abilities for CAD with SolidWorks and FEA with ANSYS Classic/APDL and COMSOL Multiphysics. • Skilled in Modeling and Simulation of biomechanical systems (orthodontics and orthopedics), design of organs and tissue geometrical domains from medical images and FEA of coupled structure-structure models for several materials, with also experience on non linear material behavior such as soft tissue viscoelasticity. • Analytically minded, experienced in solving a wide range of engineering problems efficiently with quality, on time and on budget. • Skilled in part and assembly modeling, from conception to design and from analysis, to manufacturing and test. • Experienced in design, construction and operation of non destructive ultrasonic equipment though metals and non metals.


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PHD Studies in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in the Mechanical Engineering Faculty



Mechanical Engineer, MSC, PHD Student



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