Janderson Rocha Rodrigues


Janderson received his bachelor’s degree in Microelectronics Engineering from the Sao Paulo Technology College (FATECSP), Brazil, in 2008, where he earned a distinction for graduating with the highest level of his class (Summa Cum Laude). During his undergrad, Janderson started an early-research career (Scientific Initiation) at Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (POLI-USP), where he researched the development of micro-optomechanical devices. He obtained his master’s in Aerospace Systems and Mechatronics, in 2011, and his Ph.D. in Aerospace Science and Technologies, in 2018, both from Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), Brazil. In his master’s, he worked on modeling, fabrication, and characterization of microsensor and actuators (MEMS) for high-end applications, while his Ph.D. focused on theoretical aspects of Casimir, van der Waals and Optical forces in nano-optomechanical devices. Janderson joined the Lipson Nanophotonics Group in 2018 as a visiting student, and he returned as a postdoc in 2019. His current research topics include the development of novel nanophotonic devices based on unusual physical phenomena. Besides scientific research, Janderson enjoys traveling, skating, hiking, soccer, Hip- Hop culture, and modern pop art in general.