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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 on the Alumni page.

 


2013
Samuel Grunblatt BA, 2013, Columbia University

Conor McPartland BS, 2012, University of California, Santa Cruz

Andrew Repp PhD (mathematics), 1998, Virginia Tech

Maxwell Service BS, 2013, Case Western Reserve University

2012
Megan Ansdell BS, 2008, University of Saint Andrews

Benjamin Fulton BS, 2009, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sean Goebel BA, 2011, University of California, Berkeley

Matthew Hosek Jr. BA, 2012, Williams College

Michael Kotson SB, 2012, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ehsan Kourkchi MS, 2006, Sharif University of Technology

Evan Sinukoff BS, 2011, McMaster University

Laurie Urban BS, 2011, Northern Arizona University

2011
Dani Atkinson BS, 2005, University of Washington

William Best MEd, 2009, University of Hawai‘i

Li-Yen Hsu MS, 2010, National Taiwan University

Yanxia Li BS, 2010, Beijing Normal University

Kelly Lockhart BS, 2007, Rice University

Louis Scuderi BS, 2011, University of Arizona

Lauren Stephenson BS, 2011, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Hyewon Suh MS, 2010, Yonsei University

Po-Feng Wu MS, 2010, National Taiwan University

2010
Kimberly Aller MS, 2012, University of Hawai‘i
BA, 2010, University of California, Berkeley
PhD topic: "Finding the elusive Substellar Members of Young Moving Groups"
Committee: Mike Liu (chair), Kim Binsted (University representative), Adam Kraus, Magnier, Kudritzki, Howard
   
I-Ting Ho MS, 2009, National Taiwan University
PhD topic: "Shocks and Metallicity Gradients in Normal Star-forming Galaxies"
Committee: Lisa Kewley (chair), Kim Binsted (University representative), Sanders, Barnes, Adam Bolton, Bresolin
   
Chao-Ling Hung MS, 2010, National Tsinghua University
PhD topic: "Origin and Evolution of High-Redshift (ULIRGs): Mergers or Secular Disks"
Committee: Dave Sanders (chair), Kim Binsted (University representative), Barnes, Kewley, Kudritzki
2009
Jason Chu MS, 2011, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2009, University of California, Berkeley
PhD topic: "The Rest-Frame Optical Spectra of Z > 2 Galaxies: Understanding the Starburst and AGN Populations in the COSMOS Field"
Committee: Dave Sanders (chair), Barnes, Kim Binsted (University representative), Kewley, Kudritzki
   
Gabriel Dima MA, 2009, Cambridge University, UK
PhD topic: "Investigating Dynamic Events in the Solar Corona through the use of 3-D MHD Simulations"
Committee: Ilia Roussev (chair), Veronica Bindi (University representative), Kudritzki, Kuhn, John Madey
   
Michael Lum BS, 2009, San Jose State University
MS, 2013, University of Hawai‘i

PhD topic: "A Multi-Cluster Study of Nucleosynthetic Processes"
Committee: Ann Boesgaard (chair), Bresolin, Kudritzki, Lipyeow Lim (University Representative), Méndez

 

Matthew Zagursky MS, 2012, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2009, University of Maryland College Park
PhD topic: "Recovering the Structure and Cosmic Flow of the Local Universe via Peculiar Velocities"
Committee: Brent Tully (chair), Hasinger, Kaiser, John Learned (University representative), Tonry
2008
J. Zachary Gazak MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD topic: "Red Supergiants as Extragalactic Abundance Probes"
Committee: Kudritzki (chair), Barnes, Bresolin, Kewley, Rayner, Ben Davies, John Learned (University representative)

Heather Kaluna MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
BA, 2008, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
PhD topic: "Water Distributions of Inner Solar System"
Committee: Meech (chair), Bus, Haghighipour, Schorghofer, Tholen, Paul Lucey (University representative)
   
Alain Khayat MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
MS, 2006, Lebanese University
PhD topic: "Multi-band Search for Volcanic Outgassing in the Tharsis and Syrtis Major Regions on Mars"
Committee: Tokunaga (chair), Habbal, Owen, Schorghofer, Michael Mumma, Paul Lucey (University representative)
   
Kirsten Larson MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
BA, 2008, College of Wooster
PhD topic: "Distribution of Luminosity, Gas and Stellar Populations in Local LIRGs"
Committee: Sanders (chair), Barnes, Kewley, Stockton, Kim Binsted (University representative)
   
Nicholas Lee MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2007, University of California, Berkeley
PhD topic: "Tracing Submillimeter Galaxies Throughout Cosmic Time"
Committee: Sanders (chair), Hasinger, Henry, Emeric LeFloc'h, Kim Binsted (University representative)
   
Hsin Yi Shih MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2008, University of California, Los Angeles
PhD topic: "Extended Emission Line Regions around FRII Radio Sources"
Committee: Alan Stockton (chair), Bresolin, Kewley, Mendez, John Learned (University representative)
   
Ryan Swindle MS, 2010, University of Hawai‘i
BS, 2008, Washington University
PhD topic: "Solar Atmospheric Dynamics: An IR Study of the Polarized Solar Spectrum"
Committee: Kuhn (chair), Ftaclas, Roussev, Don Mickey, Paul Lucey (University representative)
   
H. Jabran Zahid BA, 2005, University of California, Berkeley
PhD topic: "Discrepancies in Abundance Measurements and Testing Models of Galaxy Formation and Evolution"
Committee: Lisa Kewley (chair), Bresolin, Williams, Kudritzki, Mike Dopita, Kim Binsted (University representative)
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), Burgett, Joseph, Henry, Ebeling, Williams, John Learned (University representative)