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Michael Liang - Resume 2021

Resume for Michael Liang

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Seeking a full time position after December 2021.

Michael Liang


  • Rapid Prototyping
  • PCB Design (KiCAD, Eagle)
  • 2D CAD (AutoCAD, NanoCAD)
  • 3D CAD (SolidWorks, Fusion 360)
  • Soldering (SMT rework, through-hole)
  • 3D Printing and Additive manufacturing
  • LabView
  • Microcontrollers (STM32, AVR/Atmel, PIC)
  • Programming (C, Python)

Professional Experience

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CO-OP, Toast Inc, Boston MA, Jun 2021 - August 2021

  • Designed and implemented an automated robotic hardware testing platform for Toast Hardware products. Also worked closely with cross disciplinary team of engineers to create detailed specifications for a upcoming tablet device.
  • Gained experience in understanding the complexity of hardware design with multiple high speed signals such as MIPI, LVDS, gigabit ethernet and USB C.
  • Collaborated with ODM/JDM manufacturing vendors through out the product development lifecycle.
  • Technologies Utilized: ESP32, Python, Fusion 360, RF Explorer, and PADs viewer.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CO-OP, WARDJet, Tallamadge OH, May 2020 - May 2021

  • Designed and implemented multiple data collection and analysis systems to assist with root cause analysis of clogs in cutting operations.
  • Utilized metrics from sensors such as accelerometers, moisture sensors and piezoelectric microphones to assist with product development road map.
  • Technologies Utilized: Python, Digital Signal Processing,Raspberry Pi, and MATLAB.

UNIVERISITY OF AKRON UNDERGRADUTE RESEARCH, LTA Research & Exploration, Akron Ohio, Sep 2018 - March 2019

  • Worked closely with a multidisciplinary team to develop custom rapid prototyping and fabrication solutions for a innovative Unmanned Aircraft System.
  • Retrofitted new safety equipment, maintained, and calibrated a 300 watt industrial laser cutter.
  • Maintained a print farm of over 15 industrial grade 3d printers which ran 24/7.
  • Technologies Utilized: SolidWorks 2018, Simplify3D, Octoprint, and RDWorks laser controller software.

SUMMIT COUNTY ENGINEER’S OFFICE, Engineering Intern, Akron Ohio, Jul 2018 - Sep 2018

  • Assisted with drafting of plans in AutoCAD and learned industry standard engineering draw practices.
  • Technologies Used: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, ArcGIS (mapping software)


Keyboard Warrior: A custom built STM32F303 keyboard running the QMK firmware.

  • Goal: design and make a modular mechanical keyboard with ability to extend functionality over i2c (number pad, OLED display, etc)
  • Schematic and board routing was done in KiCAD. With attention paid to crystal oscillator design, USB differential pair layout, and power supply design.
  • Mechanical design was done in SolidWorks. A custom stacked aluminum case design was chosen due to simplicity and ability to easily fabricate.

LMS3990 CNC Conversion: A custom CNC Mill

  • Electronics consist of Mach 3 breakout board, custom high current stepper drivers based on TMC5160 driver with encoder feedback, and a spindle speed controller.
  • Mechanically designed in SolidWorks. Converted from linear lead screws to a C7 grade ballscrew system with custom made motor mounts.

HAkron Public Relations Officer: Akron’s Official College Hackathon Group

  • Worked on expanding and engaging with engineering student organizations on campus in order to teach basic programming and electronics.
  • Hosted HAkron 4K a hackathon which is a 24 hour invention marathon that encourages creativity, innovation, learning and engineering.
  • Worked closely with a team to manage 80+ students and lead the electronics hardware team. Mentored several teams, organized access to the Bounce Innovation hub makerspace, and gained experience in teaching troubleshooting to non-technical individuals.
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