Dr. Fernandez-Nieves Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society for Pioneering Contributions to Physics

Date: 25.10.2023

We are proud to announce that Dr. Fernandez-Nieves has been selected as a distinguished member of the American Physical Society in recognition of his outstanding contributions to physics. This honor comes as a result of the recommendation by the Division of Soft Matter (DSOFT) of the American Physical Society at the September council meeting.

Dr. Fernandez-Nieves is celebrated for his pioneering studies on the interplay between geometry, topology, and order in complex fluids. His work has spanned a wide range of topics, from geometrically frustrated liquid crystals to highly confined colloidal hydrogels, toroidal-shaped drops and gels, drop formation in microfluidics, and the mechanics and dynamics of fire ant collectives.

This honor is all the more significant because the number of recommended nominees in each year may not exceed one half of a percent of the then-current membership of the Society, excluding student members. It is a testament to the enduring impact of Dr. Fernandez-Nieves’ research and contributions in the field of physics.