Keivan G. Stassun

Stevenson Professor
Physics & Astronomy

Vanderbilt University

 

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My research team currently includes the following individuals, from the undergraduate to the postdoctoral levels. To inquire about joining this fine team, please contact me.




Research team (ca. Aug 2018)


Research team (ca. Sept 2017)




Research team (ca. May 2016)



Research team (ca. May 2014)


Research team (ca. Sept 2012).


Research team (ca. May 2011)


Research team (ca. May 2010)


Research team (ca. May 2009)


Samantha Bianco
Undergraduate, Physics major
Vanderbilt University
Alyson Hughes
Undergraduate, Physics major
Vanderbilt University
Sebastian Lende
Undergraduate, Physics major
Vanderbilt University
Sarah Healy
Undergraduate, Physics major
Vanderbilt University
Natalie Gottschlich
Undergraduate, Physics major
Vanderbilt University
Justin Stevens
Undergraduate, Physics major
Vanderbilt University
Brianna Galgano
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Fisk University
Don Dixon
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
Joni Cunningham
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
Dax Feliz
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
Richard Nederlander
PhD student
Computer Engineering, Small Satellites Program
Vanderbilt University
Stefan Laos
PhD student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
George Cooper
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astro-Materials
Vanderbilt University
Savannah Jacklin
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
George Vejar
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
Karl Jaehnig
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
Ardelia Clarke
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astro-Materials
Vanderbilt University
Joseph Bell
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astro-Materials
Vanderbilt University
Laura Vega
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
Samaiyah Farid
PhD student
Astronomy
Vanderbilt University
Dan Burger
VIDA programmer, Filtergraph developer
Lead Developer, Frist Center for Autism & Innovation
Former: Master's student (computer science)

Link to Master's thesis: Developing Interactive Web Applications for Management of Astronomy Data
Kevin Collins
PhD student, George Mason University
Former: Undergraduate, Physics major
Claire Barnett
Communications Assistant
Frist Center for Autism & Innovation
Nina Hernitschek
VIDA and Data Science Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Vanderbilt University
Fernanda Eliott
VIDA and Data Science Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
Vanderbilt University
Jon Bird
Stevenson Postdoctoral Fellow
Vanderbilt University

Former associates
Ryan Oelkers
TESS Postdoctoral Fellow
(now Data Scientist, Sysco)
Garrett Somers
VIDA Postdoctoral Fellow
(now Data Scientist, Digital Reasoning)
Michael Lund
PhD student
Astronomy
(now postdoc, NASA Exoplanet Science Institute)
Robert Siverd
PhD Student, Astronomy
(now postdoc, Gemini North Observatory)
Rose Perea
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
(now NRC Postdoc, Naval Research Lab)
Amber Britt
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
(now grad student, Northern Arizona)
Quadry Chance
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
(now grad student, U Florida)
Richard Galvez
Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program Postdoctoral Fellow
(now Future Faculty Postdoc, NYU)
Jedidah Isler
NSF Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow
Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program Postdoctoral Fellow
(now Assistant Professor, Dartmouth)
Karen Collins
KELT/TESS Postdoctoral Fellow
Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program Postdoctoral Fellow
(now Staff Scientist, Harvard CfA)
Natalie Hinkel
VIDA Postdoctoral Fellow
(now Staff Astronomer, Southwest Research Institute)
Caleb Wheeler
Astro-Materials Postdoctoral Fellow
(now Staff Scientist, Arizona State Univerity)
Kyle Conroy
PhD student, Astronomy
(now Postdoctoral Fellow, Villanova University)
Jack Lubin
Undergraduate, Physics major
Vanderbilt University
Gordon Kiesling
Undergraduate Intern, Physics major
Vanderbilt Center for Autism & Innovation
(now deployed, United States Navy)
Baffour Oseiy
Undergraduate, Physics major
Fisk University
Victor Garcia
Masters-PhD Bridge student
(now postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Lab)
Brenden Wiggins
Masters-PhD Bridge student
(Now scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory)
Anna Egner
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
Fisk University
Martin Paegert
SDSS and TESS Postdoc
(Now scientist at Harvard CfA)
Trey Mack
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
(Now postdoc fellow at AIP Potsdam)
Rachel-Chloe Gibbs
VIDA programmer, Filtergraph developer
(Now associate at Nashville tech startup)
Fabienne Bastien
Masters-PhD Bridge student
NASA Graduate Fellow
(Now Hubble Postdoc Fellow, Penn State)
Aaron Juarez
Masters-PhD Bridge student
(now PhD student at UT Austin)
Nathan De Lee
Assistant Professor, University of Northern Kentucky
Former: Sloan Digital Sky Survey Postdoctoral Fellow
Leslie Hebb
Assistant Professor, Hobart Smith College
Former: Postdoctoral Fellow
Joshua Pepper
Assistant Professor, Lehigh University
Former: VIDA Postdoctoral Fellow
Director, KELT Project
Heather Cegla
PhD student
Queen's University Belfast - Vanderbilt Studentship Program
Astronomy
Queen's University Belfast
Charee Peters
Masters-PhD Bridge student
Astronomy
(now PhD student at University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Alisha Kundert
Undergraduate student
Physics major
(now PhD student at University of Wisconsin - Madison)


Rebecca Rattray
Undergraduate student
Physics major
(now PhD student at University of Denver)


Felipe Colazo
Masters-PhD Bridge student
(now research scientist at NASA Goddard)

Erica Morgan
Masters-PhD Bridge student
(Now PhD student at U Michigan)
Sharina Haynes
Masters-PhD Bridge student
(Now PhD student at Delaware State University)
Calen Henderson
Undergraduate student
(Now postdoc at JPL)

David James
Research scientist
(Now tenure-track astronomer at CTIO)
Matt McCrum
PhD student
Queen's University Belfast - Vanderbilt Studentship Program
Astronomy
Queen's University Belfast
Roxanna Shohadaee
Undergraduate student
Vanderbilt Creative Campus Initiative
"Embedded artist"
Fine Art and Environmental Studies major
University of Tennessee


Ryan Oelkers and Joey Rodriguez at the launch of the NASA TESS mission, April 2018.


Natalie Hinkel and Dan Burger with the Hypatia Booth at AAS Meeting, January 2018.


Yilen Gómez Maqueo Chew presenting research in Prague, 2006.


Students Lawrence Staten and Phillip Cargile
observing at McDonald Observatory with David James.