Dr. María Luisa Mendoza Martínez obtained her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at the Universidad Veracruzana. Later, she obtained her Master's degree and her Ph.D. in science in the speciality of Mathematics at the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional. During the final stage of her Ph.D. she received the distinction "Sofia Kovalévskaya" awarded by the Sofía Kovalévskaia Foundation and the Sociedad Matemática Mexicana. She has published original research articles, according to Scopus. She is also member of the National System of Researchers in Mexico, Level candidate. Since December 2020 she is part of the research group the Photonics and Quantum Systems strategic of the National School of Engineering and Sciences.
She has been involved in more than 30 conferences and workshops, being a lecturer in 22 of them, 18 national and 4 international, being a plenary speaker in two of them. Furthermore, she was a member of the organizing committee of XX Congreso Nacional de Enseñanza de las Matemáticas. In May 2020, Dr. Mendoza received the recognition granted by CEDDIE for having been a teacher with the best evaluation in Professional Recommendation and for the advancement in her training in 2019. In October 2020, she was nominated by the students' association (wise_qro), WomEngineer of the week, whose objective is to inspire the Tec community with the diffusion of the trajectory of women in the areas of science, engineering and mathematics. On the other hand, she participated in the coordination of the training units F1010B, F1011B, F1012B, F1002B and F1003B of the TEC21 model. She is a design member of the training unit MA2006B of the 6th semester of the IDM Career.
Currently her research lines are focused on mathematical modeling and the field of Non-Archimedean Analysis, which is a recent discipline that studies problems related to Statistical Physics and Complex Systems such as the understanding of macromolecules and proteins from the point of view mathematical. Dr. Mendoza has been attached to the Department of Basic Sciences of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, campus Querétaro since July 2017. She loves teaching and influences the formation of the new generations. She enjoys teaching math, showing it attractive, applicable, useful, and accessible.