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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
David

David

MD/PhD candidate

Expertise

Biology, chemistry, math, statistics, computer science

Imad

Imad

PhD candidate

Expertise

Astronomy: Galaxies, Astronomy:Machine Learning, Astronomy:Data Analysis

Mitchell

Mitchell

Industry expert

Expertise

Robotics, control systems, machine learning

Caitlin

Caitlin

MPhil

Expertise

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

Derek

Derek

PhD candidate

Expertise

Mechanical / Aerospace engineering / Physics. Best at theoretical, computational and mechanical work. Less experienced in electrical engineering.

Doug

Doug

PhD

Expertise

Mechanical Engineering, Statics, Dynamics, 3D Printing, Materials Science

Daniel

Daniel

MD

Expertise

Medicine, Clinical medicine, Radiology, Interventional radiology, MRI, CT, Ultrasound

Sara

Sara

PhD candidate

Expertise

Astrophysics, solar cells, semiconductor devices, optoelectrical devices

Lawrence

Lawrence

PhD candidate

Expertise

Observational cosmology. Computational modeling of dynamical systems. Programming for autonomous robots. Quantum computing. Computer vision.

Holly

Holly

PhD

Expertise

Water treatment, nanotechnology, environmental justice, environmental engineering, green chemistry, green engineering, environmental policy, sustainable materials

Nate

Nate

PhD candidate

Expertise

Aerospace Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Control Systems, Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC)

Jennifer

Jennifer

PhD candidate

Expertise

Bioengineering, bioinformatics, math, physics

Ofer

Ofer

PhD

Expertise

physics of living systems; quantitative data analysis; computational projects; biological theory; applied mathematics

Siddharth

Siddharth

PhD candidate

Expertise

Clean energy technologies (fuel cells, hydrogen electrolyzers etc.), electrochemistry, colloidal science, aerosol physics

Ashley

Ashley

PhD candidate

Expertise

Material Sciences, Quantum Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Jacob

Jacob

PhD

Expertise

Physics, math, engineering

Richard

Richard

PhD

Expertise

materials science, technology commercialization, investing, batteries, financial markets

Zheyuan

Zheyuan

PhD candidate

Expertise

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

Brooke

Brooke

PhD candidate

Expertise

Biomechanics, organismal biology, anatomy, evolutionary biology, ecology

Nisarga

Nisarga

PhD candidate

Expertise

Theoretical quantum physics, Quantum information, condensed matter physics, mathematics