Hello! I'm Raymund
I am a passionate electrical engineer and fitness fanatic
I am currently in the Engineering Development Program at ERCOT. This is a very structured program designed to give recent graduates experience in many departments at ERCOT such as modeling, planning, operations, and markets.
Outside of work, you can probably find me climbing at Austin Bouldering Project.
Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)
Developed Python tool to automatically compare and validate power flow solutions of GE Alstom EMS and PowerWorld
Created web display using SAS data queries describing the relationship between reliability metrics and a component of a system-wide price adder
Developed VBA tool to identify late outage extensions
Evaluated ride-through and exciter capabilities of wind turbines with dynamic simulations in PSS/E
Developed PJM's GMD model using PSS/E and Python, meeting NERC TPL-007 compliance deadline
Validated accuracy of model using field measurements and data visualization
Texas A&M University
Used PowerWorld to simulate how the effect of geomagnetic storms or EMPs on a power system vary with different earth conductivity models
Developed a MATLAB tool to automate calculating the magnitude of an EMP, caused by a high altitude nuclear blast, at any latitude and longitude.
Teaching Assistant for Power Systems Operations and Control
Research Paper Publications
Electric Grid Impacts of E3 HEMP With Detailed Ground Modeling (1st Author, Accepted to IEEE Trans. of Power Systems)
Comparing the Impact of HEMP Electric Field Waveforms on a Synthetic Grid (1st Author, Accepted to NAPS 2018)
Impact of 1D vs 3D Earth Conductivity Based Electric Fields on GIC (3rd Author, Accepted to ISGT 2018)
Impact of Geomagnetic Disturbances on Power System Transient Stability (3rd Author, Accepted to NAPS 2018)
and Reliability Engineer
Ascend Performance Materials
Managed multidisciplinary project team of electrical, chemical and mechanical engineers who installed a 1250HP cooling tower motor on schedule and under budget
Composed detailed electrical switching procedures, lock out plans, and executed maintenance work on time despite unexpected changes to the scope of the plant shut down
Replaced 20kVA UPS system while maintaining critical loads by developing detailed drawing packages, installation procedures and electrical switching procedures
Performed investigation of variable frequency drive (VFD) failure by reviewing evidence, interviewing operators, and researching technical documents. Revealed s systemic problem with the way VFDs were grounded all throughout the production unit.
Simplified site-wide lightning protection strategy by reducing number of arresters by 50%
Master of Science
in Electrical Engineering
Texas A&M University GPA 4.0/4.0
Coursework: Computer Relays, Harnessing Solar Energy, Electronic Motor Drives, Power System Transient Stability, Power System Reliability, Power System Faults and Protective Relays, Power System Economics, Power Systems Analysis Methods, Convex Optimization
in Electrical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin GPA 3.52/4.0
Coursework: Power Systems Lab, Power Quality and Harmonics, Power Electronics Lab, Electric Drives and Machines, Solar Energy Conversion Devices
Dynamic Simulation of EMP
Dynamic Simulation of HEMP
This video is a side-by-side comparison of two dynamic studies in which an HEMP was applied to a 10,000 bus synthetic grid. The only difference between the two simulations is the ground conductivity model used to calculate the HEMP electric field. The video clearly shows that the uniform model yields more severe impacts to the grid's voltage stability.
The HEMP electric fields used in this video were calculated using a tool I developed using MATLAB.
SPORTS AND FITNESS
At any point of time in my life, I have been obsessed with at least one sport. My major obsessions have been taekwondo, running, basketball, and most recently, rock climbing. My involvement in these sports has shaped my mentality of continual self-improvement in all aspects of my life.
Rock Climbing Tick List
Poison Control - V9
Fly Boy Sit Start - V8
Monkey Bar Direct - V8
Body Wax - 5.12b
Liposuction - 5.12a
Climbing Competition Results
Texas State Flash Fest (2019) - 1st place
Collegiate Regionals (2018) - 2nd place, Bouldering
Texas State Flash Fest (2018) - 2nd place
Baylor Bear Climb (2018) - 3rd place
A&M Commerce (2018) - 3rd place
The Pulldown at SMU (2018) - 3rd place