Fabiano Rodrigues

Assistant Professor - Physics
972-883-4526
WTC1716

Professional Preparation

PhD - Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - 2008
MS - Space Sciences
National Institute for Space Research - INPE, Brazil - 2003
BS - Electrical Engineering
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria - UFSM, Brazil - 2001

Publications

Rodrigues, F. S., A. O. Moraes, and E. R. de Paula (2012), Imaging equatorial spread F irregularities with the Sao Luis coherent backscatter radar interferometer, Radio Sci., 47, RS0L03, doi:10.1029/2011RS004929. 2012 - Publication
Crowley, G., and F. S. Rodrigues (2012), Characteristics of traveling ionospheric disturbances observed by the TIDDBIT sounder, Radio Sci., 47, RS0L22, doi:10.1029/2011RS004959. 2012 - Publication
Nicolls, M. J., F. S. Rodrigues, and G. S. Bust (2012), Global observations of E region plasma density morphology and variability, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A01305, doi:10.1029/2011JA017069. 2012 - Publication
Heelis, R. A., G. Crowley, F. Rodrigues, A. Reynolds, R. Wilder, I. Azeem, and A. Maute (2012), The role of zonal winds in the production of a pre-reversal enhancement in the vertical ion drift in the low latitude ionosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A08308, doi:10.1029/2012JA017547. 2012 - Publication
Crowley, G., and F. S. Rodrigues (2012), Characteristics of traveling ionospheric disturbances observed by the TIDDBIT sounder, Radio Sci., 47, RS0L22, doi:10.1029/2011RS004959. 2012 - Publication
Rodrigues, F. S., G. Crowley, R. A. Heelis, A. Maute, and A. Reynolds (2012), On TIE-GCM simulation of the evening equatorial plasma vortex, J. Geophys. Res., 117, A05307, doi:10.1029/2011JA017369. 2012 - Publication
Moraes, A. O., F. S. Rodrigues, W. J. Perrela, and E. R. de Paula, Analysis of the characteristics of low-latitude amplitude scintillation measured during solar maximum conditions and implications for receiver performance, Surveys in Geophysics, in press, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Rodrigues, F. S., G. Crowley, S. M. I. Azeem, and R. A. Heelis, C/NOFS observations of the equatorial ionospheric electric field response to the 2009 major sudden stratospheric warming event, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 116, A09316, doi:10.1029/2011JA016660, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Rodrigues, F. S., E. R. de Paula, and J. L. Chau, On the characteristics of 150-km echoes observed in the Brazilian longitude sector by the 30 MHz Sao Luis radar, Annales Geophysicae, 29, 1905-1916, doi: 10.5194/angeo-29-1905-2011, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Brum, C. G. M., F. S. Rodrigues, P. T. dos Santos, A. C. Matta, N. Aponte, S. A. Gonzalez, and E. Robles, A modeling study of foF2 and hmF2 parameters measured by the Arecibo incoherent scatter radar and comparison with IRI model predictions for solar cycles 21, 22, and 23, Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics, 116, A03324, doi:10.1029/2010JA015727, 2011. 2011 - Publication

Appointments

Research Engineer
ASTRA, LLC [2008–2012]
Graduate Res. Asst.
Cornell University [2003–2008]
Research Associate
The University of Nottingham, UK [2003–2003]
Graduate Res. Asst.
National Institute for Space Research - INPE, Brazil [2001–2003]

Awards

CAREER - NSF [2016]
Young Investigator Program - AFOSR [2013]

News Articles

New Prof's Research Looks Skyward for Insights on Ionosphere
Dr. Fabiano Rodrigues joined the UT Dallas faculty this year as an assistant professor in theDepartment of Physics and in the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, a research center in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. One of the factors that attracted him to the University was the institution’s long history of research and expertise in atmospheric and space studies. Rodrigues’s areas of expertise include remote sensing of the upper atmosphere using ground-based radars and GPS signals. Rodrigues has conducted research at some of the largest and most sensitive radio observatories in the world, including theArecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico and the Jicamarca Radio Observatory in Peru. He said he plans to engage students in on-site training and learning how experiments are done at these facilities. Rodrigues is currently working on a project that involves deploying special GPS receivers around campus and the surrounding area to investigate the upper atmosphere and its effects on communications and navigation systems. A native of Brazil, Rodrigues earned his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University. His research has been funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.