Dr. Miguel Angel Mendez Polanco, New General Chemistry Lecturer

Dr. Miguel Angel Mendez Polanco is a chemist trained in computational and experimental techniques, interested in various problems at the interface of Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science. He earned his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, and performed postdoctoral work at MIT (MechE). His work includes computational modeling of materials (bulk, surfaces, and interfaces) for the study of their structure/electronic properties with focus in energy-related problems, catalytic processes, and design principles of electronic devices. He is also passionate about education and teaching, and his past experience includes MIT, Vassar, and Lafayette colleges. Dr. Mendez Polanco will join our department in Fall 2018 as a Lecturer.