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We have several graduate students currently formally enrolled in the Planetary Science Track to the Physics Ph.D. program. We also have students in the regular Physics program but who are working on research projects with our planetary science faculty. All the students are listed below.
Wondering what it's like to be a planetary-science grad student in our department? Check out these interviews with some current students!
|who||photo||year in grad program at UCF (as of Fall '12)||previous degrees||advisor||research topic|
|Tracy Becker||3rd year||BS - Lehigh Univ.
||Colwell|| Ring properties
|Jasmina Blecic||4th year||BS and MS - Univ. of Belgrade
|Patricio Cubillos||4th year||BS and MS - Univ. de Chile||Harrington||Measuring Exoplanets|
|George Hatcher||2nd year||
BS - Univ. Tennessee
MS - Univ. Tennessee
|Kelsey Hargrove||3rd year||BS - UCF||Campins||Asteroid surface properties and surface evolution|
|2nd year||BS - Univ. Ark. Little Rock
|Emily Kramer||5th year||BS - MIT||Fernández||Cometary dust and distant cometary behavior|
|Zoe Landsman||1st year||BS - UCF||Campins||Asteroid properties
|Nathaniel Lust||5th year||BS - UCF||Britt||Asteroid binarity|
|Jarrad Pond||4th year||BS - UCF||Palotai||Giant-planet atmospheres
BS - Univ. S. Alabama
MS - Univ. Alabama Hunstville
|Fernández||Comet coma morphology|
|Laura Seward||3rd year||
BS - Florida Institute of Technology
|Akbar Whizin||4th year||BS - UC Santa Cruz||Colwell||Ring dynamics|
Timothy Werhner - M.S. in Physics, 2005, advisor Britt.
Jimmy Davis - M.S. in Physics, 2007, advisor Britt.
Julie Ziffer - Ph.D. in Physics, 2007, advisor Campins, now assistant professor at University of Southern Maine.
Ramarao Tata - Ph.D. in Physics, 2009, advisor Martín, now postdoctoral researcher at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.
Rohit Deshpande - Ph.D. in Physics, 2010, advisor Martín, now postdoctoral researcher at Penn State.
Kathleen James - M.S. in Physics 2010, advisor Colwell, now at Kennedy Space Center, Engineering Directorate.
Robert Macke - Ph.D. in Physics, 2010, advisor Britt, now at BC as postdoctoral researcher.
Kevin Baillié - Ph.D. in Physics/Planetary Science, 2011, advisor Colwell, now at Paris University VII as postdoctoral researcher.
Jean-Marc Denis - M.S. in Physics, 2012, advisor Fernandez, now working in Orange County government.
Kevin Stevenson - Ph.D. in Physics/Planetary Science, 2012, advisor Harrington, now at U. Chicago as a postdoctoral researcher.