Professor Rafael Fernandes has been named a 2016 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA). The honor comes with a $100,000 award to be used in research and teaching. Fernades was one of 24 recipients in the fields of chemistry, physics and science.
The Cottrell Scholar program recognizes the very best early career teacher-scholars. Fernandes was cited for his research, "A Tale of Two States: Interplay Between Magnetism and Superconductivity in Quantum Materials."
The RCSA is a private operating foundation that aids basic research in the physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics, and related fields) at U.S. colleges and universities. It supports research independently proposed by college and university faculty members, convenes conferences and actively advocates for science advancement.