Department Alumni, 2007 to 2009

2007

Dale Jackson: Ph.D., 2007.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Evan Skillman
Thesis: "Dust at Low Metallicity: A Spitzer Survey of Nearby Dwarf Galaxies"
Current Position: Research Scientist, Sandia Labs
 
Sean O'Neill: Ph.D., 2007.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Thomas W. Jones
Thesis: "Three-Dimensional Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Interactions Between Radio Galaxies and their Environments"
Current Position: Postdoc, University of Maryland, Astronomy Dept.
 
Michael Schuster: Ph.D., 2007.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Roberta Humphreys & Dr. Robert Gehrz
Thesis: "Investigating the Circumstellar environments of the Cool Hypergiants"
Current Position: Scientist, Lincoln Labs, MIT
 
Thomas Dombeck: M.S., 2007.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Robert Gehrz & Dr. Roberta Humphreys
Plan B Project: "How the M Dwarf in a Post-Common Envelope Binary is affected by Close Binary Evolution" abstract available
Current Position: Boeing Flight Dynamics Engineer, 747 Stability & Control Aerodynamics
 
Tea Temim: M.S., 2007.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Charles Woodward
Thesis: "Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared Observations of the Crab Nebula"
Current Position: Postdoc, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
 

2008

Crystal (Austin) Pierce: Ph.D., 2008.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Liliya Williams
Thesis: "Analytical and Numerical Studies of Dark Matter Halos"
Current Position: Faculty member at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system teaching astronomy, physics and natural science.
 
Martha Boyer: Ph.D., 2008.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Charles "Chick" Woodward
Thesis: "A Spitzer Survey of Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars: Dust Production and Mass Loss at Low Metallicity"
Current Position: Postdoc, Space Science Institute
 
Gerald Ruch: Ph.D., 2008.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Charles "Chick" Woodward
Thesis: "On the Analysis of Large Data Sets"
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
 
Jessica Ennis: M.S., 2008.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Rudnick
Thesis: Plan B Project
Current Position: Physics Instructor at Augsburg College and Part-Time Faculty at Anoka-Ramsey Community College
 

2009

Shea Brown: Ph.D., 2009.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Rudnick
Thesis: "Probing Large-Scale Structure with Radio Observations"
Current Position: Bolton Fellow Postdoc at the Australia Telescope National Facility
 
Daniel Polsgrove: Ph.D., 2009.
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Terry J. Jones & Dr. Shaul Hanany
Thesis: "Calibration of the E and B Experiment (EBEX), A Balloon-Borne Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimeter"
Current Position: Major, U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
 
Tea Temim: Ph.D., 2009.
Thesis Advisors: Dr. Charles "Chick" Woodward & Dr. Robert Gehrz
Thesis: "Multi-wavelength Observations of Composite Supernova Remnants and Pulsar Wind Nebulae"
Current Position: Postdoc, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics