Pablo Sánchez Martínez

From Spain to FH JOANNEUM to AVL List. Pablo Sánchez Martínez shows how important internationalisation is as well in a technical world.


Basic data

Job description Hardware Development Engineer

Company AVL List GmbH

I am working in Graz, Austria since 2019

My contacts:

What I do

  • Development of power electronic circuits
  • Design of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
  • Research in advanced topologies and new semiconductor materials

Why I love my job

  • We develop real industrial solutions for a growing market
  • We are a young team where everyone is eager to help
  • We have a lot of flexibility and excellent working conditions

What I don't like so much about my job

  • I love everything about my job!

Important skills in my job

  • Proactivity
  • Teamwork
  • Never be afraid to ask!

My greatest success so far

Starting the design of a new product from scratch. Our team was able to decide all electronic aspects and transform the idea into a working device!

How I found my current job

I found my actual job through contacts during my master thesis, which I did as an exchange student in FH JOANNEUM in Kapfenberg.

What I learned for this job during my studies

The most important thing I learnt during my studies was how to face problems in many different areas. And even if you do not have the necessary knowledge, always ask a colleague, read a book about the topic or search the internet for a solution!

Job prospects in my field

The field of electronics, and especially power electronics, is constantly growing so the job perspectives for those who wish to enter the profession are just excellent!

I am

  • organized
  • proactive
  • social


Even though I am originally from Spain, I decided to come to Austria for my master thesis and immediately fell in love with Styria. Besides, there are many companies in the region working on power electronics, so I decided to settle and work on the same I studied for. For me it was always very important being on a team as well as having flexible working conditions. And my best advice for future students is: practical experience is the key to success!