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Alumni (alphabetical listing)

 


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Nada Al-Haddad BS, 2006, Sanaa University; MS, 2010, University of Hawai`i
Email: nada at ifa.hawaii.edu

Sean Andrews BA, 2001, Northwestern University; MS, 2003, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Submillimeter Constraints on the Evolution of Circumstellar Disks"
Currently Associate of the Harvard College Observatory
Email: sandrews at cfa.harvard.edu   

James Annis BS, 1986, University of Washington; PhD, 1994, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of X-ray Selected Clusters of Galaxies"
Currently Scientist, Experimental Astrophysics Group, Fermilab
Email: annis at fnal.gov    Home Page

James Armstrong BS, 1995, Westminster College; MS, 1999, Michigan State University; PhD 2004 University of Hawai`i.
PhD dissertation: "MHD Modeling of Flux Tubes"
Currently Maui Technology Education & Outreach Specialist, IfA Maui
Email: jd at ifa.hawaii.edu      


Dana Backman BS, 1977, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1985, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Epsilon Aurigae: Infrared Photometric and Spectroscopic Studies of the Star and its Dark Companion"
Currently Manager of Education and Public Outreach programs for SOFIA, NASA-Ames Research Center
Email: dbackman at mail.arc.nasa.gov   Home Page

Elizabeth Barrett BA, 1998, Cornell; M. Eng., 1999, Cornell; MS, 2002, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2006, University of Hawai`i;
PhD dissertation: "The Assembly of Massive Galaxy Clusters: A Joint X-ray–Optical Study"

Brian Barris BS, 1998, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2000, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2004 University of Hawai`i.
PhD dissertation: "Type Ia supernovae at high redshift"
Currently Systems Engineer at Northrup Grumman
Email: bbarris at gmail.com

James Bauer  BS, 1991, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, SUNY Stonybrook; PhD, 2003, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Dynamical, physical, and evolutionary relationships of outer solar system bodies"
Currently Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena
Email: James.M.Bauer at jpl.nasa.gov 

Wendy Hagen Bauer

Charles Beerman BS, 1978, University of Connecticut; MS, 1980, University of Hawai`i
Currently Staff Software Engineer at Intuit Inc.
Email charles at charlesbeerman.com    

Chas Beichman AB, 1973, Harvard University; PhD, 1979, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Formation of Late O and early B stars within Dense Molecular Clouds"
Currently Executive Director, Michelson Science Center, California Institute of Technology, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Email: chas at pop.jpl.nasa.gov     Home Page

Jeffrey Bell BS, 1977, University of Michigan; PhD, 1984, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Search for Ultraprimitive Material in the Solar System"

George Bendo BS, 1996, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology;  MS, 1999, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2002, University of Hawai`i 
PhD dissertation: "Star formation in a representative sample of galaxies"
Currently postdoctoral research assistant with the Astrophysics Group in the Physics Department at Imperial College London
Email: g.bendo at imperial.ac.uk   Home Page

Kristin Blais BA, 1989, Wellesley College; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Search for Optical Proxies for High Energy Emissions from Solar Flares"
Currently with the Boeing Company.
Email: kristin.a.blais at boeing.com

Sandrine Bottinelli MSc, 2001, Imperial College, London; MS, 2003, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2006, University of Hawai`i and Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France
PhD dissertation: "The chemical complexity in hot Corinos"
Currently eSMA Post-doctoral Research Associate with Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands
Email: sandrine at strw.leidenuniv.nl

Douglas Braun BA, 1983, Swarthmore College; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Interaction of High-Degree P-Mode Oscillations with Solar Active Regions"
Currently at NorthWest Research Associates, Colorado Research Associates (CoRA) Division
Email: dbraun at cora.nwra.com   Home Page

Robert Hamilton Brown BS, 1971, Purdue University;  MS, 1975, Purdue University;  PhD, 1982, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Satellites of Uranus: Spectrophotometric and Radiometric Studies of their Surface Properties and Diameters"
Professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy, University of Arizona
Email: rhb at lpl.arizona.edu   Home Page

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Gabriela Canalizo BS, 1993, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2000, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Age Dating of Interaction-Induced Starbursts in QSO host Galaxies and Companions"
Currently Associate Professor of Physics at University of California, Riverside
Email gabriela.canalizo at ucr.edu   Home Page

Peter Capak BSc, 1999, University of British Columbia, MS, 2001, University of Hawai`i; PhD 2004, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Probing global star & galaxy formation using deep multi-wavelength surveys"
Currently Research Scientist with the NASA/JPL Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology
Email capak at me.com   Home Page

Gerald Cecil BSc, 1977, McGill University; MSc, 1979, McGill University, Canada; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Kinematics of Spatially Extended High-Velocity Outflow from the Nucleus of M51"
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: gerald at thececils.org  Home Page

Hua Chen BSc, 1983 Beijing University; MSc, 1985, Beijing University, China; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Millimeter and Infrared Studies of Young Stellar Objects in Dark Cloud L1641"
Currently at Nortel Networks, Santa Clara, California

Jun Chen BS, 1990, Beijing University, China; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A search for Trojan asteroids"
Currently Software Developer,  NETdelivery Corporation, Boulder, Colorado
Email: jchen at netdelivery.com

Duncan Chesley BA, 1973, Dartmouth College; MS, 1975, University of Hawai`i
Founder, American Image, Inc 
Email: chesley at AmericanImage.com  Home Page

Li Hsin Chien BS, 2003, National Taiwan University; MS, 2005, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2009, 2005, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertaion: "Star Formation Histories in Merging Galaxies"
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Space Telescope Science Institute
Email: lihsinchien at gmail.com

Philip Cizdziel BS, 1980, State University of New York at Buffalo; MS (astronomy), 1982, University of Hawai`i; MS (electrical engineering), 1997, San Jose State University
Currently Senior Product Characterization Engineer, Omnivision Technologies, Sunnyvale, CA.
Email pcizdziel at ovt.com 

Douglas Clowe BS, 1993, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Redshift Distribution of Distant Galaxies from Weak Lensing Observations"
Currently Assistant Professor at Ohio University
Email: clowe at phy.ohiou.edu  Home Page

Michael Connelley BS, 2000, Santa Clara University; MS, 2002, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai`i
PhD topic: "The Evolution of the Multiplicity of Young Stellar Objects"
Currently Assistant Astronomer, UH Institute for Astronomy
Email: msc at ifa.hawaii.edu  Home Page

Michael Cushing BS, 1997, Boston University; MS, 2000, University of Hawai`i; PhD 2004 University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A 0.8 - 5.0 Micron Spectroscopic Study of Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs"
Currently at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Email: michael.cushing at gmail dot com  Home Page

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Håkon Dahle BSc, 1992, Oslo University, Norway; MSc, 1994, Oslo University; PhD, 2000, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Investigation of Dark Matter using Weak Gravitational Lensing"
Currently Researcher, University of Oslo, Norway
Email: hdahle at astro.uio.no   Home Page

Scott Dahm  BS, 1991, Louisiana State; MS, 1996, San Diego State; PhD, 2005, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of Young Clusters"
Currently Support Astronomer, W. M. Keck Observatory
Email: sdahm at keck.hawaii.edu

James Deane BA, 1990, Swarthmore College; MS, 1995, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2000, University of Hawai`i; MBA, Cornell, 2002
PhD dissertation: "The Structure of Giant Molecular Clouds"
Currently Senior Licensing Specialist, Physical Sciences & Engineering at the University of Michigan
Email: jdeane at umich.edu  Home Page

Darren Depoy BS, 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Nature of Luminous IRAS Galaxies"
Currently Professor at Texas A&M University
Email: depoy at physics.tamu.edu   Home Page

Nicholas Devereux BSc, 1982, Leicester University, United Kingdom; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Infrared Morphology of Nearby Spiral Galaxies"
Currently Associate  Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona
Email: Nicholas.Devereux at erau.edu    Home Page

David Donovan BA, 1999, Boston University; MS, 2001, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Weak Lensing Analysis of Massive Galaxy Clusters at 0.3 < z < 0.7"
Currently Wireless Systems Integration Engineer at Apple, Inc.
Email: david_donovan at apple.com

Chris Dudley BA, 1985, Dartmouth College; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy of Luminous and Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies"
Currently at Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC
Email: dudley at vivaldi.nrl.navy.mil 

Luke Dundon BS, 2003, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis; MS, 2005, University of Hawai`i
MS thesis: "The Enigmatic Surface of (3200) Phaethon"

Trent Dupuy BS, 2004, University of Texas; Annapolis; MS, 2006, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Testing Theory with Dynamical Masses and Orbits of Ultracool Binaries"
Currently Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Email: tdupuy at cfa.harvard.edu   Home Page

 

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Suzan Edwards BA, 1973, Dartmouth College; PhD, 1980, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Enigma of the YY Orionis Stars"
Currently Professor of Astronomy, Five College Astronomy Department, Smith College
Email: sedwards at smith.edu  Home Page

Eiichi Egami BS, 1988, Kyoto University, Japan; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Deep Survey of Fields Around z > 4 Quasars"
Currently Associate Astronomer, University of Arizona
Email: eegami at as.arizona.edu   Home Page

Aaron Evans BSc, 1990, University of Michigan; PhD, 1996, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Molecular Gas Content and Ionization Processes in Distant Radio and Infrared-Selected Galaxies"
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia and Associate Astronomer, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Email: aevans at virginia.edu  Home Page

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Yuhong Fan BS, 1989, Beijing University, China; PhD, 1993, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Dynamic Evolution of Emerging Magnetic Flux Tubes in the Solar Convective Envelope"
Currently Scientist, High Altitude Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
Email:  yfan at ucar.edu  Home Page

Tony Farnham BSAE, 1986, University of Southern California; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Modeling Cometary Dust Tails with a Pseudo-Finson-Probstein Technique"
Currently Research Associate at University of Maryland
Email: farnham at astro.umd.edu  Home Page

Hai Fu BS, 2003, Nanjing University, China; MS, 2005, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2008, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Extended Emission-Line Regions: Remnants of Quasar Superwinds?"
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
Email: fu at astro.caltech.edu

Eliza Fulton BS, 1995, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1998, University of Hawai`i
Currently a physician in Pennsylvania
Email elizafulton at hotmail.com 

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Jonathan Gardner AB, 1986, Harvard University; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Near-Infrared Faint Galaxy Survey: Evolution and the Cosmological Geometry from K Band Photometry"
Currently Chief of the Laboratory for Observational Cosmology and Deputy Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Email: jonathan.p.gardner at nasa.gov  Home Page

Catherine Garland BA, 1999, Colby College; MS, 2001, University of Florida; PhD 2004, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The neutral interstellar medium in luminous blue compact galaxies"
Currently AssociateProfessor of Physics, Natural Sciences, Department, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vermont
Email catherine.garland at castleton.edu   Home Page

Deborah Goldader (née Maraziti) BS, 1991, Swarthmore College; MS, 1994, University of Hawai`i

Jeffrey Goldader BS, 1989, University of Washington; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Near-Infrared Spectroscopy of Luminous Infrared Galaxies"
Currently teaches physics at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

John Good BA, 1976, Western Michigan University; MS, 1979, University of Hawai`i; 
PhD, 1983, University of Massachusetts. 
Currently Systems Architect for Infrared Science Archive, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology 
Email jcg at ipac.caltech.edu 

Benjamin Granett BS, 2004, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2007, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The dark mark of large-scale structure on the cosmic microwave background"
Currently a postdoc at INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Italy (Merate)
Email: granett at gmail.com

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Wendy Hagen Bauer BA, 1971, Mount Holyoke College; PhD, 1977, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Circumstellar Gas and Dust Shells of Late-Type Supergiants"
Currently Professor of Astronomy, Wellesley College
Email: wbauer at wellesley.edu    Home Page

John Hamilton BS, 1977, University of Texas; MS, 1979, University of Hawai`i
Instructor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Hawai`i at Hilo.
Email jch at hawaii.edu

Heidi Hammel BS, 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Atmosphere of Neptune Studied with CCD Image at Methane-Band and Continuum Wavelengths"
Currently Co-Director, Research & Senior Research Scientist with the Space Science Institute in Boulder, CO
Email: hbh at alum.mit.edu  Home Page

Byron Han BS, 1985, Princeton University, MS (engineering), 1986, Stanford University; MS (astronomy), 1995, University of Hawai`i 
Currently Senior Development Engineer, Apple Computer, Inc. 
Email: han at apple.com 

David Harrington B.S. 2003, Michigan Technical University; Harrington M.S. 2006, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2008, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Spectropolarimetry of Young Disk Stars at High Resolution: An Inner Disk Probe"
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, UH Institute for Astronomy
Email: dmh at ifa.hawaii.edu  Home Page

William Heacox  AB, 1964, Whitman College; MS, 1972, Washington State University; PhD, 1977, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Composition Characteristics of HgMn Peculiar A Stars"
Currently Professor of Astronomy, University of Hawai`i at Hilo
Email: heacox at hawaii.edu  Home Page

Linda Hermans-Killam BS, 1981, California State University, Northridge; MS, 1985, University of Hawai`i
Currently Senior Engineer/Astronomy Outreach Developer, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, California Institute of Technology
Email lmh at ipac.caltech.edu  Home Page

Inge Heyer BA, 1985, Smith College; MS, 1987, University of Hawai`i
Currently Deputy Press Officer for the American Astronomical Society.
Email inge_heyer at yahoo.com  Home Page

Gary Hill BA, 1983, Oxford University, United Kingdom; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Radio Source Population at z~0.5"
Currently Senior Research Scientist and McDonald Observatory Chief Astronomer, University of Texas
Email: hill at astro.as.utexas.edu  Home Page

Henry Hsieh BA, 2000, Harvard University; MS, 2003, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Comets amongst the Asteroids: Icy Planetisimals in the Inner Solar System"
Currently Hubble Fellow at IfA
Email: hsieh at ifa.hawaii.edu  Home Page

Jiasheng Huang MS, 1988, Nanjing University, China; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The K-band Wide-field Survey"
Currently Astrophysicist with the SIRTF/IRAC team, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Email: jhuang at cfa.harvard.edu 

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Catherine Ishida BS, 1993, Yale University; MS, 1995, University of Hawai`i; PhD 2004, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The link between interactions, infrared emission and the transformation of galaxies: a detailed study of a complete sample of infrared galaxies"

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Joseph Jensen BS, 1992, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Infrared Surface Brightness fluctuations and the extragalactic distance scale"
Currently Associate Professor of Physics, Utah Valley University and Managing Editor for the ASP Conference Series
Email: Joseph.Jensen at uvu.edu  Home Page

Litao Jiao MS, 1990, Beijing Astronomical Observatory, China: MS, 1995, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Solar Coronal Magnetic Field"
Currently senior NT Web developer,  Concentric Network Corp, Cupertino California

Kevin Jim BA, 1986, Cornell University; MS, 1995, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2001, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Hawai`i Tip-tilt System and Infrared Gravitational Lensing"
Currently heads KJImaging in Honolulu, Hawai`i
Home Page

Terry Jones BA, 1972, Occidental College; PhD, 1977, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Polarimetry of Be Stars at 1.25 and 2.2 Microns"
Currently Professor of Astronomy, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota
Email: tjj at astro.umn.edu  Home Page

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Yuko Kakazu BS, 2001, Tohoku University, Japan; MS, 2003, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Wide-field Survey for High-Redshift Quasars"
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology
Email: kakazu at astro.caltech.edu  Home Page

Paul Kalas BS, 1989, University of Michigan; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Coronagraphic Survey for Circumstellar Disks around Main Sequence and Pre-main Sequence Stars"
Currently Associate Adjunct Professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Email: kalas at astron.berkeley.edu  Home Page

Jeyhan Kartaltepe BS, 2003, Colgate University; MS, 2005, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2009, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: “A Multiwavelength Study of (Ultra) luminous Infrared Galaxies in the COSMOS Field”
Currently Postdoctoral Research Associate at National Optical Astronomy Obseervatory in Tucson
Email: jkartaltepe at noao.edu

Dong-Chan Kim BA, 1987, Yonsei University, Korea; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The IRAS 1-Jansky Survey of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies"
Currently Research Associate, University of Maryland
Email: dk3wc at virginia.edu 

Tae-Sun Kim MS, 1992, Yonsei University, Korea; PhD, 1999, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Lyman-Alpha Forest at z`>2"
Currently at Astrophysical Institute Potsdam
Email tkim at aip.de  

Jeremy King BS, 1988, Boston University; PhD, 1993, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Stellar Oxygen Abundances"
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University
Email: jking2 at clemson.edu  Home Page

Graham Knopp BS, 1992, University of Wisconsin-Madison; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Imaging polarimetry of High Redshift Radio Galaxies"
Environmental Consultant; Hilo, Hawai`i 
Email: gpknopp at yahoo.com

Dale Kocevski BS, 1999, University of Michigan; MS, 2001, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2006, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Clusters in the Zone of Avoidance"
Currently Postdoctoral Scholar at University of California, Davis Deparment of Physics
Email kocevski at physics.ucdavis.edu

Sonali Kolhatkar BA (astronomy), BS (physics), 1996, University of Texas; MS, 1998, University of Hawai`i
Currently Associate Computing Analyst, SIRTF Science Center, California Institute of Technology
Email sonali at sonaliandjim.net   

Marni Krismer BSc, 1993, University of Victoria; MS, 1996, University of Hawai`i 

Thomas Kunkle BS 1972, University of Arizona; PhD, 1979, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A study of Linear Polarization in Spiral Galaxies"
Currently at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Email u091007 at lanl.gov

K. D. Kuntz BS, 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1988, University of Hawai`i;  PhD, 2000, University of Maryland
Currently Postdoctoral Research Associate, Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University 
Email kuntz at halo.gsfc.nasa.gov   Home Page

Renate Kupke BS, 1989, University of Arizona; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "An Observational Study of the Dynamic Behavior of Flux Tubes"
Currently Postdoctoral Researcher, The Laboratory for Adaptive Optics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Email rkupke at ucolick dot org

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Russell Lavery BS, 1977, University of Massachusetts; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Origin of the "Butcher-Oemler Effect at redshifts near 0.2"
Currently Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University,
Email: lavery at iastate.edu 

K. D. Leka BS, 1989, Yale University; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Are Solar Emerging Flux Regions Carrying Electric Current?"
Currently Research Scientist, Northwest Research Associates Inc.
Email: leka at cora.nwra.com   Home Page

Emily Levesque
BS, 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 2008, University of Hawai`i
PhD topic: "Exploring the Environments of Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts"
Currently Einstein Fellow at the University of Colorado
Email: Emily.Levesque at colorado.edu   Home page

Dennis Lindwall  BA, 1972, University of Missouri; MS, 1982, University of Hawai`i
Ph.D., 1988, University of Hawai`i (Geology and Geophysics) 
Ph.D. dissertation: "Deep Crustal Structure Under and Near the Hawaiian Islands"
Currently a staff geophysicist at the Naval Research Lab, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.
Email: lindwall at nrlssc.navy.mil  

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Cheng-Jiun Ma BS, 2000, National Taiwan University; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Impact of Environment on the Evolution of Galaxies in the Most X-ray Luminous Clusters at z > 0.5"
Currently postdoctoral fellow at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
cma at cfa.harvard.edu

John MacKenty BA,1979, Harvard University; PhD, 1986, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Morphologies and Environments of Seyfert Galaxies"
Currently Operations Scientist for Wide Field Camera 3,  Space Telescope Science Institute
Email: mackenty at stsci.edu 

Rita Mann BSc, 2004, University of Victoria, Canada; MS, 2006, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Submillimeter Array Survey of Protoplanetary Disks in Orion"
Currently Plaskett Fellow at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Victoria, British Columbia
Email: Rita.Mann at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Terry Martin BS, 1967, University of California, Berkeley; PhD, 1975, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Saturn and Jupiter: a Study of Atmospheric Constituents"
Currently retired and living in Oregon
Email: tzmartin at ashlandhome.net  

Joseph Masiero BS, 2004, Pennsylvania State University; MS, 2006, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2009, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: : "Using Rotation and Polarization to Probe the Composition and Surface Properties of Main Belt Asteroids"
Currently NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, JPL
Email: click here    Home Page

Martina McGinn BSc, 1981, University of Melbourne, Australia; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Mass Distribution in the Galactic Center"

Elizabeth McGrath BA, 2001, Vassar College; MS, 2004, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai`i;
PhD dissertation:: "Origins of the Earliest Galaxies: Probing the Mechanisms of Spheroid and Active Galaxy Formation at High Redshift"
Currently Postdoctoral Researcher: Next Generation Adaptive Optics for the Keck Telescopes, Center for Adaptive Optics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Email: mcgrath at ucolick.org

Michael Mongillo BS, 1971,  State University of New York, Stony Brook; MS, 1976, University of Hawai`i

Jeffrey Morgan BA, 1976, University of California at San Diego; PhD, 1983, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Low Resolution Spectroscopy of the Io Torus"
Currently Senior Telescope Engineer for Pan-STARRS, University of Hawai`i
Email: morgan at ifa.hawaii.edu 

Nancy Morrison AB, 1967, Radcliffe College; PhD, 1975, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Observations of Diagnostic Spectral Features in O-type Stars and their Interpretation"
Currently Director, Ritter Observatory, The University of Toledo, Ohio
Email: ndm at physics.utoledo.edu   Home Page

Nicholas Moskovitz BS, 2003, U.C. Santa Barbara; MS, 2005, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: “Thermal Histories of Small Bodies in the Solar System.”
Currently Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Institution, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Email nmoskovitz at dtm.ciw.edu

Christopher Mullis BA, 1994, University of Virginia; MS, 1996, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2001, University of Hawai`i 
PhD dissertation: "A complete X-ray selected sample of galaxy clusters from the ROSAT North Ecliptic Pole Survey"
Currently working in the financial sector.
Email chrismullis at gmail.com  

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Michael Nassir BS, 1993, California Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, University of Hawai`i
Currently Instructor, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Email nassir at hawaii.edu   Home Page

Megan Novicki BS/AB, 1999, University of Michigan; MS, 2002, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2005, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The rare light elements in very low metallicity halo stars"
Member of the Technical Staff, Senior, Northrop Grumman Space Technology
Email megan.novicki at ngc.com

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Dan Packman BS, 1974, California Institute of Technology; MS, 1976, University of Hawai`i
Currently Software Engineer, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Email pack at ucar.edu  Home Page

Brian Patten BS, 1986, Iowa State University; MS, 1989, Iowa State University; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of Rotation and Activity in Young Open Clusters: The Zero-Age Main Sequence"
Currently Astronomer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Email: brian.m.patten<at>gmail<dot>com 

Matthew Penn BS, 1986, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Source of 5-Minute Period Umbral Oscillations"
Currently Associate Astronomer at the National Solar Observatory
Email mpenn at nso.edu   Home Page

Maria Pereira BSc, 2001, Imperial College (London); MS, 2004, University of Hawai`i
Currently a graduate student at Columbia University
Email: pereira at astro.columbia.edu  Home Page

Michael Pierce BS, 1979, University of Oklahoma; PhD, 1988, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "CCD Photometry of Nearby Galaxies: Global Properties and the Extragalactic Distance Scale"
Currently Associate Professor, University of Wyoming
Email: mpierce at uwyo.edu  Home Page

Catherine Pilachowski BS, 1971, Harvey Mudd College; PhD, 1975, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Luminosities and Compositions of a Group of Mildly Peculiar Late-Type Giant Stars"
Currently Professor of Astronomy at Indiana University
Email: catyp at astro.indiana.edu   Home Page

Eric Pilger BA, 1982, Williams College; MS, 1986,University of Hawai`i
Currently Systems Engineer, MAX Project Manager at Hawai`i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
Email pilger at higp.hawaii.edu  Home Page

Joseph Piscitelli BS, 1983, University of New Mexico; MS, 1986, University of Hawai`i
Currently at Proscripts, LLC, Albuquerque
Email office at proscripts.com

Daniel Potter BS, 1994, University of Colorado; MS, 2000, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2003, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A search for debris disks with a dual channel adaptive optics imaging polarimeter"
Currently at AOptix Technologies
Email dpotter at aoptix.com

Norman Purves BS, 1976, Portland State University; MS, 1979, University of Hawai`i
Currently Instructor in Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawai`i at Hilo
Email purves at hawaii.edu  Home Page

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Michael Ressler BS, 1986, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Near-Infrared Imaging of Deeply-Embedded Young Stellar Objects"
Currently Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
Email: Michael.E.Ressler at jpl.nasa.gov   Home Page

Susan Ridgway BS, 1988, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1995, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Imaging of Complete Samples of Redshift z ~ 1 3C Sources"
Currently Assistant Astronomer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, La Serena, Chile
Email: susanr at ctio.noano.edu  Home Page

Michael Rigler BS, 1986, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Morphologies of Distant Radio Galaxies"
Currently Program Manager, Word Business Unit, Microsoft Corporation
Email: mrigler at microsoft.com  

Steven Rodney BS, 2003, Case Western Reserve University; MS, 2005, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Thermonuclear Supernova Light Curves: Progenitors and Cosmology"
Currently, a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
Email: rodney at jhu.edu

Robert Ronan BS, 1986, Harvard University; PhD, 1992, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Global Solar Intensity Oscillations at Solar Maximum"
Currently Physician (radiology) in Massachusetts

Edward Rosenthal BS, 1984, Harvard University; PhD, 1994, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Stellar Population and Mass Distribution at the Galactic Center"
Currently Physics & Astronomy Instructor, Glendale Community College, Arizona
Email: edward.rosenthal at gcmail.maricopa.edu

Barry Rothberg BS, 1997, Tufts University; MS, 2000, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2005, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "An infrared inverstigation into the formation of elliptical galaxies via mergers"
Currently an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC
Email: rothberg at ccs.nrl.navy.mil

Anna Roussanova BS, 2008, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 2010, University of Hawai`i

Robert Ruotsalainen BS, 1974, University of Washington; PhD, 1982, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Multicolor Photometry of Stars in Dwarf Irregular Galaxies"
Currently Professor of Physics at Eastern Washington University
Email: Robert.Ruotsalainen at mail.ewu.edu    Home Page

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William Schempp BA, 1973, Whitman College; PhD, 1980, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Bar Driven Spiral Density Waves in Galaxies and a Model of the Barred Spiral NGC 1097"
Currnetly Vice President of Research, MedOptics Corporation, Tucson, Arizona
Email: bschemp at azstarnet.com 

Matthew Senay AB, 1983, St. Louis University; MS, 1990, San Diego State University; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Sources of Activity in Distant Comets"
Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts
Email: senay at fcrao1.phast.umass.edu 

Edward Shaya BA, 1976, Princeton University; MS, 1979, University of Chicago; PhD, 1984, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Dynamics of the Local Supercluster and the Origin of the Differences in Galaxy Morphologies"
Currently Associate Research Scientist, University of Maryland
Email: eshaya at astro.umd.edu   Home Page

Scott Sheppard BS, 1998, Oberlin College; MS, 2001, University of Hawai`i; Ph D 2004, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Jovian System: from satellites to Trojans to Jupiter family comets"
Currently Staff Member at Department of Terrrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Email: sheppard at dtm.ciw.edu   Home Page

Douglas Simons BS, 1985, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1991, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Near-Infrared Search for Brown Dwarfs in the Pleiades"
Currently Senior Scientist, Gemini Observatory, Hilo
Email: dsimons at gemini.edu 

Brian Stalder  BS, 2001, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2003, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2007, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "AO Studies of Radio Sources Near Bright Natural Guide Stars"
Currently, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Physics at Harvard University
Email:  stalder at physics.harvard.edu

Alex Stephens BS, 1994, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill); PhD, 2000, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Accretion in the Galactic Halo"
Currently VP, Information Technology Audit at Bank of America, Charlotte, NC
Email  alex_c_stephens at yahoo.com

Alex Storrs BS, 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "The Evolution of Cometary Activity"
Currently Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Towson University
Email: astorrs at towson.edu  Home Page

Jason Surace BS, 1992, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1998, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Multi-Wavelength High Resolution Study of the Evolutionary Link between Ultraluminous IRAS Galaxies and Optical QSOs"
Currently Senior Research Scientist, California Institute of Technology
Email: jason at ipac.caltech.edu  Home Page

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Terry Teays BS, 1973, University of California, Santa Cruz; MS, 1976, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 1986, University of Nebraska
Currently Assistant Director, Maryland Space Grant Consortium
Email  teays at pha.jhu.edu 

Robert Thornton BS, 1995, Lehigh University; MS, 1998, University of Hawai`i;
PhD, 2002, University of Hawai`i 
PhD dissertation: "The AEOS Spectrograph: Optomechanical Design and Scientific Capability"
Currently Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, West Chester University, Pennsylvania
Email: RThornton at wcupa.edu  Home Page

Eric Tollestrup BA, 1979, University of California at Berkeley; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "High Angular Resolution Imaging with an Infrared Charge Coupled Device: The Galactic Center at Subarcsecond Resolution and Reconstruction of Speckle Interferometric Data"
Currently Associate Director for Development at the Gemini Observatory
Email:etollest at gemini.edu  Home Page

Neil Trentham BA, 1991, University of Cambridge; PhD, 1997, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Dwarf Galaxies in Clusters"
Currently PPARC Advanced Fellow, University of Cambridge
Email: trentham at ast.cam.ac.uk   Home Page

Michael Tripicco BS, 1982, University of Rochester; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Spectroscopy of Metal-Rich M31 Globular Clusters"
Currently Department Manager - SESDA Space Science with Science Systems & Applications, Inc. at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Email: miket at lheamail.gsfc.nasa.gov   Home Page

Chadwick Trujillo BS, 1995, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, 1998 University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2000, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Bright Objects in the Outer Solar System"
Currently Assistant Astronomer, Gemini Observatory
Email trujillo at gemini.edu  Home Page

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John Varsik BS, 1979, Stanford University; PhD, 1987, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Properties of stellar activity in F stars"
Currently Researcher/Systems Administrator, Big Bear Solar Observatory
Email: varsik at bbso.nijt.edu   Home Page

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Stephen Walton BS, 1977, California Institute of Technology; PhD, 1984, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Flux Tube Models of Solar Faculae"
Professor, and Planetarium Director,  Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, California State University, Northridge
Died November 11, 2006

Wei-Hao Wang BS, 1996, National Taiwan University; MS, 1998, National
Central University, Taiwan; PhD, 2006, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "High Redshift Star Forming Galaxies in Lensing Cluster Fields"
Currently, Assistant Research Fellow, Acadeimia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Taiwan and Adjunct Assistant Fellow, National Taiwan University Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics, Taiwan
Email: whwang at asiaa.sinica.edu.tw  Home Page

Douglas Ward BS, 1984, Brigham Young University; MS, 1986, University of Hawai`i

Kathryn Whitman BA, 2000, Cornell University; MS, 2004, University of Hawai`i
Currently Solar Outreach Program Associate at IfA
Email: whitman at ifa.hawaii.edu

Robert Whiteley BS, 1993, California Institute of Technology; MS, 1996, University of Hawai`i; PhD, 2001, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "A Compositional Survey of Near-Earth Asteroids"
Currently Special Assistant to the Director of Development and Transformation at the US Air Force Space Command, Space & Missile Systems Center
Email: robert.whiteley at losangeles.af.mil

Mark Willman BA, 1977, University of California, Riverside; MA, 1980, University of California, Riverside; PhD, 2010, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Space Weathering on S-Complex Asteroids"
Currently Observing Instrumentation Assistant at the Institute for Astronomy in Hilo
Email: willman at ifa.hawaii.edu

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Bin Yang BS, 2000, Beijing Normal University; MS, 2003, National Astronomical Observatories, Beijing; PhD, 2009, University of Hawai`i
PhD dissertation: "Probing Water in Small Bodies"
Currently Astrobiology Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Hawai`i
Email: yangbin at ifa.hawaii.edu  Home Page

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Maximilian Zavodny  BS, 2006, California Institute of Technology; MS, 2008, University of Hawai`i
Currently Experimental Physicist at eSolar in Pasadena, California
Email: max46145 at gmail.com

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