Assistant Professor of Physics
Education: B.S. (Physics), B.S. (Mathematics), Universidad de Los Andes; M.S., Ph.D., Iowa State University.
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg 3026
Phone: (239) 348-4705
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Dr. Rodriguez attended Los Andes University in Bogotá, Colombia, where he graduated with B.S. degrees in both Physics and Mathematics. Then, he moved to Iowa State University, where he obtained a M.S in applied mathematics under the supervision of Prof. Ananda Weerasinghe, as well as a Ph.D. in High Energy Physics under the supervision of Prof. Jianwei Qiu. His dissertation was titled “QCD resummation for the fully differential Drell-Yan cross section.” In this research, he extended resummation from the inclusive lepton pair production cross section, to the fully angular differential cross section. He worked as Visiting Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and most recently was a postdoctoral fellow under Prof. Rainer Fries at the Cyclotron Institute in Texas A&M University. There he researched quantitative characterizations for a new state of matter known as the quark-gluon plasma. His research interests can be defined as Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and its applications in both high energy particle and nuclear physics.