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Materials and Mechanical Engineer

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
January 31, 2018

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(+*) 617-***-**** – – 44 Grampian Way, Boston, MA 02125

Portuguese/ Green Card Holder

Engineering professional with keen analytical thinking and design skills who identifies clients needs and turns them into functional products at lower costs. Resourceful, innovative, creative, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, team player with a to- do mentality. Diligent, persistent, determined, business-oriented with excellent communication skills.

• 7 years of experience as a materials and product development engineer

• Solid background in metals, composites, and plastics industry

• Experience in automotive industry, international companies (Bosch, Petrotec) and academic institutions (MIT and University of Minho)

• Able to identify design needs and offer different solutions using Six Sigma and project management skills

• Outstanding ability to reach and maintain professional relationships with customers and suppliers

• Technical skills: CAD SolidWorks, FEM, CFD, OpenFoam, CES Material Selector, Photoshop, MS Office and QB, Pascal

• Laboratory skills and equipment: Microscopy (OM/SEM/TEM), XRD, Mechanical testing, Materials processing, Composites (Metallic/Polymeric), Friction analysis and 3D Printing of plastics

• Languages: English, Farsi, Portuguese and Spanish CORE SKILLS

Material Science Mechanical Product Development Materials & Technology Selection Injection Molded Plastics CAD (SolidWorks) Structural Analysis FEM CFD Design Market and Cost Analysis and Estimation Vibration and Acoustic Analysis Surface Coating

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & RELEVANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS MATERIALS ENGINEER: BOSCH – Braga, Portugal Oct 2015 – Dec 2017 Project: Noise Reduction on Steering Wheel Sensors

• Lead, coordinate and contact plastic suppliers (e.g. BASF, Sabic, Celanese) for technical support of materials behavior in collaboration with sales and mold engineers to meet customer’s requirements.

• Study, laboratory analysis (friction, stick-slip, tribology, etc.) and selection of plastic materials.

• Design, development and synthesis of polymer composites for noise reduction.

• Optimization of mold and part designs for injection of plastic parts. Accomplishments:

• Reduction of overall acoustic emission

• Final product cost reduction

MECHANICAL ENGINEER: BOSCH / UNIVERSITY OF MINHO – Braga, Portugal Dec 2014 – Sep 2015 Project: Vibration Analysis of a Car-radio Chassis

• Force estimation in connecting joints (bolts, screws, etc.) by means of reverse vibration analysis.

• Supervised and coordinated the registration of results into a patent.

• Delivered monthly reports as a liaison between Bosch and University of Minho. Accomplishments:

• Successfully implemented a new technique to calculate force in bolted structures MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER: PETROTEC – Guimarães, Portugal Sep 2010 – Jan 2014 Project: Design and Development of a New Rollover Machine

• Market study, Sketching and CAD design (SolidWorks) for a new steel structure.

• FEM analysis of a rollover machine in actual working conditions (static/dynamic/frequency mode shapes).

• Design and verification of a new drying system by CFD.

• Cost calculation and estimation for various materials and processes in collaborate with sales engineers.

• Results were implemented in the product, prototyped and delivered to market. SEYYED M.M. SABET – (617) ***- **** – Accomplishments:

• Reduction of cost, weight, labor and the number of structural elements for the new machine.

• Enhanced the new machine architecture for logistic, manufacture and assembly.

• Improved and verified machine behavior by means of FEM and CFD simulations. RESEARCHER: MIT – MATERIALS SYSTEM LABORATORY – Boston, MA Feb 2014 – Jun 2014 Project: Cost Study of Materials and Processes for a Rollover Machine

• Cost study of various materials, surface-finish, and processes (eg sheet metal forming vs. thermoforming).

• Studied and defined market segmentation for a new rollover machine. Accomplishments:

• Cost reduction by selection of materials and processes for various parts INTERN: ALUMINA DIE-CAST – Tehran, Iran Jan 2008 – Feb 2009 Project: Quality Control of Aluminum Die-Casting Parts

• Inspected and controlled quality of aluminum die-cast and shot pinned parts.

• Contacted suppliers for raw materials.


Ph. D. In Engineering Design and Manufacturing: MIT Portugal program (USA and Portugal) 2015 M.Sc. in Materials Engineering: Azad University of Tehran, (Iran) 2007 B.Sc. in Materials and Metallurgy Engineering: Azad University of Tehran, (Iran) 2005 PUBLICATIONS

• Numerical Modeling of a Rollover Carwash Machine Structure, Modeling and Simulation, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 52–58, 2014.

• Design of a Modular Rollover Carwash Machine Structure, Machine Design, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 129–***, ****.

• Design of a Drying System for a Rollover Carwash Machine Using CFD, Computational Design and Engineering, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 398–***, ****.

• A Cost Study of Common Surface Finish Systems for Steel Structures, Surface Coatings International, vol. 98.2, no. 2, pp. 90–95, 2015.

• Synthesis and Characteristics of Continuous Basalt Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites, Composite Materials, vol. 47, no. 27, pp. 3379–3388, 2012.

• The Effect of Thermal Treatment on Tensile Properties of Basalt Fibers, Ceramic Science and Technology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 1–4, 2015.


• The Influence of High Temperature Exposure on the Tensile Properties of Basalt Fibers, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (2008), Malaysia.

• Production and Optimization of Aluminum- Basalt Composites by Hand Lay-out Technique, World Congress on Engineering, vol. III, pp. 1826–1829, (2012) London, UK.

• Structural Behavior of a Rollover Carwash Machine, 7th MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, (2013) Boston, USA.

• Dry and Lubricated Friction Properties of Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) against Polyamide 12 (PA12), IX Iberian Conference on Tribology, (2017) Guimarães, Portugal.

• Acoustic Assessment of a Steering Wheel Sensor Using Particle Velocity Method, Tecniacústica, (2017) Coruña, Spain.

• Acoustic Simulation of a Steering Sensor for Geometric Design Optimization, 23rd ICE/IEEE ITMC, (2017) Madeira, Portugal. PATENTS

A Method for Estimating Mass and Force in Fasteners of Bolted Joints (under review by Bosch)

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