Current Graduate Students

Erick Aguirre (he/him/his)
Graduate Research Assistant
Email:
eaguirre7454[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests:
extragalactic astronomy, galaxy evolution, star formation, high-mass X-ray binary systems

Robert Baldocchi (he/him/his)
Graduate Research Assistant
Email:
rbaldocchi[at]wesleyan.edu
Research Interests:
red supergiants, stellar mass loss rates, spectroscopy
Eric Bratton
Graduate Research Assistant
Email:
ebratton5002[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests:
black holes, compact objects, computational astrophysics, machine learning
Alex Dimoff (he/him/his)
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: adimoff[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: binary stars, circumbinary planets, radio galaxies, large-scale galactic structures, computational astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics
Abhishek Kylasa
Graduate Research Assistant
Email:akylasa6586[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests:extragalactic cosmology, high redshift cosmology, galaxy evolution
Rex Lam
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email:
rlam4352[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: chaos theory, binary stars, large-scale structure, gravitational lensing, Grand Unified Theory, cosmology, Standard Model, quantum chromodynamics
Zikun Lin
Graduate Research Assistant
Email: zlin4051[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: exoplanets, binary stars, compact objects (neutron stars), nuclear astrophysics, computational astrophysics, machine learning

Lauren Miller (she/her/hers)
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: lmiller8369[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: exoplanets and solar system objects and their habitability, observational searches for exoplanets, computational astrophysics
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Jerome Orosz

Giaky Nguyen (she/her/hers)
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: gnguyen2930[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: Martian and lunar surface gravity, orthogonal polynomial approximations, applications in astrodynamics, computational astrophysics, simulations
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ahmad Bani Younes
Kaelee Parker (she/her/hers)
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: kparker8957[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests: galaxy dynamics and evolution, circumgalactic medium, dwarf galaxies, rotation curves, dark matter
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Kate Rubin
Josiah Purdum (he/him/his)
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email:
jpurdum9775[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests:asteroids, comets, solar system objects, exoplanets, orbital dynamics, planetary science
Shagun Ray
Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Associate
Email: shagunray[at]gmail.com
Research Interests: galaxy formation/evolution, transiting exoplanets, dark matter halos
Joseph Soliz (he/him/his)
Graduate Student
Email:
jsoliz3160[at]sdsu.edu
Research Interests:
astrophysics, general relativity, gravitational physics, black holes, neutron stars, cosmology, exoplanets

 
 

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