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Graduate Students

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This page includes all students currently registered in the astronomy graduate program, listed by to year of entry. Dissertation topics and doctoral committees are included for students who have advanced to PhD candidacy. Students who have earned astronomy degrees from the University of Hawai‘i are listed alphabetically and temporally.

 


2018 Ellis Avallone BS, 2018, University of Washington
  Casey Brinkman BS, 2017, University of Vermont
  Thomas Dixon MS, 2009, University of Hawai‘i
B.Sc., 2007, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  PhD topic: "Advanced Methods for Weak Gravitational Lensing on Pan-STARRS"
Committee: Ebeling (Chair), Magnier, Hu, Cowie, John Learned (University representative)
  Mike Nassir BS, 1993, California Institute of Technology
MS, 1996, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  Cody Shaw BS, MS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  Bryan Yamashiro BS, 2018, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  Lukas Zalesky BS, College of Charleston


2017  Gagandeep Anand BS, 2015, Vassar College
MS, 2017, Boston University
  Connor Auge BS, 2017, Northern Arizona University
  Aaron Do BA, 2014, Whitman University
  James Ou BS, 2017, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  Anna Payne BS, 2015, Wellesley College
  Jessica Schonhut-Stasik BA, 2017, Open University
  Michael Tucker BS, 2017, Applachian State University


2016  Erica Bufanda BS, 2015, University of California, Santa Cruz
  Zach Claytor BA, 2016, Ohio Wesleyan University
  Ashley Chontos BS, 2016, State University of New York at Albany
  Ryan Dungee MS, 2016, University of Pennsylvania


2015  Travis Berger MS, 2017, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2015, University of North Carolina
 

PhD topic: "Precise Radius, Metallicity, and Age Demographis of Exoplanets in the Gaia Era"

Committee: Dan Huber (Chair), Gene Magnier, Jennifer VanSaders, Christoph Baranec, Eric Gaidos (UH representative)

  Benjamin Boe BS, 2015, University of Puget Sound
 

PhD topic: "Solar Wind formation in the Corona"

Committee: Shadia Habbal (chair), Xudong, Sun, Jennifer Van Saders, Enrico Landi, Veronica Bindi (UH representative)  

  Christian Flores BS, 2014, University of Chile
  PhD topic: "The Evolution of Magnetic Field Strength in Low-Mass Young Stars" Committee: Bo Reipurth (chair), Michael Connelley, Xudong Sun, Gregory Doppmann, Sasha Krot (UH Representative)  
  Denise Hung BS, 2015, Ohio State University
 

PhD topic: "Constraining Yarkovsky Acceleration with Thermophysical Modeling"

Committee: David Tholen (chair), Nader Haghighipour, Ben Shappee, Joseph Masiero, Paul Lucey (UH representative)

  Maissa Salama BS, 2014, University of California, Berkeley
 

PhD topic: "Large Adaptive Optics Search for Substellar Objects"

Committee: Christoph Baranec (chair), Jennifer VanSaders, Michael Liu, Dan Huber, Brendan Bowler, Monique Chyba (UH representative)  

  Zhoujian Zhang BS, 2015, Nanjing University
 

PhD topic: "Formation of Benchmark Giant Planets and Brown Dwarfs on Wide Orbits"

Committee: Michael Liu (chair), Gene Magnier, Dan Huber, Mark Marley, Sven Vahsen (UH representative).  



2014  Kelly Blumenthal MS, 2016, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2014, Boston University
  PhD topic: "Baryons Go In, Baryons Go Out: Understanding the Metabolism of Galaxy Interactions"
Committee: Josh Barnes (Chair), Kudritzki, Tullly, Hernquist, Maricic (University representative)
  Larissa Nofi MS, 2016, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2013, University of California, Santa Cruz
  PhD topic: "A Search for Young Planets Around T Tauri Stars"
Committee: Meech (Chair), Prato, Haghighipour, Hodapp, Howard, Rayner, Lucey (University representative)


2013 Samuel Grunblatt MS, 2015, University of Hawai‘i
BA, 2013, Columbia University
  PhD topic: "A Search for Giant Planets Orbiting Giant Stars with K2"
Committee: Huber (Chair), Gaidos, Baranec, Kudritzki, Howard, Williams, Learned (University representative)
  Conor McPartland MS, 2015, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2012, University of California, Santa Cruz
  PhD topic: "The Role of Mergers and AGN in Quenching the Galaxy Main Sequence"
Committee: Sanders (Chair), Kumar (University representative), Barnes, Hasinger, Magnier
  Andrew Repp MS, 2015, University of Hawai‘i
PhD (mathematics), 1998, Virginia Tech
  PhD topic: "Constraining Cosmology with Sufficient Statistics"
Committee: Szapudi (Chair), Learned (University representative), Ebeling, Kaiser, Tully
  Maxwell Service MS, 2015, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2013, Case Western Reserve University
  PhD topic: "Studying Young Massive Clusters using Wide-Field Adaptive Optics Imaging"
Committee: Chun (Chair), Lu (Co-Chair), Businger (University representative), Baranec, Magnier, Reipurth


2012  Laurie Chu (née Urban) MS, 2014, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2011, Northern Arizona University
  PhD topic: "Investigating the Structure and Composition of Molecular Clouds in Preparation for JWST"
Committee: Hodapp (Chair), Huss (University representative), Hall, Meech, Williams 
  Ehsan Kourkchi MS, 2014, University of Hawai‘i
MS, 2006, Sharif University of Technology
  PhD topic: "Recovering the Structure and Dynamics of the Local Universe"
Committee: Tully (Chair), Learned (University rep), Cowie, Ebeling, Hasinger, Kaiser


2009  Michael Lum BS, 2009, San Jose State University
MS, 2013, University of Hawai‘i
  PhD topic: "A Multi-Cluster Study of Nucleosynthetic Processes"
Committee: Boesgaard (Chair), Bresolin, Kudritzki, Lim (University Representative), Mendez 


2007  Thomas Dixon MS, 2009, University of Hawai‘i
B.Sc., 2007, University of Hertfordshire, UK
 
PhD topic: "Advanced Methods for Weak Gravitational Lensing on Pan-STARRS"
Committee: Kaiser (Chair), Henry, Ebeling, Williams, John Learned (University representative)