Christian Amstutz

Basic

Degree: PhD, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Lund, Sweden

Skills

Embedded Systems
FPGA
presentation skills
high-energy physics
Parallel Computing
SystemC
C++
STL
VHDL
Altera Quartus
Xilinx Vivado
Modelsim
Doxygen
Eclipse
Git
SVN
GNU Make
ARM Assembly
GNU Compiler Collection
Eagle PCB
Linux
MatLab
Python
multi-gigabit links
Windows
SystemVerilog
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
LaTeX
HTML

Timeline

Professional experience for Christian Amstutz

  • Current 4 years and 6 months, since Apr 2017

    FPGA engineer

    European Spallation Source ERIC

    Responsible for the FPGA system implementing the low-level radio frequency (LLRF) system, which controls the amplitude and phase of the RF field in the accelerator cavities. This includes: Development of a FPGA framework to host FPGA applications at ESS, Implementation of the control algorithms in the FPGA, Development of a scripted workflow for FPGA developments, and Coordination of in-kind partner contributions and consultants.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Apr 2013 - Sep 2016

    Research assistant

    KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    Research on the system architecture of the future CMS Track Trigger at CERN consisting of more than 1,700 FPGAs and 200,000 ASICs • Design and implement a system-level simulation of the CMS Track Trigger in SystemC (C++) • Develop a library for multi-dimensional structures in SystemC • Perform production test and commissioning of a complex processing board • Interact regularly with the international CMS Track Trigger collaboration • Assist laboratory sessions of the course “Electronics for Physicists”

  • 4 years and 4 months, Apr 2006 - Jul 2010

    Support Engineer

    IMEDCO AG

    Responsible for the re-design of a real-time magnetic field compensation system for MRI examination rooms: Evaluation of new system components. Development of control software based on Mathworks Simulink Real-Time. Design of two analog amplifier boards • Commissioning of the magnetic field compensation systems on site • Performing site surveys for MRI-systems at hospitals all over Europe • Responsible for the maintenance and calibration of the test equipment according to ISO 9001

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jan 2009 - Mar 2010

    Snowboard Instructor

    duty.ch

    including training in methodology and didactics by SSBS

  • 1 year and 11 months, Aug 2000 - Jun 2002

    Industrial placement during apprenticeship

    ABB Schweiz AG

    Evaluation and development of the user interface for a SCADA system for water supply systems

  • 2 years, Aug 1998 - Jul 2000

    Electronics Technician Apprentice

    ABB Schweiz AG

    Training in basic skills of an electronic technician: Microcontroller programming by assembly (Intel 8052) • Measurement technique • Electronics manufacturing • PCB design • Mechanical CAD

Educational background for Christian Amstutz

  • 3 years and 4 months, Apr 2013 - Jul 2016

    Electrical Engineering

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    Thesis: Evaluation of an Associative Memory and FPGA-based System for the Track Trigger of the CMS-Detector

  • 2 years and 4 months, Aug 2010 - Nov 2012

    System-on-Chip Design

    KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

    Track: Embedded System-on-Chip Platforms

  • 4 months, Sep 2004 - Dec 2004

    Telecommunications

    Helsinki University of Technology

    Courses from the Master's Programme in Communications Engineering

  • 3 years and 2 months, Nov 2002 - Dec 2005

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz

    Specialization: Telecommunication

  • 3 years and 11 months, Aug 1998 - Jun 2002

    Electronic Technician

    ABB Professional Training Center

    Best of the year

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • Swedish

    Basic

  • French

    Basic

  • Italian

    Basic

Interests

photography
snowboarding
cycling
travelling
concerts

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