About Me

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2019), University of California, Berkeley. 

  • B.S. (2008), and M.S. (2010) in Mechatronics Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City.

I am a proud and cheerful alumnus of Colegio Madrid A.C.


I was a global partner in ME310 Global: New Product Design Innovation at Stanford University 2007-2008; where as part of a multidisciplinary team of students from Stanford, UNAM, and the Helsinki University of Technology, I contributed to redesign the center stack of a vehicle for General Motors Company.

From 2010 to 2013 I was instructor of Electromechanical Systems in the Mechatronics Department of the School of Engineering, and a research assistant in the Graduate School of Engineering, both at UNAM. During this period I participated in industry-sponsored projects. These projects included the design of a BLDC driven household solar refrigerator, design and development of an integrated RFID livestock tracking system, validation of a testbed to measure the centrifugal force of hydraulic balancers for automatic washing machines, vibration risk assessment of feather art, and the design of a control system for an industrial food sterilizer based on the measurement of heath flux.

In 2012 I joined the engineering team of the startup Automatische Technik México that developed the first commercially available Mexican industrial delta robot for pick and place operations.

I served as Editor and President of the Biomedical Engineering Student Chapter IEEE-UNAM from 2006 to 2008, and as President of the Mexican Association of Students at Berkeley (MEXASB) for the term 2016-2017. 

I performed my doctoral research at the Berkeley Center for Control & Identification, advised by Andrew Packard, and Murat Arcak in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of California, Berkeley. This was done with the support of CONACYT, Fulbright-Garcia Robles, and UC-MEXUS scholarships. My dissertation is on trajectory planning and robust control algorithms for the Sit-To-Stand movement of powered lower limb orthoses used in human rehabilitation.


My interests include optimal control, product design, acoustics, machine learning, validation and uncertainty quantification, dynamic programming, and development engineering.



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