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Resume - Research Groups - Michigan State University

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Resume - Research Groups - Michigan State University

    Jorge G. Cintrón-Rivera

    3001 Forest Road|| Apartment 106 || Lansing, MI 48910

    Phone: 517-410-7144 E-mail: cintronjorge@gmail.com Web: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cintronjorge

    OBJETIVE

    Seeking employment with a recognized company to exert as a researcher and/or developer in the electrical engineering field. My area of expertise is in electric machines drives and power electronics systems. My expectation is to become a strong professional in

    this field and make a significant contribution to the company.

EDUCATION

    ; [ 2008 - present ] Michigan State University ; [ 2003 - 2008] University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

     Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering Bachelor Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering

     Specialization: Motor Drives and Power Electronics Specialization: Power Electronics and Power Systems

     Current GPA: 3.7083/4.00 Graduation date: May 2008

     GPA: 3.72/4.00 Major GPA: 3.84/4.00

    EXPERIENCE

    ; [May 2011 Present] The Electrical Machines and Drives Lab. Research Assistant, Michigan State University

    Advisor: Dr. Strangas Email: strangas@egr.msu.edu

    Designing and developing control methods for permanent magnet synchronous motors. This includes machines parameters

    extraction and controller implementation using digital signals processors. This work is been focused for traction drives

    applications. Future work on this research lab included: Motors design using Flux2D and the study of faults and how to

    diminish their effects using Nobel motor/drives designs.

    ; [May 2009 May2011] Power Electronics and Motor Drives Lab. Research Assistant, Michigan State University

    Worked on the Development of new power electronics topologies. The goal was to develop highly efficient and reliable

    topologies for renewable energy applications, hybrid cars and power supplies. During this period a quasi-Z-source inverter

    with energy storage and a multilevel inductor-less DC-DC converter were developed and tested. The results for both

    topologies are published in APEC 2011 and ECCE 2011 respectively.

    ; [August 2009 May 2010] Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University

    Supervisor: Dr. Wierzba Email: wierzba@egr.msu.edu

    Taught the lab for the ECE 345 course at Michigan State University. This is an Electronic Instrumentation and Systems

    laboratory course open to juniors and seniors in the College of Engineering. ECE 345 is for non-electrical and computer

    engineering majors. The catalog description for this course is: electrical and electronic components, circuits and instruments.

    Circuit laws and applications, frequency response, operational amplifiers, semi-conductor devices, digital logic, counting

    circuits were covered as part of the course.

    ; [August 2007 May 2008] Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

    Worked with a stand-alone Wind Energy System under the guidance of Dr. Krishnaswami Venkatesan, the objective was to

    develop an inexpensive and reliable Maximum Power Tracking algorithm. After all the design and calculations the proposed

    algorithm was simulated using Matlab/Simulink. This work was presented in the 2008 CPES conference at Virginia Tech. ; [Summer 2007] Summer Intern Researcher, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Dealt with the battery supply bank and power electronics circuits of a renewable energy system, called the TESTBED. A

    problem with the cooling system was fixed and sensors were placed around the TESTBED unit to monitor the temperature,

    voltages and currents. A final work and results were presented to Dr. Dushan Boroyevich and to his research staff. ; [August 2006 May 2007] Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

    A multi-loop control system was designed and developed for the speed control of a DC machine. This research was an

    extension of the one done at the University of Minnesota. A detailed report and Poster was submitted to DR. K. Venkatesan.

    This work was presented at two conferences: the NSF/ONR-Sponsored Faculty Workshop, “Reforming Electric Energy

    Systems Curriculum” and the 2008 CPES annual conference in Virginia Tech.

    ; [Summer 2006] Summer Intern Researcher, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

    A DSP system was programed using Matlab/Simulink to control and regulate the speed of DC the motor. This work was

    extended by changing the topology to an AC induction motor drive. A detailed report and Poster was submitted to Dr. Ned

    Mohan and Dr. Douglas Ernie. This research work was presented at two conferences: the NSF/ONR-Sponsored Faculty

    Workshop, “Reforming Electric Energy Systems Curriculum” and the 2007 CPES annual conference in Virginia Tech.

    ; [August 2005 - May 2006] Development Assistant, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus

    Worked as a volunteer at SERRT (Solar Engineer Research Racing Team) as a member of the team I dealt with the solar car’s

    motor electrical circuits and wiring. The motor controller included, maximum power point tracking, charging/discharging methods and speed/torque regulation functions.

    PUBLICATIONS

     Presented and Published:

    ; Jorge G. Cintron-Rivera, Yuan Li, Shuai Jiang, Peng, Fang Z. Peng, "Quasi-Z-Source inverter with energy storage for

    Photovoltaic power generation systems," Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2011 Twenty-

    Sixth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.401-406, 6-11 March 2011

    ; Matthew Lee Gebben, Jorge G. Cintron-Rivera, Wei Qian, Dong Cao, Xuejun Pei, Fang Zheng Peng, “A zero-current-

    switching multilevel switched capacitor DC-DC converter”, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, September

    2011

    ; Wei Qian, Jorge G. Cintron-Rivera, Fang Z. Peng, Dong Cao, "A multilevel dc-dc converter with high voltage gain and

    reduced component rating and count," Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2011 Twenty-

    Sixth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.1146-1152, 6-11 March 2011.

    ; Yuan Li, Fang Z. Peng, Jorge G. Cintron-Rivera, Shuai Jiang, "Controller design for quasi-Z-source inverter in

    photovoltaic systems," Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2010 IEEE , vol., no., pp.3187-

    3194, 12-16 Sept. 2010

    ; Jorge G. Cintron-Rivera, Hector R. Pérez-Hernández, K. Venkatesan, Peak power tracking in a standalone

    wind energy system through output current feedback”, 2008 CPES Annual Conference, Virginia Tech.

    RELEVANT COURSES

    ; Advance Power Electronics Systems ; Power Electronics Systems Design Course

    ; Advance Motor Drives ; Power System Stability and Control

    ; Linear, Non-Lineal and Optimal Control ; Reliability of Power System

    SKILLS

    ; Computer Knowledge: MatLab/Simulink, Saber, Code Composer, Labview, PSpice, Power-World, Electronics

    Workbench, logic Works, MathCad, ControlDesk.

    ; Printed Circuit boards (PCB) designing using Altium Designer. PCB soldering experience using surface mount and

    through-hole components. PCB component placement taking into account distances, parasitic elements. ; Hands on experience on permanent magnets synchronous machines control. Control algorithm development using

    inverters and DSP microcontrollers, encoder position settings and torque control using line current angle. ; Power Electronics systems design and assembling. Hardware experience on: design and fabrication of metal Bus-bars

    for inverters, Layout of components mounting/position to minimize stray inductances and other parasitic elements,

    magnetic core inductor/transformer design and fabrication and Power electronics systems control algorithms and

    implementation. Experienced with the development of inverters, traditional dc-dc converters and inductor-less switched

    capacitor dc-dc converters.

    ; Leadership, Ability to explain things to others clearly.

    ; Bilingual: English and Spanish (Spoken and Written)

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    ; Certification as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT), passed the Engineering exam from the National Council of Examiners

    for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

    ; NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program, a 3 years support package for doctoral studies. ; Outstanding Presentation Award for the paper “Quasi-Z-Source inverter with energy storage for Photovoltaic power

    generation systems” presented on the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2011 ; Michigan State University Enrichment fellowship, a 5 years support package for graduate studies.

    ; 2008 IEEE/Power Engineering Society Walter Fee Award, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

    ; NS National Science and Math” Scholarship, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

    ; Excellence Award in High School and Award of Excellence from the mayor of the city

    ACTIVITIES

    ; Member of The Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) at Michigan State University (MSU)

    ; [August 2006 December 2006] IEEE Student Branch, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

    During this period I helped to make the advertisement and brochures for the IEEE and companies associated with it. ; Member of the Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Engineering Honor Society.

    ; President of high school senior class.

    REFERENCES

    Available upon request.

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