Auteliano Santos Jr.
Auteliano Antunes dos Santos Junior is an Associate Professor and Head of the Mechanical Design Department at the University of Campinas – Unicamp. He obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the State of São Paulo in 1987, his MS in Mechanical Design in 1992, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1996, both from Unicamp. From 1998 to 1999, he worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Texas A&M University, USA researching acoustoelasticity. His main subjects of research are stress measurement using ultrasound (acoustoelasticity) and ESPI (electronic speckle pattern interferometry), tribology and brake design modeling of elasto-plastic contact between rolling bodies and multi-body dynamic analysis of railroad freight cars. He developed partnerships for research and service projects with companies like VALE, Petrobras, Faiveley Transport, Thyssenkrup Metalúrgica Campo Limpo, Fras-le and Union Park Limited, as well as with research foundations like São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and Air Force Office for Scientific Research – USA (AFOSR).