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El Mundo Boston 2018.

FELIPE GÓMEZ DEL CAMPO

Founder/CEO,  FGC Plasma Solutions 

Age:26

Heritage: Mexican

 

Notable Accomplishments:

 

  • ORISE Fellow/ DOE-EERE Laboratory Embedded Entrepreneur: Named by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to the first cohort of the Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne, a program designed to embed entrepreneurial scientists at national laboratories

  • MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 List (LATAM edition): Selected by MIT Tech Review as one of the 35 Innovators under 35 from Latin America.

  • Top 3 Awardee, NASA iTech: Selected by a panel of NASA Center Chief Technologists and the NASA Associate Administrator for the Space Mission Directorate as one of top three technologies to present at a national competition organized by NASA.

  • U.S. Delegate to Global Entrepreneurship Summits: Selected by the U.S, Department of State to join the US delegation to both summits. Chaired advisory committee for the State Department to help coordinate content for summit

  • Forbes 30 under 30, Energy Category

  • Joven Extraordinario, (GQ Mexico): Named as one of six extraordinary young Mexicans (under 30) by the Mexican edition of GQ Magazine.

 

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Felipe Gomez del Campo is the founder and CEOof FGC Plasma Solutions, a Boston-based company which uses plasma to fundamentally improve combustion across a wide variety of systems leading to improvements in fuel efficiency, emissions and engine operation. FGC Plasma’s technology has applications in energy, aerospace and defense. Felipe originally started this research as a high school science fair project and now, over six years later, he has a patent on the technology and has raised over $4.4 M in funding primarily from the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, NASA  and others. 

 

Felipe was named inthe 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Energy category. In 2016, he alsowas honored at The White House by President Barack Obama as an emerging global entrepreneur. Recently, FGC Plasma was selected by NASA’s Chief Technologists as the 2018 X-Factor innovation award through NASA Itech. 

 

Felipe currently holds a Visiting Scientist appointment at MIT and is collaborating with the institute to help FGC Plasma’s technology take flight.Felipe has a bachelor’s in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), as well as a masters in aerospace engineering from CWRU. While at CWRU, Felipe was a varsity athlete, swimming distance freestyle for the Spartans for four years. Furthermore, during his time atCase Western, Felipe co-founded the university’s chapter of The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). 

 

In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Felipe has also been an active advocate for entrepreneurship initiatives in Mexico. Felipehasbeen invited by the U.S. Embassy in Mexico andvarious Mexican Universities to speak to young Mexican entrepreneurs about innovation and hard tech entrepreneurship.