Fernandes Receives Research Award

Professor Rafael Fernandes of the School of Physics and Astronomy has received the 2021 George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Research from the College of Science and Engineering. This award was established to recognize younger faculty members who have shown outstanding ability in research.

Fernandes’ main area of research focuses on the microscopic properties of quantum materials, such as superconductors and quantum magnets.  He is considered among the world leaders in interpreting how the interplay of magnetism and superconductivity can lead to nematicity, which is the existence of stripe-like order observed in other phases of matter such as liquid crystals.