LN

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Laura Novoa

Email: ldn@apep.uci.edu

Mobile: (949) 872-5404

 

EDUCATION

  

Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering                                                                                              Fall/2016 – present

University of California, Irvine

 

M.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering GPA 3.86                                                                               Fall/2014 – Winter/2016

University of California, Irvine

 

Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering                                                                                                     Jan. 2008 – Jul. 2014
Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC, Santo André, Brazil

 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (in Academic Mobility), GPA 4.0                                        Sept. 2012 – Sept. 2013
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology                                                                                               Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2011
Universidade Federal do ABC - UFABC, Santo André, Brazil 

 

THESIS

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering                                                                                            Fall/2016– Present

• University of California, Irvine

• Henry and Samueli School of Engineering – Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP)

• Title: “Dynamic Operation and Control of Smart-Inverters for a High Penetration of Distributed PV into Microgrids”

• Advisors: Prof. Dr. Jack Brouwer and Prof. Dr. Scott Samuelsen

M.S in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering                                                                                              Fall/2014 – Winter/2016

• University of California, Irvine

• Henry and Samueli School of Engineering – Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP)

• Title: “Dynamics of  an Integrated PV/Battery Storage system for EV Charging in a Microgrid”

• Advisors: Prof. Dr. Jack Brouwer and Prof. Dr. Scott Samuelsen

 

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

 

  • Power Systems

• Power Systems Analysis I and II

• Advanced Analysis of Power Systems

• Electric Power Systems Operation

• Substation and Equipment

• Electric Machinery

• Power Electronics

 

  • Sustainable/Renewable Energy & Environment

• Sustainable Energy Resources

• Sustainable Electric Energy Conversions

• Solar Thermal Systems Design

• Solar Photovoltaic Systems Design

• Fuel Cell Fundamentals and Technology

• Economic Analysis of Energy Projects / Energy Economy

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Association of Energy Engineers SoCal Chapter - Student Awards Program                                               2015/ 2016 

Brazil Science Without Borders – PhD.                                                                                                             Aug. 2014 – present 

• Advanced Power and Energy Program - University of California, Irvine

 

Brazil Science Without Borders – Undergraduate Mobility Scholarship                                                       Sept. 2012 – Sept. 2013

• California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

• Electrical Engineering Department 

• GPA: 3.85 of 4.00

 

CNPq Undergraduate Research Scholarship                                                                                                     Jan. 2009 – Sept. 2011

• Sponsored by the Brazilian Council for Research and Technology (CNPq)

• Project Title: “Study of the Structure of the White Light Emitting Diode”

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)                                                                                                       Summer/2016

Irvine, CA

  • S&CS Application Engineering Intern

    • Projects:​

      • S&CS Application Lab: Design and execution of the communication architecture and layout of the
        S&CS Department Application Lab, which encompasses more than 70 different types of SEL
        products (protection, automation and communication), which were interconnected via ethernet  for
        allowing remote access by Application Engineers in the Irvine office.

      • Disturbance/Fault Recording (DFR) System Demo: Configuration of a Synchro-phasor real-time data
        acquisition and analysis demo.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company                                                                                                                       Summer/2013          

 San Francisco, CA

  • Electric Meter Engineering Intern (Meter Asset & Management Engineering Department)

o Activities Performed:

• Projects on SmartMeter integration with HAN (Home Area Network) devices;

• Projects on DC Transmission line in San Francisco – DC Meters and billing;

• Update PG&E Electric Metering Work Procedures.

o Developed Skills: Problem-Solving, Data Analysis, and Public Speaking. 

 

Electric Energy Commercialization Chamber                                                                                                     Jun. 2011 – Sept. 2012

São Paulo, Brazil

  • Electric Meter Engineering Intern

  • Hired as a Full Time Junior Metering Analyst

o Activities performed:

• Single-line diagram analysis 

• Customer technical support

• ORACLE® database analysis through SQL (Structured Query Language) programming

• Participation in projects aimed toward corporative systems development improvement and homologation.

o Developed Skills: Proactivity, Teamwork, Responsibility, and Organization.

 

 

ACADEMIC TEACHING ASSISTANSHIP

 

Graduate/Undergraduate TA                                                                                                                                 2016

  • University of California, Irvine

  • MAE 218 - Sustainable Energy Systems

  • Responsibilities: Homework grading, weekly discussion sections with students, and office hours.

Undergraduate TA                                                                                                                                                   2012

  • Universidade Federal do ABC

  • Class: Introduction to Power Systems 

  • Responsibilities: Homework and projects grading, weekly office hours, development of additional class material.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

AEE – Association of Energy Engineers                                                                                                                Aug. 2014 – present 

• Student Member

 

PES IEEE – Power and Energy Society                                                                                                                 Aug. 2013 – present 

• Student Member

 

 

SYMPOSIUMS 

 

II UFABC Symposium for Academic Undergraduate Research                                                                          2008 

• Poster Presentation 

• Title: “Study of the Structure of the White Light Emitting Diode”

 

ICEPAG - International Colloquium on Environmentally Preferred                                                                  2015 
Advanced Power Generation

• Guest Speaker; UC Irvine, CA

• Title: An Integrated PV/Battery for Electric Vehicle Charging in a Microgrid Topology

 

 

CONFERENCES

 

MICROGRID GLOBAL SUMMIT                                                                                                                       2016

  • Speaker; UC Irvine, CA

 

ICEPAG                                                                                                                                                                    2015

  • Speaker; Irvine, CA

 

CleanTech OC                                                                                                                                                          2014, 2015

  • Attendee; Irvine, CA

 

VII CBPE - Brazilian Council for Energetic Planning Conference                                                                    2010

  • Attendee; São Paulo, Brazil

 

 

VOLUNTEER WORK

 

  • UCI Get Conncted! Volunteer Database 

    • Women Helping Women (WHW)​ 

  • Association for Social Recuperation (ARS) - Brazil                                                                     

 

SKILLS



             Personal:                                                            Software:                                         Languages: 

o Critical Thinking                                               o ORCAD PSpice                              o English 

o Problem-solving                                                o Autocad                                           o Spanish 

o Time management                                             o Oracle SQL                                     o Portuguese (native)

o Organized and Responsible                               o Microsoft Office                            

o Independent work                                              o JAVA (Basic)

o Team-oriented                                                   o ETAP