Fabian G. Fernandez, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Assistant Professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate
Dr. Fabian G. Fernandez is an assistant professor in the Department of Soil, Water and Climate at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His major responsibilities include research and extension education in nutrient management for crop nutrition and environmental protection. Fernandez was born and raised in the Pampas region of Argentina. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2006, and M.S. and B.S. degrees from Brigham Young University in 2002 and 2000, respectively. Before joining the University of Minnesota in 2013, he had been an assistant professor at the University of Illinois since 2006. The research and extension education programs of Dr. Fernandez are focused on soil nutrient management and plant mineral nutrition. His current work at the University of Minnesota concentrates primarily on environmental issues related to nutrient management for corn cropping systems. He seeks to identify and implement nitrogen management practices that are sustainable both in terms of minimizing environmental impacts, specifically water quality, and improving crop yields.