Alejandro Rodriguez and Kaushik Sengupta have been promoted to full professor, effective July 1, 2023. They have both been associate professors since 2019.
Rodriguez studies interactions between light and advanced nanostructured materials. He develops theoretical and computational techniques to explore these phenomena and to create new devices that allow greater control and tunability over properties of light. Past honors include a Presidential Early Career Award from Princeton University, an E. Lawrence Keys, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Award from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, a National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award, and Kavli Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences. Rodriguez joined Princeton as an assistant professor in 2013 after a joint postdoc at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his Ph.D.
Sengupta studies devices that enable next-generation wireless technologies. His work advances high-frequency sensing and communication systems for 6G and beyond, and develops design methodologies for chips that harness those high-frequency systems. He has been a distinguished lecturer for both the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, and he has received additional awards from both of those organizations. He has also received a DARPA Young Faculty Award, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, a Bell Labs Prize, and an E. Lawrence Keys, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Faculty Award from Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Sengupta joined Princeton as an assistant professor in 2013 after completing his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology.