Andrew Zabel


Electrical Engineer-Looking to relocate back to MN by July 2016

Minneapolis, MN

Andrew Zabel
Applications Engineer at Advanced Energy
I am a nerd at heart, but not a typical engineer. I am passionate about science and engineering, but I also am
passionate about people. I thrive on the interaction with people, especially working with others to accomplish
a task. Goal orientation is what keeps me going. Whether it be athletics, school or other tasks, completing
the goal is my main focus. I like training for things specifically because it is goal oriented, and I am the same
way with my work. Being goal oriented allows me to turn ideas into action, and I always want to get started.
Brainstorming sessions are great, but I get going when the action starts.
Applications Engineer at Advanced Energy
October 2015 – Present (6 months)
As an application engineer my main focus is the customer. If a customer needs something, I’m there. The
engineering comes into play because I serve as the technical liaison between our business and the customer.
This involves trouble shooting at the customer site using Oscilloscopes and company software to interface
with the machines. It also includes doing preliminary data analysis with MatLAB and Python scripts to work
with the engineering team to find the best solution for the customer. Currently I work on high powered DC
and RF generators for Plasma applications in the Semiconductor manufacturing field. This involves detailed
Plasma, RF and Semiconductor manufacturing knowledge to troubleshoot and solve customer problems. It
involves analyzing and fixing issues with RF power, Plasma ignition, Plasma drops, and other characteristics
of plasma. It involves a deep knowledge of RF effects on Plasma’s and semiconductor manufacturing
RF Design Engineer I at Starkey Hearing Technologies
February 2015 – October 2015 (9 months)
As an RF Engineer I work on many different RF aspects of a product, but my focus was antenna design,
implementation and measuring for Bluetooth 4.1 LE at 2.4GHz. This involves simulating new antenna
concepts on Ansofts HFSS, creation and implementation of antennas into new product ideas. Creation
of matching networks for the different antenna types using VNA’s and oscilloscopes involved analysis
with Smith Charts and working with other RF engineers to understand the best solution. In creation of
the antenna, much work done across multiple teams was needed in order to place all the components such
that it does not degrade efficiency. Some of the testing environments included anechoic chambers for the
characteristic power of the antennas and when needed a Satimo chamber to view the 3D radiation pattern. It
also included performing RSSI testing, and link budget analysis for the RF system as a whole.
MR Systems Engineering Intern at GE Healthcare
June 2013 – August 2013 (3 months)
As a Systems and Service intern I was responsible for leading the project on MR tool classification. This
involved researching the use of each tool in MR testing, reaching out to those who regularly use the tools,
and re-initializing the certification process for select tools.
Teacher’s Assistant at Bethel University
2010 – 2012 (2 years)
As a Teacher’s Assistant I was responsible for grading weekly homework, and grading tests. I was also
responsible for implementing grades and taking care of grading discrepancies.
Research Assistant at University of Minnesota
June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months)
I worked on Data Analysis for the MINOS (Main Injector Neutrino Oscillation Search) project in the Physics
department at the University of Minnesota. This involved learning a new programing language strictly used
for particle physics, and analyzing eight years of Cosmic Ray data given from the MINOS detector. Most of
the data analysis was statistical in nature, comparing positions of cosmic rays events to the sun and moon to
check for a cosmic ray shadow.
March 2014 to Present
Members:Andrew Z., Albert W., Victoria H.
In a team we built an autonomous robot that performed a certain task. The task was to seek out a coin
dispenser via IR sensors and collect the coins. It then needed to seek out one of three coin depositories and
dump the collected coins into the depository. The robot was built from scratch and programed from scratch
in three weeks time.
Volunteer Experience
Musician at Grace Campus Ministry
September 2012 – May 2014 (1 year 9 months)
Grace Campus Ministry is a church Ministry on Stanford University’s campus. I participated as a musician
for the worship team. Along with that I would aid in set up, take down, and organization group events.
Bachelor’s Degree, Physics
Bethel University
Operations Research MAT376
Computer Methods in Physics and Engineering PHY350
Numerical Methods MAT344
Electronics PHY300
Master’s Degree, Electrical Engineering
Stanford University
Introduction to Mechatronics ME210
Antenna Theory EE252
Introduction to Plasma Physics AA244A
Medical Imaging I EE369A
Medical Imaging II EE369B
Analog Communications Design Laboratory EE233
Quantum Mechanics for Engineers I EE222
Fourier Transforms and It’s Applications EE261
Applied Vision and Image Systems PHYSCH221
Imaging Radar and Applications EE355
Electrical Engineering in Biology and Medicine EE202
Nanophotonics EE336
Basic Physics for Solid State Electronics EE228
Skills & Expertise
Public Speaking
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Excel
Electrical Engineering
Data Analysis
Image Processing
Visual Basic
Power Electronics Design
Microsoft Word
CST Microwave Studio
Anechoic Chamber
Stanford University
Master’s Degree, Electrical Engineering, 2012 – 2014
Activities and Societies: Triathlon Club, Running Club, Grace Campus Ministries
Bethel University
Bachelor’s Degree, Physics, 2008 – 2012
Activities and Societies: Cross Country, Track and Field, Club Broomball, Club Hockey, Omicron Delta
Kappa, Mathlab (Bethel Tutoring Services), Society of Physics Students, Male Chorus
Andrew Zabel
Applications Engineer at Advanced Energy
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