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Francisco Valdes

Francisco Valdes

 

Senior Research Engineer

 

francisco.valdes@gtri.gatech.edu

 

404-407-7429

 

 

Education

Ph.D. Candidate, Design Computing and Fabrication, Georgia Institute of Technology (Expected 2015)
Professional Degree, Industrial Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, 2002
B.S., Objects Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile, 2001
Fulbright Scholar since 2009

 

Research Expertise

Mechanical design and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with special focus in Lean Manufacturing and renewable energy systems.

 

Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) and Kowledge-based CAD modeling, Construction Tolerances modeling and simulation, and virtual mock-ups.

 

Advanced manufacturing (CNC and Rapid Prototyping), die design, solid and parametric modeling, Building Information Modeling (BIM).

 

Recent Publications, Presentations, and Patents

 

Publications / Presentations

Valdés, F. (2014). “Diseño y manufactura para el 2030: Compitiendo en la Globalización 3.0”. Revista de Arquitectura, Universidad de Chile (26), Santiago, Chile. pp. 29-32. doi:10.5354/0716-8772.2012.32538.

 

Valdés, F, Cavieres A, Gentry R. (2013). "A Process-Centric Approach for Teaching Digital Fabrication". Sociedad Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital (SIGRADI), Valparaíso, Chile. pp. 400-405.

 

Valdés, F. (2012). “Simulating Geometric Variability to Allocate Tolerances in Construction”. Digital Building Lab Symposium. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia.

 

Valdés, F. Sun, Y. (2012). “Parametric Natural Ventilation Simulation with Real-time Geometric Feedback (Nat-Vent)”. Sociedad Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital (SIGRADI), Fortaleza, Brasil. Pp.436-439.

 

Valdés, F. (2011). “(STMS) Standard Texture Metrology Simulation for General CNC Machining Processes”. Sociedad Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital (SIGRADI), Santa Fe, Argentina. Pp.89-93.

 

Valdés, F. Solis, R. 2007. “Experimental Teaching Model: Introduction to Architecture”. SOCHEDI, Innovation in Teaching Engineering Congress, Valparaiso, Chile.

 

Funded Research

“Behavioral Centric System Integration in Building Models.” 2013 Version of Digital Building Laboratory (www.dbl.gatech.edu) Symposium. Francisco Valdes, Andres Cavieres, Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

“Emergency Capsule for Sustainable Habitability after Catastrophes.” Proj. USM 290601, Francisco Valdes, Pedro Serrano. Valparaiso, Chile, 2006.