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Year       
Advisor Thesis Title First Position after Graduation Current Position
Robert Morehead 2016 Ford Understanding Exoplanet Populations with Simulation-based Methods Instructor in the  Department of Physics & Astronomy, Texas Tech University
Xuesong Wang 2016 Wright On Detecting New Worlds: The Art of Doppler Spectroscopy Using Iodine Cells Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow in Astronomy and Planetary Science at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institute of Washington
Qirong Zhu 2016 Li Formation of Disk Galaxies in ΛCDM Using Particle-based Hydrodynamics Postdoctoral researcher with Dr. Yuexing Li, The Pennsylvania State University
Prakash Arumugasamy 2015 George Pavlov Rotation Powered Pulsars in the X-rays
Christopher Griffith 2015 Abraham Falcone Characterization and Development of a New Event-Driven Hybrid CMOS X-ray Detector NRC Postdoc research associate at the Naval Research Lab NRC Postdoc research associate at the Naval Research Lab
Megan Shabram 2015 Eric Ford Implications for Planet Formation from Population Inference of Kepler-Planet-Candidates and Eclipsing Binaries Postdoctoral researcher at NASA Ames Postdoctoral researcher at NASA Ames
Ryan Terrien 2015 Suvrath Mahadevan New Spectroscopic Tools and Techniques for Characterizing M Dwarfs and Discovering Their Planets in the Near-Infrared NRC Postdoctoral research associate at NIST NRC Postdoctoral research associate at NIST
Benjamin Nelson 2015 Eric Ford Statistical and Dynamical Remastering of Classic Exoplanet Systems Data science scholar at Northwestern University Data science scholar at Northwestern University
Michael Kuhn 2014 Feigelson
The Spatial Structure of Young Stellar Clusters
Universidad de Valparaiso
Universidad de Valparaiso
Tyler Pritchard 2014 Roming
Ultraviolet Observations of Core-Collapse Supernovae
Postdoctoral researcher at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Postdoctoral researcher at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Craig Swenson 2014 Nousek
X-ray, Ultraviolet, and Optical Flares in Gamma-Ray Burst Light Curves
Senior Support Scientist, Science Systems and Applications, Inc, NASA
Senior Support Scientist, Science Systems and Applications, Inc, NASA
Nurten Filiz Ak 2014 Brandt Broad Absorption Line Variability on Multi-Year Timescales in a Large Quasar Sample Assistant Professor at Erciyes University, Turkey Assistant Professor at Erciyes University, Turkey
Stephen Bongiorno 2013 Falcone Characterization and Applications of Hybrid CMOS Detectors In X-Ray Astronomy Postdoctoral researcher at Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech
Drew Clausen 2013 Eracleous Strong Encounters with Black Holes in Globular Clusters DuBridge Fellow, Theoretical Astrophysics, TAPIR at Caltech DuBridge Fellow, Theoretical Astrophysics, TAPIR at Caltech
Brendan Lawrence Mullan 2013 Charlton Under Pressure: Star Clusters in the Tidal Debris of Interacting Galaxies National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Research Scientist & Educator with Blue Marble Space Institute of Science; Director, Buhl Planetarium and Observatory at the Carnegie Science Center Assistant Professor of Physics at Pointe Park University
Matthew Philip Route 2013 Wolszczan Radio Observations of the Brown Dwarf- Exoplanet Boundary Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman Senior Scientific Applications Analyst with Research Computing at Purdue University
Kamen Todorov 2013 Luhman Hot Jupiter Atmospheres With The Spitzer Space Telescope Postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Sara Jeanne Gettel 2012 Wolszczan A Search For Planets Around Red Stars Postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Data Engineer Associate at athenahealth.
Jason Edward Young 2012 Gronwall Star Formation Across Galactic Environments Research Assistant with Dr. Michael Eracleous at The Pennsylvania State University. Adjunct Faculty, Mount Saint Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD
Jianfeng Wu 2012 Brandt X-ray and Multiwavelength Studies of Active Galactic Nuclei from Large Area Sky Surveys Postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Steven Michael Movit 2011 Cowen A Search for Neutrino Point Sources Coincident with Swift BAT Flares from BL Lac Objects Research Staff Member at Institute for Defense Analyses Research Staff Member at Institute for Defense Analyses
Stephen Redman 2011 Ramsey Precise Radial Velocities in the Near Infrared Research Associate at the National Institute for Standards and Technology Member of the Technical Staff at The Aerospace Corporation
Jian Wu 2011 Schneider A Study of UV, Optical and X-ray Emission From Quasars Postdoctoral Researcher in Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University Postdoctoral Researcher in Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
Antonino Cucchiara 2010 Fox Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows As Probes Of Their Host Galaxies And The Cosmos Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley/UC Santa Cruz Postdoctoral Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center
Bin Luo 2010 Brandt X-ray and Multiwavelength Studies of Active Galactic Nuclei in the Chandra Deep Fields Postdoctoral Researcher at The Pennsylvania State University with Dr. Niel Brandt Postdoctoral Researcher at The Pennsylvania State University with Dr. Neil Brandt
Brendan Miller 2010 Brandt Xray Insights into Jets and Outflows in Radio Loud Quasars Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Michigan with Dr. Elena Gallo Assistant Professor at the College of St. Scholastica
Cristian Saez 2010 Chartas The X-Ray Evolution Of Inflows And Outflows Of Active Galactic Nuclei Postdoctoral Researcher at The Pennsylvania State University with Dr. Niel Brandt Research Associate at the University of Maryland
Kenneth D. Moody 2009 Sigurdsson Three Body Dynamics in Dense Gravitational Systems
Peter Brown 2008 Roming The Ultraviolet Properties of Supernovae Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Utah Postdoctoral Researcher at Texas A & M University
Helene Flohic 2008 Eracleous Interpreting Double-Peaked Emission Line Profile Variability In AGNs Using Models For Accretion Disk Structures Post-doctoral Researcher at UC Irvine Department of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Professor at the University of the Pacific
Kimberly Hermann 2008 Ciardullo Probing Galactic Disks with Planetary Nebulae Postdoctoral Researcher at Lowell Observatory Assistant Professor of Physics, Penn State Mont Alto
David Morris 2008 Burrows X-Ray Flares in Gamma-Ray Bursts Postdoctoral Scientist, George Washington University Assistant Professor and Director of the Etelman Obwservatory at the University of the Virgin Islands
Anand Narayanan 2008 Charlton The Origins and Evolution of Weak Low Ionization Quasar Absorption Line Systems Associate Research Scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Postdoc) Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology
Judith Racusin 2008 Burrows The Collimation Signatures of Gamma-Ray Bursts: Jet Properties and Energetics Inferred From X-Ray Afterglow Observations Postdoctoral Researcher at Goddard Space Flight Center Research Astrophysicist at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Manodeep Sinha 2008 Eracleous Hot Halo Gas in Numerical Simulations of Galaxy Mergers Postdoctoral Researcher at Vanderbilt University Research Assistant Professor in Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University
Lijun Guo 2007 Mészáros Detectability and Modelling of High-redshift GRBs Postdoc at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Assistant Professor, National Astronomical Observatories, Beijing, China
Bret Lehmer 2007 Brandt Characterizing the X-Ray Properties and Evolution of Distant Galaxies using Deep Extragalactic Surveys Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom Postdoctoral Fellow Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins Univeristy and Goddard Space Flight Center
Avram Mandell 2007 Sigurdsson The Effects of Circumstellar Gas on Terrestrial Planet Formation: Observation and Theory NASA Postdoctoral fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland Staff Scientist at Goddard Space Flight Center
Miroslav Micic 2007 Sigurdsson Gravitational Wave Radiation From The Growth of Supermassive Black Holes Postdoc at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee Staff Astronomer at Belgrade Observatory
Jiajian Shen 2007 Schneider Black Hole-Bulge Relationships In Broad-Line Active Galactic Nuclei Medical Technology Program at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan Medical Physicist, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
Britton Smith 2007 Sigurdsson The Transition from Population III to Population II Star Formation in the Early Universe Postdoc at University of Colorado at Boulder Research fellow at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh
Junfeng Wang 2007

Feigelson

Townsley

An X-Ray Study of Massive Star Forming Regions with Chandra Post Doctoral Scholar at Penn State Astronomy & Astrophysics Assistant Professor, Xiamen University, Fujian, China
Tamara Bogdanovic 2006

Sigurdsson

Eracleous

Close Encounters of Black Holes, Stars, and Gas in Galactic Nuclei: A Study of the Observational Signatures Postdoc, University of Maryland Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech University
John Debes 2005 Sigurdsson Digging in the Stellar Graveyard for Extrasolar Planets DTM Postdoc at Carnegie Institute of Washington ESA / AURA Astronomer at Space Telescope Science Institute
Karen Lewis 2005 Eracleous Unveiling the Accretion Disks that Fuel Active Galactic Nuclei NRC Fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center Assistant Professor at the College of Wooster
Michele Stark 2005 Wade The Origins of Hot Subdwarf Stars as Illuminated by Composite-Spectrum Binaries Associate Director, Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium Lecturer of Physics. Computer Science, and Engineering at the University of Michigan Flint
Xinyu Dai 2004 Garmire An X-ray Study of Gravitational Lenses Postdoc, Ohio State University Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma
Jie Ding 2004 Charlton Probing Galaxy Evolution Through Quasar Absorption Lines MS student in Fiancial Engineering at New York University Risk Manager, Amex
Oleg Kargaltsev 2004 Pavlov X-ray and Optical Emission from Neutron Stars and Pulsar Wind Nebulae Postdoc, Penn State University Assistant professor of Physics, George Washington University
Michael Sipior 2003 Eracleous Population Synthesis and its Connection to Astronomical Observables Postdoc, the 'Anton Pannekoek' Astronomical Institute at the University of Amsterdam Lieden or Amsterdam, computer support
Sarah Gallagher 2002 Brandt The View through the Wind: X-ray Observations of Broad Absorption Line Quasi-Stellar Objects SIRTF Fellow, UCLA Associate Professor of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario
Rajib Ganguly 2002

Charlton

Eracleous

Origins and Properties of QSO-Intrinsic Narrow Absorption Lines and their Host QSOs Postdoc, The Space Telescope Science Institute Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan Flint
Ann Hornschemeier 2002 Brandt Chandra X-ray Constraints on Normal and Starburst Galaxies at Cosmologically Interesting Distances Chandra Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Astrophysicist at Goddard Space Flight Center and Chief Scientist for NASSA's Physics of the Cosmos program
Michael Weinstein 2002 Schneider Photometric Redshifts of Quasars (A Sloan Digital Sky Survey Project) Lecturer in Physics & Astronomy, Connecticut College Lecturer in Physics & Astronomy, Connecticut College
David Andersen 2001 Bershady The Photometric and Kinematic Structure and Asymmetry of Disk Galaxies Postdoc, Max Plank Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) Astronomer/Instrument Scientist at the Herzberg Institute for Astrophysics
John Feldmeier 2000 Ciardullo A Survey of Intracluster Planetary Nebulae in the Virgo Cluster Postdoc, Case Western Reserve University Associate Professor, Youngstown State University
Jason Harlow 2000 Schneider The Faint End of the Stellar Luminosity Function Assistant Professor, University of the Pacific Lecturer at the University of Toronto
Anna Jangren 2000 Bershady The Evolution of Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies Postdoc, Wesleyan University Professor at Viadidakt, Katrineholm, Sweden
Laura Cawley 1999 Burrows Soft X-ray Spectral Analysis of the North Polar Spur Instrument Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute
Catherine Grant 1999 Burrows The Three-Dimensional Structure of the Hot Interstellar Medium Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research Scientist at the Kavli Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suzanne Linder 1999 Charlton Comparing Galaxies and Lyman Alpha Absorbers at Low Redshift Postdoc, Cardiff University
Kaori Nishikida 1999 Burrows Multi-Wavelength Observations of the Loop I Superbubble Research Associate, University of Washington
Alin Panaitescu 1999 Meszaros Gamma-ray Bursts and Afterglows from Relativistic Fireballs Lyman Spitzer Fellow, Princeton University Research Physicist; Director's Fellow, Los Alamos National Lab
Lee Carkner 1998 Feigelson Pre-Main Sequence Stellar Magnetic Activity: Evolution and Effects Postdoc, University of Colorado Professor of Physics and Astronomy / Director of the John Deere Planetarium Augustana College
Sally Hunsberger 1998 Charlton Dwarf Galaxies and Their Formation: A Study in the Compact Group Environment Lowell Observatory Postdoctoral Fellow Retired
Jeff Mendenhall 1998 Burrows CCD Sounding Rocket Observations of the X-ray Background Technical Staff, MIT/Lincoln Lab Leader in Optical Systems Engineering at Lincoln Lab
Hariklia Papathanassiou 1998 Meszaros Spectral Properties of Relativistic Shocks in Gamma-Ray Bursts Research Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy Lecturer, Open University, Leiden University
Darren Williams 1998 Wade/Kasting The Stability of Habitable Planetary Environments Assistant Professor, Penn State-Behrend Professor of Physics / Astronomy, Penn State Behrend
Jason Best 1997 Charlton The Use of the Pointwise Dimension in an Analysis of Galaxy Clustering Assistant Professor, Shepherd College Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Shepherd University, and Director, Shepherd University Observatory, West Virginia
Brian Cadwell 1997 Wolszczan Pulsar Survey and Timing with the Penn State Pulsar Machines Postdoc, Naval Research Lab Associate Superintendent at the Naval Research Laboratory, Information Technology Division
Sally Laurent-Muehleisen 1997 Feigelson A New Sample of BL Lacertae Objects and Implications for Unified Schemes Postdoc, UC Irvine/IGPP Livermore Illinois Institute of Technology
Russet McMillan 1997 Ciardullo Constraining the Ages of Supernova Progenitors Staff Scientist, FermiLab/Sloan Survey Lead Observing Specialist, Apache Point Observatory, NM
Douglas O'Neal 1997 Neff Spectroscopic Measurements of Starspot Parameters on Active Stars Assistant Professor, West Liberty State College Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Keystone College PA
Craig Robinson 1996 Cordova Constraining Emission Regions and Magnetic Field Structures in Cataclysmic Variables through X-ray, UV and Optical Observations NRC Fellow, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Zhiyu Guo 1995 Burrows A Multiwavelength Study of the Orion-Eridanus Superbubble Scientist, Lucent Technologies
Ralph Kraft 1995 Nousek Advances in Soft X-ray Spectroscopy Using Charge-Coupled Devices Staff Scientist, CHANDRA Center, Harvard/Smithsonian Staff Scientist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Windsor Anthony Morgan 1995

Weedman

Ciardullo

Spectra and Luminosities of X-ray-Selected Active Galactic Nuclei Associate Professor, Dickinson College Department Chair and Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy Department, Dickinson College, PA