Francisco Fernandez is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Natural Sciences Department at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. He conducted research on characterization of semiconductor materials and devices using Electrochemical Capacitance –Voltage (ECV) methods and currently works on DFT methods related with the interaction of hydrogen with CpCr(CO)3 catalysts. He was also Hostos Coordinator of the Engineering Programs from 2011 to 2012. He received a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from the Central University of Las Villas in 1967 where he was full professor and head of the Physical Chemistry Department. He received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Chemistry Faculty of the Moscow State University “M.V. Lomonosov” in Russia in 1971 and 1977, respectively. He was awarded an honorary professorship in 1980 at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua where he was invited professor. During 1990-1999 he worked for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). Prof. Fernandez teaches General Chemistry and Environmental Sciences courses at HCC.