MEET NOÉ ESPARZA
Noé received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University for his research on Gecko-Inspired Adhesives for climbing applications. This work was conducted in the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Lab under the supervision of Prof. Mark Cutkosky. Noé's journey began in La Puente, California (one of the many cities of Los Angeles County). He is the son of Mexican immigrants and along with his sister were the first in their family to complete high school, let alone attain college degrees. Noé left Southern California to study undergraduate Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, which he would return to for his Master's and PhD. He has taken his love of coding, passion to build and desire to make stuff move into creating robots. Since getting his PhD, Noé has been involved in the startup world bringing robotics to solar energy production (QBotix) and most recently to the food and restaurant industry (Momentum Machines).