Young Professional Profile March 2019
Name: Julio C Mendez
Hometown: Maracaibo (Venezuela)
Currently lives: Prescott, AZ
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering. North Carolina A&T State University, USA.
- Sciences. Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
- B.S. Mechanical Engineering. Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela
Employer: Corrdesa, LLC
Job Description: CFD Engineer in charge of developing new methodologies and numerical methods for corrosion analysis
As a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
I have always wanted to be part of NASA. Working with multidisciplinary teams developing new technologies.
How far can YOU see? Where do you see the aerospace industry 10–20 years from now?
A viable commercial space industry with commercial orbital space flights. Long-term human presence beyond low Earth orbit and more robotic spacecraft exploring planets beyond Earth.
One insightful fact you want everyone to know:
Education is definitely important. Pursuing higher degrees give you the opportunity to learn from experts’ experiences. Do not ever give up, regardless of how tough things can look like.
Computational Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Computing, Applied Math, Hypersonic flows, Turbulence and combustion.
Planes, learning and flight.