University of Minnesota
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Department Alumni 2010–2012

2010 – 2012 Graduates

2010

Paul Edmon: Ph.D., 2010
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Thomas W. Jones
Thesis: "Multidimensional Diffusive Shock Acceleration in the Winds from Massive Stars"
Current Position: Research Computing Associate, Harvard
 
L. Andrew Helton: Ph.D., 2010
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Charles Woodward
Thesis: "Photometric and Spectroscopic Analysis of Classical Novae: An Examination of their Observational Characteristics and Greater Astronomical Impact"
Current Position: Postdoc, Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA
 
Kristen McQuinn: Ph.D., 2010
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Evan Skillman
Thesis: "On the Nature of Starbursts"
Current Position: Postdoc, University of Minnesota, working with Evan Skillman
 
Daniel Wiesz: Ph.D., 2010
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Evan Skillman
Thesis: "The History of Star Formation in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies"
Current Position: Postdoc, University of Washington
 
Chelsea Tiffany: M.S., 2010
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Roberta Humphreys
Thesis: "The Three Dimensional Morphology of the Circumstellar Ejecta of IRC +10 420"
Current Position: Instructor, St. Paul College
 
Theodore Wahl: M.S., 2010
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Terry J. Jones
Thesis: "Planck Polarimetry: Modeling the Galactic Magnetic Field"
Current Position: Continuing Ph.D. program, Purdue University, School of Aeronautics & Astronautics
 

2011

Karl Isensee: Ph.D., 2011
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Rudnick
Thesis: "A 3-dimensional Analysis of the Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant"
Current Position: Wolfram Research
 
Andrea Mehner: Ph.D., 2011
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kris Davidson
Thesis: "Explaining and Modeling High-Excitation Emission in the Ejecta and the Wind of Eta Carinae"
Current Position: ESO Fellow, Very Large Telescope, Chile
 
Peter Mendygral: Ph.D., 2011
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Thomas W. Jones
Thesis: "Simulations and Synthetic Observations of Active Galactic Nuclei Jets in Galaxy Clusters: Numerical Tools and Experiments"
Current Position: Software Engineer, Cray Research
 
Michael Milligan: Ph.D., 2011
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Shaul Hanany
Thesis: "The E and B Experiment: Implementation and Analysis of the 2009 Engineering Flight"
Current Position: HPC Software Analysis, University of Minnesota, Supercomputer Institute
 
Erin Ryan: Ph.D., 2011
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Charles Woodward
Thesis: "Asteroid Constraints on Planet and Planetessimal Formation in the Solar System"
Current Position: NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow in Solar System Exploration at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 
Kathleen DeWahl: M.S., 2011
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Terry J. Jones
Thesis: Plan B
 

2012

Steve Warren: Ph.D., 2012
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Evan Skillman
Thesis: "The Interstellar Medium and Star Formation of Nearby, Low Mass Galaxies"
Current Position: Postdoc, University of Maryland
 
Thomas Vonderharr: M.S., 2012
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Charles Woodward
Thesis: "A Spectroscopic Study of the Classical Nova V723 Cassiopeia"
 
Mukund Wosti: M.S., 2012
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Terry J. Jones
Thesis: Plan B