Joseph Vikram Reddy Thanugundla – LHPU Yellow Jersey for the Pontiac gasoline class

Joseph Vikram Reddy Thanugundla is the winner of the LHPU Yellow Jersey for the Pontiac gasoline class. His interest in modelling the sensors and actuators made him stand out. He quickly finished the project and immediately went on to help others in his group and outside of his group. He was active during activities conducted during class. He also completed his wire harness task correctly.

Joseph Vikram Reddy Thanugundla is an experienced Master’s graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Hartford. He completed his Bachelor’s in Electronics Technology from Loyola Academy Secundrabad.

He has been passionate about engineering from his childhood. His father is an Electrician, so Joseph could see how he works with electronic devices, which made him even more interested to take math and physics during his high school years. This drove him to choose engineering for his career path. During his Bachelor’s, Joseph learned more about control systems, digital electronics, and he was focused on testing, designing and debugging the electric circuits. The rapid growth in the electrical field pushed him to pursue his Master’s. During his education, he worked on OrCAD capture (17.2), PSpice, allegro PCB designer, MATLAB, and Simulink.

He was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Hartford, where he conducted workshop on PCB design, delivered lectures and proctored exams. Joseph developed an ultra-sensitive shadow detector using PSpice and designed a 4-layer PCB to complete the project.  He secured 2nd in a national level project exhibit conducted at Andhra Loyola. He enjoys playing cricket, chess and cooking.