Building a Successful Startup at CWRU: Felipe Gomez del Campo, Founder and CEO, FGC Plasma Solutions
FGC Plasma Solutions commercializes technology to inject plasma into jet fuel, causing the fuel to burn more efficiently. Gomez del Campo began creating the technology behind FGC Plasma as part of a high school science fair project. While at Case Western Reserve University, he refined his invention and began the process of commercializing it for his startup. Today, in addition to running FGC Plasma, he holds a Visiting Scientist appointment at MIT. In 2015, Gomez del Campo was recognized by Obama at a White House event highlighting the importance of investing in young entrepreneurs and was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Energy category.
This conversation will be facilitated by CWRU student Maryann Veyon ('22), who is pursuing her BS in Chemical Engineering.
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Felipe Gomez del Campo
Founder and CEO
Felipe Gomez del Campo is the founder and the CEO of FGC Plasma Solutions, a Cleveland-based company, which is developing a novel fuel injector for jet engines and gas turbines.
Gomez del Campo has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Case Western University. He won best paper at the 2014 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference for his work on “A Novel Lean-Premixed Fuel Nozzle Incorporating Gliding Arc Plasma to Enhance Combustion.”
In 2015, he was honored as an emerging global entrepreneur by President Barack Obama at the White House. He also was selected by the State Department to represent the United States at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Gomez del Campo earned a spot on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2016 in the energy category, the “Who’s Who to Watch in Technology” put out by Crain’s Cleveland Business, and one of México’s six extraordinary young people as designated by GQ Mexico. He also has been named a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Aerospace, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. (chainreaction.anl.gov)