Anna Papio Toda

Anna Papio Toda

PhD Candidate


University of California, Irvine

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Took electronics course in high-school.
Studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Joined the Antenna Lab at the Technical University of Catalonia.
Went to Germany to do research in electromagnetics and antennas.
Moved to the US for an Internship at Broadcom.
Joined the University of California, Irvine, for a PhD.
Got different fellowships to support my studies.
Participated in different University-Industry research projects.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
doctorate
Doctorate
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
Career

Career

PhD Candidate

I do research in electromagnetism and design antennas for wireless devices.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Engineering
Engineering
Technology
Technology
Problem Solving
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I can either go to the office or to the lab, depending on the project stage. If the project is on its initial stage I go to the office, do some planning, simulations, results analysis...If it is on the final stage I go to the lab and do some antenna fabrication or measurements. Then I analyze the results and compare them with the simulated ones. I check the discrepancies, find the sources of error and iterate the process until the desired performance is achieved.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Working early on in university research laboratories.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Be passionate about technology and have curiosity to know how we can communicate wirelessly.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

doctorate
Doctorate
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Hurdles

Hurdles

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

Couldn't afford studies in the US. Applied and fortunately got different fellowships that helped me pay for my studies.