Alejandro Rodriguez

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Director, Program in Material Science and Engineering.


Office: E-Quad, B318 B-Wing

Phone: 609-258-8962

Research interests: Application and development of analytical and computational methods for studying emerging, fundamental, and practical problems at the intersection of quantum and classical nanophotonics. Control and design of thermal emitters and absorbers, modeling fluctuation-induced electromagnetic phenomena in complex nanostructures and design of low-power, wavelength-scale nonlinear devices.


  • Matrix of fluorescent particles with pores that open and close

    Artificial leaves, floating breakwaters and musical memories are among recipients of 2021 innovation grants

  • New rules illuminate how objects absorb and emit light

  • Close-up of "frit" marks in the glass of Sherrerd Hall with reflections of another University building and patterns of light and dark gray

    Engineering faculty receive presidential early-career awards

  • Blue and black jagged-tooth-like image of silicon device.

    Device harnesses mysterious force for tiny devices

  • Five portraits of Junior Faculty Award winners

    Junior faculty awards recognize early-career excellence

  • Hot find: Close objects could exchange millions of times more heat


  • Applied Physics

  • Materials Science and Engineering

  • Quantum Engineering


  • Professor writes on white board while talking with grad student.

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Researchers, dressed in white suits, work in "clean room" lab under yellow light.

    Princeton Materials Institute