Jesse Rodriguez

  • Program Years: 2018-2022
  • Academic Institution: Stanford University
  • Field of Study: Plasma Physics / Optics
  • Academic Advisor: Mark Cappelli
  • Practicum(s):
    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (2021)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2023
    M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2020
    B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Nuclear Engineering, and B.S. Physics, Oregon State University, 2018

Current Status

  • Status: Postdoc at the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning at Princeton University
  • Research Area: Plasma Physics / Optics
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See Google Scholar:

JA Rodriguez, A Abdalla, B Wang, B Lou, S Fan, MA Cappelli, "Inverse design of plasma metamaterial devices for optical computing", Phys. Rev. Applied 16, 014023, 2021.
B Wang, JA Rodriguez, O Miller, MA Cappelli, "Reconfigurable plasma-dielectric hybrid photonic crystal as a platform for electromagnetic wave manipulation and computing.", Physics of Plasmas 28 (4), 043502. 2021.
JA Rodriguez, B Wang, MA Cappelli, "Dual polarization Dirac cones in a simple 2D square lattice photonic crystal", Optics Letters 45 (9), 2486-2489. 2020.
J.A. Rodriguez, B. Wang, M.A. Cappelli, "Progress Toward a Plasma Photonic Crystal Cloak." APS GEC Meeting Abstract. Poster. 2019.
B Wang, J Rodriguez, M Cappelli "3D topological plasma photonic crystal with surface plasmon and Fano-resonance modes." APS GEC Meeting Abstract. Poster. 2019.
B. Wang, J.A. Rodriguez, M.A. Cappelli, "3D woodpile structure tunable plasma photonic crystal". Plasma Sources Science and Technology 28 (2) 2019.
B Wang, R Sud, M Leung, M Yang, JA Rodriguez, R Lee, M Cappelli, "OpenEM" Electromagnetic field mapping robot for microwave and RF measurements." HardwareX 5, 2019.
B. Wang, J.A. Rodriguez, M.A. Cappelli, "Investigation of tunable Dirac cones and flat bands in two dimensional plasma photonic crystals". APS GEC Meeting Abstract. Poster. 2018.
T. C. Underwood, J. Rodriguez, K. T. Loebner and M. A. Cappelli, "Cinematic Characterization of Convected Coherent Structures within a Continuous Flow Z-Pinch". APS Division of Plasma Physics meeting. Presentation. 2017.
J. Rodriguez, "Long-Range Pressure Gradients in Subsurface Flows Involving Granular Materials". 2015 SACNAS National Conference in Washington, D.C. Poster. 2015.


1st place student poster prize at the 2019 APS Gaseous Electronics Conference

Awarded 2017 Botond Gabor Eross Math Memorial Scholarship for excellence in mathematics studies

Awarded 2017-2018 John Grund Memorial Engineering Scholarship for excellence in nuclear engineering studies

Awarded Stanford Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship

Awarded Charles H. Kruger Stanford Graduate Fellowship