Our former BME undergrad student, Jose Solis, has accepted a position with international aluminum leader, Novelis

Jose Solis graduated in the Fall of 2019 as a proud Biomedical Engineer. Now he will join Novelis, the metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. In delivering on their corporate purpose “Shaping a Sustainable World Together,” Novelis is the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. Novelis is also an FIU BME Industry Advisory Board Sponsor and research mentor in advanced bioelectronics manufacturing technologies. By embracing diversity and empowering employees to pursue their curiosities and test their new ideas, Jose will be able to enhance his skillset and partner across global business segments to gain new experiences. Jose will be a key member of the company’s new product domains R&D team at their Global Research and Technology Center in Kennesaw, GA.

During his time at FIU, Jose always demonstrated his passion for developing and understanding the electrical functions of biomedical devices and underlying technologies. In the Fall of 2018, he took the Bioelectronic Packaging course with Professor Raj Pulugurtha that motivated him to join the AMERI packaging lab where he built a strong expertise in package design, component design, substrate fabrication, assembly, and reliability characterization.

Jose has always been an outstanding student with a strong passion for quality, meticulous details, a strong commitment for meeting expectations and deliverables of customers and project sponsors, expressed Professor Raj Pulugurtha, BME Professor and who became a mentor for Jose at FIU.

Jose considers that his experiences at the BME Department at FIU were key factors when entering into the job market after his graduation.

BME student, Jose Solis

Joining Professor Raj’s lab and developing the Senior Design Project gave me a lot of real experience besides theoretical knowledge because you understand how to get something to the market and in the lab, you actually manufacture and be hands-on and making actual products and devices. This prepares you for the real world, said Jose.

An important lesson that he learned and highlighted about his studies at FIU was the support of the faculty and the professor’s advice. Find a Mentor at the department, someone that knows you and that can guide you to achieving your goals. They have a lot more experience than you and know what it takes to succeed, expressed Jose.

Finally, Jose advised students that are about to graduate and are searching for their first dream job: Focus on your strength. Be true to yourself in any interview don’t act the way you think they want and be determined. Keep working and keep applying.

Jose’s recruitment is another proud evidence of the quality of education and training that students go through in FIU BME to prepare them as the future leaders of the industry.