Biography



Curriculum Vitae/CV 

Current: 
Assistant Professor | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
| FAMU-FSU joint College of Engineering

Department of Physics, Scientific Computing, Materials Science and Engineering, High Performance Materials Institute, Florida State University

Condensed Matter Science, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University

Bio-sketch
*Post.Researcher, UC Berkeley & LBL (Advisor: Martin Head-Gordon), 2014
*Staff Scientist, Caltech & Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, 2013
*Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (Advisor: William A. Goddard), 2012
*M.S. California Institute of Technology (Advisor: William A. Goddard), 2008
*B.S. Tec de Monterrey (ITESM), 2008. University of California, Los Angeles (Advisor: Omar M. Yaghi), 2006-2008

Short Bio:
Dr. Mendoza-Cortes has worked on Materials by Design for Porous Materials using topological concepts in combination with atomistic simulations and experiments. The first example was published in Science magazine and was awarded the 2007 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, which is the the AAAS's oldest and most prestigious award. His recent research about designing new materials for energy conversion was featured in Forbes magazine, CNBC and the Department of Energy (DOE) highlights. In 2016, he obtained a grant from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), DOE to develop new multiscale methods for materials design. This DOE grant is to develop the next generation of codes and software for computational materials physics and chemistry. In 2016, he obtained a grant (as Co-PI) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate the fundamental degradation of Lithium batteries and their further improvement. More recently, he also obtained funding from NVIDIA, the largest GPU maker in the world, to develop new computational methods on this new computing architecture.

Dr. Mendoza's publication summary:
4864 = Total Citations
155 = Average citations per paper
17 = h-index
19 = i10 index
31 = Research Articles
13 = First author
17 = Corresponding author

Because of graduate and post-graduate studies advisors, Dr. Mendoza-Cortes' academic great grand parents are Marie Curie and Paul Dirac. Dr. Mendoza-Cortes has changed fields several times. First, he was a mathematician, which turned into a Chemist, then into a physicist, then into a computer scientist, then into an engineer, and so on. However, right now he is focusing on multiscale simulations of (old and new) materials. 




Honors and Awards: 
  • Emerging Investigator by the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018. 
  • Carl Storm Fellowship, Gordon Research Conference, 2018. 
  • ONR Summer Faculty Research Fellow, 2017. 
  • CRC assistant professor award, 2016. 
  • Caltech Graduate Student Travel Award, 2010. 
  • Roberto Rocca Graduate Fellowship, 2009 
  • AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, 2007; AAAS's oldest award (AAAS = American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS is the 'The World's Largest General Scientific Society')
  • Ministry of Education (SEP) Young Scientist Award, 2006 
  • Snyder Research Fellowship (UIUC), 2005 
Scientific pedigree: 
J.L. Mendoza-Cortes obtained his Ph.D. in 2012 from William A. Godddard at Caltech in USA.
* William A. Goddard III obtained his Ph.D. in 1964 from Pol Duwez at Caltech in USA.
* Pol Duwez received his D.Sc. in 1933 from Emile Henriot at U. Brussels in Belgium.
* Emile Henriot received his D.Sc. in 1912 from Marie Curie at the Sorbonne in France.

PDF
J.L. Mendoza-Cortes did his PDF in 2014 with Martin Head-Gordon at Berkeley in USA. 
Martin Head-Gordon obtained his Ph.D. in 1989 from John Pople at Carnegie Mellon in USA. 
John Pople received his D.Sc. in 1951 from John Lennard-Jones at Cambridge in England. 
John Lennard-Jones received his D.Sc. in 1924 from Ralph H. Fowler at Cambridge in England. 
Ralph H. Fowler gave his D.Sc. in 1926 to Paul Dirac at Cambridge in England. 

Mentors: 
M. Head-GordonUC BerkeleyMember of the National Academy of Sciences
Bill Goddard IIICaltechMember of the National Academy of Sciences
Omar M. YaghiUCLAMember of the National Academy of Sciences
Jeffrey S. MooreUIUCMember of the National Academy of Sciences

Collaborators: 
Dr. Nate Lynd (LBL/UT Austin), Dr. Heinz Frei (LBL), Jonas Peters (Caltech), Dr. Hiro Furukawa (UCLA/UCBerkeley), Prof. Theodor Agapie (Caltech), Wei Zhang (UColorado), Prof. Sri Narayan (USC), Dr. Souradip Malkhandi (USC), Prof. Giulia Galli (UCDavis), Dr. Smith Nielsen (Caltech), Jacob Kanady (Caltech), Dr. Diego Benitez (UCLA), Prof. Manny Soriaga (A&M), Dr. Jack Baricuatro (JCAP), Prof. Tom Klapotke (Munich), Dr. Andres Jaramillo (Caltech), Dr. Tod A. Pascal (Caltech), Dr. Sergey Zybin (Caltech), Dr. An Qi (Caltech), Hai Xiao(Caltech). 

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