Rafael Fernandes

Physics & Astronomy
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2015
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship

No Monument Location

Next generation technological applications of solid state physics, incorporating superconductivity and magnetism, will require a deeper understanding of the cooperative interactions between electrons in solids. In these challenging systems, termed quantum materials, the collective behavior of the electrons cannot be derived from the properties of a single electron. Fernandes’ research combines theoretical models and close collaboration with experimental groups to unravel the relationship between the microscopic behavior of these materials and their alluring macroscopic properties.