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Luis from Colombia applies for Blue Card Germany

Electronics engineers

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Profession:

Name of profession: Electronics engineers Name of latest business sector: SiliconReef Latest occupation/title: Integrated Circuit Designer Latest main activities: circuit design, layout, test, system design, computer modeling

Education:

Completed education: master Title or Qualification: Master of Science Specialisation: Electrical Engineering Additional trainings: integrated circuit design, power management, electronics engineering

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Austria | 3. Preferred country | region / city: Czech Republic |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: spanish => excellent 2. Language skills: english => excellent 3. Language skills: Portuguese => excellent

Personal note /detailed application:

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology with experience in analog, mixed signal and power management circuit design. In addition I possess thorough knowledge in semiconductors physics, photovoltaic systems and computer modeling for electromagnetics. Currently I am looking for a job opportunity in an innovative company or research institution where I can develop my professional career and help shape the future of technology in a highly motivating environment. My main interests involve energy efficiency, consumer electronics and medical devices. I have full professional proficiency in english, spanish and portuguese.

Specialties:Thorough knowledge on photovoltaic systems and technologies, system definition and high level architecture implementation for battery charging, power management and communication circuits. High efficiency, non-linear voltage regulators, LDOs, voltage references, low power amplifiers and data converters.

EDA Software:
Cadence (Virtuoso Schematic/Layout Editor, Spectre, ADE, Assura)
HDL:
Verilog-A/AMS, VHDL
Other:
Matlab, Scilab

EDUCATION

Master of Electrical Engineering (September 2011 - November 2013)
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Thesis: Analysis and Design of MHz-range Wireless Power Transfer Systems for Implantable Devices.

• Scholarship from Colfuturo foundation, Colombia 2011.
• Scholarship from the Bioelectronics Laboratory at Delft University of Technology 2012.
• “1-2 Startup Weekend: entrepreneur challenge” winner. Delft, June 2013.

IC-Brazil Program (March 2009 - September 2009)
NSCAD - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre, Brazil.
This program is an initiative of the brazilian government for contributing in the construction and organi-
zation of a microelectronics ecosystem in latin america.
• Scholarship from the National Council of Scientific Development (CNPq), Brazil 2009.

Electronics Engineering (March 2002 - December 2008)
Industrial University of Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia
Thesis: Design of a 3.3V LDO regulator in AMS 0.35 µm. (Grade 5/5.)
• Scholarship from the Colciencias young researchers program, Colombia 2008.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Delft University of Technology (February – May 2013)
Teacher Assistant Digital Circuit Design

In this work I configured the Cadence design flow tools required for the practical part of the course,
providing both technical and theoretical support for the development of the course projects. Thanks to this, students were able to design circuits of different complexities, from custom logic cells to high performance time-to-digital converters. Moreover, I was in charge of the assignment’s grading and verification of the final projects.

Mons University, Belgium (April 2011 – June 2011)
Visiting Engineer, SEMI department

I developed the floorplan of a high efficiency 4-output SIMO DC/DC converter, designed in LFoundry
0.15 µm technology. For the first time within the SEMI department group, thermal dissipation, EMI and IR drop were addressed using the Cadence simulation environment.

SiliconReef, Brazil October (2009 – March 2011)
Analog-Mixed Signal Designer

In this job I had diverse responsibilities, from the modeling of circuits in Verilog-A/MS and MATLAB to the design of power management and high precision analog circuits. I introduced the top-down design approach in the company, based on the Cadence hierarchy editor. In addition, I enhanced the circuit verification methodology creating custom testbenches. Particularly, I worked on several interesting projects such as:

• Verilog-A/MS model of an energy harvesting system using PV modules and SMPS for USB ports.
• Modeling of a Zigbee transceiver for topology selection and specification extraction using MATLAB.
• Design and verification of a 1.8 V LDO in LFoundry 0.15 µm technology.
• Design of a CC-CV Li-Ion battery charging system including trickle charge control and timer.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

• March/13. “Computer Modeling for Electromagnetics: Visibility of the Invisible”. “ATHENS”
academic exchange program. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. 36 hours.
• March/10. “Power Management: Theory and Applications”. MEAD education - Jack Baskin Engi-
neering School. University of California at Santa Cruz, U.S.A. 40 hours.
• April/09. “FPGA Fundamentals: Project Flow”. Xilinx. Porto Alegre, Brasil. 8 hours.
• December/05. PC assembly and maintenance. System Plus. Bucaramanga. 90 hours.
 

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