My nom de plume is Alejandro W. Rodriguez, although I am officially Rodriguez-Wong.
Born in Havana, Cuba, I am a byproduct of loud rumbas, a family of
physics enthusiasts, and afro-cuban folklore. I currently hold joint
postdoctoral positions at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
working under Profs. Federico Capasso and Marko Loncar and at the MIT
Department of Mathematics working under Prof. Steven G. Johnson. I enjoy
salsa dancing, watching old films and taking Sunday strolls in Boston
Commons with my girlfriend.
You are welcome to view my photo album and to check out my curriculum vitae.
|Education and Employment
- Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010–Present
- MIT, PhD in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, 2006–2010
Thesis: Fluctuation-Induced Interactions and
Advisors: John D. Joannopoulos and Steven G. Johnson
- MIT, B.S. in Physics, 2003–2006
Dissertation: Disorder-Immunce Confinement of Light in Photonic-Crystal Cavities
- Miami Coral Park Sr High School, 1999–2003
|Research and Publications
I invite you to fall asleep to some of
my publications (you can view
abstracts and PDF versions of the papers). While I have yet to invent a perpetual motion machine, you
can read a brief description of some of my research interests, along with a selection of patents and popular articles
resulting from my work.
|Undergraduate Student Mentees
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
MIT Department of Mathematics
Loncar Laboratory for Nanoscale Optics
Nanostructures and Computation Group
Harvard University, Gordon McKay Room #213