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?
Sung-ju Kang PhD/F 2015 Kerton (Astro) KASI Postdoc
Chong Chen MS/SS 2015 Ho (CMP) North Carolina  Continuing Education
Qiangian Shen MS/SS 2015 Shinar/Biswas (CMP) ISU-Statistics Continuing Education
Liang Luo PhD/SS 2015 J. Wang (CMP) Iowa State University  Postdoc
Renjie Zhao MS/S 2015 Evans (CMP) England Continuing Education
Xin Zhao PhD/S 2015 Ho (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc
Greg Tucker PhD/S 2015 McQueeney/Goldman (CMP) Scherrer Inst., Switzerland Postdoc
Chris Knorowski PhD/S 2015 Travesset (CMP) DuPont Pioneer Data Scientist
Abhijeet Kapoor PhD/F 2014 Travesset (BCB) Icahn School of Medicine Postdoc
Sweta Vangaveti PhD/F 2014 Travesset (BCB) SUNY-Albany Postdoc
Weipan Cui PhD/F 2014 Shinar (CMP)    
Beas Roy PhD/F 2014 Furukawa (CMP) Central Washington Lecturer
Jiajun Liao PhD/F 2014 Whisnant (HEP) University of Hawaii Postdoc
Tianqi Li PhD/F 2014 J. Wang (CMP) UT-Austin Postdoc
Gus Rustan PhD/F 2014 Goldman/Kreyssig (CMP)    
Joshua Perry PhD/F 2014 Lajoie (Nuc) IBM Infrastructure/Endpoint Security Specialist
Halyna Hodovanets PhD/F 2014 Canfield/Bud'ko (CMP) University of Maryland Postdoc
Rui Jiang PhD/F 2014 Kaminski (CMP) Brion Technologies Senior Software QA Engineer
Shen Ran PhD/F 2014 Canfield (CMP) UC-San Diego Postdoc
Sarah Willis PhD/SS 2014 Marengo (Astro) Harvard (CfA) Postdoc
Suyog Shrestha PhD/SS 2014 Cochran (HEP) Ohio State University Postdoc
Wenjia Liu PhD/SS 2014 Schmittmann (Phys) Amazon, Seattle Software Engineer
Charles Strehlow MS/SS 2014 Prozorov (CMP)    
Paul Wiecki MS/S 2014 Vary (Nuc) Iowa State University Continuing Education in CMP
Dajing Wu PhD/S 2014 Tuchin (NUC)    
Hellerich, Emily PhD/F 2013 Shinar (CMP) Iowa State University Postdoc (now Scientist at Honeywell)
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 Industry
Soh, Jing Han MS/F 2013 Goldman (CMP) California Physics/CS Instruction
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) Chamness Technology Data Analyst
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 (now Asst. Prof. at SUSTC)
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) St. Ambrose Lecturer
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 (now Asst. Prof. at Schreiner U.)
Mun, Eundeok PhD/SS 2010 Canfield (CMP) Los Alamos National Lab Postdoc (now Asst. Prof. at Simon-Fraser)
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) 3M Scientist
Das, Supriyo PhD/S 2010 Johnston (CMP) Iowa State Univ Postdoc