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.


  • Christopher Bard, 2016; Advisor: Townsend; Current Position: NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • John Chisholm, 2016; Advisor: Tremonti; Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geneva
  • Gregory Mosby, 2016; Advisor: Tremonti; Current Position: NASA Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Jenna Ryon, 2016; Advisor: Gallagher; Current Position: Data Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Arthur Eigenbrot; 2016; Advisor: Bershady; Current Position: Ice Cube, Anartica
  • Milliman, Katelyn, 2016; Advisor: Mathieu; Current Position: STEM Instructor, Barnes Elementary School
  • DooSoo Yoon; 2015; Heinz; Current Position: CAS PIFI Fellow Postdoc, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory of Chinese Academic of Science
  • Nicholas Hill; 2015; Advisor: Townsend; Current Position: Cray, Software Engineer
  • Corey Wood; 2015; Advisor: Tremonti; Current Position: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Univ. of Colorado-Boulder
  • 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
  • Schechtman-Rook, Andrew; Ph.D: 2013; Advisor: Bershady; Current Position: Data Scientist, Capital One Lab
  • Sell, Paul Harrison; Ph.D.: 2013; Advisor: Heinz; Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas Tech University
  • Lee, Min-Young; Ph.D.: 2013; Advisor: Stanimirovic; Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, CEA-Saclay, France
  • Barger, Kathleen; Ph.D.: 2012; Advisor: Haffner; Current Position: Assistant Professor, Texas Christian University
  • Hoang, Thiem Chi; Ph.D.: 2012; Advisor: Lazarian; Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Inst for Theoretical Astrophysics, (CITA), Univ of Toronto, Canada
  • Nigra, Lou; Ph.D.: 2012; Advisor: Stanimirovic; Current Position: Far Horizons Engineer, Adler Planetarium, Chicago
  • Hess, Kelley M.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Wilcots; Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Friedman, Samuel.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Heinz; Current Position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Southern California Westside Cancer Center-Center for Applied Molecular Medicine, and the USC Physical Sciences in Oncology Center
  • Stone, Jennifer M.; Ph.D.: 2011; Advisor: Zweibel; Current Position: Regulatory Affairs Manager, ManSat, London
  • 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: Freelance Data Analyst
  • Beresnyak, Andrey R.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Lazarian; Current Position: NRC Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory
  • Geller, Aaron M.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Mathieu; Current Position: NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University and the Adler Planetarium
  • Trouille, Laura E.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Barger; Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Astrophysics and Science Education, Northwestern University and Director of Citizen Science, The Adler Planetarium, Northwestern University
  • Cyganowski, Claudia J.; Ph.D.: 2010; Advisor: Churchwell; Current Position: Lecturer, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Saint Andrews, UK






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