Dr. Sacristan is currently Professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering (since 1995), Director and Founder of the National Center for Medical Instrumentation and Imaging Research, CI3M, at the UAM-Iztapalapa in Mexico City (since 2006). He is also an active entrepreneur seeking to translate medical innovations to the market, having served as founder/CEO/CSO of Enviva Corp. (MA), Innovamedica (Mexico), Abdeo Medical (Mexico and CA), Critical Perfusion Inc. (CA), MD5 GmbH (Germany) and currently serves as Chief Science Officer of Nervive Inc. (OH). He holds a B.S.(87) in EE and M.S.(90) and Ph.D.(93) degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has been Research Assistant Professor at WPI (1993-1995), Associate Researcher at University of Massachusetts Medical School (1988-1995), and Visiting Professor at Yale School of Medicine (2001-2002) and Stanford University (2009). His research focuses on instrumentation for anesthesia and critical care as well as Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and is author of over 75 research articles and 22 international patents. He is an Endeavor entrepreneur since 2004 and in 2006 he was honored as American Express Entrepreneur of the Year.
Dr. Sacristan has been a member of the IEEE-EMBS for over 20 years, serving as treasurer in the WPI-student and Mexico City chapters, member of ADCOM, Industry Relations committee chair, and member of the TC on Translational Engineering and Healthcare Innovation. He has served the Mexican Society of Biomedical Engineering and was Editor-in-Chief of the Mexican Journal on Biomedical Engineering (1996-2000), and Associate Editor of the IFMBE Proceedings. He has actively collaborated with the Latin American Regional Council on Biomedical Engineering, CORAL, since 1996, and currently serves as Treasurer. He has played a major role in the organizing committee of more than a dozen conferences including the 2003 EMBC in Cancun, the 2010 EMBC in Buenos Aires, the 2016 HI-POCT in Cancun, and the 1998 CLAIB in Mazatlan.