PTYS Graduate Students

Laci Brock

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Kuiper 326
M.S. Applied Physics, 2015, Northern Arizona University
B.S. Interdisciplinary Physics, 2013, Purdue University

Research advisor(s): Travis Barman
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Atmospheres, Science education

Zarah Brown

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Kuiper 338
B.A. Astrophysics and Planetary Science, 2017, University of Colorado

Research advisor(s): Tommi Koskinen
Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres

Saverio Cambioni

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Kuiper 334
M.S. Space and Astronautical Engineering, 2016, University of Rome La Sapienza
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, 2014, University of Rome La Sapienza
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2019, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Erik Asphaug
Research interests: Astrobiology Research, Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Small Bodies, Machine Learning, Remote Sensing & Space Exploration
Xiaohang Chen

Xiaohang Chen

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Kuiper 528
Research advisor(s): Joe Giacalone
Research interests: Solar and Heliospheric Research, Theoretical Astrophysics Research, Space physics, Astrophysics

Tracy Esman

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Kuiper 326
B.A. Astrophysics, 2015, University of Virginia
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2018, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Joe Giacalone
Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres, Lightning, Magnetic Fields

Rachel Fernandes

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Kuiper 324
B.S. Astrophysics and Physics, 2017, University of Cincinnati

Research advisor(s): Ilaria Pascucci
Research interests: Astrobiology Research, Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution

Indujaa Ganesh

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Kuiper 338
M. Tech Geoinformatics, 2017, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Research advisor(s): Lynn Carter
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces, Planetary geology, Remote sensing

Hamish Hay

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Kuiper 320
MSci. Geophysics, 2014, Imperial College London
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2016, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Isamu Matsuyama
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Orbital Dynamics, Theoretical Astrophysics Research, Titan & Outer Solar System, Icy satellites, Subsurface oceans, Magma oceans, Tides

Nathanial Hendler

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Kuiper 322
B.S. Geosciences, 2015, University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Ilaria Pascucci
Research interests: Astrobiology Research, Cosmochemistry, Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Orbital Dynamics, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies, Catastrophic listric fault evolution, Emulsions, Confusion limits, Larb

Theodore Kareta

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Kuiper 324
B.S. Astronomy and Physics, 2017, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research advisor(s): Dante Lauretta
Research interests: Orbital Dynamics, Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies

Cassandra Lejoly

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Kuiper 332
B.S. Astronomy, Mathematics, 2014, University of Arizona
M.S. Applied Physics, 2016, Northern Arizona University

Research advisor(s): Walter Harris
Research interests: Small Bodies

Cecilia Leung

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Kuiper 519B
M.S. Planetary Science, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Alfred McEwen
Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres

Ben Lew

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Kuiper 331
B.A. Physics, 2015, Taiwan National TsingHua University

Research advisor(s): Daniel Apai
Research interests: Astrobiology Research, Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Atmospheres

Weigang Liang

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Kuiper 334
Research advisor(s): Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna
Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Surfaces

Daniel Lo

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Kuiper 320
B.S. Physics, Planetary Science, 2014, California Institute of Technology
MS (en route) Planetary Sciences, 2017, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Roger Yelle
Research interests: Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Surfaces, Remote sensing

Joshua Lothringer

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Kuiper 320
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2016, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Travis Barman
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Atmospheres

Allison McGraw

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Kuiper 338
B.S. Geosciences, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Vishnu Reddy
Research interests: Small Bodies, Space Situational Awareness

Tyler Meng

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Kuiper 528
B.S. Geophysics, 2015, Colorado School of Mines

Research advisor(s): Jack Holt
Research interests: Cryospheres, Terrestrial analogs, Human resources

John Noonan

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Kuiper 316
B.A. Astrophysics, 2016, The University of Colorado, Boulder

Research advisor(s): Walter Harris
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Astronomy, Small Bodies

Patrick O'Brien

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Kuiper 318
Research advisor(s): Shane Byrne
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces, Remote sensing

Maureen Palmer

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Kuiper 322
The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Roger Yelle, Tommi Koskinen
Research interests: Astrobiology Research, Planetary Atmospheres, Planetary Surfaces

Sarah Peacock

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Kuiper 316
M.S. Planetary Science, 2016, University of Arizona
B.A. Astronomy-Physics, 2013, University of Virginia

Research advisor(s): Travis Barman
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Stellar Atmospheres

Kyle Pearson

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Kuiper 326
M.S. Applied Physics, 2016, Northern Arizona University
B.S. Astronomy and Mathematics, 2014, University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Caitlin Griffith
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Atmospheres

Luke Ranieri

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Kuiper 347
Research advisor(s): Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna
Research interests: Astrobiology Research, Planetary Surfaces

Laura Seifert

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Kuiper 324
Research advisor(s): Tom Zega
Research interests: Cosmochemistry, Planetary Surfaces

Benjamin Sharkey

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Kuiper 332
B.S. Physics, Astrophysics, 2017, University of Minnesota

Research advisor(s): Vishnu Reddy
Research interests: Planetary Astronomy, Planetary Surfaces, Small Bodies
Emileigh Shoemaker

Emileigh Shoemaker

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Kuiper 528
B.S. Physics, 2017, Towson University

Research advisor(s): Lynn Carter
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces, Radar Remote Sensing, Volcanology

Lindsay Slick

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Kuiper 316
B.S. Physics and Astronomy, 2017, Emory University

Research advisor(s): Tom Zega
Research interests: Cosmochemistry, Small Bodies

Alessondra "Sondy" Springmann

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Kuiper 322
M.S. Earth & Planetary Science, 2011, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A. Astrophysics, 2007, Wellesley College
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2017, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Walter Harris
Research interests: Planetary Astronomy, Small Bodies, Solar and Heliospheric Research, Meteorites, Instrumentation, Planetary Missions, Exploration Science

Amanda Stadermann

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Kuiper 318
B.A. Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2016, Washington University in St. Louis

Research advisor(s): Christopher Hamilton
Research interests: Lunar Studies, Planetary Surfaces, Geomorphology, Volcanology, Impact Cratering

Maria Steinrueck

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Kuiper 334
M.S. Technical Physics, 2015, Vienna University of Technology
B.S. Technical Physics, 2013, Vienna University of Technology
MS (en route) Planetary Sciences, 2018, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Adam Showman
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Atmospheres

Shane Stone

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Kuiper 416
M.S. Planetary Sciences, 2017, The University of Arizona
M.S. Organic Chemistry, 2014, University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Chemistry, 2011, The University of Texas at Dallas

Research advisor(s): Roger Yelle
Research interests: Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Atmospheres

Sarah Sutton

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Sonett 207 ∙ Kuiper 519B
B.S. Mathematics, 2008, The University of Arizona
MS (en route) Planetary Science, 2019, The University of Arizona

Research advisor(s): Christopher Hamilton
Research interests: Planetary Analogs, Planetary Surfaces, Remote Sensing

Harry Tang

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Kuiper 331
Brandon Tober

Brandon Tober

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Kuiper 528
B.S. Geography, 2017, Texas State University

Research advisor(s): Jack Holt
Research interests: Planetary Surfaces, Glaciology, Radar, Remote sensing

Joana Voigt

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Kuiper 318
M.S. Geological Sciences, Freie Universität, Berlin

Research advisor(s): Christopher Hamilton
Research interests: Astrobiology Research, Planetary Surfaces

Jess Vriesema

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Kuiper 429F