Professor Fernandez

Prof. Facundo M. Fernández
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology
901 Atlantic Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0400




Prof. Facundo M. Fernández was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He received his MSc in Chemistry from the College of Exact and Natural Sciences, Buenos Aires University in 1995 and his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the same University, in 1999.  In August 2000, he joined the research group of Prof. Richard N. Zare in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University.  His work focused on several aspects of Hadamard transform time-of-flight mass spectrometry with an emphasis on coupling this technique to capillary-format separation methods.  In 2002, he joined the group of Prof. Vicki Wysocki in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Arizona, to develop novel tandem mass spectrometers for proteomics. In 2004 he joined the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he currently holds the position of Vasser-Woolley Professor in Bioanalytical Chemistry. He is the author of over 135 peer-reviewed publications and numerous invited presentations at international conferences. He has received several awards, including the NSF CAREER award, the CETL/BP Teaching award, the Ron A. Hites best paper award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, and the Beynon award from Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, among others. His current research interests include the field of metabolomics, mass spectrometry imaging and the development of new ionization methods and ion mobility instrumentation for probing composition and structure in complex molecular mixtures.

Office: Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building

Office Phone: 404-385-4432
Fax: 404-385-6447

Package Delivery address:
311 Ferst Drive NW (ES&T loading dock)
Atlanta, GA 30332

Administrative Assistant:
Shantel Floyd Phone: (404) 385-2427
Fax: (404) 894-2295

Professional Experience

2000-2001       Postdoctoral Associate, Stanford University, (w/ Richard N. Zare)

2002-2003       Postdoctoral Associate, University of Arizona (w/ Vicki H. Wysocki)

2004-2009       Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology           

2009-2014       Associate Professor, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology           

2010                Management Team Member and Innovation Leader, Center for Chemical Evolution.

2013                Faculty Member, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience

2014                Full Professor, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology      

2015                Vasser-Wooley Foundation Endowed Professor in Bioanalytical Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology    

2015                Director, IBB Systems Mass Spectrometry Center (SyMS-C), Georgia Institute of Technology.


Honors and Awards

2016          Georgia Tech CoS Faculty Mentor Award, supported by the College of Sciences ADVANCE Professorship.

2016          13th Beynon Prize for best 2014-2015 paper in Rap. Commun. Mass Spectrom. Joint with T. Kauppila.

2015          Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Research Scholar

2015          Vasser-Wooley Foundation Endowed Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry

2012          Vasser-Wooley Faculty Fellow, School of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology.

2011          Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellow

2010          Sigma Xi (GT Chapter) Best Faculty Paper Award for our article in Proc. Nat Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2009, 106, 7314-7319.

2010          Ron A. Hites Award for Outstanding Research Publication in the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

2009          CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award

2008          3M Nontenured Faculty Award.

2007          NSF CAREER Award.

2006          “Professor Doctor Federico Luis Leloir” Award, Buenos Aires University (honorary mention).

2006          Blanchard Fellow, School of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology.

2005          American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award.

2004          Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Starter Grant Award.

2000          National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, Argentina.

2000          Antorchas Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Argentina.

2000          World Bank-FOMEC Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, Argentina.

1998          Advanced Doctoral Fellowship for Ph. D. candidates, Buenos Aires University, Argentina.

1996          Doctoral Fellowship, Buenos Aires University, Argentina.

1997          Summer Research Fellowship, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).

1995          Intercampus Scholarship, University of Valencia, Spain.

1993          Undergraduate Research Scholarship, Buenos Aires University, Argentina.