I am a Quantitative Analyst at Fidelity Investments working in the Fixed Income domain. My interests lie at the intersection of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, focusing on Machine Learning and numerical modeling. On the side, I also engage in real estate investments with a portfolio of properties across different locations.

Academically, I completed a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the Harvard John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science and received a Master of Science (S.M.) in Computational Science and Engineering. As an NSF-GRFP fellow, I worked in Prof. Katia Bertoldi's group on modeling bio-inspired optimized materials and applying generative parametric machine learning algorithms to control soft robotic actuators and classify objects based on embedded sensor data. In 2015, I earned a thesis-based Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Engineering Sciences at Harvard University and worked with Prof. James R. Rice on modeling the physics of subglacial hydrology. In 2013, I graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University with a thesis titled "Design and Implementation of Wind Turbine Torque Measurement Device."


  • Ph.D. 2021

    Applied Mathematics
    Advised by Prof. Katia Bertoldi

    Harvard University, Cambridge MA

  • S.M. 2020

    Computational Science and Engineering
    (Data Science and Computer Science)

    Harvard University, Cambridge MA

  • M.Eng. 2015

    Engineering Science
    Concentration in Mechanical Engineering

    Harvard University, Cambridge MA

  • B.S. 2013

    Mechanical Engineering

    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH

Select Publications

Inverse design of inflatable soft membranes through machine learning

Journal Publications
Antonio Elia Forte, Paul Z. Hanakata, Lishuai Jin, Emilia Zari, Ahmad Zareei, Matheus C. Fernandes, Laura Sumner, Jonathan Alvarez, Katia Bertoldi
Advanced Functional Materials, 2111610, January 2022
Publication year: 2022

Surface texture modulation via buckling in porous inclined mechanical metamaterials

Journal Publications
Matheus C. Fernandes, Saurabh Mhatre, Antonio E. Forte, Bing Zhao, Olga Mesa, James C. Weaver, Martin Bechthold, Katia Bertoldi
Extreme Mechanics Letters, February 2022.
Publication year: 2022

Mechanical and hydrodynamic analyses of helical strake-like ridges in a glass sponge

Journal Publications
Matheus C. Fernandes, Mehdi Saadat, Patrick Cauchy-Dubois, Chikara Inamura, Ted Sirota, Garrett Milliron, Hossein Haj-Hariri, Katia Bertoldi, James C. Weaver
Journal of Royal Society Interface, Vol 18
Publication year: 2021

Mechanically Robust Lattices Inspired By Deep-Sea Glass Sponges

Journal Publications
Matheus C. Fernandes, Joanna Aizenberg, James C. Weaver, Katia Bertoldi
Nature Materials, September 2020
Publication year: 2020

Soft Robot Gripper with Camera-less Object Classification using Machine Learning

Conference Posters
Matheus C. Fernandes, Andrew Gross, Nikolaos Vasios, Katia Bertoldi
ASME - International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Tampa FL, November 2017
Publication year: 2017