Berardi Sensale Rodriguez
Summary of Activities/Interests
Electronic Materials and Devices
My research is focused in three areas: (a) novel THz devices, components and systems, (b) computational electromagnetic modeling (in particular in the THz/ mm-wave range), and (c) low-power devices and integrated circuits. Although my thesis, entitled “Novel Terahertz Devices Based on Tunable 2DEG Systems,” is primarily focused in the areas of solid state devices/THz technology, my interests and previous expertise’s also cover the areas of biomedical engineering, computational electromagnetism, and low-power integrated circuits (in particular for biomedical applications).
Some of my current / previous research projects include: 1) graphene based THz reconfigurable devices , 2) RTD gated plasma wave HEMTs, 3) characterization and modelling of GaN based HEMTs , 4) design of analog circuits below threshold, and 5) computational modelling of microwave components.
Electrical Engineering, Universidad de la Republica (Uruguay), 2008
I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, a few years before my parents started graduate studies at UFRGS (Porto Alegre - Brazil). Most of my childhood was spent between Montevideo, Porto Alegre, and the different places of the world where my parents used to travel. I went to high school in Colegio del Sagrado Corazon (Seminario) where I was blessed in being educated by truly great professors, such as Jose Aguerre. S.J. and his catholic complementation courses. In 2008 I received my engineering degree from Universidad de la Republica — Uruguay. There I worked and held academic positions in the electrical engineering and the mathematics departments. My research while at Universidad de la Republica was focused in low-power analog circuits for biomedical applications and computational modeling of microwave components. Since 2009 I have been carrying out graduate studies in the University of Notre Dame under the advise of Prof. Huili (Grace) Xing on graphene based THz devices.