Astrophysics PhD Graduate Alumni:

Sean McGraw, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Outflow and Accretion Physics in Active Galactic Nuclei
Advisor: J. Shields
Current position: Postdoc, Pennsylvania State University

Chris Diltz, Ph.D. 2016

Dissertation: Time Dependent Leptonic and Lepto-Hadronic Modeling of Blazar Emission
Advisor: M. Boettcher
Current position:

Haocheng Zhang, Ph.D. 2015

Dissertation: Polarization Signatures in Blazar Emission
Advisor: M. Boettcher
Current position: Postdoc, Los Alamos National Lab

Kellen Murphy, Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: Constraining Cosmology with Weak Gravitational Lensing
Advisor: D. Clowe
Current position: Independent Data Scientist and Consultant

Desiree Cotto-Figueroa, Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: Radiation Recoil Effects on the Dynamical Evolution of Asteroids
Advisor: T.S. Statler
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Arizona State University

Brett Ragozzine, Ph.D. 2013

Dissertation: Modeling the Dark Matter of Galaxy Clusters Using the Tensor-Vector-Scalar Theory of Alternate Gravity
Advisor: D. Clowe
Current position: Security Data Analyst, Zions Bancorporation

Parisa Roustazadeh, Ph.D. 2012

Dissertation: Pair Cascades in Blazars and Radio Galaxies
Advisor: M. Boettcher
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University

Manasvita Joshi, Ph.D. 2009

Dissertation: Spectral Variability Studies and Acceleration Scenarios in Jets of Blazars
Advisor: M. Boettcher
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boston University

Laura Birzan, Ph.D. 2007

Dissertation: X-ray Bubbles in Galaxy Clusters
Advisor: B.R. McNamara
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Leiden Observatory

David A. Rafferty, Ph.D. 2007
Dissertation: Feedback in Cluster Cores
Advisor: B.R. McNamara
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Leiden Observatoryy

Swati Gupta, Ph.D. 2007

Dissertation: Time Dependent Radiation Spectra from Jets of Microquasars
Advisor: M. Boettcher
Current Position: Instructor, Harold Washington College

Justin D. Finke, Ph.D. 2007

Dissertation: Monte Carlo/Fokker-Planck Simulations of Accretion Phenomena and Optical Spectra of BL Lacertae Objects
Advisor: M. Boettcher
Current Position: Astrophysicist, U.S. Naval Research Lab

Steven Diehl, Ph.D. 2006

Dissertation: The Hot Interstellar Medium in Normal Elliptical Galaxies
Advisor: T.S. Statler
Current Position: Research Scientist, TLT Turbo GmbH

Yurii Pidopryhora, Ph.D. 2006

Dissertation: Extra-Planar HI in the Inner Milky Way
Advisor: J.C. Shields
Current Position: Support Scientist, European VLBI Network, Dwingeloo, The Netherlands

Anca Constantin, Ph.D. 2004

Dissertation: Linking the Power Sources of Emission-Line Galaxy Nuclei from the Highest to the Lowest Redshifts
Advisor: J.C. Shields
Current Position: Assistant Professor, James Madison University

Robert M. Salow, Ph.D. 2004

Dissertation: Self-Gravitating Eccentric Disk models for the Double Nucleus of M31
Advisor: T.S. Statler
Current Position: Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses

Bassem Sabra, Ph.D. 2000

Dissertation: The Power Sources of Cooling-Flow Filaments and LINERs
Advisor: J.C. Shields
Current Position: Associate Professor, Notre Dame University of Louaize, Lebanon

Jakob Bak, Ph.D. 2000

Dissertation: Retrograde Minor Mergers and Counter Rotating Cores
Advisor: T.S. Statler
Current Position: Vice President for Research, Mellon Bank, New York



Updated: 2016 August 08