Department Alumni, 2001 to 2003

2001

Naomi McClure-Griffiths: B.A. Oberlin College, Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2001.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. John Dickey
Thesis: "The HI Southern Galactic Plane Survey" abstract available
Science Leader, Galactic Interstellar Medium Group, CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility.
 
Michael Schuster: B.S., M.S. University of Minnesota 2001.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Robert Gehrz
Thesis: "NICMOS Study of Compact Novae Shells"
Current Position: Scientist, Lincoln Labs, MIT
 
Andrew Young: B.S., M.S. University of Minnesota 2001.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Rudnick
Thesis: "Relativistic Electron Populations of Wide-Angle Tailed Radio Sources" Abstract available
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Kutztown University.
 

2002

Gianluca Gregori: M.S. University of Minnesota 2002.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Thomas W. Jones
Thesis: "Enhanced Cloud Dissruption by Magnetic Field Interaction"
 
Nathan Smith: Ph.D. Univsersity of Minnesota 2002.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kris Davidson and Dr. Roberta M. Humphreys
Thesis: "Latitudal Dependence of Density and Outflow Velocity in the Stellar Wind of Eta Carinae" abstract available
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
 
Ian Tregillis: Ph.D. (Physics) Univsersity of Minnesota 2002.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Tom Jones
Thesis: "Simulated Relativistic Particle Transport and Nonthermal Emission in Three-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamical Models of Radio Galaxies"
Current Position: Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
 

2003

Jim Lyke: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2003.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Robert Gehrz and Dr. Charles E. Woodward
Thesis: "Classical Novae and Their Contribution to Galactic Chemical Evolution" abstract available
Current Position: Support Astronomer, W. M. Keck Observatory.
 
Jennifer Parker: M.S., Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2003.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Roberta M. Humphreys
Thesis: "The Asymmetric Thick Disk: A Star Count and Kinematic Analysis"abstract available
Current Position: Technical Staff - Advanced Systems Concepts, MIT.
 
Michael Jacobs: Ph.D. University of Minnesota 2003.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Paul Woodward & Dr. David Porter
Thesis: "Hydrodynamic Convection in Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars"abstract available
Current Position: Space Environments scientist/engineer for ITT Industries Space Systems Division.