Electrical Engineer, Siemens, UK
What do you do?
I work in a research and development team that is responsible for developing asynchronous motor drivers mainly for use in industrial automation.
The work ranges from developing more efficient power control circuits, the design of DC-to-DC converters for solar powered systems, through to development of advanced motor control systems.
What do you like about this job?
Working with brilliant people who are real experts in their field. Having an expert down the corridor makes it easy to solve problems related to the project that you are currently working on. Some members of the team are also working on their own engineering projects out of work as well, so we exchange ideas and support each other in this. I am currently working on a design for a super bright long-life bicycle light as a hobby project.
How does your UCL MEng degree help?
Firstly and most importantly it gives you a common language so that you can communicate effectively with the engineers in the research and development team. Secondly, knowledge gained from the semiconductor and device physics, and control courses, as we are using Silicon Carbide MOSFETS for motor power control applications, is really useful. Additionally being able to use Matlab software to model electrical systems, is a big plus.