Clean Tech Consultant / Instructor
Carlos Uranga has a Bachelors and Masters in Bioengineering from UCSD and Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (M.S. equivalent) at INRIA (Grenoble, France). Carlos possesses a broad-based technical background both academically and in practice in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, and Biotechnology. The last 5 years of his career have been dedicated to finding partnerships in industry research, and business development for the Pharmacogenomics sector.
Carlos was introduced and hired into the Biotechnology industry through a vocational training course at the age of 19. Immediately after completion of this training course, he saw the power of vocational training first hand after being hired on at CORVAS International, in San Diego.
During this time as an undergraduate, through the support of the Howard Hughes Medical Research Scholarship, he participated at SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) program. Carlos was able to present his research from work at the Microscale-Tissue Engineering Lab (M.T.E.L, now at M.I.T.) BENG, UCSD, at the SACNAS national conference.
These combined experiences culminated in a deep belief in the power and importance of applied learning and community-based support for youth pursuing technical fields. This experience translates now into his work with Fab Lab San Diego as an instructor and program manager. Carlos focuses on robotics, electronics, engineering and alternative energy for his hands-on projects with young learners.
Carlos Uranga brings a unique knowledge of industry, science, and technology as well as a genuine interest in the empowerment of communities in academia and technical career pathways.