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Research Program Mentors

Polygence mentors are selected based on their exceptional academic background, teaching experience, and unique ability to inspire the next generation of innovative thinkers and industry leaders.

Physics
Quantum

Quantum

PhD

Expertise

mechanical engineering (thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluids). entrepreneurship (cleantech, social enterprise).

Alex

Alex

MS

Expertise

Machine learning/ Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Data Science, Signal Processing, Wireless Communications,

Uday

Uday

PhD candidate

Expertise

Nuclear energy, materials science

Saumya

Saumya

MS candidate

Expertise

Chemistry (general, organic, biochem), Biology (general, genetics, microbiology), Medical/Healthcare Sciences (hydrogel technology, tissue engineering, biomaterials)

Carissa

Carissa

Industry expert

Expertise

Astrophysics, Physics, Mathematics, Photography, Art

Jayke

Jayke

PhD candidate

Expertise

Astrophysics, Exoplanet Detection, Scientific Instrument Design, Planetary Formation Theory

Jacob

Jacob

PhD

Expertise

Physics, math, engineering

Akihiro

Akihiro

PhD candidate

Expertise

physics, systems neuroscience, microscopy, neural correlates of behavior

Candice

Candice

PhD

Expertise

astrophysics, physics, coding, data science, machine learning

Christian

Christian

PhD candidate

Expertise

Physics, Quantum Physics, Quantum computers, Quantum information theory, information theory, quantum optics, optics, electromagnetism, Lasers, Gravitational Wave Astronomy, LIGO, Feedback and Control Systems

Robert

Robert

PhD

Expertise

Physics, Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Math, Sports Analytics, Scientific Writing, Science Communication

Jesus

Jesus

PhD

Expertise

Chemistry, drug design, nanotechnology, data science, machine learning, biosensors, digital health, physics, mobile app, web development

Annika

Annika

PhD candidate

Expertise

Robotics, Systems Engineering; Control Systems; Automation; Aerospace Engineering; Physics; Mechanical Engineering

Samuel

Samuel

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biophysics, biochemistry, computational biology, protein evolution

Sam

Sam

PhD

Expertise

Soft Matter Physics, Learning in Physical Systems, Machine Learning, Friction, Granular Media

Jennifer

Jennifer

PhD candidate

Expertise

Bioengineering, bioinformatics, math, physics

Silpa

Silpa

PhD

Expertise

Material Science, Nanotechnology, Manufacturing, Semiconductors

Zheyuan

Zheyuan

PhD candidate

Expertise

Aerospace Engineering, specifically propulsion, aerodynamics, and structures; Aviation Management

Caitlin

Caitlin

MPhil

Expertise

computational biophysics, systems neuroscience, computational physics, soft matter physics

Hrant

Hrant

PhD

Expertise

Quantum Computing, Quantum Gravity, Black Holes