• Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2013

Research Summary

Terahertz technology, high frequency electronics, plasmonics, nanophotonics, electronic and photonic devices and materials.


Dr. Sensale-Rodriguez is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, with an appointment with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.  He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 2013, after earning his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (UND).  During his research career, he has received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in Engineering at UND, and the Best Student Paper Award at the 37th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz).  Sensale-Rodriguez’s research and teaching interests are in the area of (opto)electronic devices and materials.  His research projects involve (i) simulation and design of electronic and photonic devices, in particular employing emerging materials, (ii) growth, fabrication and characterization of electronic and optical materials and devices, (iii) system integration of these devices.

He is the author or co-author of 40 journal articles, 48 conference proceeding papers, 2 book chapters, 50+ conference presentations, and delivered 20+ invited talks and seminars.  His h-index is 16 with 1,700+ citations according to Google Scholar.  He serves as a member of the editorial board for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and Nano Communication Networks (Elsevier).  He currently advises seven graduate students, co-advises a few graduate students, and has mentored several undergraduate students. He is the faculty advisor for the student chapters of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the SPIE. Since joining the University of Utah, his research efforts have been supported by about $4.0M in external research funding, with Sensale-Rodriguez serving as the leading principal investigator on ~$1.8M.