Team SQUID Del 6 – Mónica Alaniz

Mónica i Venedig

Mónica är vår elektronik- och mjukvaruexpert, och har under två år på SPP varit med och utvecklat elektronik och mjukvara till bland annat NASA-uppdraget Cascades 2.

Hello Mónica! Where are you from, and what is your role in the SQUID project?

I’m from Mexico City and I’m the main responsible for electronics and software, that means to do schematics for the printed circuit board, to solder the components later on and to program the control of the subsystems of the SQUID experiment.

What did you study at your previous college, and what are you studying now here at KTH? What made you choose to study here?

I studied the career of Computer Engineer in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) then I came to Sweden to do my bachelor thesis in Uppsala at the Swedish Insitute of Space Physics (IRF). I noticed I needed more preparation so I applied for a master programme called System-on-chip design at KTH, I decided to study here because I knew that it is the best place to study engineering, and I have liked it a lot because the education level is excellent and the cultural experiences are incredible.

How did you come to join the SQUID team?

It is a very nice project that fits perfectly with my interests, I have always liked to be involved in space projects

Where and with what do you hope to be working in ten years’ time?

My dream job is to be in a company where I can use all the knowdelge learned at the school and where i can develope my skills, if it is space related it would be great! The place doesnt matter might be in Mexico or Europe 🙂

Worst space movie ever?

Sunshine, the effects and sound are amazing but the end of the movie is a bit weird so I didn’t like it.