Dr. Sergio Mendez joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at CSULB in 2009.  Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Mexico in the area of polymeric materials. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, he worked as a Thin Films Process Engineer at Intel in the Silicon Valley. He honorably served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he was deployed to 15countries as an infantryman. 

Dr. Mendez has 25 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of polymer solutions, nano-structured materials, molecular computational modeling, and green engineering. His recent research has been in green materials, biofuels, natural soaps, and low-cost biomedical devices.