Alumni

This page lists all M.S. and Ph.D. graduates from the Planetary Sciences Group. All Physics Department Ph.D. graduates can be found on the Graduate Studies website. The dissertations/theses themselves can be accessed from the relevant STARS website. (Are you a graduate with new info about your post-graduation career that you want listed here? Tell us about it!)

 

 

Grad. # Ph.D. # Name Degree Field Year Advisor Dissertation/Thesis Title Current Position (if known)
1 Timothy Werhner M.S. Physics 2005 Britt
2 Jimmy Davis M.S. Physics 2007 Britt Frequency Distribution Of Pyroxene Types And A Method To Separate The Composition Of Multiple Pyroxenes In A Sample
3 1 Julie Ziffer Ph.D. Physics 2007 Campins Near-Infrared Observations Of Comet-Asteroid Transition Objects Professor at Univ. Southern Maine
4 2 Ramarao Tata Ph.D. Physics 2009 Martín Search, Characterization, And Properties Of Brown Dwarfs Adjunct Prof. at Ohio Univ.
5 3 Rohit Deshpande Ph.D. Physics 2010 Martín Search For Gas Giants Around Late-M Dwarfs VP, Data Products & Strategy at J.P. Morgan
6 Kathleen James M.S. Physics 2010 Colwell
7 4 Robert Macke Ph.D. Physics 2010 Britt Survey Of Meteorite Physical Properties Density, Porosity And Magnetic Susceptibility Curator of the Meteorite Collection, Vatican Obs.
8 Bryce Bolin M.S. Physics 2011 Researcher at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
9 5 Kevin Baillié Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2011 Colwell Fine-scale Structures In Saturn’s Rings Waves, Wakes And Ghosts CNRS Researcher at Obs. de Paris/IMCCE
10 Jean-Marc Denis M.S. Physics 2012 Fernández Characterization Of Online Archives Of Astronomical Imaging Vis-a-vis Serendipitous Asteroids, And Their Astrometric Properties
11 6 Kevin Stevenson Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2012 Harrington Detecting And Characterizing Exoplanets: The GJ 436 And HD 149026 Systems Astronomer at JHU APL
12 7 Emily Kramer Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2014 Fernández Studying Short-Period Comets and Long-Period Comets Detected by WISE/NEOWISE Scientist at Caltech/JPL
13 8 Nathaniel Lust Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2014 Britt Creation and Application of Routines for Determining Physical Properties of Asteroids and Exoplanets from Low Signal-To-Noise Data Sets Assoc. Professional Specialist at Princeton
14 9 Kelsey Hargrove Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2015 Colwell Spectral Study of Asteroids and Laboratory Simulation of Asteroid Organics
15 10 Jasmina Blecic Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2015 Harrington Observations, Thermochemical Calculations, and Modeling of Exoplanetary Atmospheres Postdoctoral Associate at New York Univ. Abu Dhabi
16 11 Patricio Cubillos Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2015 Harrington Characterizing Exoplanet Atmospheres: From Light-curve Observations to Radiative-Transfer Modeling Scientist at IWF Austrian Academy of Sciences
17 12 Tracy Becker Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2016 Colwell Saturn’s Rings: Measuring Particle Size Distributions Using Cassini UVIS Occultation Data Group Leader Research & Development at Southwest Research Institute
18 13 Akbar Whizin Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2016 Colwell Dynamical Formation of Protoplanetesimals Research Scientist at Southwest Research Institute
19 14 Zoe Landsman Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2017 Campins The Physical Properties and Composition of Main-Belt Asteroids from Infrared Spectroscopy Chief Scientist at Exolith Lab
20 15 Jenna L. Jones Ph.D. Physics 2018 Fernández Investigating compositional variations of S-complex near-Earth asteroids: (1627) Ivar Research Scientist at Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
21 16 Richard Jerousek Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2018 Colwell Determining the Small-scale Structure and Particle Properties in Saturn’s Rings from Stellar and Radio Occultations Lecturer at UCF
22 17 Charles Schambeau Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2018 Fernández Analysis of Nucleus Properties of the Enigmatic Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Assistant Scientist at UCF Florida Space Inst.
23 Keanna Jardine M.S. Physics 2018 Dove Asteroid Surfaces: The Importance of Cohesive Forces Ph.D. student at UCF
24 18 Ryan Challener Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2020 Harrington Exoplanets: Correlated Noise and Cautionary Tales Postdoctoral Researcher at Univ. of Michigan
25 19 Stephanie Jarmak Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2020 Colwell Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Granular Dynamics in Microgravity Postdoctoral Researcher at Southwest Research Institute
26 20 Leos Pohl Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2020 Britt The Physical Properties of Asteroids Postdoctoral Researcher at UCF
27 Andrew Malfavon M.S. Physics 2020 Campins Space Weathering Simulation Trends on Carbonaceous Chondrites
28 21 Wesley Chambers Ph.D. Physics 2020 Metzger Experimental and Computational Investigation of Plume Surface Interactions in Vacuum Microgravity Planetary Scientist at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
29 22 Anicia Arredondo Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2021 Campins A Spectroscopic Survey of Primitive Main Belt Asteroid Populations Postdoctoral Researcher at USRA/SOFIA Observatory
30 Isabel Rivera M.S. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2021 Colwell Simulating Ejecta Blown off the Lunar Surface due to Landing Spacecraft using the Mercury N-body Integrator
31 Brian Ferrari M.S. Physics 2021 Bennett Utilizing High Throughput Computing Techniques for the Predictions of Spectroscopic Properties of Astrophysically Relevant Molecules Ph.D. student at Leiden Univ.
32 Katerina Slavicinska M.S. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2021 Bennett Ph.D. student at Leiden Univ.
33 Brynn Presler-Marshall M.S. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2021 Fernández An Aphelion Analysis of Comet 2P/Encke
34 23 Stephanie Eckert Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2022 Colwell Characterizing the Particle Size Distribution in Saturn’s Rings using Cassini UVIS Stellar Occultation Data
35 Amy Lebleu-Debartola M.S. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2022 Bennett Raman Excitation Laser Effects of Peak Parameters and Peak Metamorphic Temperatures of Primitive Carbonaceous Chondrites
36 24 Michael Himes Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2022 Harrington Atmospheric Retrieval: Bayesian methods, machine learning, and application to exoplanets
37 Ryan Galinkin M.S. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2022 Donaldson Hanna Characterizing the Effects of Porosity and Particle Size on TIR Emissivity Spectral Features of Olivines
38 25 Vanessa Lowry Ph.D. Physics, Planetary Sciences Track 2022 Donaldson Hanna Spectral characterization and age of the Moon and primitive asteroids