star focus: graduate students

Two graduate students from the University of Birmingham (U.K.) inspect the electronics for the STAR Experiment. M. Lamont

Posted: January 21, 2005

One of the primary missions of STAR is to provide rigorous training for graduate students, who account for much of the hands-on detector and analysis efforts for the experiment. As a result, STAR has produced an impressive number of graduate degrees over a wide range of thesis topics. Click here for a list of graduate thesis titles, with links to many thesis files.

In addition to nurturing physics knowledge and developing technical skills, large physics collaborations like STAR also expose students to the importance of working within teams to complete projects. In STAR, these projects can involve many member institutes from different countries, and students learn to communicate in a variety of ways. Quarterly collaboration and analysis meetings give students the chance to meet each other, present their results and prepare for physics conferences. Graduate students also often spend a portion of their time working on-site at BNL, to be near the experiment and to work more closely with collaborators.

For more information about graduate students within the STAR Collaboration, contact one of the junior members of the STAR Council.

Below is a list of STAR graduate degrees awarded by institution, as of January 1, 2005.

University of Bern (Switzerland)
2005 Mark Heinz, Ph.D.

University of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
2005 John Adams, Ph.D.
2002 Matthew Lamont, Ph.D.

University of California - Davis (U.S.)
2002 Ian Johnson, Ph.D.

University of California - Los Angeles (U.S.)
2006 Jingguo Ma, Ph.D.
2006 Johan Gonzalez, Ph.D.
2006 Weijiang Dong, Ph.D.
2005 Hai Jiang, Ph.D.
2005 Dylan Thein, Ph.D.
2005 Jeff Wood, Ph.D.
2003 Paul Sorensen, Ph.D.
2003 Yu Chen, Ph.D.
2002 Hui Long, Ph.D.
2001 Eugene Yamamoto, Ph.D.

Carnegie Mellon University (U.S.)
2003 Christopher Kunz, Ph.D.

Central China Normal University (China)
2005 Zhixu Liu, Ph.D.
2002 Jinghua Fu, Ph.D.

Creighton University (U.S.)
2003 Nilanthi Warnasooriya, Masters
2003 Sarah Parks, Masters
2003 Steve Gronstal, Masters
1999 Jie Lin, Masters
1998 Quinn Jones, Masters
1996 John Meier, Masters
1995 Jeffrey Gross, Masters

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) (Germany)
2006 Thomas Dietel, Ph.D.
2006 Thorsten Kollegger, Ph.D.
2003 Christof Struck, Ph.D.
2003 Dominik Flierl, Ph.D.
2003 Jens Berger, Ph.D.
2003 Clemens Adler, Ph.D.
1998 Jens Berger, Diploma
1998 Clemens Adler, Diploma

Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (France)
2006 Jeff Speltz, Ph.D.
2004 Julien Faivre, Ph.D.
2002 Boris Hippolyte, Ph.D.
2001 Christophe Suire, Ph.D.

Institute of Physics. Bhubaneswar (India)
2007 R. Sahoo, Ph.D.
2006 Dipak Mishra, Ph.D.

Kent State University (U.S.)
2005 Gang Wang, Ph.D.
2005 Camelia Mironov, Ph.D.
2003 Ben Norman, Ph.D.
2002 Wensheng Deng, Ph.D.
2002 Aihong Tang, Ph.D.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S.)
2007 Sarah Blyth, Ph.D.
2007 Mark Horner, Ph.D.
2006 Alexander Wetzler, Ph.D.
2003 Vladimir Morozov, Ph.D.

Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
2005 Frank Simon, Ph.D.
2004 Joern Putschke, Ph.D.
2003 Maierbeck Peter, Diploma
2002 Markus Oldenburg, Ph.D.
2000 Holm Huemmler, Ph.D.
2000 Tobias Eggert, Diploma
1998 Rainer Marstaller, Diploma
1997 Michael Konrad, Ph.D.
1997 Xaver Bittl, Diploma

Michigan State University (U.S.)
2002 Marguerite Tonjes, Ph.D.

Nuclear Physics Institute, The Czech Academy of Sciences (CZECH REPUBLIC)
2002 Petr Chaloupka, Masters

Ohio State University (U.S.)
2004 Selemon Bekele, Ph.D.
2004 Mercedes Lopez-Noriega, Ph.D.
2003 Randy Wells, Ph.D.
2002 Robert Willson, Ph.D.

Institute of High Energy Physics - Protvino (Russia)
2006 Dmitry Morozov, Ph.D.

Purdue University (U.S.)
2006 Levente Molnar, Ph.D.
2003 Timothy Herston, Masters
2002 Alex Cardenas, Ph.D.

Rice University (U.S.)
2006 Jianhang Zhou, Masters
2001 Martin DeMello, Masters

University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) (China)
2007 Yifei Zhang, Ph.D.
2007 Haidong Liu, Ph.D.
2005 Xin Dong, Ph.D.
2004 Lijuan Ruan, Ph.D.
2004 Shengli Huang, Ph.D.

2005 Magali Estienne, Ph.D.
2004 Gael Renault, Ph.D.
2003 Ludovic Gaudichet, Ph.D.
2002 Javier Castillo, Ph.D.
2000 Fabrice Retiere, Ph.D.
2000 Walter Pinganaud, Ph.D.

Texas A&M University (U.S.)
2006 Thomas Henry, Ph.D.

University of Texas at Austin (U.S.)
2004 Aya Ishihara, Ph.D.
2004 Yiqun Wang, Ph.D.
2003 Bum Choi, Ph.D.
2002 Curtis Lansdell, Ph.D.

Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)
2004 Adam Kisiel, Ph.D.
2004 Zbigniew Chajecki, Masters

University of Washington (U.S.)
2002 Jeff Reid, Ph.D.

Wayne State University (U.S.)
2006 Ahmed Hamed, Ph.D.
2005 Ying Guo, Ph.D.
2005 Alexander Stolpovsky, Ph.D.

Yale University (U.S.)
2007 Betty Abelev, Ph.D.
2006 Sevil Salur, Ph.D.
2004 Jon Gans, Ph.D.
2003 Haibin Zhang, Ph.D.
2003 Michael Miller, Ph.D.
2002 Matthew Horsley, Ph.D.
2001 Manuel Calderon de la Barca Sanchez, Ph.D.

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