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Biomedical Engineer with a concentration in Mechanical Design

San Diego, California, United States
May 02, 2019

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Andres Fojaco Gomez

***** *** ***** ******* **** #101 • San Diego, CA 92108 • (619) 962 – 1176 • EDUCATION:

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo September 2016 – March 2019 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering GPA: 3.8 Mechanical Design Concentration


Drill-Powered Vehicle - Cal Poly January 2019 – March 2019 Built a scooter powered solely by an 18V cordless electric drill. Foot Support Taping Device for Off-Loading Wounds – Cal Poly September 2018 – March 2019 Built a device made of taping and padding that off-loads the pressure on a diabetic foot ulcer by at least 40%, while still providing easy access to the wound for cleaning and allow for normal gait. Easy to Fold Walker - Medical Design Club October 2017 – June 2018 Designed a walker that includes a detachable cane and folds easily for easy storage and transportation. Water Distillation System - Engineering World Health September 2017 – February 2018 Designed an affordable water distillation system using a pressure cooker that can be used by third world countries.

Quarterly Design Project - Quality of Life Plus at Cal Poly April 2017 – June 2017 Our group designed and prototyped an affordable and easy to use lower-extremity prosthetic attachment that assists a user in performing the activity of slacklinning. Built a myoelectric arm - Quality of Life Plus at Cal Poly January 2017 – March 2017 Scholar/Instructional Asst. - Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program at SDCCD July 2016 – December 2016 Synthesized and purified various compounds for future studies on their inhibitory properties against tumor cell growth and propagation.

Publication and Presentation Credits (Including Co-author Credits):

“Studies on the Regioselective Polyesterification of Vitamin C Under Basic Anhydrous Conditions Using Fatty Acid Acyl Chlorides”; Presented by Emmanuel Gutierrez (SACNAS*, 2016)

“Synthesis of Polyesterified Derivatives of Vitamin C Using a Catalytic Amount of Sulfuric Acid”; Presented by Yasin Abdulkadir (SACNAS, 2016)

“Studies on the Synthesis of 2- and 2,3-Disubstituted Esters of Ascorbic Acid Using 5,6-O-Isopropyldiene- L-Ascorbic Acid”; Presented by Naquiba Williams (SACNAS, 2016)

“Kinetic Studies of the Solvolysis of 2,6-Disubstituted Fatty Acid Derivatives of Vitamin C: Comparison of Activation Energies as a Function of Carbon Chain Lengths”; Presented by Sierra Trujillo (SACNAS, 2016)



SolidWorks, Microsoft Office, Matlab, LabVIEW, Minitab, OpenSim, COMSOL, Abaqus, and PSpice,

Have performed tensile and compressive strength testings and three-point bending flexural tests.

Native Spanish speaker

International Exchange Program (2018) at Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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