Dr. Fernando Rodriguez Morales
Alumnus, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Terahertz Laboratory
Marcus Hall 9E

Tel: (413) 545-46-07 (lab)
E-mail:
frodrigu@ecs.umass.edu
URL:
http://www-unix.ecs.umass.edu/~frodrigu

 

 

Dr. Fernando Rodriguez-Morales received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering (cum laude) from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, México, in 1999, the M.Sc. and the PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. From 2000 to 2001, he was with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he collaborated in the development of future instrumentation for the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) project. His research interests include microwave remote sensing; terahertz technology (detectors, sources, and applications); modeling of microwave circuits; microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuit (MMIC) design; superconducting and semiconductor microwave devices; radio communication systems; and nano-scale devices for high-frequency applications.

 

Selected Publications

 

Journal Papers

 

[J1] F. Rodriguez-Morales, K.S. Yngvesson, E. Gerecht, N. Wadefalk, J. Nicholson, D. Gu, X. Zhao, T. Goyette, and J. Waldman, A Terahertz Focal Plane Array Using HEB Superconducting Mixers and MMIC IF Amplifiers. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Comp. Lett. Vol. 15, No. 4, Apr. 2005, pp.199-201.

 

[J2] F. Rodriguez-Morales, S. Yngvesson, R. Zannoni, E. Gerecht, D.Gu, N. Wadefalk, and J.Nicholson, Development of Integrated HEB/MMIC Receivers for Near-Range Terahertz Imaging. IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech. Vol. 54, No. 6, Jun. 2006, pp. 2301- 2311.

 

[J3] F. Rodriguez-Morales, R. Zannoni, J. Nicholson, M. Fischetti, S. Yngvesson, and J. Appenzeller, Direct and Heterodyne Detection of Microwaves in a Metallic Single Wall Carbon Nanotube. Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 083502 (2006).

 

[J4] F. Rodriguez-Morales, K.S. Yngvesson, D. Gu, J. Nicholson, K. Fu, and C. Chan, Highly Packaged Terahertz Downconverter Modules Using 3-D Integration. To be submitted to IEEE Microwave and Wireless Comp. Lett., 2007

 

[J5] F. Rodriguez-Morales and K.S. Yngvesson, Wideband Characterization and Modeling of Superconducting Hot Electron Bolometric Mixers and Receivers, To be submitted IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., 2007

 

[J6] D. Gu, E. Gerecht, K.S. Yngvesson and F. Rodriguez-Morales Terahertz Imaging System Using Hot Electron Bolometer Technology, To be submitted IEEE Trans. Microw. Theory Tech., 2007

 

 

Conference Papers

 

[C1] F. Rodriguez-Morales, S. Yngvesson, D.Gu, E. Gerecht, N. Wadefalk, R. Zannoni, and J. Nicholson, Optimal Coupling of NbN HEB THz Mixers to Cryogenic HEMT IF Low-Noise Amplifiers, 17th Int. Symp. Space THz Tech., Paris, France, May 2006.

 

[C2] D.Gu, E. Gerecht, F. Rodriguez-Morales and S. Yngvesson, Two-Dimensional Terahertz Imaging System Using Hot Electron Bolometer Technology, 17th Int. Symp. Space THz Tech., Paris, France, May 2006.

 

[C3] F. Rodriguez-Morales and K.S. Yngvesson, Integrated THz Receivers Based on NbN HEB Mixers and InP MMIC IF Amplifiers, IEEE MTT-S Int. Microw. Symp. Dig., 2005, pp. 435-438.

 

[C4] F. Rodriguez-Morales, E. Gerecht, D.Gu, R. Zannoni, S. Yngvesson, N. Wadefalk, and J. Nicholson, Performance Improvement of Integrated HEB-MMIC Receivers for Multi-Pixel THz Focal Plane Arrays, Proc. 16th Int. Symp. Space THz Tech., Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2005, pp. 246-250.

 

[C5] F. Rodriguez-Morales, K.S. Yngvesson, E. Gerecht, N. Wadefalk, J. Nicholson, D. Gu, X. Zhao, T. Goyette, and J. Waldman, A prototype focal plane array with HEB mixer elements and MMIC IF Amplifiers, Proc. 15th Int. Symp. Space THz Tech., Northampton, MA, Apr. 2004, pp. 165-172.

 

[C6] F. Rodriguez-Morales, K.S. Yngvesson, E. Gerecht, J. Nicholson, D. Gu, X. Zhao, T. Goyette, and J. Waldman, Bandwidth Measurements on HEB Mixers at Terahertz Frequencies Using Sideband Generators as well as Two Lasers, Proc. 15th Int. Symp. Space THz Tech., Northampton, MA, Apr. 2004.

 

[C7] F. Rodriguez-Morales and K.S. Yngvesson, Impedance and Bandwidth Characterization of NbN Hot Electron Bolometric Mixers, Proc. 14th Int. Symp. Space Terahertz Tech., Tucson, AZ, Apr. 2003, pp. 431-438.

 

[C8] S. Yngvesson, E. Gerecht, J. Nicholson, F. Rodriguez-Morales, D. Gu, X. Zhao, J. Waldman, T. Goyette, and E. Kollberg, Development of Focal Plane Arrays with Hot Electron Bolometer Heterodyne Detectors for 3 to 10 THz, Proc. 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conf., Big Sky, MT, Mar. 2004, pp. 724-734.

 

[C9] S. Yngvesson, E. Gerecht, J. Nicholson, F. Rodriguez-Morales, X. Zhao, D. Gu, R. Zannoni, T. Goyette, W. Gorveatt, J. Dickinson, J. Waldman, and P. Khosropanah, NbN hot electron bolometer receivers and focal plane arrays for the terahertz range, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 5498, pp. 548-555 (2004).

 

[C10] E. Gerecht, S. Yngvesson, J. Nicholson, Y. Zhuang, F. Rodriguez Morales, X. Zhao, D. Gu, R. Zannoni, M. Coulombe, J. Dickinson, T. Goyette, W. Gorveatt, J. Waldman, P. Khosropanah, C. Groppi, A. Hedden, D. Golish, C.Walker, J.Kooi, R. Chamberlin, A. Stark, C. Martin, R. Stupak, N. Tothill, and A. Lane, Deployment of TREND - A Low Noise Receiver User Instrument at 1.25 THz to 1.5 THz for AST/RO at the South Pole, Proc. 14th Int. Space Terahertz Technol. Symp., Tucson, AZ, Apr. 2003, pp. 179-188.

 

[C11] E. Gerecht, A. Bhupathiraju, E. Grossman, J. Nicholson, F. Rodriguez-Morales, and S. Yngvesson, NbN Film Development for Phonon-Cooled HEB Devices, Proc. 13th Int. Symp. Space Terahertz Tech., Cambridge, MA, Mar. 2002, pp. 319.

 

 

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