Our new Electronics Engineering Intern, Kaiyin Wu, has made a great impression already, having completed two weeks of her seven-week placement at Sensor City.

She has recently graduated with a first-class degree in Electrical Engineering, from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China and the University of Liverpool, in which she studied at each institution for two years.

Kaiyin decided to apply for the summer internship at Sensor City to put the things she’d learnt during her degree into practice within a live working environment.

Her expertise lies in control systems, signal processing and CMOS design layout of logic gates and she has been able to apply these skills to the projects she’s undertaking here. One project to date has involved designing a PCB for a smart glove and another is requiring her to work with high power applications (4KW).

She will work alongside our in-house Engineers and Prototype specialists in our Laboratories over the next few weeks, undertaking work directly for Sensor City and on behalf of our customers.

Kaiyin said: “I am excited to be working with the team at Sensor City, using my knowledge to develop sensor applications and systems for SMEs.

“During my internship I also want to refresh my knowledge of Altium Designer now that it has an updated software interface and am also hoping to gain a better understanding of MicroPython, as although the logic of its algorithm is similar to what I’ve used previously when programming, the language is different.”

Kaiyin’s passion for Electrical Engineering first developed in school thanks to her interest in science and desire to investigate why things happen. She also enjoys a challenge and getting to grips with difficult subjects, and excelled throughout her degree.

In years 2 and 3 of her BSc, her grades ranked in the top 5% among students on the programme, winning her a scholarship every year. In addition to completing university assignments she enjoyed participating in some challenging external competitions. Her favourites included a contest in mathematical modelling (MCM) in the USA and learning how to use the software Vissim to built an upgraded model for toll stations within just four days, for which her team won an Honourable Mention.

Upon completion of her internship at Sensor City, Kaiyin is hoping to continue her education by undertaking a Masters Degree this September, in either Control Systems or Power Systems.

Outside of the classroom, Kaiyin has a strong interest in travelling, having visited seven European countries within the last two years. She also finds time to watch Sci-Fi and Detective movies, listen to music and loves experimenting in the kitchen with new dishes inspired by her travels!


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