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Shanshan Rodriguez

Assistant Professor of Physics, Grinnell College

Dr. Rodriguez studied theoretical space plasmas, specifically magnetic reconnection as her Ph.D. research topics at the University of Iowa and subsequently joined NASAʼs Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD as a research engineer. She worked at the Detector System Branch on infrared detector characterization, followed by a faculty position at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Rodriguez joined the physics faculty at Grinnell College in 2018 and has spent much time teaching physics and developing undergraduate courses/labs in astrophysics. Dr. Rodriguez's current research interests focus on blackhole thermodynamics, numerical techniques and the implementation/optimization of computational tools in theoretical astrophysics.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Physics, Grinnell College