Initial Post-PhD Position (2010-present)

Alumni from the UW-Madison Astronomy Department have moved on to positions in research, administration, and beyond. A list of Ph.D. graduates of the Department is provided below.


  • Burkhart, Blakesley.: 2014; Advisor: Lazarian; Current Position: Einstein Postdoctoral Research Fellow and ITC/SMA Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Gosnell, Natalie.: 2014; Advisor: Mathieu; Current Position: McDonald Fellowship Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Univ of Texas-Austin
  • Wold, Isak; Ph.D.: 2014; Advisor: Barger; Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Univ of Texas-Austin
  • Sell, Paul Harrison; Ph.D.: 2013; Advisor: Heinz; Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Texas Tech University
  • Schechtman-Rook, Andrew; Ph.D: 2013; Advisor: Bershady; Current Position: Data Scientist, Capital One Lab
  • Lee, Min-Young; Ph.D.: 2013; Advisor: Stanimirovic; Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, CEA-Saclay, France
  • Barger, Kathleen; Ph.D.: 2012; Advisor: Haffner; Current Position: Professor, Texas Christian University
  • Hoang, Thiem Chi; Ph.D.: 2012; Advisor: Lazarian; Current Position: CITA Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Inst for Theoretical Astrophysics, Univ of Toronto, Canada
  • Nigra, Lou; Ph.D.: 2012; Advisor: Stanimirovic; Current Position: Project Scientist, Adler Planetarium, Chicago
  • Hess, Kelley M.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Wilcots; Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher at Kapteyn Astronomical Institute/ASTRON, The Netherlands
  • Friedman, Samuel.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Heinz; Current Position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Southern California Westside Cancer Center/Physical Sciences in Oncology Center
  • Stone, Jennifer M.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Zweibel; Current Position: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, The Laboratory for Theoretical Astronomy & Astrophysics, Nagoya University
  • Hill, Alex S.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Haffner; Current Position: Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Haverford College
  • Keenan, Ryan C.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Barger; Current Position: Fulbright Fellow, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile
  • Chomiuk, Laura B.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Wilcots; Current Position: Professor, Michigan State University
  • Beresnyak, Andrey R.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Lazarian; Current Position: Director's Fellowship, Los Alamos
  • Geller, Aaron M.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Mathieu; Current Position: NSF Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago
  • Trouille, Laura E.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Barger; Current Position: CIERA Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University and Adler Planetarium Astronomer
  • Cyganowski, Claudia J.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Churchwell; Current Position: Lecturer, University of Saint Andrews, UK






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