Who we are

At HealthSurge we make affordable & sustainable products that are available to all. We are a team of Biomedical and Materials Science Engineers who aim to revolutionize electrocautery devices by creating a more efficient and sterilizable device compared to its one-time use counter-parts.

Meet the Team

Mark Siemens

Team Leader

Juliana de Carvalho

Marketing Advisor

Raymond Fong

Business Advisor

Jessica Chin


Jeremy Bui


Frances nicklen


Accomplishments & next steps

Mark is a biomedical & mechanical engineering major and is the team leader of HealthSurge. At UC Irvine, he has done three years of research on the effect of degenerative muscle diseases on the human’s hearts. He has industry experience as a Process Development Intern at Applied Medical, where he worked on manufacturing processes for electrosurgical laparoscopic devices. Post-graduation, he is aiming to use his skills to help people get great low-cost medical treatments.

Juliana de Carvalho is a biomedical engineer with experience interning at Medtronic in their cardiovascular department. Her role focuses primarily on the production of transcatheter mitral valves. In addition to her industry experience, Juliana conducted research under Dr. Jered Haun, studying the synthesis and behavior of fluorescent silica nanoparticles for the detection of tumor cells. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in the cardiovascular industry.

Raymond is an enthusiastic biomedical engineer with a desire to learn and a hope of leaving a lasting, positive impact on this world. He has experience in peripheral vascular catheters through his R&D internship at ReFlow Medical and in stem cell research with Seiler Lab. Looking ahead, Raymond is on the hunt for opportunities toward a career he will enjoy, fully invest in, and allows him to help others.

Jeremy is a materials science engineering major with experience interning at Applied Medical and CHOC. At Applied Medical he worked with the Process Development team, where he worked on manufacturing test fixtures and the manufacturing of electrosugrical laparoscopic devices. At CHOC Jeremy interned as a Medical Researcher, studying new innovations in medicine and the crossroads of machine learning and medicine. He also has extensive research into the manufacturing and synthesizing of electrochromic thin films on variable emissivity devices for the purpose of managing space radiation on spacecrafts.

Jessica is a biomedical engineering with experience in both research and industry settings. At UC Irvine, she studies the effects of mechanotransduction on macrophages under Dr. Wendy Liu. She was awarded the Edwards Summer Undergraduate Research Proposal Fellowship (E-SURP) to fund her research. Additionally, she has experience with Quality Assurance as an intern at Microvention-Terumo and will continue to work at the company full-time after graduation.

Frances is a biomedical engineering major at UC Irvine with a minor in materials science engineering and has two years experience as a math and science instructor at Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth. She has worked in two labs, the first under Dr. Brian Wong at the Beckman Laser Institute researching the physical properties of porcine cartilage and the second in Dr. Han Li’s laboratory of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology researching mutations in E. Coli for commercial uses. She has been accepted to UCLA’s Bioengineering MS program for Fall 2020 and will be working under Dr. Daniel Kamei, researching properties of Covid-19 as well as shifting their Lateral Flow Immunoassay technology towards testing for Covid-19.

Our Mentors

Dr. Christine King

Dr. Aditi Sharma

Special Thanks 

We would like to thank the Bioengine program and UROP at University of California, Irvine for sponsoring our projects. We would also like to thank Advancing Innovation in Dermatology’s Magic Wand Initiative for providing guidance.

Bioengine at UCI

Advancing Innovation in Dermatology

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program UROP