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Engineer Electrical Engineering

Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060, United States
May 27, 2010

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Zidong Liu

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Blacksburg, VA **060


Objective Looking for engineer position in Power Electronics

Education M.S. Electrical Engineering, August 2010 GPA: 3.9/4.0

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia

B.S. Electrical Engineering, May 2008 GPA: 3.51/4.0

Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Coursework Advanced Power Conversion Power Electronics

Power Semiconductor Devices Power Conversion Modeling &

Advanced Inverter for Energy Control

Appl. Digital IC Design

Electronics Analog Electronics

Professional 1) Hand-on experience in circuit design and debugging with Oscilloscope, Function

Skills Generator, Multimeter

2) Simulation and modeling software: SPICE, PSIM, SIMPLIS, PLECS, MATLAB &

Simulink, Protel

3) Computer languages: C++, Verilog HDL, Assembly Language.

4) Proficiency in English and Chinese

Research Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Experience Future Energy Electronics Center

1) Design a 250W synchronous buck converter for golf cart

2) Test and debug a 5kW three-phase phase-shift controlled isolated DC-DC

converter for low-voltage high-current applications such as front-end of grid-tie PV


3) Research, design and test a novel 2.5kW high frequency soft-switching

resonant inverter topology and its associated control method for the application of

induction heating. The research result should lead to the first commercial induction

cooker product which can be used for both ferrous material cookware(cast iron,

stainless steel) and non-ferrous material cookware(alumimium)

Work Experience General Electric

Technical Co-op Aug. 2006-Dec. 2006

(1)Performed testing of both GE and other competitors’ induction cooktops

(2)Developed a test facility for accelerated life testing of induction cooktops

(3)Learned company culture

Office of Energy Management, Texas A&M University

Student Technician May 2005-Jan. 2006

(1)Recorded, sorted, verified, input and retrieved meter information, location, energy

consumption and billing record.

(2)Performed data analysis and create weekly reports to follow up with each task.

Honors &Awards Research Assistantship, Virginia Tech Summer 2009-Spring 2010

• Teaching Assistantship, Virginia Tech Fall 2008-Spring 2009

• Robert M Kennedy '26 Award, Texas A&M University Fall 2007-Spring 2008

• The Bolton Award, Texas A&M University Spring 2005-Spring 2006

I am authorized to work in the United States and my status is permanent resident(green card


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