At the 2017 Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition (FAME), three Emerging Young Investigators of the American Chemical Society (ACS) were highlighted: Dr. Yan-Yan Hu from FSU, Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima from FIU, and Dr. Eugene DePrince from FSU. These young investigators are being recognized for their early independent work, which is quickly gaining recognition in their respective fields.
Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima earned his B. S. in Nuclear Physics from the Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology (Havana, Cuba) in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the Pontific Catholic University (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in 2006. Dr. Fernandez-Lima then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2006) and Texas A&M University (2007-2012) before joining the faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University in 2012. Dr. Fernandez-Lima’s research is focused on the development of new generation instrumentation and methodologies for biomedical and behavioral research, particularly the chemical environment at the single and sub-cellular level. Dr. Fernandez-Lima has been recognized as an emerging leader in his field, as evidenced by several awards; these honors include most recently a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2017), a Pathway to Independence award from NIH (2012), and recognition as an Emerging Investigator for the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2015).
Join me in congratulating Dr. Fernandez-Lima for this well-deserved professional achievement!