Recent Graduates

Over the past 5 years, over 50 students have received a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy from Iowa State, and gone on to find satisfying careers in a variety of fields. Here is a list of our recent graduates, for a sample of the opportunities out there...

 

Name PhD Date Advisor (Area) 1st Job After Graduating Doing What?
Hellerich, Emily PhD/F 2013 Shinar (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Madhavan, Arun PhD/F 2013 Krennrich (Phys) Wind Logics -Minneapolis Data Scientist
Blomberg, Erick PhD/F 2013 Prozorov (CMP) Ohio State University Postdoc
Lin, Xiao PhD/F 2013 Canfield (CMP) California  
Soh, Jing Han MS/F 2013 Goldman (CMP) California  
Root, Geoffrey MS/SS 2013 Lajoie (Nuclear) Iowa State Univesity Continuing Education (Curriculum & Instr)
Ding, Lei PhD/SS 2013 Ogilvie (Nuclear) New Jersey  
Murphy, Jason MS/SS 2013 Prozorov (CMP) Hummingbird Scientific Mechanical Engineer
Kim, Hyunsoo PhD/SS 2013 Prozorov (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Whitaker, Shawn PhD/SS 2013 Rosati (Nuclear) Pioneer Software Developer
Yeninas, Steven PhD/SS 2013 Prozorov/Furukawa (CMP) NIH Research Associate
Kim, Stella PhD/S 2013 Canfield (CMP) Boeing Corp. Process Engineer
Kutnink, Tim MS/F 2012 Sanchez (HEP) Drake University Lecturer
Shaver, Alex MS/F 2012 Ogilvie (Nuclear) AMTEX - Des Moines Software Engr Consultant
Pablo, Bert PhD/F 2012 Kawaler (Astro) Iowa State University Lecturer
Kim, Min Gyu PhD/F 2012 Goldman/Kreyssig (CMP) Univ of California-Berkeley Postdoc
Thaler, Alex PhD/F 2012 Canfield (CMP) University of Illinois Postdoc
Cockrell, Chase PhD/SS 2012 Vary (Nuclear) University of Chicago Postdoc
Liu, Rui PhD/SS 2012 Shinar (CMP) University of Florida Postdoc
Hahn, Steven PhD/SS 2012 Harmon (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Yamamoto, Kyoko PhD/S 2012 Prell (HEP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Binz, Steven PhD/S 2012 Tringides (CMP) Adams State College Asst Professor
Xiao, Teng PhD/S 2012 Shinar (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Mete, Serhan PhD/S 2012 Cochran (HEP) Univ of California-Irvine Postdoc
Chen, Ying PhD/F 2011 Shinar (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc/Temp Instructor
Cai, Min PhD/F 2011 Shinar (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc/Temp Instructor
Zhang, Junhua PhD/SS 2011 Schmalian (CMP) William & Mary Postdoc
Prommapan, Plengchart MS/SS 2011 Prozorov (CMP) Florida State Univ Continuing Education
Pratt, Daniel PhD/SS 2011 Goldman/McQueeney (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Nelson, Andrew PhD/SS 2011 Prell (HEP) Univ of California-Irvine Postdoc
Peterson, Brad PhD/SS 2011 Struck (Astro) Iowa State University Lecturer
Smith, Riley MS/SS 2011 Kawaler (Astro) Univ of Alaska-Anchorage Lecturer
Johnson, Erik MS/SS 2011 Kawaler (Astro) Parkland College Instructor
Ling, Meng-Chieh MS/S 2011 Schmalian (CMP) Germany Continuing Education
Bahaj, Justin MS/S 2011 Sivasankar (Phys)    
Wang, Qian PhD/S 2011 Willson (Astro)    
Voas, Brian MS/S 2011 Ogilvie (Nuclear) Iowa State University Continuing Education (Materials Science)
Gordon, Ryan PhD/S 2011 Prozorov (CMP) Sherbrooke, Quebec Postdoc
Ye, Zhuo PhD/S 2011 Ho (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Lee, Sehwook PhD/S 2011 Hauptman (HEP) Texas Tech Univ Postdoc
Bowen, James MS/S 2011 Ogilvie (Nuclear) University of Kansas Continuing Education
Triplett, Nathan PhD/S 2011 Cochran (HEP) Brookhaven Nat'l Lab Postdoc
Liu, Chang PhD/S 2011 Kaminski/Canfield (CMP) Princeton University Postdoc
Palczewski, Ari PhD/F 2010 Kaminski (CMP) Jefferson Labs Staff Scientist
Fang, Anan PhD/F 2010 Soukoulis (CMP) Hong Kong Univ Postdoc
Kempel, Todd PhD/F 2010 Lajoie (Nuclear) Rockwell Collins Software Engineer
Park, Song Eui MS/F 2010 Struck (Astro) Iowa State Univ Temporary Instructor
Lu, Ning PhD/F 2010 Ho (CMP) Motorola, Inc. Sr. Electrical Engineer
Wei, Feng PhD/F 2010 Lajoie (Nuclear) New Mexico State Univ Postdoc
Stroman, Tom PhD/F 2010 Pohl/Krennrich (Astro) University of Utah Postdoc
Hwang, Jeong-Sun PhD/SS 2010 Struck (Astro) Korea Postdoc
Negoita, Alina PhD/SS 2010 Vary (Nuclear) Iowa State Univ Continuing Education (Computer Science)
Fang, Ke MS/SS 2010 Krennrich (Astro) Chicago Continuing Education
Zhang, Hong MS/SS 2010 Qiu (Nuclear) SUNY-Stony Brook Continuing Education
McCarty, Brett MS/SS 2010 Prozorov (CMP)    
Cai, Yuankun PhD/SS 2010 Shinar (CMP) GE, Shanghai Research Scientist
Ma, Jie PhD/SS 2010 McQueeney (CMP) Oak Ridge Nat'l Lab Postdoc
Arvidsson, Kim PhD/SS 2010 Kerton (Astro) Adler Planetarium Postdoc
Mun, Eundeok PhD/SS 2010 Canfield (CMP) Los Alamos National Lab Postdoc
Imran, Asif PhD/SS 2010 Krennrich (Astro) Los Alamos National Lab Postdoc
Gan, Zhengqing PhD/SS 2010 Shinar (CMP) UCLA Postdoc
Zhang, Jian PhD/S 2010 Ho (CMP)    
Das, Supriyo PhD/S 2010 Johnston (CMP) Iowa State Univ Postdoc
Li, Jun PhD/F 2009 Vary (Nuclear) Iowa State Univ Continuing Education (Statistics)
Ni, Ni PhD/F 2009 Canfield (CMP) Princeton Univ Postdoc
Dai, Weitao PhD/F 2009 Soukoulis (CMP) MIT Postdoc
Wang, Bingnan PhD/F 2009 Soukoulis (CMP) Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab Visiting Scientist
Bu, Wei PhD/F 2009 Vaknin/Travesset (CMP) Univ of Illinois-Chicago Postdoc
Peroncik, Peter MS/F 2009 Tuchin (Nuclear) Iowa State Univ Temp Instructor
Wu, Dajing MS/SS 2009 Tuchin (Nuclear)   Continuing Education
Nandi, Shibrabrata PhD/SS 2009 Goldman (CMP) Iowa State Univ Postdoc
Johanson, Adam MS/SS 2009 Kerton (Astro)   Continuing Education
Yao, Yongxin PhD/SS 2009 Ho (CMP Iowa State Univ Postdoc
Guo, Xiaofang PhD/SS 2009 Evans/Travesset (CMP)   Continuing Education
He, Yanyi MS/SS 2009 Ogilvie (Nuclear)   Continuing Education

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PhD/S 2009 Qiu (Nuclear) Brookhaven National Lab. Postdoc
Anderson, Joshua PhD/S 2009 Travesset (CMP)    
Chen, Jizhou PhD/S 2009 Tringides (CMP)    
Risse, Michelle MS/S 2009 Willson (Astro)    
Johnson, Erik MS/S 2009 Kawaler (Astro)    
McCarty, Brett MS/S 2009 Prozorov (CMP)    
Matthew Vannette PhD/S 2009 Prozorov (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Mohammad Al-Shorman PhD/F 2008 Vaknin/Gray (CMP) Jordan Asst Prof
Alina Negoita MS/F 2008 Vary (Nuclear) Iowa State University Grad Student (continuing for PhD)
Wendy Stroman MS/F 2008 Pohl (Astro)    
Shuang Jia PhD/F 2008 Canfield (CMP) Princeton University Postdoc
Jacob Hoberg MS/SS 2008 Prozorov (CMP)    
Lizhi Tan PhD/SS 2008 Goldman/McQueeney (CMP) Toronto, Canada Postdoc
Oleg Antipin PhD/SS 2008 Valencia (HEP) Univ of Jyvaskyla, Finland Postdoc
Ryan Wesley Tobin MS/S 2008 Gonzalez (Astro) Ball State University Grad Student
Hua Pei PhD/S 2008 Ogilvie (Nuclear) Iowa State University Postdoc
Ming Li PhD/F 2007 Ho (CMP) Iowa State University Grad Student (Statistics)
Xiaopeng Zong PhD/F 2007 Johnston/Borsa (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Lili Peng MS/SS 2007 Soukoulis (CMP) University of Iowa Grad Student
Jun Liu PhD/SS 2007 Schmalian (CMP) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Postdoc
Ricardo Rodriguez PhD/SS 2007 Qiu (HEP) Southern Methodist University Visiting Assistant Professor
Warren Christensen PhD/SS 2007 Ogilvie/Meltzer (Phys) University of Maine Postdoc
Zhaoqu Zhou PhD/S 2007 Shinar (CMP) QD Vision, Boston Research
Jun Li MS/S 2007 Guo/Vary (Nuclear) Iowa State University Grad Student (continuing for PhD)
Michael Yakes PhD/F 2006 Tringides (CMP) Naval Research Lab Postdoc
Chengliang Qian MS/SS 2006 Shinar (CMP) Texas A&M University Grad Student
Larry Engelhardt PhD/SS 2006 Luban (CMP) Francis Marion University Faculty
Oleksiy Atramentov PhD/SS 2006 Hauptman (Phys)    
Jae-Hwang Lee PhD/SS 2006 Ho (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Tyson Hoffmann MS/SS 2006 Shinar (CMP) Chicago, IL Private Business
Yong-Sung Kim PhD/S 2006 Ho (CMP) RPI Postdoc
Hua Wang MS/F 2005 Ho (CMP) Stanford University Grad Student
Ioannis Rousochatzakis PhD/F 2005 Luban (CMP) Switzerland Postdoc
Tzu-Liang Chan PhD/F 2005 Ho (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Nathan Grau PhD/F 2005 Ogilvie (Nuclear) Columbia University Postdoc
Moon-Ky Lee PhD/F 2005 Shinar (CMP) Korea " LG Philips Research
Mohamad Al-Saqer PhD/F 2005 Harmon (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc/Temp Instructor
Bagmeet Behera MS/F 2005 Krennrich (Astro) India Grad Student
Derek Wilke PhD/F 2005 Canfield (CMP) Australia Postdoc
Jong-Woo Kim PhD/SS 2005 Goldman (CMP) Argonne National Lab Postdoc
Marvin Albao PhD/SS 2005 Harmon/Evans (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Emilia Morosan S 2005 Canfield (CMP) Princeton Univ Postdoc
Maja Vuckovic S 2005 Kawaler (Astro) Belgium Grad Student
Steve Skutnik S 2005 Lajoie (Nuclear) Adler Planetarium Educator
Sangwook Wu S 2005 Schmalian (CMP) Univ of North Carolina Postdoc
Feng-Chuan Chuang S 2005 Ho (CMP) University of Iowa Postdoc
Jack Dostal S 2005 Meltzer (Phys) Montana Grad Student
Seung-Ho Baek F 2004 Borsa/Luban (CMP) Florida Postdoc
Chunwang Gao F 2004 Canfield (CMP) Iowa State Grad Student (Statistics)
Yongbin Lee F 2004 Harmon (CMP) Iowa State Postdoc
Heather Henneke F 2004 Lajoie (Nuclear) Texas Teaching (HS)
Paul Constantin F 2004 Lajoie (Nuclear) Univ of New Mexico Postdoc
Joong-Mok Park S 2004 Lynch/Shinar (CMP) Iowa State Postdoc
Yungok Ihm S 2004 Ho (CMP)    
Shelbi Hostler S 2004 Kawaler (Astro) Hawaii Observing Asst
Jongik Park S 2004 Lynch/Shinar (CMP) Korea Teaching
Daniele Procissi F 2003 Borsa (CMP) New York Postdoc
Stavroula Foteinopoulou F 2003 Soukoulis (CMP) Belgium Postdoc
Haibo Cao F 2003 Ho (CMP) New Jersey Postdoc
Gang Li F 2003 Shinar (CMP) UCLA Postdoc
Chang-Hwan Kim F 2003 Shinar (CMP) ISU Postdoc
Wang-Chi Yeh F 2003 Tringides (CMP) Academia Sinica, Taiwan Postdoc
Bassam Shehadeh S 2003 Vary (Nuc) ISU Instructor
Kwang-Ohk Cheon S 2003 Shinar (CMP) BTG International Postdoc
Richard Lloyd S 2003 Vary (Nuc) ISU Instructor
Lijuan Zou S 2003 Shinar (CMP) Seagate Technology Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Gary Turner S 2003 Willson (Astro) Morningside College Assistant Professor
Julienne Hill F 2002 Johnston (CMP) Argonne National Lab Postdoc
Eric Stinaff S 2002 Wolford (CMP) National Research Lab Postdoc
Ihab El-Kady S 2002 Ho (CMP) Sandia National Lab Postdoc
Brett Fadem S 2002 Hill (NUC) Colby College Instructor
Michael Reed F 2001 Kawaler (Astro) SW Missouri State University Assistant Professor
Marc Ruehlaender F 2001 Soukoulis (CMP) Germany  
Zhang Zhou F 2001 Hauptman (HEP) Rutgers University Postdoc
Daniel Smith S 2001 Struck (Astro) Goddard Space Flight Center Scientist
Xunya Jiang S 2001 Soukoulis (CMP) Dicontiker Optics Optics Engineer
Yung-Moo Huh S 2001 Finnemore (CMP) South Dakota State University Assistant Professor
Derek Brammeier S 2001 Lynch (CMP)
Changyong Song S 2001 Goldman (CMP)
Bei Liu S 2001 Ho (CMP) Motorola Software Engineer
Andrew Green S 2001 Hauptman (HEP)
Ye Feng S 2001 Lynch (CMP) ADC Telecomm Senior Optical Engineer
Jong Il Yi F 2000 Rosenberg (HEP) Stanford Univ Postdoc
Brian Uhlhorn F 2000 Shinar (CMP) Lockheed Martin  
Mark Olsen F 2000 Stanford (Phys) Goddard Space Flight Center Postdoc
Zeehoon Jang F 2000 Borsa (CMP)