I am the Lois M. Lackner Professor of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

In the Fall 2024 I am teaching Math 417 – Introduction to Abstract Algebra

My research interests include Poisson and symplectic geometry, Lie theory and integrable systems. An introduction to modern day Poisson geometry can be found in the book:

M. Crainic, R.L. Fernandes, and I. Marcut, *Lectures on Poisson Geometry*, Graduate Studies in Mathematics 217, American Mathematical Society, 2021. (see also the AMS Web Page where you can order a copy).

My general area of work is Differential Geometry and you can find an introduction to the subject in my lecture notes:

R. L. Fernandes, *Lectures on Differential Geometry*, World Scientific, 2024 (see World Scientific webpage, where you can buy a copy)