Raquel Queiroz is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Columbia University. Her group studies how the behavior of materials is determined by geometric properties of quantum states using computational and theoretical techniques and in close collaboration with experimentalists. She obtained her undergraduate degrees in Physics at the University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Tecnico, in 2009; her M.A. at Imperial College London in 2010; and her Ph.D. at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in 2015. Her postdoctoral work was at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, where she received the Koshland and the Feinberg prizes for outstanding achievements.