Sponsor: CSA Catapult
university: University of Leeds
Course: MEng Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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.
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.
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.