Anvin Manadan

5875 Teakwood Ln N, Unit E (952)-200-1446
Minneapolis, MN 55442

Anvin Joe Manadan
♦ Electrical engineer ♦ Research Assistant♦ Group Leader ♦ US Permanent Resident ♦ Mentor♦

Dedicated professional with 5 years of progressive experience primarily in power systems, control systems design, analog and digital circuitry; seeking the position of an electrical engineer.

Key Projects include: Systems design of Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) controller, Systems design of generator paralleling controller, Control system for exhaust gas treatment in diesel engines, Converter to track maximum power from solar arrays
♦ Registered Engineer in Training (EIT) with an interest in getting Professional Engineer (PE) license.
♦ Has expertise in systems level design of ATS, generator controller and power transfer.
♦ Hands on experience in analog and digital circuit design, design documentation, developing test plan and test scripts for controllers.
♦ Has experience in interacting with customers and suppliers.
♦ Has experience in applying 6sigma tools at various stages of design from requirements gathering to verification and testing.

Technical Skills

• MATLAB, Simulink, LabView, PLEXIM, PSPICE, Zuken, AutoCAD
• SysML, Enterprise Architect, Clearcase, Clearquest, Microsoft Visio
• 6 sigma tools – RACI, Discussion Guide, Customer Selection Matrix, Pugh matrix, DFMEA, P-diagram, Control Plan
• VHDL, Verilog, C and C++


Master of Science (GPA – 3.96) May 2012
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University Of Louisville, KY, USA
Relevant coursework: Power Electronics, Sampled Data Control Systems, Advanced Power System Analysis, Data Acquisition and Analysis with LabView, Renewable Energy and Smart Grid, Digital Circuit Design.

Bachelor of Engineering April 2009
Electronics and Communication, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India

Professional Experience

Senior Electrical Engineer Mar 2012 – Present
Cummins Inc.
• Designed, tested and verified a master component that co-ordinates the operation of multiple processors in a multi-processor device and provides a device wide interface to the outside world.
• Led 6 sigma project to develop an internal data logger to log data inside controller at a speed upto 8kHz.
• Documented systems design in Enterprise Architect (EA) tool following SysML standards.
• Developed test scripts in Matlab to perform regression test on the designed software components.
• Developed requirements for next generation ATS controller by studying Cummins legacy products and competitive products.
• Applied INCOSE standards in writing requirements and documented the requirements in database.
• Interfaced with vendors and purchasing team to select components required for ATS controller.
• Led 6 sigma project to improve robustness of DEF tank level sensor in cold ambient conditions.
• Served as mentor to colleagues and new hires.
• Performed technical reviews for components designed and contributed to technical reviews.
• Actively participated in conducting interviews and career workshops at school campuses and made sure Cummins maintains competitive workforce.

Research Assistant Jan 2011 – Feb 2012
Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, KY
• Led research work on converter to track maximum power from solar arrays.
• Member of the Orthodata research project and programmed FPGA to perform RF communications.
• Gained experience in Simulink, PLEXIM, VHDL, LabView and documentation.


Maximum Power Point Tracker for Solar Arrays Jan 2011 – Feb 2012
Prepared a thesis on converter to track maximum power from solar arrays using backstepping control.
• Performed literature search in IEEE on existing converters to track maximum power from solar arrays and identified their shortcomings.
• Worked with academic advisor to design a new converter that overcomes the shortcomings of existing converters.
• Modeled the control system in Simulink and circuitry in PLEXIM with an interface between them.
• Presented the design along with test results in IEEE conference and published a research paper.
• Gained expertise on smart grid, solar arrays, power converters and control algorithms.

Wireless data reader for analysis of post spinal fusion bone growth May 2011 – Feb 2012
Worked on the research project -OrthoData Reader which accomplishes a wireless, handheld solution for the non-invasive analysis of post spinal fusion bone growth.
• Led programming of FPGA to perform RF communication with implanted sensors in spinal cord and process data.
• Developed user interface in Labview to operate the device and display processed data.
• Performed testing of FPGA by interfacing with other modules in the device.
• Documented the design and presented it to the Financial Board to receive research grants.


Backstepping Controlled Rectifier for Maximum Power Point Tracking in Photovoltaic arrays Oct 2012
Published the research paper in INTELEC 2012 – International Telecommunication and Energy Conference.


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