Where my students go:

Sometimes I’m asked by prospective students where previous PhD students have ended up. This can be difficult to answer, and ex-students and ex-postdocs move from place to place, particularly in the early part of their career. Some of the first jobs that my PhD students (those I have been primary supervisor for) have landed are:

  • Researcher at ISL Saint Louis in France (Robert Hruschka, 2012)
  • Postdoc at the University of Queensland and Rocket Labs (Stefan Brieschenk, 2014)
  • Postdoc in laser diagnostics and hypersonics at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, followed by another postdoc on clean combustion diagnostics at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Yedhu Krishna, 2016)
  • Engineer at SpaceX (Tremayne Kaseman, 2017)
  • Postdoc funded through Australian Academy of Science and Japan Society for Promotion of Science in Japan, working on hypersonic experiments (Rounak Manoharan, 2017)
  • Postdoc in hypersonics research at Oxford University (Laurent Le Page, 2019)
  • Postdoc in photoacoustic spectroscopy for biomedical applications at a Chinese Research Institute (Rongkang Gao, 2018)

So it seems that most students have gone on to do science/engineering research and at good institutions. I’m proud of what they all have achieved both during and after their PhDs.

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