Welcome to my personal website!

I received my B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) in 2008, and my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2010 and 2017, respectively. At Caltech, I worked in the Mixed-mode Integrated Circuits and Systems (MICS) Laboratory with Prof. Azita Emami.

Currently, I am working on enabling novel biomedical applications by combining and integrating physical and biological principles into the design of microscale integrated circuits. During my studies, I have been involved in the design of a Fully Intraocular Epiretinal Prosthesis which is meant for patients suffering from severe vision loss due to retinal degeneration diseases. In late 2013, I started a collaboration with Prof. Mikhail Shapiro to develop minimally-invasive biological interfaces using biophysical methods such as magnetic resonance, ultrasound and infrared light.

I am the recipient of the 2017 Charles Wilts Prize awarded by the Department of Electrical Engineering at Caltech for outstanding independent research in electrical engineering leading to a PhD. I am also the recipient of the 2017 Demetriades – Tsafka – Kokkalis Prize in Biotechnology awarded by the Division of Engineering
and Applied Science at Caltech to a PhD candidate for the best thesis, publication, or discovery in the field of Biotechnology or Related Fields. I was also the recipient of the Caltech Rosen Scholarship in 2014, the 2013 Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition, the Fulbright Peru Opportunity Grant Scholarship in 2008, and the PUCP Best Student Award in 2008.


Recent News

  • Jul 2018: Joining USC!
    I am thrilled to be joining USC’s Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering as an Assistant Professor starting this fall!
    Joining USC!
  • Oct 2017: I just presented our ATOMS work at 2017 BMES Annual Meeting!
    BMES 2017
  • Sep 2017: ATOMS on the cover of Nature Biomedical Engineering
    Our work on localization of microscale devices inside the body using principles of nuclear magnetic resonance has just been featured on the cover of Nature Biomedical Engineering!
    Artificial ATOMS for localization of microscale devices inside the body
  • Jun 2017: I am honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Demetriades – Tsafka – Kokkalis Prize in Biotechnology, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech
    Awarded to a PhD candidate for the best thesis, publication, or discovery in the field of Biotechnology or Related Fields
    Caltech EAS News, The Demetriades – Tsafka – Kokkalis Prizes
  • Jun 2017: I am honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Charles and Ellen Wilts Prize, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Caltech
    For outstanding independent research in electrical engineering leading to a PhD
    Caltech EE News, Wilts Prize
  • Sep 2015: Co-Recipient of the 2015 IEEE CICC Best Student Paper Award, 2nd Place
    Co-author of the paper ”20Gb/s 0.77pJ/b VCSEL Transmitter with Nonlinear Equalization in 32nm SOI CMOS,” presented at 2015 IEEE CICC
  • Oct 2014: I am honered to be named the 2014 Caltech Rosen Graduate Scholar
    Caltech Rosen Bioengineering Center
  • Jun 2013: Intraocular Retinal Prosthesis Research wins at Broadcom’s 2013 BFURC
    Caltech EAS Press ReleaseBroadcom Press Release