Miguel Mendez Polanco

School: Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department: Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Email: mmendez1@stevens.edu

PhD Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

BSc Chemistry, Universidad Autonoma de Puebla


Dr. Miguel Angel Mendez Polanco is a chemist 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), and also obtained Teaching Certificates from both institutions. His work includes computational modelling of materials (bulk, surfaces, and interfaces) for the study of their structure/electronic properties with focus in renewable energy-related problems, catalytic processes, and design principles of electronic devices.

He is also passionate about education and an advocate for increasing representation and inclusion of historically under-represented students in STEM, first-generation college students, and broadly a science enthusiast.
He has taught at various institutions and is excited to share this blend of experiences with Stevens' students and colleagues.

  • CH 115 General Chemistry I
  • CH 116 General Chemistry II
  • CH 321 Thermodynamics
  • CH 520 Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • CH 561 Instrumental Methods of Analysis