Menendez's current research work centers around new semiconductor materials and structures which offer the opportunity to test fundamental condensed matter physics concepts and at the same time make it possible to pursue new applications, particularly in fields such as optoelectronics and photovoltaics.
Honors and Awards1990 Presidential Young Investigator Award 1998 Iberdrola Fellow (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain) 2002 Dean's Quality of Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU 2003 Focus Center Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2008 American Physical Society Outstanding Referee 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Physics, ASU
- experimental solid state physics
- optical devices
PhD, University of Stuttgart, 1985