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PhD graduates (1972 - present)
 
Dr Sam Legodi - 2019
Current position: SARAO Astronomer, SARAO, Cape Town
 
Dr Brenda Namumba - 2019
Current position: SARAO Astronomer, SARAO, Cape Town
 
Dr Marie Korsaga - 2019
Current position:
 
Dr Elizabeth Naluminsa - 2019
Current position:
 
Dr Kerry Paterson - 2019
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA
 
Dr Itumeleng Monageng - 2018
Current position: SALT Astronomer, SAAO, Cape Town
 
Dr Elias Aydi - 2018
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan State University, USA
 
Dr Rajin Ramphul - 2018
Thesis: Characterising Star forming and Luminous Infrared Galaxies with the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) (Supervisors: Prof Petri Vaisanen, Dr Kurt van der Heyden)
Current position:
 
Dr Preshanth Jagannathan - 2018
Thesis: Full Mueller Imaging - Direction Dependent Corrections in Polarimetric Radio Imaging (Supervisor: Prof Russ Taylor)
Current position: Assistant Scientist, NRAO, Socorro, USA
 
Dr Mpati Ramatsoku - 2017  [joint degree UCT/Groningen]
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cagliary Astronomical Observatory, Italy
 
Dr Iniyan Natarajan - 2017
Thesis: Probabilistic Methods for Radio Interferometry Data Analysis (Supervisors: Dr Kurt van der Heyden, Prof Oleg Smirnov, Dr Jonathan Zwart)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rhodes University / SARAO, South Africa
 
Dr Enrico Kotze - 2017
Current position: 
 
Dr Khaled Said - 2017
Thesis: Peculiar Flow Fields in the Zone of Avoidance from the Near Infrared Tully-Fisher Relation (Supervisors: Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg, Prof Tom Jarrett, Prof Lister Staveley-Smith)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow ICRAR
 
Dr Toky Randriamampandry - 2017
Thesis: Correcting the rotation curve of spiral galaxies for the non-circular motions induced by a bar (Supervisor: Prof Claude Carignan)
Current position:
 
Dr Laure Catala - 2017
Thesis: Characterization of the atmospheric turbulence at the Sutherland site and Conceptual design study and optimization of an Adaptive Optics system for the Southern African Large Telescope (Supervisors: Dr Steven Crawford, Prof Patricia Whitelock, Dr David Buckley)
Current position: Adaptive Optics Science Fellow, Gemini North, USA
 
Dr Moses Mogotsi - 2016
Thesis: The Star Formation and Dynamics of Nearby Galaxies (Supervisors: Prof Claude Carignan, Prof Gerhardt Meurer, Prof Erwin de Blok)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow SAAO, South Africa
 
Dr Zara Randriamanakoto - 2015
Thesis: Formation of Young Massive Star Clusters: A High Resolution Multi-Wavelength Study of Intensely Star-Forming Galaxies (Supervisors: Dr Petri Vaisanen, Dr Kurt van der Heyden)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow SAAO, South Africa

Dr Tom Mutabazi - 2015
Thesis: The distance to the Norma cluster and its relation to the Great Attractor (Supervisors: Dr Sarah Blyth, A/Prof Patrick Woudt)
Current position: Lecturer (Physics), Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
 
Dr Rudi Kuhn - 2014
Thesis: Photometric Techniques for Exoplanet Detection: The Construction and Deployment of the KELT-South Telescope (Supervisors: Prof Patricia Whitelock, Dr John Menzies)
Current position: SALT Astronomer
 
Dr Paul Kotze - 2014
Thesis: Studying the environmental dependence of star formation properties of galaxies in the Abell 1437 galaxy cluster and its surrounding large scale structure (Supervisors: Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg, A/Prof Patrick Woudt, Dr Petri Vaisanen, Dr David Gilbank)
Current position: Data Scientist
 
Dr Viral Parekh - 2014
Thesis: Morphological Classification and Dynamics of X-ray Galaxy Clusters (Supervisor: Dr Kurt van der Heyden)
Current position: SKA Postdoctoral Fellow, Rhodes University, South Africa
 
Dr Roger Ianjamasimanana - 2014
Thesis: Interstellar Medium Properties and Star Formation in Nearby Galaxies (Supervisors: Prof Erwin de Blok, Prof Tom Jarrett)
Current position:
 
Dr Bradley Frank - 2013
Current position: Astronomer, Senior Developer, SARAO, Cape Town
 
Dr Andry Rajoelimanana - 2013
Thesis: Long-term Properties of X-ray Binaries in the Magellanic Clouds (Supervisors: Prof Phil Charles, Prof Brian Warner)
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow (Physics), University of the Free State
 
Dr Marissa Kotze - 2012
Current position: SALT Astronomer
 
Dr Abiy Tekola - 2011
Current position
 
Dr Melony Spark - 2011
Current position
 
Dr Ed Elson - 2010
Thesis: A Multi-Wavelength Study of the Dwarf Galaxies NGC 2915 and NGC 1705: Star Formation, Gas Dynamics and Dark Matter (Supervisors: Prof Erwin de Blok, Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg)
Current position: Lecturer (Physics and Astronomy), University of the Western Cape, South Africa
 
Dr Ihab Riad - 2010
Thesis: A Deep Near Infrared Survey Along the Norma Wall (Supervisors: Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg, A/Prof Patrick Woudt)
Current position: Lecturer (Physics), University of Khartoum, Sudan
 
Dr Bonita de Swardt - 2009
Thesis: The Structure, Stellar Content and Dynamics of Dwarf Galaxies in the Local Volume (Supervisors: Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg, Dr Helmut Jerjen)
Current position: SKA South Africa
 
Dr Michelle Cluver - 2009
Thesis: The Nature and Nurture of a Starburst Supermassive HI Galaxy: HIZOA J0836-43 (Supervisors: Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg, Dr Patrick Woudt, Dr Tom Jarrett)
Current position: Associate Professor (Physics and Astronomy), University of the Western Cape
 
Dr Claire Blackman - 2008
Thesis: The Hunt for Quasi-periodicities with Wavelet and Camera (Supervisor: Prof Brian Warner)
Current position: Lecturer (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics), University of Cape Town
 
Dr Motee Phorah - 2008
Current position: Lecturer (Physics), Central University of Technology Pretoria
 
Dr Nceba Mhlahlo - 2007
Current position: Lecturer (Physics), University of Witwatersrand
 
Dr Pierre Vermaak - 2007
Current position:
 
Dr Lisa Crause - 2006
Thesis: Investigation of the Mass Loss, Circumstellar Environment and Evolution of the Hydrogen-deficient Stars and V838 Mon (Supervisors: Dr Dave Kilkenny, A/Prof Warrick Lawson, Prof Brian Warner)
Current position: Staff astronomer, South African Astronomical Observatory
 
Prof Thebe Medupe - 2002
Thesis: Studies of Non-adiabatic Pulsations in The Atmospheres of the RoAp Stars (Supervisors: Prof Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard, Prof Don Kurtz)
Current position: Professor, Northwest University, Mafikeng 
 
Dr Francois Vuille - 1999
Thesis: Nonlinear Behaviour of Pulsating White Dwarfs (Supervisors: Dr Darragh O'Donoghue, Prof Brian Warner)
Current position:
 
Prof Patrick Woudt - 1998
Thesis: Large Scale Structures behind the Southern Milky Way (Supervisors: A/Prof Tony Fairall, Prof Renee Kraan-Korteweg)
Current position: Head of Department (Astronomy), University of Cape Town
 
Dr An-Lee Chen - 1994
Thesis: A Survey of Cataclysmic Variables from the Edinburgh-Cape Blue Object Survey (Supervisors: Dr Darragh O'Donoghue, Prof Brian Warner)
Current position: Head of Taipei Planetarium, Taiwan
 
Prof Chris Engelbrecht - 1994
Thesis: An Analysis of Beta Cephei Stars in NGC 3292 and the Effects of Stellar Rotation (Supervisors: Prof Brian Warner, Dr Luis Balona)
Current position: Associate Professor (Physics), University of Johannesburg
 
Prof Peter Martinez - 1993
Thesis: The Cape Rapidly Oscillating Ap Star Survey (Supervisor: A/Prof Don Kurtz)
Current position: Professor (Electrical Engineering), University of Cape Town
 
Prof Derck Smits - 1990
Thesis: Atomic Processes in Nova Shells (Supervisor: Prof Brian Warner)
Current position: Professor (Mathematical Sciences), University of South Africa
 
Prof Hartmut Winkler - 1990
Thesis: The measurement and analysis of flux variations in Seyfert galaxy nuclei (Supervisor: A/Prof Tony Fairall)
Current position: Professor (Physics), University of Johannesburg
 
Prof Mark Cropper - 1985
Thesis: Polarimetry of Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables (Supervisor: Prof Brian Warner)
Current position: Professor (Astrophysics), University College London, UK
 
Dr Robin Catchpole - 1982
Thesis: The Properties of the SC Stars and Chemical Composition of UY Centauri (Supervisors:  )
Current position: Astronomer (retired), Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
 
Dr Darragh O'Donoghue - 1981
Thesis: Topics in White Dwarfs (Supervisor: Prof Brian Warner)
Deceased 2015 [obituary]
 
Dr W Martin - 1980
Deceased
 
Prof David Block - 1980
Thesis: The Morphology and Absolute Diameters of Galaxies (Supervisor: Dr Tony Fairall)
Current position: Professor (Computer Science and Applied Mathematics), University of Witwatersrand
 
Prof Chris Koen - 1979
Thesis: Magnetohydrodynamical phenomena in gaseous disks (Supervisor: Prof Brian Warner)
Current position: Professor (Statistics), University of the Western Cape
 
Dr Alistair Walker - 1976
Current position: Astronomer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Chile
 
Dr Tim Hawarden - 1975
Thesis: Old Southern Open Clusters (Supervisor:  )
Deceased 2009 [obituary]
 
Prof Ed Nather - 1972
Deceased 2014 [biography]
 
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