"Compound semiconductors have the potential to completely revolutionise the world, so I was certain that an internship with CSA would allow me to better understand this industry and its future."

Angel

Angel

What appeals to me about Electronics?

What attracts me most about electronics is that it is the driving force that leads technology nowadays; it is hard to find an area where electronics is not involved. In addition, as one of my main interests is the Net Zero goal, I was clear that electronics would play one of the most important roles in achieving a cleaner and more sustainable future.

Why did you want a scholarship with CSA Catapult?

The main reason why I chose my company is because CSA Catapult is a truly groundbreaking organisation. Compound semiconductors have the potential to completely revolutionise the world, so I was certain that an internship with CSA would allow me to better understand this industry and its future. Another reason why I chose CSA is that, instead of focusing on just one area, it works on a wide range of projects within multiple sectors, so it was a great opportunity to learn more about all the impact modern electronics can have on people’s lives.

My placement

As the Power Electronics intern, my projects were mainly related to this field. I worked on a project whose aim was to take the electrification in the aerospace sector further, and it involved understanding and simulating different types of DC-AC inverters. In addition, I worked on a personal project to design, build and test a DC-DC boost converter from scratch and within a budget. All of this provided me with a great opportunity to improve my technical skills and to better understand the day-to-day work of an engineer. In addition, I am deeply grateful to the people I worked with, as they were always willing to support me and they encouraged me to keep on learning.

My interests

I am really keen on sports, in particular athletics, and I enjoy taking part in competitions either in Spain or in the UK Park Runs. I also love playing and teaching guitar, both electric and Flamenco guitars.