Matt Mosquera



Cornell University, Independent Contractor

Previous Cornell University, Sandia National Laboratories, Bucknell University

Education Cornell University


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a wealth of experience from Mechanical Design to Thermal Fluids. Interested in the study and optimization of novel technologies, from renewable energies to mechanical systems. Broad and technically deep experience in design environments ranging from garage to national laboratories.

Currently developing expertise in biomolecular engineering, seeking to work at the intersection of biology and technology. Providing an engineering perspective to solve challenging biological problems through engineered approaches. These include microfluidic systems, immune system trafficking, and designing and characterizing new drug delivery methods


Graduate Research Assistant

Cornell University

December 2015 – Present (9 months)Ithaca, New York Area

Immunotherapy and Cell Engineering Laboratory (ICEL) at Cornell University, developing engineered approaches to control the human immune system under Dr. Ankur Singh.

-Developed engineered scaffold systems to drug delivery testing.

-Designed microfluidic devices for a controlled stem cell engineering and delivery.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cornell University

August 2015 – Present (1 year 1 month)Ithaca, New York Area

-Worked with students to develop technical writing ability while running heat transfer experiments.

-Taught heat transfer recitation to facilitate learning.

Technical Developer

Independent Contractor

November 2014 – Present (1 year 10 months)Warren, NJ

Independent technical developer. Worked on several projects with varying applications.

-Designed powered orthotic elbow brace for stroke victims

-Wrote software to achieve optimal design for solid mechanics and thermal problems.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cornell University

January 2016 – May 2016 (5 months)Ithaca, New York Area

-Taught senior undergraduate and graduate students Biofluids

-Taught office hours

-Provided feedback on student assignments

Technical Intern

Sandia National Laboratories

May 2014 – November 2014 (7 months)Albuquerque, New Mexico Area

R&D at Sandia's National Solar Thermal Test Facility on Concentrated Solar Power Technologies. Executed two major projects.

I. Analysis and Simulation of Falling Particles as a Heat Transfer Mechanism

-Devised analytical methods for studying an irradiated particle cloud as a heat transfer mechanism

-Performed computational simulations of falling particle clouds to predict receiver behavior during an on-sun test

II. Design of Concentrated Solar Receiver

-Designed receivers with novel geometry for improved thermal efficiency

-Performed simulations to determine thermal efficiency, stresses, and fluid behavior of receiver designs

-Performed experimental testing of designs

Senior Design Technical Lead

Bucknell University

August 2013 – May 2014 (10 months)Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Worked with team on design project; from ideation to experimentation. Developed a novel system for precision and repeatable egg injection.

-Designed egg injection system from first engineering principles

-Synthesized mechanical design, controls, and biology to deliver an on-time and on-budget product

Researcher in Solar Power

Bucknell University

January 2013 – May 2014 (1 year 5 months)Williamsport, Pennsylvania Area


-Performed design improvements on solar simulator, which is used to test feasibility of various solar energy collection methods

-Designed and fabricated the frame for a mixing chamber for ceramic particles

-Designed and fabricated a liquid cooled reflector for testing in a solar simulator. Compared reflector performance to computational simulations


-Developed and experimentally validated conjugate heat transfer simulation of a solar reflector plate with liquid cooling in COMSOL

-Developed and implemented transient heat transfer simulation of.particle bed under incident radiation

Undergraduate Researcher in Compliant Mechanisms

Bucknell University

October 2011 – May 2014 (2 years 8 months)Williamsport, Pennsylvania Area

-Developed and implemented several methods of fabricating elastofluidic actuators, including photodeposition, injecting molding, and other processes

-Designed, built, and tested a winding machine to repeatably wrap fibers about an elastomeric actuator at a controllable fiber angle

-Using the winding machine, developed a process using latex tubing to fabricate repeatable actuators that deformed in novel ways under pressure

-Utilized rapid prototyped connectors to design combinations of actuators to form mechanisms with unique geometry and motion

K-WIDE Junior Fellow

Bucknell University

January 2014 – January 2014 (1 month)Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Design fellow for the KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience.

-Assisted students in design process and provided technical consulting in variety of projects

-Organized and facilitated logistics of program.

Computational Fluids Researcher, Stagiaire

Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

May 2013 – August 2013 (4 months)Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium

-Researched turbulent flow with an international team of engineers

-Computational simulation of a jet in crossflow, an important process in industry, in OpenFOAM

-Developed solvers in OpenFOAM, an open-source computational fluid dynamics software. Worked to advance the state of solvers for scalar transport to incorporate anisotropic diffusion into the scalar flow equation. Learned C++ syntax and structure to perform this task

-Executed model validation by comparing experimental datasets to computer generated models. Focused on model validation of computed flow field by comparing simulation results to known experimental models

Teaching Assistant

Bucknell University

August 2012 – December 2012 (5 months)williamsport, pennsylvania area

-Taught first year engineering students basic design theory as well as the use of a CAD program (Solidworks)

-Fabricated student designs on a laser cutter


Practices and Technologies to Limit Energy Waste in Small Scale Applications

Naval Academy Science & Engineering Conference

November 2013

Developed strategies to reduce the waste associated with small scale communities, such as forward operating bases and isolated tribes. Developed and presented this work at the Naval Academy Science & Engineering Conference with several collaborators.

Reduction of radiative heat losses for solar thermal receivers.(Link)

Proc. SPIE 9175, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX

August 17, 2014

Solar thermal receivers absorb concentrated sunlight and can operate at high temperatures exceeding 600°C for production of heat and electricity. New fractal-like designs employing light-trapping structures and geometries at multiple length scales are proposed to increase the effective solar absorptance and efficiency of these receivers.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Boy Scouts of AmericaAssistant Scoutmaster

Boy Scouts of America

September 2009

-Served as an Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America.

-Provided guidance and an experienced perspective to developing scouts.

-Assisted in Eagle Scout and other service projects.


Applied Research Innovations in Science and Engineering

May 2014 – Present (2 years 4 months)Education

Volunteered as a mentor for high school students performing research. Guided a student in defining and executing a research project.

Opportunities Matt is looking for:

Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Matt cares about:


Science and Technology

Organizations Matt supports:

American Red Cross

American Cancer Society

Boy Scouts of America

Honors & Awards

Dean's List

Bucknell University

January 2013

Maintained above a 3.5 GPA for each semester studying at Bucknell University.

The William H. and Carl W. Neff Prize

Department of Mechanical Engineering

May 2014

The William H. and Carl W. Neff Prize is awarded to a member of the graduating class in mechanical engineering who, through positive attitude, desire and determination, has shown exceptional academic and personal growth during his/her academic career at Bucknell University.

Eagle Scout Award

Boy Scouts of America

March 2009

-Achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest in the Boy Scouts of America.

-To do so, completed the merit badge and technical requirements as well as lead a service project for my troop.

-The service project entailed the design and construction of raised garden plots for the Wagner Farms Arboretum Giving Garden. The plots were placed in areas of high flooding, allowing more land to be utilized. After the construction of my plots several other groups followed suit, and the Giving Garden has increased its output by over 300%.

-Was awarded a Bronze Palm for further dedication and leadership within the troop.


Cornell University

Cornell University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Mechanical Engineering

2015 – 2019

Pursuing a doctorate in mechanical engineering, working in the biomedical device and materials engineering development space.

Activities and Societies: Cornell Graduate Consulting Club

(Open)7 courses

Bucknell University

Bucknell University

Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering

2010 – 2014

Concentration in Thermal Fluids

Minor in Mathematics with a Concentration in Statistics

Activities and Societies: ChemE Car Club, Emerging Leaders, K-WIDE, Undergraduate Research, Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference

(Open)2 honors and awards

Additional Info


Interdisciplinary Projects, Polymer Sciences, Mechanical Design, Control Systems, Soft Robotics, Fitness, Nutition, Lifting, Reading, Gardening

Personal Details

Birthday September 6

Marital Status Single

Advice for Contacting Matt

Feel free to contact me at I am highly responsive to email.

I can be reached by phone at 908-458-1822.

Relevant mail should be sent to

1000 Central Avenue Apt 51B

Westfield, New Jersey 07090




Cornell University

Immuno-Engineering (BME6630)

Advanced Heat Transfer (MAE6510)

Physics of Micro and Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics (MAE6240)

Heat Transfer (MAE4272- TA)

Biofluid Mechanics (BME4650 - TA)

Functional Organization of Eukaryotic Cells (BIOMG6360)

Stem Cell Bioengineering (BME6110)

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