PhD Students

Current PhD Students

Recent PhD students

  • Aleksandra Kuznetsova,, theoretical studies of star and protoplanetary disk formation; origin of upper mass stellar initial mass function, patterns of mass and angular momentum addition to protoplanetary disks during the protostellar phase
  • Marina Kounkel,, professor at University of North Florida; originally did VLBA/optical radial velocity studies of distances and kinematics of the Orion Nebula Cluster, now an expert on the on young stellar population structures in the Milky Way using Gaia data
  • Jaehan Bae,, professor at the University of Florida, formerly a Sagan Fellow and  Rubin Fellow, at the Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory; structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks; time-dependent accretion, spiral waves and turbulence driven by planets
  • Zhaohuan Zhu,, former Hubble Fellow at Princeton, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks, turbulence and disk gap opening by planets, properties of circumplanetary disks
  • John Tobin,, former Hubble fellow, former Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oklahoma, now Project Scientist for Science Data Ready Products at NRAO; formation of stars, multiplicity of and disks around protostars
  • Wen-Hsin (Tina) Hsu, formation of stars and the initial mass function.