Exoplanet PhD Graduates from the University of Chicago

Exoplanet Graduates

This is a list of all students who have graduated with a PhD in exoplanets from the University of Chicago.


Megan Bedell, now a Flatiron Research Fellow at the Simons Center for Computational Astrophysics, was advised by Jacob Bean and wrote a thesis titled, "Illuminating the Origins of Planets with Solar Twins."

Sean Mills, now a Postdoctoral Scholar in Astronomy at Caltech, was advised by Dan Fabrycky and wrote a thesis titled, "Detecting and Interpreting the Dynamical Evolution of Transiting Multiplanet Systems."

Feng Ding, now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard, was advised by Ray Pierrehumbert and wrote a thesis titled, "Climate dynamics of condensible-rich atmospheres."


Daniel Koll, now a James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Complex Systems at MIT, was advised by Dorian Abbot in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences and wrote a thesis titled, "Dry Atmospheric Circulations on Rocky Exoplanets."

Laura Kreidberg, now a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows and an ITC Fellow in the Harvard Astronomy Department, was advised by Jacob Bean in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and wrote a thesis titled, "Glimpses of Far Away Places: Intensive Atmosphere Characterization of Extrasolar Planets."