Alejandro Medina


Alejandro Medina is an undergraduate student at UTSA pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Within the laboratory he has taken part in developing the Battlefield Ready Innovative Suction with his team. In the project he was responsible for the 3D modeling of the upper enclosure that contained the electronics package, assisted in the mechanical design of the proprietary components along with the testing/characterization of the device, he also developed the engineering drawings for all parts of the device along with its respective bill of materials. While with the team he published two abstracts as a primary author, gave a poster presentation, and a podium presentation showcasing the device; he was also a co-author in 2 other abstracts written by other members in the team. While at UTSA he has been the Treasurer for Advanced Robotics, Vice President of RSO Relations in the Engineering Student Council, President of the Sigma Chi Mu Iota Chapter, and took part in the College of Engineering Leadership Academy. Outside of his research involvement and academic development he has had a variety of professional positions in various engineering industries. He was a Mechanical Engineering Intern at BHE & Associates which is an aeronautical engineering firm that focuses on the upgrading of aircraft equipment. He was a CAD Drafter for SaniSafe products, a company with a focus in plastics & metal sheet product manufacturing. He is currently a Construction Engineer II at Freedom Forever a solar design company, in which he currently drafts up plans that include electrical diagrams, structural installation, and overall city/state compliant documentation for the installation of photovoltaic systems on homes.

Active Projects

  • Suction Combat Ready Advanced Multifunctional Machine (SCRAMM)
  • Battlefield Ready Innovative Suction Kit (BRISK)


  • Valero Corporation Endowed Scholarship
  • UG Research Program for the Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design Stipend
  • Isaac M Jordan High Ambition Award


Conference Publications

Alejandro Medina, Tyler T. Bull M.S., Saketh R. Peri M.S., Zach Fallon B.S.,Robert De Lorenzo, M.D, R. Lyle Hood, Ph.D. “Battlefield Ready Innovative Suction Kit for Airway Management in Combat and Civilian Emergency Situation”, The San Antonio Military Health System and Universities Research Forum (SURF) Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2022, Podium Presentation.

Alejandro Medina, Tyler T. Bull M.S., Saketh R. Peri M.S., Zach Fallon B.S., Robert Brothers M.S., Moosfika Treesha M.S., Forhad Akhter Ph.D., Robert De Lorenzo, M.D, R. Lyle Hood, Ph.D. “Battlefield Ready Innovative Suction Kit (BRISK) for Pre-Hospital Emergency Situations”, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 2022, Poster Presentation.