March 06, 2015

10 minutes with Fernando Gomez-Baquero of Bess Technologies

By: Megan Rogers

Source: The Business Review

The Business Review

EXECUTIVE PROFILE

Fernando Gómez-Baquero was looking for a technology to commercialize when he moved from Colombia to the United States to study at Albany's nanocollege. Gómez-Baquero, who co-founded the first student company to spin out of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, left a corporate job in his mid-20s to build a career in the growing field of nanotechnology. He didn't want to wonder "what could have been" if he didn't follow his interest in nanotechnology. Today, he's the CEO of Bess Technologies, a startup focused on building better lithium-ion batteries for use in consumer electronics, electric vehicles and other applications.

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