Fabiano Rodrigues

Fabiano Rodrigues

Fellow, Eugene McDermott Professor
Associate Professor - Physics
WSTC 1.720
Upper Atmosphere Remote Sensing Lab

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

Research Areas

Some of the research areas that I am currently interested are: Physics of the upper atmosphere, ionospheric electrodynamics and irregularities, development and application of remote sensing techniques for fundamental and applied studies of the upper atmosphere, numerical modeling studies of the thermosphere and ionosphere, and studies of ionospheric irregularity effects on signals used by global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).


An electrodynamics model for Data Interpretation and Numerical Analysis of ionospheric Missions and Observations (DINAMO) 2022 - Journal Article
On the Properties of and Ionospheric Conditions Associated With a Mid‐Latitude Scintillation Event Observed Over Southern United States 2021 - Journal Article
Examining the Tolerance of GNSS Receiver Phase Tracking Loop Under the Effects of Severe Ionospheric Scintillation Conditions Based on Its Bandwidth 2021 - Journal Article
On a simple, data-aided analytic description of the morphology of equatorial F-region zonal plasma drifts 2021 - Journal Article
Leveraging geodetic GPS receivers for ionospheric scintillation science 2020 - Journal Article
Atmospheric Gravity Waves Observed in the Nightglow Following the 21 August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse 2020 - Journal Article
Modeling equatorial ionospheric vertical plasma drifts using machine learning 2020 - Journal Article
MELISSA: System description and spectral features of pre‐ and post‐midnight F ‐region echoes 2019 - Journal Article


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


Associate Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2018–Present]
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Dallas [2012–2018]
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]

News Articles

New Prof's Research Looks Skyward for Insights on Ionosphere
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.