UC Berkeley Ph.D.s in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Berkeley Astronomy Alumni

Name PhD Year Adviser Dept. Current Institution Current Title/Role Last update
Veale, Melanie '17 Ma PH Berkeley Postdoc Aug 17
Lee, Eve '17 Chiang AY Caltech Sherman Fairchild Fellow Aug 17
Price, Sedona '17 Kriek AY Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE Garching) Postdoc Aug 17
Utomo, Dyas '17 Blitz AY Ohio State Postdoc Aug 17
Lee, Aaron '17 McKee & Klein AY UT Austin Postdoc Aug 17
Shivvers, Isaac '17 Filippenko AY Airware Data scientist Aug 17
de Kleer, Katherine '17 de Pater AY Caltech 51 Pegasi b Fellow (Heising-Simons) Aug 17
Barnes, Jennifer '17 Kasen PH Columbia Einstein Fellow Aug 17
Roth, Nathaniel '17 Kasen PH University of Maryland Joint Space Science Institute Fellow Aug 17
Schwab, Josiah '16 Quataert PH UCSC Hubble Fellow Aug 17
Lecoanet, Daniel '16 Quataert PH Princeton PCTS Fellow Aug 17
Weiss, Lauren '16 Marcy AY U. Montreal Trottier Fellow Oct 16
Fornasini, Francesca '16 Tomsick & Kriek AY CfA Postdoc Aug 17
Keating (Karto), Garrett '16 Bower AY CfA SMA Fellow Aug 17
Myers, Andrew '15 McKee/Klein PH LBNL Researcher Sep 17
Petigura, Erik '15 Marcy AY Caltech Hubble Fellow Nov 15
Stark, Casey '15 Nugent AY Google Engineer Nov 15
McBride, James '14 Heiles AY Ceres Imaging Scientist Nov 15
McCourt, Mike '14 Quataert AY UC Santa Barbara Hubble Fellow Aug 17
Hull, Chat '14 Plambeck AY NAOJ (based on ALMA, Chile) Postdoc Aug 17
George, Matt '14 Schlegel AY Airware Software Engineer Aug 17
Klein, Chris '14 Bloom AY Apple Engineer Oct 14
Morgan, Adam '14 Bloom AY Target Engineer Aug 17
Miller, Adam '13 Bloom AY CIERA, Northwestern University LSST Data Science Fellow Aug '17
Newman, Sarah '13 Genzel AY Urban Green Energy, NYC Engineer Apr 14
Noh, Yookyung '13 Cohn AY Intel Engineer Nov 15
Perez-Becker, Daniel '13 Chiang PH Microsoft, Boston Software Engineer Aug 17
Pober, Jonathan '13 Parsons AY Brown University Assistant Professor Jan 16
DeBuhr, Jackson '12 Ma PH Indiana University Researcher Jan 16
Shiode, Joshua '12 Quataert AY American Astronomical Society Bahcall Public Policy Fellow Feb 14
Alatalo, Katey '12 Heiles AY Carnegie Observatories Hubble Fellow Jun 15
Bauermeister, Amber '12 Blitz AY Northrop Grumman Corporation Communications Systems Engineer Nov 13
Ganeshalingam, Mo '12 Filippenko AY LBL Energy Analysis Staff Feb 13
Huff, Eric '12 Seljak AY JPL Scientist Aug 17
Luszcz Cook, Statia '12 de Pater AY Columbia University Science Fellow Aug 17
McConnell, Nicholas '12 Ma / Graham AY Herzberg/Dominion Astrophysical Obs. Plaskett Fellow May 12
Siemion, Andrew '12 Werthimer AY Breakthrough Listen, Berkeley Astronomy Scientific Director May 12
Williams, Peter '12 Bower AY Harvard CfA Postdoc May 12
Hansen, Charles '11 McKee / Klein AY Pivotal Labs, San Francisco Software Engineer Nov 13
Perley, Daniel '11 Bloom AY Dark Cosmology Centre, Copenhagen Marie Curie / DARK Postdoctoral Fellow Nov 15
Silverman, Jeffrey '11 Filippenko AY Samba TV Data scientist Aug '17
Strubbe, Linda '11 Quataert AY University of British Columbia Postdoc (Science Education & Teaching) Aug '15
Fakhouri, Onsi '10 Ma AY Pivotal Labs, San Francisco Software Engineer Feb '13
Converse, Joseph '10 Stahler AY University of Toledo Postdoc Feb '13
Imara, Nia '10 Blitz AY CfA-Harvard Postdoc Jun '15
Maness, Holly '10 Graham AY Earth & Planetary Sciences, UC Berkeley NSF SEES Fellow Aug '14
Shapiro, Kristen '10 Genzel AY Northrup Grumman Corporation Systems Engineer Oct '10
Wetzel, Andrew '10 White AY Yale Postdoc Oct '10
Parsons, Aaron '09 Backer AY Berkeley Associate Professor Aug '17
Chornock, Ryan '09 Filippenko AY Ohio University Assistant Professor Apr '10
Comerford, Julie '09 Davis AY U. Colorado, Boulder Assistant Professor Nov '13
Desroches, Louis-Benoit '09 Filippenko AY LBL Energy Analysis Staff Oct '10
Laver, Conor '09 de Pater AY Bright Power Inc., NY Vice President Nov '13
Metzger, Brian '09 Quataert PH Columbia Asst. Prof. Jan '13
Offner, Stella '09 McKee PH U. Texas, Austin Assistant Professor Sep '17
Peek, Kathryn '09 Marcy AY Popular Science Magazine Designer of information graphics May '14
Sandstrom, Karin '09 Bolatto AY UCSD Assistant Professor Nov '15
Foley, Ryan '08 Filippenko AY University of California, Santa Cruz Asst. Prof. Nov '13
Murray-Clay, Ruth '08 Chiang AY UC Santa Cruz Associate Professor Oct '16
Peek, Joshua '08 Heiles AY STScI Assistant Astronomer (tenure track) Aug '15
Robishaw, Tim '08 Heiles AY Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory Staff Astronomer Aug '15
Leaman, Jesse '08 Filippenko AY ARA Lab, University of Nevada Postdoc Spring '15
Levine, Evan '07 Blitz AY Department of Homeland Security Risk analyst Oct '10
Cooper, Michael '07 Davis AY UC Irvine Asst. Prof Aug '14
Gerke, Brian '07 Davis PH LBL Staff Scientist May '14
Yan, Renbin '07 Davis AY University of Kentucky Assistant Professor May '14
Johnson, John '07 Marcy AY Harvard Professor (tenured) Aug '13
Fitzgerald, Mike '07 Graham & Marcy AY UCLA Professor, Phys & Astro (tenured) Aug '15
Kregenow, Julia '07 Heiles & Edelstein AY Penn State Non-tenure-track faculty May '09
Leroy, Adam '06 Blitz AY Ohio State University Assistant Professor Nov '15
Perrin, Marshall '06 Graham AY STScI Associate Astronomer, JWST Telescope Optics Group Aug '14
Boylan-Kolchin, Mike '06 Ma PH UT Austin Assistant Professor Aug '15
Wright, Jason '06 Marcy AY Penn State Associate Professor (tenured) Aug '15
Swift, Jon '06 Welch AY Hawaii Postdoc Aug '06
Dawson, Steve '05 Spinrad AY Industry Feb '07
McCrady, Nate '05 Graham AY U. Montana Assoc. Prof. Aug '14
Rosolowsky, Erik '05 Blitz AY University of Alberta Assistant Professor Aug '15
Chakrabarti, Sukanya '05 McKee PH Rochester Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Sep '17
Simon, Josh '05 Blitz AY Carnegie Observatories Staff Scientist Oct '10
Krumholz, Mark '05 McKee PH Australian National University Professor Aug '15
Coil, Alison '04 Davis AY UCSD Asst. Prof. Oct '08
Barranco, Joseph '04 Marcus AY San Francisco State U. tenure-track June '07
Chen, Vivien '04 Welch AY National Tsing Hua University July '08
Kuo, Chao-Lin '03 AY Stanford Associate Professor Aug '17
Gibson, James '03 AY San Francisco State University Astronomy Technician Aug '17
Mendez, Bryan '02 AY Space Sciences Lab Astronomy Educator Aug '17
Manning, Curtis '02 Spinrad AY
Gilbert, Andrea '02 Graham AY Aerospace Corporation Research scientist Sept '09
Lloyd, James '02 Graham AY Cornell Associate Professor (tenured) Aug '06
Spitkovsky, Anatoly '02 Arons PH Princeton Associate Professor (tenured), Astrophysical Sciences April '07
Webster, Zodiac '02 Welch AY Columbus State U Assoc. Prof. of Physics April '10
Roe, Henry '01 de Pater AY Lowell Obs. tenure-track Aug '06
Tan, Jonathan '01 McKee AY Chalmers University, Sweden Professor Sep 17
Liu, Michael '00 Graham PH IfA Prof. Aug '06
Newman, Jeffrey '00 Davis AY U. Pittsburgh tenure-track May '08
Matheson, Tom '00 Filippenko AY NOAO tenure-track Aug '06
Leonard, Doug '00 Filippenko AY San Diego State U tenure-track Aug '06
Wong, Tony '00 Blitz AY U Illinois Assoc.. Prof. Nov '08
Matzner, Christopher '99 McKee PH U. of Toronto Professor Sep 17
Finkbeiner, Douglas '99 Davis PH Harvard Assoc. Prof. (tenure-track) May '11
Stern, Dan '99 Spinrad AY JPL staff research scientist Apr '07
Barth, Aaron '98 Filippenko AY UC Irvine tenure-track Aug '06
Moustakas, Lexi '98 Davis AY JPL Research Scientist and Section Manager Nov 15
Sallmen, Shauna '98 Backer AY UWisc-La Crosse tenure-track Jan '07
Bower, Geoff '97 Backer AY ASIAA Research Astronomer Aug '06
Korpela, Eric '97 Bowyer AY SSL Research Scientist Jul '07
Levenson, Nancy '97 Graham AY Space Telescope Science Institute Deputy Director Sept '16
Gonzalez, Rosa '96 Graham AY Centro de Radioastronom ́ıa y Astrof ́ısica, UNAM, Campus Morelia, Michoac ́an, M ́exico, C.P. 58089 Faculty Aug '14
Holzapfel, W.L. '96 Lange PH UC Berkeley Prof., Physics Feb '07
Richter, Matt '95 Graham AY UC Davis Research physicist Aug '06
Schlegel, David '95 Davis AY LBL permanent position Aug '06
Johnstone, Doug '95 Shu AY U. Victoria/HIA tenure Sep '06
Ho, Luis '95 Filippenko AY Carnegie Permanent position Aug '06
Najita, Joan '94 Shu AY NOAO tenure Aug '06
Dey, Arjun '94 Spinrad AY NOAO tenure Aug '06
Brown, Michael '94 Spinrad / DePater AY Caltech Prof. of Planetary Sciences Feb '07
Tegmark, Max '94 Silk PH MIT Prof. Aug '06
Valenti, Jeff '94 Basri AY STScI tenure Aug '09
Williams, Jonathan P. '94 Blitz/Welch AY IfA tenure Aug '06
Devlin, M.J. '93 Lange PH UPA Physics prof, expt. astrophys Feb '07
Dickinson, Mark '93 Spinrad AY NOAO tenure-track Aug '06
McCullough, Peter '93 Heiles AY STScI staff position Aug '06
Meixner, Margaret '93 Welch AY STScI tenure Aug '06
Tafala, Mario '93 Welch AY Obs. Astro. Nacional (Spain) staff Aug '06
Wilner, David '93 Welch AY CfA Permanent staff Aug '06
Edelstein, Jerry '92 Bowyer AY SSL Research scientist Jul '07
Alsop, D.C. '91 Lange PH Harvard Assoc. Prof, medical physics Feb '07
Shields, Joe '91 Filippenko AY Ohio U. Prof., Physics & Astronomy Jun '07
Bernstein, G. '89 Richards PH U. Penn Prof., Physics Feb '07
Goldhaber, D. '88 Townes(Betz) PH GE Healthcare Mar '07
Zmuidzinas, J. '87 McKee(Betz) PH CalTech Professor of Physics Feb '07
Djorgovski, S. '85 Davis AY CalTech Professor of Astronomy Feb '07
Jakobsen, Peter '83 Bowyer AY ESA JWST Project Scientist Dec '08
Balbus, Steven '81 McKee PH Oxford Professor Sep 17
Kahn, S. '80 Bowyer PH Stanford Physics Prof. Feb '07
Goldsmith, P. '75 Townes PH JPL Feb '07
Geballe, Tom '74 Townes PH Gemini staff astronomer Aug '06
Cudaback, David D. '62 Weaver AY UC Berkeley tenured Astronomy Lecturer (deceased) Feb '07

Other alumni

Jon Arons compiled these tables of all Berkeley alumni since WWII and last them updated July 24, 1998.

Updates should go into the table above.