• Associate 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. Berardi  Sensale-Rodriguez is a tenured Associate Professor in the ECE Department. 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, the Best Student Paper Award at the 37th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), the best paper in Imaging Systems and Applications at the 2019 OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, and the 2019 ECE department Outstanding Teaching award.  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 and structures, in particular employing emerging materials, (ii) growth, fabrication and characterization of electronic and optical materials, devices, and components, and (iii) the system integration of these.

He is the author or co-author of 70 journal articles, 71 conference proceeding papers, 7 book chapters, 100+ conference presentations, and delivered 30+ invited talks and seminars.  His h-index is 27 with 3,700+ citations according to Google Scholar.  He currently advises four graduate students and two postdoctoral researchers.  He serves as a member of the editorial board for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and Nano Communication Networks (Elsevier).  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, he has been involved in research efforts supported by about $8M in external research funding, with Sensale-Rodriguez serving as the leading principal investigator on ~$3M.