Last 10 years of OSU Astronomy PhDs

This is a list of all Ph.D.'s awarded in the past 10 years by the OSU Astronomy Department. Those graduate alumni who received a terminal M.S. degrees or a thesis M.S. degree are listed separately. The first Ph.D. was awarded in 1955; prior to that OSU only had a Master's program in Astronomy.

Starting in 2002, dissertations were submitted in PDF format. Approved copies of all dissertations starting in 2002 are linked below after the title.

2008

Christopher Morgan, Ph.D. 2008
Dissertation: Quasar Structure from Microlensing in Gravitationally Lensed Quasars [1.6M PDF]
Adviser: C. Kochanek
First Post-Graduate Position: Assistant Professor, Physics Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD.

Jiang Guangfei, Ph.D. 2008
Dissertation: Dark and Luminous Matter in Galaxies and Large Scale Structure. [2.3M PDF]
Adviser: D. Weinberg

Deokkeun An, Ph.D. 2008
Dissertation: Improving the Local Distance Scale from Empirically Calibrated Stellar Isochrones. [18M PDF]
Adviser: D. Terndrup
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Caltech IPAC

Stephan Frank, Ph.D. 2008
Dissertation: OVI Absorbers in SDSS Spectra [1.9M PDF]
Adviser: S. Mathur
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Observatoire de Marseilles, France

2007

Jaiul Yoo, Ph.D. 2007
Dissertation: From Galaxy Clustering to Dark Matter Clustering [1.9M PDF]
Adviser: D. Weinberg
First Post-Graduate Position: Menzel Fellow, Harvard CfA

Joshua Pepper, Ph.D. 2007
Dissertation: KELT: The Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope [13M PDF]
Adviser: R. Pogge
First Post-Graduate Position: 5-year VIDA Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University.

Misty Bentz, Ph.D. 2007
Dissertation: Black Hole Scaling Relationships: New Results from Reverberation Mapping and Hubble Space Telescope Imaging [3.2M PDF]
Adviser: B.M. Peterson
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Irvine.

Grant Newsham, Ph.D. 2007
Dissertation: The Horizontal Branch as a Probe of Stellar Population History [2.8M PDF]
Adviser: D. Terndrup

2006

Christopher Burke, Ph.D. 2006
Dissertation: Survey For Transiting Extrasolar Planets In Stellar Systems: Stellar and Planetary Content of the Open Cluster NGC 1245 [4.4M PDF]
Adviser: D.L. DePoy
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Space Telescope Science Institute.

Juna A. Kollmeier, Ph.D. 2006
Dissertation: The Intergalactic Medium: Absorption, Emission, Disruption [32M PDF]
Adviser: D. Weinberg
First Post-Graduate Position: Princeton-Carnegie-Hubble Fellow, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington
Current Position: Staf Member, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington

Jennifer Marshall, Ph.D. 2006
Dissertation: Mapping the Local Galactic Halo and An Image Motion Compensation System for the Multi-Object Double Spectrograph [7.9M PDF]
Adviser: D.L. DePoy
First Post-Graduate Position: Carnegie Fellow, Observatories of the Carnegie Institute of Washington

Rik Williams, Ph.D. 2006
Dissertation: The Warm-Hot Environment of the Milky Way [1.6M PDF]
Adviser: S. Mathur
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leiden

James Pizagno, Ph.D. 2006
Dissertation: The Tully-Fisher Relation, Its Residuals, and a Comparison to Theoretical Predictions for a Broadly Selected Sample of Galaxies [6.0M PDF]
Advisers: D. Weinberg & R. Pogge
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, SUNY Stony Brook

Dale Fields, Ph.D. 2006
Dissertation: Absorption-Line Measurements of AGN Outflows [746k PDF]
Adviser: S. Mathur
First Post-Graduate Position: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, Pierce College

2005

Jeremy Tinker, Ph.D. 2005
Dissertation: Constraining Cosmology with the Halo Occupation Distribution [3.5M PDF]
Adviser: D.H. Weinberg
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago.

Christopher Onken, Ph.D. 2005
Dissertation: Measurement of Black Hole Masses in Active Galactic Nuclei [10M PDF]
Adviser: B.M. Peterson
First Post-Graduate Position: Plaskett Fellow, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, BC.

Julio Chanamé, Ph.D. 2005
Dissertation: Topics of Galactic Structure and Chemical Evolution [3.6M PDF]
Adviser: A. Gould
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Space Telescope Science Institute

Franck Delahaye, Ph.D. 2005
Dissertation: From accurate atomic data to elaborate stellar modeling: Structure and collisional data, opacities, radiative accelerations. [4.6M PDF]
Adviser: A. Pradhan
First Post-Graduate Position: Researcher, Observatoire de Paris.

Nikolay Andronov, Ph.D. 2005
Dissertation: Evolution of close binary stars with application to cataclysmic variables and Blue Stragglers. [1.4M PDF]
Adviser: M. Pinsonneault
First Post-Graduate Position: currently living in Russia

2004

Zheng Zheng, Ph.D. 2004
Dissertation: Constraining Galaxy Bias and Cosmology Using Galaxy Clustering Data [5.2M PDF]
Advisor: D.H. Weinberg
First Post-Graduate Position: Hubble Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Susan Kassin, Ph.D. 2004
Dissertation: Luminous and Dark Matter in Bright Spiral Galaxies [2.2M PDF]
Adviser: R.W. Pogge
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Santa Cruz (DEEP2 Team)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford University

Guo-Xin Chen, Ph.D. 2004
Dissertation: Relativistic Close Coupling Calculations for Fundamental Atomic Processes in Astrophysics [7.8M PDF]
Adviser: A. Pradhan
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

2002

Jin-Hyeok An, Ph.D. 2002
Dissertation: Astrophysics from Binary-lens Microlensing [2.2M PDF]
Adviser: A. Gould
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Astronomy. University of Cambridge, UK.
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT

Samir Salim, Ph.D. 2002
Dissertation: Applications of High-Resolution Astrometry to Galactic Studies [6.5M PDF]
Adviser: A. Gould
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics, UCLA.

Patrizia Romano, Ph.D. 2002
Dissertation: Multi-Wavelength Study of Narrow-Line Seyfert 1 Galaxies [3M PDF]
Adviser: B.M. Peterson
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Merate, Italy.

2001

Andreas Berlind, Ph.D. 2001
Dissertation: Biased Galaxy Formation and Large Scale Structure
Adviser: D.H. Weinberg
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University

Andrew Stephens, Ph.D. 2001
Dissertation: The Stellar Populations of Nearby Galaxies
Adviser: J.A. Frogel
First Post-Graduate Position: Princeton/Catolica Fellow, Princeton and Catolica Universities
Current Position: Science Fellow & NIRI Instrument Scientist, Gemini Observatory.

2000

Solange V. Ramírez S., Ph.D. 2000
Dissertation: Stellar Abundances in the Inner Bulge and Galactic Center
Adviser: K. Sellgren
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Caltech
Current Position: Staff Scientist, Caltech, IPAC.

B. Scott Gaudi, Ph.D. 2000
Dissertation: Microlensing and the Search for Extrasolar Planets
Adviser: A. Gould
First Post-Graduate Position: Hubble Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study
Current Position: Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Paul Martini, Ph.D. 2000
Dissertation: The Structure and Evolution of Galaxies
Adviser: D.L. DePoy
First Post-Graduate Position: Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Observatories
Current Position: Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Alberto Conti, Ph.D. 2000
Dissertation: Interpreting the Properties of Galaxies
Advisers: B. Ryden & P. Osmer
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pittsburgh
Current Position: Branch Manager for Astronomer Tools and Applications, Space Telescope Science Institute.

1999

Vijay Krishna Narayanan, Ph.D. 1999
Dissertation: Reconstruction Analysis of Galaxy Redshift Surveys
Adviser: D.H. Weinberg
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University
Current Position: Research Scientist, Fair Isaac Corporation, San Diego.

1998

Piotr Popowski, Ph.D. 1998
Dissertation: RR Lyrae Stars as Distance Indicators
Adviser: A. Gould
First Post-Graduate Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Current Position: Consultant, McKinsey & Company.