1. Vu Phan
4511 Scott Trail, Eagan MN 55122 Phone: (612)-244-0161 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Minnesota: Twin Cities Expected Date of Graduation: December 2018
Major: Electrical Engineering Cumulative GPA: 3.49
Softwares: Microsoft Office, AutoCad Inventor, Altium Designer, Mentor Graphics, Spectrum Analyzing, C++, Matlab, PSpice,
LTSpice, PLC Software, C/C++, Python.
Hand-on experience with oscilloscope. digital multimeter, spectrum analyzer, signal generators, signal analyzer and RF equipment.
Software Engineering Intern January 2017 – May 2017
Electronics/Wireless Design Intern September 2016 – December 2016
· Assist in design, build, test and evaluate the Wireless Chaotic Oscillator Communication System for space application.
· Support current research on improving antenna designs on the Lightweight Integrated Solar Array and Transceiver
· Examine and test different way to establish a wireless communication to the Data Break-Out Boxes
· Utilize automated software to capture and calculate the capacity of the batteries that go on the UAVs.
Electrical Engineering Intern February 2016 – September 2016
· Developed the hardware system prototype circuits on the Tank Level Monitor and Matrix Meter for the Petroleum
Management Group using Altium Designer and LTSpice.
· Designed circuits, conducted simulations, verification testings and made technical reports on my designs.
· Worked with supplier and senior electrical engineers to ensure the quality of my circuits.
· Performed the layout , selection of printed circuit board components and conducted preliminary designs to comply with
intrinsic safe standard (UL 60079-11 and UL 60076-0) that result in reduce costs of using contractors.
Electrical Test Engineer Intern October 2015 – January 2016
· Designed and built test fixtures, devised test equipment and circuitry, and programmed PLCs to test switches, motor
and life test of mechanical components.
· Supported assembly lines in electrical/electronic troubleshooting.
· Discussed layout and assembly procedures and problems with Electrical Engineers and drawn sketches to clarify
design details and functional criteria of electronic units to support the overall engineering efforts.
Electrical Engineering R&D Intern May 2015 – September 2015
· Supported R&D department on continuation and troubleshooting deflected electronics and PCBs.
· Reworked harnesses and designed test fixtures to troubleshoot electrical issues on production line
· Designed, assembled, programmed and implemented a testing system for batteries and chargers using a system of
switches, timers and a programmable logic controller (PLC). This resulted in saving technicians' time and saves over $10,000 on labor
Minnesota Army National Guard
· University of Minnesota Army ROTC Cadet October 2015 – Present
· Qualified in Air Assault School.
· Infantryman Specialist (E-4) with Honorable Discharge March 2013 – October 2015
Duties: Conducted infantry tactic operations. Operated and maintain the Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW).
Worked in a team with other soldiers to perform training and maintenance of equipment.
2. LEADERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
FIRST Robotics Team December 2012 – Present
· Builds robots and collaborates with others on robotics project using Labview and AutoCAD Inventor.
· Assist students on building and troubleshooting electronics and mechanical system designs.
· Provide guidance and knowledge on mechanical/electrical system for students.
· Mentor and advice students in choosing engineering career. Recruit potential high school students into robotics that result expanding
the team by 100% the last two years.
Tesla Works January 2015 – Present
Project: Tele-operated Electrical Hovercraft with T-shirt shooting cannon (ACV Gunship)
· Built and troubleshot PCB for the main controller and the pneumatic solenoids.
· In charge of testing and analyzing battery.
Achievement: Maker Magazine Editor’s Choice Award in MakerFaire San Francisco-Bay Area 2015.
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers September 2013 – June 2015
Internal Officer/Youth Program Coordinator
· Original founder of the program and helped to organize college tours, scholarship information panel and team building activities to
encourage high school students to get interested in science and engineering careers.
Project: Portable Tablet/Smartphone Holder.
· Successfully built the device that got selected as one of the finalists for P&G SASE Innoservice National Design Competition.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE) and IEEE-HKN Honor Society
President May 2016 – Present
· Plan, execute and oversee all of the events and operations of the student group with more than 50 members. Notable events
that we organize are: Altium Designer and Soldering Tutorials, IEEExtreme Competition, Tutoring.
· Work with IEEE Section 4 Chapter to bring events to students on campus.
CSE Spring Career Fair Director May 2015 – February 2016
· In charge of a committee that cooperated with the Career Center to plan and set up the 2016 Spring Career Fair for more than 170
companies and 2000 attendees. Recruited more than 60 volunteers to execute the event that resulted in a monetary contract for my
student group that worth up to $100,000 for 3 years.
Study Abroad: Nanotechnology in Germany (2015), Communication in Greece (2016), Nano Circuit in Australia (2016).
Honors & Awards: 3M Scholar, Pohlad Scholar, APIASF Scholar, Catch a Break! Scholar, Robert Hartman CSE Electrical
Engineering Scholar, Two Certificate of Achievement from Army National Guard, Army ROTC Scholarship, CSE Fall 2014 Dean’s
List, 10000Makesathon Winner, Chauncey L Greene Scholarship.
Hobbies: Running long distance, volunteering, DIY Electronics, hiking and camping, traveling internationally and learning about other