Manuel Ochoa is a researcher, technical designer, and scientific advisor specializing in emerging flexible, hybrid and bio-inspired platforms for medical and environmental applications. He enjoys helping early stage companies convert ideas into working prototypes with business value and social impact.

His doctoral research focused on the development of low-cost, scalable, multifunctional, microsystem platforms for medical applications, with special emphasis on transdermal delivery of therapeutics and the treatment of chronic dermal wounds. As a post-doctoral researcher, he worked on the scalability and commercial viability of flexible medical systems that leverage the emerging flexible hybrid electronics ecosystem. During his graduate and post-graduate career, he has co-authored over 60 publications in world renowned journals and international conferences.