I will be receiving a BSEE from the ABET accredited program offered at the University of California Santa Cruz. My main career aspiration is to obtain a PE licence so that I may contribute to small and large scale projects in various sectors including: government, healthcare, industry, commercial, etc. I am curently seeking an entry level engineering role that will provide me with qualifying experience to obtain this PE license and I am excited and motivated to start my career alongside skilled engineers who improve upon the well-being of society.
Introduction to the physical basis and mathematical models of electrical components and circuits. Topics include circuit theorems (Thevenin and Norton Equivalents, Superposition), constant and sinusoidal inputs, natural and forced response of linear circuits. Introduction to circuit/network design, maximum power transfer, analog filters, and circuit analysis using Matlab. Topics in elementary electronics including amplifiers and feedback.
The course covers the following topics: characterization and analysis of continuous-time signals and linear systems, time domain analysis using convolution, frequency domain analysis using the Fourier series and the Fourier transform, the Laplace transform, transfer functions and block diagrams, continuous-time filters, sampling of continuous time signals, examples of applications to communications and control systems.
Use and operation of spectrum analyzers; advanced signal analysis using oscilloscopes; measuring impulse response, step response, frequency response, and computer analysis of real signals. MATLAB programming is taught and used as a tool for signal analysis.
Our senior project is a multi-year project that is working towards reaching our end goal of sending a nano satellite into space. For our first year, we are developing overall mission specifications and creating a design for the communications subsystem which will consists of a linear transponder operating in the high freuqency bands. Our choice of communcation channels would serve amateur radio users and allow operators to communicate with other operators around the world, limited by the satellites footprint.
Introduction to optics, photonics and optoelectronics, fiber optic devices and communication systems: Topics include: ray optics, electromagnetic optics, resonator optics, interaction between photons and atoms, dielectric waveguides and fibers, semiconductor light sources and detectors, modulators, amplifiers, switches, and optical fiber communication systems.
Includes a series of projects to provide hands-on experience needed for basic concepts and laboratory techniques of optical fiber technology
Vector analysis. Electrostatic fields. Magnetostatic fields. Time-varying fields and Maxwell's equations. Plane waves.
The fundamental electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of materials, with emphasis on metals and semiconductors: chemical bonds, crystal structures, elementary quantum mechanics, energy bands. Electrical and thermal conduction. Optical and magnetic properties.
An introduction to communication systems. Analysis and design of communication systems based on radio, transmission lines, and fiber optics. Topics include fundamentals of analog and digital signal transmission in the context of baseband communications, including concepts such as modulation and demodulation techniques, multiplexing and multiple access, channel loss, distortion, bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratios and error control. Digital communication concepts include an introduction to sampling and quantization, transmission coding and error control.
Analysis and design of continuous linear feedback control systems. Essential principles and advantages of feedback. Design by root locus, frequency response, and state space methods and comparisons of these techniques.
Engineering design cycle for wireless and RF systems: design, practical hardware implementation, and prototype.
Laboratory to accompany course 157, emphasizing hardware-design practice and principles applies to RF. Students design and implement a substantial final project during the last half of the course.
Introduction to (semiconductor) electronic devices. Conduction of electric currents in semiconductors, the semiconductor p-n junction, the transistor. Analysis and synthesis of linear and nonlinear electronic circuits containing diodes and transistors. Biasing, small signal models, frequency response, and feedback. Operational amplifiers and integrated circuits.
Focus on EDA tools for design of printed-circuit boards. Elements of design flow covered: schematic capture and simulation to final PCB layout.
Provides a comprehensive overview of renewable energy sources. Fundamental energy-conversion limits based on physics and existing material properties discussed. Various sources and devices, such as solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and fuel cells described. Solar- and wind-site assessment, as well as biofuel energy balance, also discussed. Key scientific and economic roadblocks for large-scale implementation examined. Finally, the latest research on application of nanotechnology to energy conversion and storage introduced.
The SHPE organization at UCSC is dedicated to promoting fields of engineering by providing professional exposure, leadership opportunities, workshops, and scholarships to assist members in their personal and professional development. Activities include conferences, career fairs, specialized workshops, and industry speakers.
The IEEE branch at UCSC provides students with membership and access to networking, information about jobs, advice about classes, a textbook library, and the undergrad hardware lab. The undergrad hardware lab is equipped with electrical tools for carrying out projects.
All invitations to connect are welcome!