Congratulations to Dr. Carlos Escobedo who has been named Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME) for 2024.

CSME is a constituent society of the Engineering Institute of Canada. The title of Fellow of the CSME is awarded to members who have attained excellence in mechanical engineering and contributed significantly to the progress of their profession.

Carlos received his BSc from National Autonomous University of Mexico (2000) and his Master’s from the University of Toronto (2002) after which he worked in the R&D biomedical industry from 2002-2007, as Head of Mechanical Engineering of Innovamedica R&D, focusing on the development of a Ventricular Assist Device, which has been successfully implanted in patients. He received his PhD from the University of Victoria (2011) before his NSERC postdoctoral fellowship (2011-2013) at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at the Swiss Institute of Technology. He has also served as Technical Chair in MEMS and Nanotechnology for CSME for 4 years.

Carlos’ research involves the development of miniaturized technologies for analytical and diagnostic applications through the use and combination of microfluidics and optics. His group pursues the development of novel technologies for user-based applications of high socio-economic relevance and technologies with unique abilities that facilitate scientific advances in chemistry, biology and medicine. He was awarded the prestigious Early Research Award (Government of Ontario) in 2018, the competitive Smith Engineering Excellence in Research Award (Queen's University) in 2019 and most recently the Engineering Society Golden Apple Award for teaching. He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has trained over 35 HQP, including 9 students in his current group.