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San Jose, California, 95125, United States
March 14, 2011

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Carlos Muller, PE

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San Jose, CA 95125



Accomplished Mechanical Engineer with proven expertise in design, analysis

and testing of mechanical systems involving electronics, thermal/fluids and

structural analysis. Versatile and dedicated professional has led cross-

functional teams through project life cycles.


NuScale Power Inc, Corvallis, Oregon, (12/2010 - Present)

Nuclear Mechanical Stress & Seismic Analysis Engineer - consultant until


Technical Lead for the Reactor Vessel Internals:

. Development and review of Functional Specifications for primary

systems of NuScale's unique power plant design.

. Design and analysis of Core Support Structure and other components

above core to satisfy methods/requirements in the ASME Code Section

III, Div. 1, Subsection NG.

. Performed analysis work with ANSYS Mechanical & APDL including

thermal, structural, modal and harmonic.

BAE Systems, Inc.

US Combat Systems, San Jose, California, (04/2008 - 09/2009)

Staff Mechanical Engineer

Leader of a cross-functional team in charge of designing and testing the

cooling system for a track-based armored military vehicle.

. Mechanical design, packaging and simulation models to predict cooling

performance on vehicle. At the end of 2008, successfully presented

design and analysis results to the customer.

. Coordinated efforts among team members to complete models and

packaging in Pro-E, and simulation runs in Fluent in a timely fashion

for this high-visibility project.

. Coordinated efforts in view of the vehicle dynamometer test including

Test Plan and Procedure, instrumentation specification.

. Successfully tested vehicle under load at maximum ambient temperature

and torque conditions.

. The strong testimony of the test results moved the project to the next

phase, which is building 7 prototypes to be tested in various sites in

the world for a 3-year period.

General Electric-Hitachi Nuclear Division, San Jose, California, (04/2006 -


Senior Fluids Engineer - consultant

Analyzed strainer designs for recirculation water systems in nuclear power


. Worked with testing partner on test plans and procedures to

verify/validate studies.

. Authored technical reports involving instrument uncertainty in

hydraulic tests results, test termination criterion, and hydraulic

sizing & head loss prediction.

. Independent Design Verifier for the PWR/BWR ECCS suction strainers

methodology and calculations in light of the NEI and NRC

recommendations (NUREG-6224)

. Created the GE-Hitachi design methodology and recommended improvements

to the PWR strainer design to satisfy GSI-191 concerns.

Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, California, (10/2003 - 04/2006)

Senior Mechanical Engineer

. Led a cross-functional team in the development of an up-to-date

cooling system for a modernized all-digital radiation therapy machine.

. Interacted with Project Management in the definition of project scope,

WBS and schedules.

. Performed hydraulic and thermal analysis on loops and components of


. Supervised packaging effort without increasing machine footprint.

. Successfully tested the cooling system, flow rates and temperatures

within expected range.

. Successful completion of the cooling system, among other efforts,

determined the building of 8 prototypes for internal testing.


Scotts Valley, California, (07/1999 - 2002)

Staff Mechanical Engineer

. Led effort in the development and prototyping of furnace assembly for

high-temp applications.

. Led effort in the design and prototyping of three generations of

thermal reactors including components packaging (chuck, lasers,

leveling mechanism, injector).

. Collaborated with vendor in the prototypes manufacturing, leak

checking specification and procedure.

Watkins-Johnson, Inc.

Semiconductor Equipment Group, Scotts Valley, California, (02/1997 -


(acquired by ASML in July 1999)

Senior Mechanical Engineer

. Designed a reactor chamber for ultra-high vacuum deposition using


. Designed sheet metal panels for a process module.

. CAD administrator and resident expert for the Euclid3 system (3D CAD

system from France which was acquired by Dassault Systems).

Fusion Design, Inc.

Campbell, California (04/1995 - 01/1997)

Mechanical Engineer

. Designed a robotic arm including end-effector to load wafer batches in


. Development (design, FEA and manufacturing) of a reactor chamber for a

high vacuum plasma system.

. Worked on several mechanical design projects for various clients.


Certificate in Project Management, UC Berkeley Extension (in progress)

PE License, Mechanical, Board for Professional Engineers and Land

Surveyors, Sacramento, CA.

B.S., University of Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil

Mechanical Engineering (5-year degree).

. Fluent in the English, French, and Portuguese.


ANSYS Workbench Mechanical, APDL, CFX Trainings

Attended several trainings on Pro-Engineer usage.

CF Design and CD_Adapco STAR-CCM+ Trainings


Office applications: MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

CAD systems: Pro-Engineer with Intralink or EDE, Euclid3 (French CAD).

Thermo-mechanical solvers: Pro/Mechanica, MSC/Nastran, Ansys Workbench

Mechanical, Cosmos, Adina

Hydraulic network solver: Pipe-Flow

CFD solver: CF Design, Ansys CFX, CD-Adapco Star-CCM+

Hand Calculations: MathCAD.

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