Dan Watson's research students

Postdocs aren't really students, but...
2007-2013 Manoj Puravankara, Ph.D. (Indian Institute of Astrophysics)   
Currently: Reader, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Graduate students, by graduation date
2024 (est.) Adam E. Rubinstein, Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy
NSF Graduate Research Fellow honorable mention, 2020

Currently: third-year graduate student.
2019 Samuel N. Mellon, PhD. in Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation: The bRing survey of stars in the Southern sky
Co-supervised with Prof. Eric E. Mamajek. It feels unfair to list Sam here, as Eric did all the important mentoring and Sam's extremely resourceful, but Eric and I are both on the title page and I contributed a bit.
Currently: Scientist, Naval Information Warfare Center, Charleston, SC.
2018 Laurentius Oscar Osapoetra, Ph.D. in Physics
Dissertation: High-contrast, high-resolution, 3-D ultrasonic imaging of transparent optical tissue
Co-supervised with Prof. Stephen A. McAleavey, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Currently: postdoctoral fellow, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON.
2013 Kyoung Hee Kim, Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation: Evolution of protoplanetary disks in the Orion A star-forming region
Winner of the 2014 Graduate Student Prize of the Astronomical Society of New York.

Currently: KASI Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejeon, ROK.
2009 Joel D. Green, Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy             
Dissertation: Observations of Feedback Between Protostars and Their Natal Clouds
Currently: Instrument Scientist, Hubble Space Telescope, Space Telescope Science Institute.
20mn Matthew T. Guptill (1964-2018), Ph.D. in Physics
Dissertation: Gallium-doped Germanium Blocked-Impurity-Band Detector Arrays For Far-Infrared Astronomy
NASA Fellow, 1992-1996

Most recently: Member of the Technical Staff, DRS Technologies, Anaheim, CA.

To the shock and deep sorrow of all who knew him, Matt passed away unexpectedly on 17 September 2018, at age 53. Some twenty-one years earlier he delivered to me, on paper and in three installments, a complete though rough draft of his Ph.D. dissertation. Since then, I have teased him in this space by labelling his dissertation "perpetually in preparation" and listing his degree date as 199n, 200n, or 20mn as time went on. He was more amused than annoyed by this; I never got any closer to persuading him to edit his first draft for submission.
2000 S. Nicholas Raines, Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation: A Near-Infrared Study of the Herbig-Haro Objects in GGD 37
Currently: Associate Scientist, Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
1998 John D. Bloomer, Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation: An Infrared Study Of Compact Cometary H II Regions             
Currently: Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Corp., El Segundo, CA.
1997 Stavros Kiriakakis, Ph.D. in Physics and Philosophy
Dissertation: Another Approach To Symmetries And The Special Theory Of Relativity: The Derivation Of The Two Fundamental Principles Of The Special Theory Of Relativity And Their Unification Into One, More General, Principle
Co-supervised with Prof. Henry E. Kyburg, Jr., Department of Philosophy
1996 Mark R. Swain, Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation: A Multifrequency, Multiconfiguration VLA Study Of The Radio Galaxy 3C353
Co-supervised with Dr. Alan H. Bridle (NRAO).  
Currently: Group Supervisor, Exoplanet Discovery and Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.
1995 Shobita Satyapal, Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy
Dissertation: Probing the Dust-Enshrouded Nuclei of the Starburst Galaxy Systems M82 and Arp 299: High Spatial Resolution Near-Infrared Fabry-Perot Imaging Observations
Winner of the 1995 Graduate Student Prize of the Astronomical Society of New York.    
Currently: Professor of Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University.

Undergraduate research students, by graduation date
2022 Liam Hainsworth, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy
Currently: third-year undergraduate, University of Rochester
2021 Amanda V. Broadmeadow, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy
President, SWAP (2019-2020)
Senior thesis: Protostellar Outflows Deeply Embedded in the NGC 1333 Cloud
Stoddard Prize, UR PAS, 2021

Currently: graduate student, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park
2021 Madalyn Johnson, B.S. in Physics (CSU East Bay, REU)
CAMPARE Scholar, 2019

Currently: graduate student, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz.
2020 Natalie H. Allen, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy
Whipple Scholarship, UR, 2016-2020
Co-Founder and founding president (2017-2018), SWAP
President, SPS, 2018-2019
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2019-2020
AURA Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar, 2019-2020
Senior thesis: A Study of the Infrared Emission Line Structure of HH 7-11 with Hubble and Spitzer
Stoddard Prize, UR PAS, 2020
Janet Fogg Prize, UR PAS, 2020
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2020-2023
Currently: graduate student, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University.
2020 Frederick Dauphin, B.S. in Physics (Carnegie-Mellon University, REU)
Currently: Science Support Analyst, Space Telescope Science Institute..
2018 Terrence Pierre Jacques, B.A. in Physics (Oberlin College, REU)
Currently: graduate student, Department of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University.
2015 Ingrid M. Koch, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy
Currently: graduate student, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis.
2014 Vincent E. Yu, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, B.S. in Mathematics
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2012-2013
IES Abroad Scholarship in Science, University of Oxford, 2012
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation scholarship, 2012-2014
Stoddard Prize, University of Rochester, Department of Mathematics, 2012
Currently: graduate student, Department of Mathematics, University of California, San Diego.

2012 Ian S. Remming, B.S. in Physics, B.S. in Mathematics
Senior thesis: Putting footpoints to the fire: constraining the launching region of protostellar outflows
McCormick Fellow, University of Chicago, 2012-2014

NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2014-2017
Ph.D., Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 2018.
Currently:
2011 Patrick D. Sheehan, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy, B.S. in Mathematics
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2009-2010
Senior thesis: Accretion processes in the protostar MMS6 North

Stoddard Prize, University of Rochester, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2011
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2012-2015
Ph.D., Astronomy, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 2017
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-2023
Currently: CIERA Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University.
2010 Laura A. Byrne (née Arnold), B.S. in Physics and Astronomy
Senior thesis: Insights into protoplanetary-disk evolution from a Spitzer-IRS survey of NGC1333
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship, 2012-2018
Rocco Valvano Scholarship, SUNY Brockport, 2011-2012
Robert Noyce Scholarship, SUNY Brockport, 2012-2013
M.S., Inclusive Adolescence Science Education in Physics, SUNY Brockport, 2014

Currently: Physics Teacher, Brighton High School, Rochester, NY.
2009 Samuel T. Harrold, B.S. in Physics, B.S. in Mathematics
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2008-2009
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2010-2013
M.A., Astronomy, University of Texas, Austin, 2010

Currently: data scientist, TAVHealth.
2007 Alexandra Witthoft, B.S. in Physics (Mt. Holyoke College, REU)
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Brown University, 2015
Currently: Engineer, MathWorks.           
2006 Melissa McClure, B.S. in Physics, B.A. in Mathematics               
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2009-2012
Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Michigan, 2014

Marie Curie Postodoctoral Fellow, University of Amsterdam, 2016-2019
Currently: Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Leiden University.
2006 Rebecca Habas, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy            
Currently: graduate student, Institute for Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics, University of Innsbruck.
2005 Christopher J. Bohac, B.S. in Physics 
M.D., School of Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011.
Currently: Surgeon, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, Chardon, OH.
2005 Charles L.H. (Chat) Hull, B.S. in Physics (University of Virginia, REU) 
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2008-2011
University of California, Berkeley Chancellor’s Fellow, 2011-2013
Ford Foundation Graduate Fellow, 2013-2014
Ph.D., Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
Jansky Fellow, NRAO and Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 2014-2017
Currently: NAOJ Fellow, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Chile and Joint ALMA Observatory
2005 Jarron M. Leisenring, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy  
Senior thesis: A mineralogical study of silicate dust grains surrounding classical T Tauri stars.              
Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Virginia, 2013
Currently: Test Astronomer, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona.
2005 Zhuohan Liang, B.S. in Physics, B.S. in Mathematics
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, 2004-2005
Ph.D., Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, 2011

Currently: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Loyola University, Maryland.
2004 Gail Zasowski, B.S. in Physics (University of Tennessee, REU)
NASA Earth and Space Science Fellow, 2009-2012
Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Virginia, 2012

NSF Postoctoral Fellow, The Ohio State University and Johns Hopkins University, 2012-2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-2016
Data Science Research Fellow, Space Telescope Science Institute, 2016-2017
Currently: Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah.
2004 Paul M. Sutter, B.S. in Physics (California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, REU)            
Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011.
Currently: impresario of Song Of The Stars.
2004 Joseph Gester, B.S. in Computer Science           
Currently: Team Lead, Spotify.
2004 Joshua Veazey, B.S. in Physics             
Senior thesis: Outflows and shocks from massive young stars: Spitzer Space Telescope observations of GGD 37.
Ph.D., Physics, Michigan State University, 2011.
Currently: Affiliate Professor of Physics, Grand Valley State University.
2004 Thomas M. Howard, B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering   
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Carnegie-Mellon University, 2009
Currently: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (and of Computer Science, and of Biomedical Engineering), University of Rochester.
2003 Daniel Licht, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy 
Senior thesis: Classification of young stellar objects in Taurus, using near-infrared spectroscopy and adaptive optics.
M.S., Astrophysical and Planetary Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006
Teaching credential, Science Education, San Francisco State University, 2011

Currently: AP Physics/Engineering Teacher, American High School, Fremont, CA.
1994 James Muzerolle, B.S. in Physics and Astronomy
Senior thesis: Infrared spectroscopy of shocks in the DR21 and Cepheus A molecular outflows           
Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, 2000
Currently: Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute.
1994 Tammy Middleton, B.A. in Physics and Astronomy    
Currently: Technical Associate, Fermi National Laboratory.
1993 Leah M. Martin (née Buchholz), B.S. in Physics and Astronomy
Janet Howell Clark Prize, 1993

Senior thesis: Carbon monoxide emission from the polar ring of NGC 2685
Winner of the 1993 Undergraduate Student Prize of the Astronomical Society of New York.    
M.S., Astronomy, UCLA, 1995

Currently: Program Manager, Raytheon Corp., El Segundo, CA.
1992 Bo Wu, B.S. in Physics.           
Nobody seems to know what happened to this brilliant and promising young man after transferring from the University of Michigan to UC Berkeley in 1993 to continue graduate studies in physics. If you find out please let me know.