PhD students recently graduated from the ASR department

  Year of Graduation Thesis title Life after Birmingham
Callum Bellhouse 2019 Untangling Jellyfish Galaxies: Exploring the Kinematic and Physical Properties of Galaxies Undergoing Hydrodynamical Interactions Using the New Generation of Integral Field Units Postdoctoral Researcher, INFN, Padova, Italy
Sam Cooper 2019 Breaking the seismic wall: how to improve gravitational wave detectors at low frequency. Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Birmingham
Sebastian Gaebel 2019 Gravitational waves in the post-detection era: characterising binary black hole signals and populations Postdoctoral Researcher, Albert Einstein Institute (Hannover)
Alejandro Vigna Gomez 2019 On the evolution and fate of interacting massive binary stars DARK Fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen
Simon Daley-Yates 2019 Radio Emission from Hot Stars and Planets Postdoctoral Researcher, CEA-Saclay
Miguel Dovale 2019 Optical Cavities for Optical Atomic Clocks, Atom Interferometry, and Gravitational wave Detection Albert Einstein Institute (Hannover)
Daniel Töyrä 2019 Consequences of being out of shape: The effects of beam distortions in advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors ANU, Canberra
Siyuan Chen 2018 What can we learn from pulsar timing arrays (or not): constraining astrophysical parametric models with gravitational waves Postdoctoral Researcher, Nancay Radio Telescope, LPC2E, CNRS Orleans
Anna Green 2018 When Light Gets Pushy: Radiation Pressure Effects in Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, USA.
James Barrett 2018 Topics in astrostatistics: stellar binary evolution, gravitational – wave source modelling and stochastic processes Machine Learning Engineer, Klarna Bank AB, Stockholm
Serena Vinciguerra 2018 Studying neutron-star and black-hole binaries with gravitational-waves Postdoctoral position at the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Hannover, Germany
Hannah Middleton 2017 Astrophysical inference from pulsar timing array searches for gravitational waves OzGrav Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne
Simon Stevenson 2017 Insights into binary black hole formation from gravitational waves OzGrav Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Swinburne University of Technology
Ben Bradnick 2017 On the dynamics in planetary systems, globular clusters and galactic nuclei Software developer at Tessella
Haoyu Wang 2017 Beware of warped surfaces: near-unstable cavities for future gravitational wave detectors Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
Sarah Mulroy 2017 Illuminating the dark universe with galaxy clusters Data Analyst
Melissa Gillone 2016 The evolution of galaxies in groups: how galaxy properties are affected by their group properties Data Analyst
Diane Brookes 2016 Interferometric radio observations of the interactive winds of massive stars
Dan Brown 2016 Interactions of light and mirrors: advanced techniques for modelling future gravitational wave detectors Research Fellow, UK QUANTUM HUB, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Carl-Johan Haster 2016 Compact, diverse and efficient: globular cluster binaries and gravitational wave parameter estimation challenges Postdoctoral fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Maggie Lieu 2016 Cosmic Giants on Cosmic Scales Research Fellow, European Space Agency, Madrid
Miranda Bradshaw 2015 nEUCLID: a new homodyne interferometer with space applications Space Qualified Metrology Engineer, working in partnership with the Surrey Space Centre (University of Surrey) and Neptec UK
Kat Grover 2015 Physics and astrophysics with gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence in ground based interferometers. School Liaison and Outreach Officer for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the School of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham
Aurelia Pascut 2015 Evolution of X-ray properties of galaxy groups
Will Vousden 2015 Electromagnetic follow-up of gravitational wave triggers and efficient parallel-tempered Markov chain Monte Carlo inference. Data Analyst at Oxford Asset Management
Konstantinos Kolokythas 2015 Radio properties of a complete sample of nearby groups of galaxies
Matthew Lazell 2015 Investigating active galactic nuclei with low frequency radio observations Data Scientist. UCAS
Dogus Ozuyar 2015 Mass estimation, dynamics and feedback in galaxy groups. tometric investigations of several early-type variable stars using the stereo satellite University of Ankara
Richard Pearson 2015 Mass estimation, dynamics and feedback in galaxy groups.
Charlotte Bond 2014 How to stay in shape: Overcoming beam and mirror distortions in advanced gravitational wave interferometers. Postdoctoral Researcher. University of Birmingham
Chiara Mingarelli 2014 Gravitational wave astrophysics with pulsar timing arrays Marie Curie Fellow, Caltech/MPIfR
Mark Burke 2013 Extragalactic X-ray Binaries: Black holes and Neutron stars in Centaurus A Postdoctoral Researcher working with INTEGRAL SPI, L'Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP)
Rory Smith 2013 Gravitational-wave astronomy with coalescing compact binaries: detection & parameter estimation in the advanced detector era Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology
Mengyao Wang 2013 Quantum Noise Reduction for Gravitational Wave Detectors: Developing realistic interferometer schemes" Research Fellow, Birmingham University
Gemma Whittaker 2013 The analysis and removal of systematic trends in STEREO's HI-1A photometry and a search for transiting planets Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Toronto
Depali Lodhia 2013 Investigations into Phase Effects from Diffracted Gaussian Beams for High-Precision Interferometry
Paul May 2013 Multi-wavelength strong lensing study of low redshift cluster cores Postdoctoral Researcher. University of Birmingham
Hasnain Panjwani 2012 Development of a Torsion Balance Facility and a search for Temporal Variations in the Newtonian Gravitational Constant Teacher of science with the 'TeachFirst Programme 2012 - 2014'
Paul Fulda 2012 Precision interferometry in a new shape: Higher-order Laguerre-Gauss modes for gravitational wave detection. Postdoctoral research associate, University of Florida
Vinothini Sangaralingam 2012 STRESS - STEREO Transiting Exoplanet and Stellar Survey
Victoria Hamilton-Morris 2011 A Multi-wavelength Study of Galaxy Cluster Cores Sea Ice Geophysicist, British Antarctic Survey
Stuart Aston 2011 Optical Read-out Techniques for the Control of Test-masses in Gravitational Wave Observatories Research Fellow, Birmingham University
George Dixon 2011 The Mechanical Stability of Instrumentation for Gravitational Wave Detection Mechanical engineering lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University
Jonathan Hallam 2011 Diffractive gratings in high-precision interferometry for gravitational wave detection Postdoctoral Researcher, Leicester University
Smriti Mahajan 2011 Star formation and environment of galaxies Postdoctoral Research Fellow, TIFR-NCRA, Pune, India
Nathan Slack 2011 Simulations for the International X-ray Observatory Associate Analyst Programmer,Tessella
Walter Del Pozzo 2010 Black Holes, Galaxy Clusters and Gravitational Waves Post-doctoral fellow, NIKHEF, Amsterdam, Holland
Abdulmonem Alshino 2010 Evolution of X-ray and Optical Properties of Galaxy Clusters Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Antonio Perecca 2010 Experimental demonstration of Displacement Noise Free Interferometry Postdoctoral Researcher (Preparation and execution of LISA-Pathfinder), Universita' di Trento, Italy
Ali Dariush 2009 Groups of galaxies from observations and Simulations Postdoctoral Researcher in sub-mm astronomy, Cardiff University, Wales
Samuel George 2009 From Planets to Galaxies; the low frequency radio sky Postdoctoral Researcher in radio polarization science, University of Calgary, Canada
Ria Johnson 2009 Dynamics and Hot gas in groups and Early-Type Galaxies Assistant Methodologist, Office for National Statistics
Emma Robinson 2009 Searches for a stochastic background of gravitational waves Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)
Alex Stroeer 2009 Data Analysis Strategies for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Postdoctoral research assistant at CRESST, University of Maryland, USA.
Natasha Jackson 2008 The effects of radiation pressure in the brightest neutron star low mass X-Ray binaries QinetiQ
Fabian Pena-Arellano 2008 Characterization of polarization homodyne interferometers Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Dan Reed 2008 Investigations of the dipping, bursting Low Mass X-ray Binary XB1323-619 Systems Engineer/Analyst, BAE Systems
Emmanuele Rocco 2008 Development of a test of Newton's law of gravitation at micrometer distances using a superconducting torsion balance Product Development manager at Stac Group, Rovereto, Italy
Steve Spreckley 2008 A study of variable stars and search for extrasolar planets with the space based photometers SMEI and STEREO British Energy
Rowan Temple 2008 X-ray Observations of Extended Sources Trainee Chartered Accountant - Deloitte
Elizabeth Wickham 2006 The data analysis for laser interferometer space antenna observations of binary inspirals Degree in Circus Arts
Scott Porter 2006 The properties of galaxies in Supercluster filaments Science Department, Windsor High School, Birmingham
Nicola Brassington 2006 The Role of Galaxy Interactions Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA
Nazirah Jetha 2006 X-ray and radio interactions in galaxy groups and clusters Postdoctoral Fellow, Service d'Astrophysique, CEA, Saclay, France; University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL, USA
Trevor Miles 2006 The evolution of groups of galaxies PGCE, University of Birmingham
Adam Mercer 2005 Search for a Stochastic Gravitational Wave background Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida, USA
Dave Henley 2005 High-resolution X-ray studies of colliding Stellar winds Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Chris Messenger 2005 Gravitational Waves Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Glasgow, UK
John Osmond 2004 The Evolution of Galaxy Groups Postdoctoral Fellow, Brunel University, Middlesex, UK
Richard Ingley 2004 Gravitational instrumentation Postdoctoral Fellow, Brunel University, Middlesex, UK
Gansham Halai 2004 Spectral evolution of low-mass X-ray binaries along the Z-track
Ben Maughan 2004 The X-ray properties of high-redshift galaxy clusters Chandra Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA; now Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Bristol
Antonio Pulido-Paton 2004 Search for a short-range interaction between intrinsic spin and mass using a Spherical Superconducting Torsion Balance (SSTB)    
Joanna Hartwell 2004 An X-ray Study of the Impact of Star formation from Star Clusters to Starbursts Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Dublin, Republic of Ireland
David Acreman 2003 Galaxy wakes Scientific Officer, Met Office, Exeter, UK
Phil Humphrey 2003 Investigations of Galactic and Extragalactic Low Mass X-ray Binaries Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Ewan O'Sullivan 2003 X-ray properties of early-type galaxies Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, USA; Currently Marie Curie Fellow, University of Birmingham
Simon Ellis 2003 The evolution of high-redshift clusters of galaxies Postdoctoral Fellow, Anglo-Australian Observatory, Epping, NSW, Australia
Molly Stockton-Chalk 2003 Coronal mass ejections and their coupling to the Earth's magnetosphere Postdoctoral fellow, University of Southampton
Richard Brown 2003 The formation and evolution of elliptical galaxies Sizewell B nuclear power station
Lesley Summers 2003 X-ray Observations of dwarf starburst galaxies Self-employed
C C Chang 2002 Development of an accelerometer for a space-borne gravitational wave detector  
Sachie Shiomi 2002 Test mass metrology for tests of the equivalence principle Research Scientist, Space Geodesy Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Ian Robinson 2002 Injection and Propagation of Energetic Electrons in the Inner Heliosphere Postdoctoral Fellow, University of  Birmingham, UK
Alastair Sanderson 2002 The X-ray scaling properties of virialized systems Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA; Now Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Birmingham
Rachel Haines 2001 Development of hardware for gravitational wave missions  
Stephen Helsdon 2001 X-ray properties of galaxy groups Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Institution, Pasadena, CA, USA
Robin Barnard 2001 Spectral evolution during dipping and flaring in low mass X-ray binaries Postdoctoral Fellow, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Edward Lloyd-Davies 2001 Scale dependence in the properties of galaxy clusters Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Then Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sussex
Bruce Fairley 2001 X-ray and optical studies of the evolution of clusters of galaxies Tessella Support services PLC, Cambridge UK
Mark Thurston 2000 X-ray & optical observations of the young open cluster NGC2516 Scientific Patents clerk
Julian Pittard 1999 X-ray emission from colliding stellar winds: theoretical modelling and
Royal Society fellow, University of Leeds, UK
Jamie Kennea 1999 Multiwavelength observations of the Galactic centre X-ray sources Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara; then University of California, Riverside
Richard Morley 1999 Investigations of the Low Mass X-ray Binary XB 1916-053 Senior Scientific Officer,  Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), Malvern, UK
David Strickland 1998 X-ray emission from starburst-driven galactic winds Chandra Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

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