Awards & Recognitions



  • The research work I developed during my Ph.D. studies was instrumental to attract one of the biggest donations in the History of Cardiovascular Nanotechnology by my Ph.D. mentors Dr. Mauro Ferrari and Dr. Guillermo Torre-Amione. The donation was used to create The George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine.



Jun 2013


Jun 2014

  • Gifted Citizen Award, (Top 30 Global Innovators of 2014 with projects that will impact more than 10 million lives in the next years), Singularity University and CDI.


Nov 2014

  • Meeting with Prince Charles of Wales (Great Britain) to discuss technological innovation and entrepreneurship representing Mexico.


Nov 2014

  • Distinguished as Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) from Great Britain, one of the oldest and most prestigious academic societies in the world.


Jan 2015

  • Selected to participate as a Delegate in the US-MEX Forum for Cooperation, Understanding and Solidarity, as one of the top 30 young leaders of Mexico and United States, representing the Harvard/MIT/Tecnológico de Monterrey Chapter.


Mar 2015

  • National Youth Award in Science and Technology, presented by the President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto. The highest honor that the Mexican Government bestows to a young physician and researcher.


Aug 2016

  • Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Institute – Health Care Award. Contributions in Medical Bionanotechnology.


Nov 2016

  • Recognized as one of the 30 Most Influential Latino Leaders under the age of 30 by El Mundo Boston.

Nov 2016


  • Acceptance to the Harvard University Venture Incubation Program (VIP) at Harvard Innovation Labs.



Jan 2017


Feb 2017

  • Finalist in the President’s Innovation Challenge of Harvard University. The 5 most innovative ventures from Harvard University were selected from over 300 participants. Project: Nanotechnology-based embolic agent “Nanoshear”.

Mar 2017


  • Nominated to Forbes 30 under 30 annual list in Science Category. “30 most influential scientists under the age of 30”.


Sep 2017


  • Top 30 most promising Mexican individuals under the age of 40, CNN Expansion.  



Apr 2018

  • Recognition of my research work and awards in hundreds of media coverages worldwide (TV, Radio, Magazines, Newspapers, and Interviews). Google Search Term: “Guillermo Ulises Ruiz-Esparza”

2014 - 2018




  • Best Social Initiative Award from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, for creating educative programs in science and technology for underserved communities without access to this type of education.



May 2011


  • Leadership Award from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, due to social leadership in the creation of educative social programs in science and technology for underserved communities in the city of Monterrey and the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

May 2011



  • Elected to be part of the first generation of the first M.D. / Ph.D. program in Latin America by Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and Houston Methodist Hospital.


Jun 2011



  • Predoctoral Fellowship/Scholarship of Excellence for Ph.D. graduate studies, Houston Methodist Hospital-Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education joint program.


Aug 2011



  • Research funding from The George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine awarding my proposed projects for Nanotherapeutic delivery to the Failing Heart at Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute.


Mar 2014



  • Mention by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in an article as one of the top young innovators in Latin America, with one of the most innovative technological projects.


Jun 2014



  • Invitation by the President of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education to give a conference during the TecTalks event. An event where 13 of the most successful alumni of the institution were selected and invited to share their stories and give a conference talk.



Nov 2014


  • Awarded the distinction of been accepted to the Mexican National System of Researchers and named National Researcher.

Jan 2015


  • Letter from the President of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, in recognition of my career and achievements at my young age and congratulating me regarding my research.


Mar 2015


  • The Lecture I presented about our Nanotechnology work at The World Congress of Acute Heart Failure in Seville, Spain was featured in the plenary session as one of the most exciting advances of 2015 presented in the conference.


May 2015


  • Invited Speaker for TEDx “New Medical Frontiers: Innovation at the intersection of Medicine and Engineering”.


Aug 2015


  • State of Aguascalientes Youth Award in Science and Technology by the Government of the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico.


Sep 2015


  • La Sala Award for my contributions to Science and Technology in the areas of Healthcare and Scientific Education in Mexico.



Nov 2015

  • National Research Award (1st Place) by the Secretary of Health, and Federal Government of Mexico. Awarded as the most valuable Research Work performed in the Nation by a Medical Student during Social Service (The awardee is selected from 142 Medical Schools in Mexico).

Jun 2016