Jose Gomez-Marquez

Jose Gomez-Marquez

Jose currently leads the Little Devices Lab in the MIT International Design Center (IDC). Jose Gomez-Marquez is an engineering designer that directs Little Devices @ MIT and is the creator of MIT’s first course on affordable medical hardware. He is co-inventor the MEDIKit platform, a series of design building blocks that empower doctors and nurses in developing countries to invent their own medical technologies. His other research projects include inhalable vaccine delivery systems, crowdsourced diagnostics, paper microfluidics, and reconfigurable diagnostics for extreme environments. Jose has served on the European Union’s Science Against Poverty Taskforce and has participated as an expert advisor in the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Gomez-Marquez is a 3 time MIT IDEAS Competition winner, including two Lemelson Awards for International Technology. In 2009, Jose was selected to Technology Review’s TR35, which also named him Humanitarian of the Year. In 2011 he was named a TED Fellow and leads the MakerNurse project with the support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to re. He arrived to the United States from his native Honduras on a Rotary exchange and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.