Ezequiel Juarez Ocanas

Associate Consultant / E.I.T. / Austin

Background

Mr. Juarez Ocanas earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. His mechanical engineering experience extends to the design and vibration analysis of nano- and micro-electro mechanical systems using numerical simulation and design software, such as SolidWorks, MATLAB, and AUTO-07P. As an undergraduate and graduate research student, Mr. Juarez Ocanas authored and co-authored various publications with a novel approach to investigating resonant phenomena of nanostructures subject to nonlinear, soft electrostatic actuation.

Mr. Juarez Ocanas has over 4 years of experience as a forensics engineering consultant. He has excellent knowledge of construction materials, methods, and building codes obtained through preparing several hundred cost estimates of residential and commercial structures with pricing software Xactimate. He has been involved in forensic structural evaluations of residential and commercial buildings subject to hail, wind, hurricane (flood vs. wind), tornado, foundation movement, explosion, and fire events. He also has experience in vehicle and crash site inspections and is certified to use the Bosch© Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) system.

As a Texas-certified Engineer-In-Training, Mr. Juarez Ocanas assisted in forensic engineering assessments related to structural and product failure analysis, damage cause and origin determinations, and recommendations for repair vs. replace, if applicable. He has implemented an industry-standard methodology for proper documentation and testing as needed. He has also assisted in the production of technical engineering reports by compiling and interpreting data and preparing computer-assisted design schematics.

Education and Certifications

• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: University of Texas – Pan-American
• Mechanical Engineering, M.S.: University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
• Engineer-In-Training: Texas
• Certified Bosch© CDR Tool Technician: Institute of Police Technology and Management
• FAA Certified (#4348977) Remote Pilot - Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
• Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT)