Two University of Minnesota faculty members, both of whom are MSI PIs, are among the persons named as 2016 Cottrell Scholars named by the Research Corporation of America. The Cottrell Scholar program is designed to support research by early-career professionals in chemistry, physics, and astronomy.
Both professors are in the College of Science and Engineering.
Assistant Professor Rafael Fernandes (Physics and Astronomy) uses MSI resources for quantum Monte Carlo studies into high-temperature superconductivity and magnetism. Assistant Professor William Pomerantz (Chemistry) performs quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics studies of small molecule protein-protein interaction inhibitors.
A complete list of the 2016 Cottrell Scholars appears on the Research Corporation for Science Advancement website.