Room: B318 Engineering Quadrangle
Webpage: Rodriguez Group: Nanophotonics Design and Computation
Advances in nano-fabrication over the past few decades have enabled the study of material structures with features at the scale or smaller than the electromagnetic wavelength. These engineered materials (photonic crystals, plasmonic systems, and metamaterials) can exhibit a wide range of unusual optical behaviors (photonic bandgaps, ballistic transport, ultra-slow propagation, and negative refraction) that allow unprecedented control and tunability over the properties of light. Our group's focus is on applying and developing theoretical techniques that exploit both analytical calculations (e.g. coupled mode theory, spectral methods) and high-performance computations (e.g. numerical electromagnetic solvers, large scale optimization), to explore the ways in which complex nanostructures can lead to new optical phenomena and devices. Current and past research interests include:
Prior to joining the Princeton Electrical Engineering Department, I held joint post-doctoral positions at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and at the Department of Mathematics at MIT.