Graduate Students

Most graduate students are based at IfA Mānoa, located in the city of Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Some are located on the neighbor islands, at our IfA Hilo and IfA Maui locations.


Connor Auge Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa

Travis Berger Graduate Student, FINESST Future Investigator

Ph.D. Topic: Precise Radius, Metallicity, and Age Demographics of Exoplanets in the Gaia Era
Committee Chair: Dan Huber
IfA Mānoa, C-213A
Precise Radius, Metallicity, and Age Demographics of Exoplanets in the Gaia Era

Ashley Chontos NSF Graduate Research Fellow

IfA Mānoa, C-127
Asteroseismology of Exoplanet Hosts with Kepler, K2, and TESS

Laurie Chu (née Urban) Graduate Student

Molecular Clouds, Comets, Astrochemistry/Astrobiology

Zach Claytor PhD Candidate

IfA Mānoa, C-127
Characterizing Rotation and Magnetic Evolution of TESS Stars

Aaron Do Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa
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Alison Dugas Graduate Assistant

IfA Mānoa, C-133

Ryan Dungee Ph.D. Candidate

IfA Hawaii island
Predicitve Control in Ground Layer Adaptive Optics, Rotation Periods of M dwarfs in M67 and Rup 147

Christian Flores Gonzalez Graduate Student

IfA Hawaii island
The Evolution of Magnetic Field Strengths in Young Stars

Denise Hung Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa, C-225

Ehsan Kourkchi Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa, B133
Cosmicflows-4: Recovering the Structure and Dynamics of the Local Universe

Jiayi Liu Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa, C-216A

Miles Lucas Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa, C-216A

Michael Nassir Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa

James Ou Graduate Research Assistant

IfA Hawaii island, 132
Dynamics of Main Belt Binary Asteroids, Robo-AO

Anna Payne Graduate Student (NASA Fellow)

IfA Mānoa

Andrew Repp Graduate Research Assistant (NESSF fellow)

IfA Mānoa, C-225
Hawaii 2-0 Survey (NEP and CDF-S), Sufficient Statistics for Dense Galaxy Surveys, Characterization of Galaxy Bias

Maïssa Salama Graduate Student

IfA Hawaii island
LASSO (Large Adaptive optics Survey for Substellar Objects), Robo-AO, SAPHIRA detector

Cody Shaw AFRL Fellow

Instrumentation Development for Jovian Seismology

Bryan Yamashiro Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa, B-101

Zhoujian Zhang Graduate Student

IfA Mānoa, B-227
COCONUTS (COol Companions ON Ultrawide orbiTS), Forward-Modeling Analysis of Ultracool Dwarf Atmospheres, Survey of young brown dwarfs and free-floating planets in nearby star-forming regions (e.g., Taurus, Upper Scorpius)