Francisco Valdes

Ph.D., Design Computing and Fabrication, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. 
Professional, Industrial Design, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile.
Bachelor, Mechanical/Objects Design. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile.

Research Expertise
Applied Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Renewable Energy Systems, Model Based System Engineering (MBSE), CAD, CAE, CAM, Building Information Modeling (BIM). 

Selected Publications
Olfos, L. Valdes, F. Sarabia, G. Barros, P. (2020). Thermal Insulating Panels Based on Recycled Tetra-Pak® Packaging Materials. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 503. 012076. 10.1088/1755-1315/503/1/012076. 

Hormazabal-Poblete, N. Ramírez, M. Sills, P. Quitral, F. Valdés, F. (2020). Structural System Based on Robot Assisted Carpentry for Medium-Height Building in Wood: Metamorphosis Building -FENIX 2.0 Prototype. PLEA 2020 A CORUÑA Planning Post Carbon Cities

Hormazabal-Poblete, N. Sills, P. Valdés, F. Gálvez, M. Galaz, C. Candia, L. Verdejo, F. (2020). Casa FENIX 2.0: A Case Study. PLEA 2020 A CORUÑA Planning Post Carbon Cities

Barros, P, Sarabia, G, Valdés, F, Serrano, P, & Gaytan, I. (2019). Retaining Wall based on mechanically stabilized tire stack. Revista ingeniería de construcción, 34(3), 252-267.

Valdes, F. (2019). Construir con madera en altura: la reinvención del árbol. Sección Tecnica y Tecnología. Revista COTA, Suelo Y/O Altura. (pp.16-17), Valparaíso. ISSN-2452-4832. 

Gómez Zamora, Paula & Swarts, Matthew & Stern, Ilan & Valdes, Francisco. (2018). PZ Smart Flooring System: Spatiotemporal Occupancy Analyses for Architecture. 644-648. 10.5151/sigradi2018-1822.

Bharat Kathpalia, David Tana, Ilan Stern, Francisco Valdes, Seonghoon Kim, Alper Erturka (2017), Modeling and Characterization of a Curved Piezoelectric Energy Harvester for Smart Paver Tiles. The 7th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT 2017).

Valdes, F., Gentry, R., Eastman, C., Forrest. (2016). “Applying Systems Modeling Approaches to Building Construction”. 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC). Auburn, Alabama.

Valdes, F. (2016). “Manufacturing Compliance Analysis for Architectural Design: A Knowledge-Aided Feature Based Modeling Framework.” PhD Thesis, Georgia Institute of Technology

Valdés, F. (2015). “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. 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.

Awards & Honors
Personal Outstanding Technical Leadership Award 2016 Georgia Institute of Technology: NASA DNC and Quest Renewables LLC projects 

Excellence Award in mentoring high school students ENGAGES May 8th 2017  

ATL Greening Award sustainability 2016  

Fulbright Scholar since 2009

Francisco Valdes

Senior Research Scientist 

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