Esteban Valderrama

Esteban Valderrama
u• 1403 Esters Road #212, Irving, TX 75061 u• 210-459-1690 u•
Highly-motivated and detail driven person interested in obtaining a position as Mechanical Engineer, offering
critical thinking skills aiming to effective results to help generate innovative ideas, while gaining valuable
work experience in a team oriented environment.

• Engineering professional with strong mechanical design educational background complemented by
internships in aerospace and refrigeration industries.
• Professional Engineer in Colombia.
• Effective at combining creative thinking with logical design ideas to develop solutions to challenging
environmental problems.
• Proven success in self-managed and team-based projects.
• Skilled in developing classical hand calculations for engineering analysis.

University of Wisconsin, Platteville, WI, USA Present
MS, Structural Engineering, GPA 4.0

EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia Spring 2007 – Fall 2012
BS, Mechanical Engineering, GPA: 3.9
Emphasis: Mechanical Design

Accenture LLP, Irving, TX Winter 2014 – Summer 2015
Software Engineer Associate
• Planned test cases for applications using black and white box testing.
• Assisted on training development, delivering explanations of testing methodologies.

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Fall 2012 – Summer 2015
Subcontractor – Mechanical Engineer
• Developed and optimized a computational tool to calculate the number of occurrences of change in
acceleration and air velocity during a flight mission.
• Optimized tool to convert exceedances into number of occurrences following the standards of the
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
• Contributed in the development of the Master Design Spectrum tool (MDS). This is used to calculate
the stresses applicable to almost the entire aircraft structure (fuselage, wings, vertical and horizontal

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX Summer 2013 – Summer 2014
Physics and Astronomy Dept. – Graduate Research Assistant
• Programmed the Classical Solvation Density Functional Theory Solver (CSDFTS).
• Assigned tasks and monitored software development project status.
• Created user and software documentation.

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX Summer 2011 – Summer 2013
Mechanical Engineering Dept. – Mechanical Engineering Intern
• Created graphical user interface for software to calculate the linear fatigue damage and damage tolerance in
small airplanes. (Project funded by FAA).
• Designed software for fracture mechanics and crack growth analyses in aerospace structures.
Relevant Courses:
Mechanics of Materials, Machine Element Design, Fracture Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Advanced
Numerical Methods, Continuum Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.

English and Spanish.

Computer Programming:
Fortran, Python, MATLAB, Java, Visual Basic and VBA Excel.

Finite Element Analysis and Other Software:
Nasgro, Afgrow, Ansys, Cosmos and Comsol Multiphysics. Familiarity Nastran.

Computer Aided Design:

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows Family package, Apple OS X and Linux.

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
Passed FE Exam, State of Texas

Professional Mechanical Engineer, AN230-111925
Professional Council of Mechanical, Electrical Engineering and Allied Professions, Medellin, Colombia

Member ID: 100796529, May 2015-Present, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member ID: 568442, May 2015-Present, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Volunteer, Fall 2014-Summer 2015, University of Texas at San Antonio – Physics and Astronomy Dept.
Teacher Assistant: Technical Drawing, Statics, Mechanics of Solids and Fluid Mechanics, EAFIT University

PhD. Juan Ocampo
Fatigue and Damage Tolerance Consultant and Special Research Associate
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. and University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
(210) 458-8335

PhD. Marcelo Marucho
Assistant Professor and Director Computational Physics Laboratory
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
(210) 458-7862

MSc. Carlos Acosta
Project Engineer
Frozen Beverage Dispensers FBD, San Antonio, TX
(210) 637-2932

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