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Graduate Students of Prof. Steven C. Reising


Ph.D. Students

  • Swaroop Sahoo
    • Ph.D., Colorado State University, May 2015
    • Dissertation title: Retrieval Techniques and Information Content Analysis to Improve Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Water Vapor, Liquid Water and Temperature from Ground-based Microwave Radiometer Measurements
    • Currently employed as an Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore, India
  • Jia Yue
    • Ph.D., Colorado State University, December 2009 (co-advised with Prof. Chiao-Yao She, Physics)
    • Thesis title: Effects of Background Winds and Temperature on Bores, Strong Wind Shears and Concentric Gravity Waves in the Mesopause Region
    • Currently employed as a Research Associate Professor at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia
  • Sharmila Padmanabhan
    • Ph.D., Colorado State University, May 2009
    • Thesis title: Three-Dimensional Water Vapor Retrieval Using a Network of Scanning Compact Microwave Radiometers
    • Currently employed as a Member of the Technical Staff at CalTech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, since Dec. 2008.
  • Flavio Iturbide-Sanchez
    • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2007
    • Dissertation title: Design, Fabrication and Deployment of a Miniaturized Spectrometer Radiometer Based on MMIC Technology for Tropospheric Water Vapor Profiling
    • Currently employed as a Physical Scientist at the NOAA / NESDIS / STAR Center for Satellite Applications and Research, College Park, Maryland
    • Was employed as a Research Associate II at Colorado State University, 2005-2007
  • Lihua Li
    • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2000 (co-advised with Research Prof. S. M. Sekelsky)
    • Dissertation title: Retrieval of Atmospheric Attenuation using Ground-based and Airborne Millimeter-Wave Cloud Radar Measurements
    • Currently employed as a Senior Research Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

M.S. Students

  • Torie Hadel
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, May 2015
    • Thesis title: Development of Internally-Calibrated, Direct Detection Millimeter-Wave Radiometers to Improve Remote Sensing of Wet-Tropospheric Path Delay
    • Currently employed as an RF Antenna Engineer with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Broomfield, Colorado
  • Thaddeus Johnson
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, December 2014
    • Integration, Characterization, and Calibration of the High-Frequency Airborne Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Radiometer (HAMMR) Instrument
    • Currently employed as an Electrical Engineer with Echostar, Englewood, Colorado
  • Scott Nelson
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, May 2014
    • Thesis title: Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Data Acquisition and Control System for an Internally-Calibrated Wide-Band Microwave Radiometer
    • Currently employed as an Electrical Engineer with Freeport Morgan at the Henderson Mine, Empire, Colorado
  • Kyle Gilliam
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, May 2013
    • Thesis title: A New Algorithm for Retrieval of Tropospheric Wet Path Delay over Inland Water Bodies and Coastal Zones using Brightness Temperature Deflection Ratios
    • Currently employed as a Hardware Development Engineer at Keysight Technologies, Inc., Loveland, Colorado
  • Alexander Lee
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, May 2012
    • Thesis title: Development and Fabrication of Low-Mass, Low-Power, Internally-Calibrated, MMIC-based Millimeter-Wave Radiometers at 92 and 130 GHz
    • Currently employed as a Hardware Development Engineer at Qualcomm, Inc., Boulder, Colorado
  • Darrin Albers
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, May 2012
    • Thesis title: Design, Fabrication and Demonstration of Low-Mass, Low-Power, Small-Volume, Direct-Detection Millimeter-Wave Radiometers at 92 and 166 GHz
    • Currently employed as an ASIC/FPGA Design Engineer in the R&D Group of Advantest Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Swaroop Sahoo
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, May 2011
    • Thesis title: Increasing Vertical Resolution of Three Dimensional Atmospheric Water Vapor Retrievals using a Network of Scanning Compact Microwave Radiometers
    • Currently employed as an Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amrita University, Coimbatore, India
  • Eric Stoner
    • M.S. Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, May 2009 (co-advised with Prof. Christian Kummerow, Atmospheric Science)
    • Thesis title: Intercalibration of Four Satellites (TRMM TMI, WindSat, SSM/I F13 and SSM/I F14) using Optimal Estimation Techniques
    • Currently employed by Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Willow W. Toso, nee Foster
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, May 2009
    • Thesis title: Development of a Miniaturized Microwave Radiometer for Satellite Remote Sensing of Water Vapor
    • Currently employed as a Senior Electrical/RF Engineer at Pyrexar Medical, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Eve M. Klopf
    • M.S.E.E., Colorado State University, May 2008
    • Thesis title: Development, Fabrication and Testing of a Direct Detector Radiometer Multi-Chip Module at 18.7 GHz
    • Currently employed as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Department at the Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon
  • Sharmila Padmanabhan
    • M.S.E.E., University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2004
    • Thesis title: Design, Fabrication and Deployment of a K-Band Radiometer to Measure the Microwave Emission of the Ocean Surface
    • Currently employed as a Member of the Technical Staff at CalTech/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, since Dec. 2008.
  • Mohammed A. Aziz
    • M.S.E.E., University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2003
    • Thesis title: Ocean Surface Measurements and Calibration Techniques using a Ka-Band Polarimetric Radiometer
    • Currently employed as a Senior Systems Engineer at IBM, Hyderabad, India
  • Kevin A. Horgan
    • M.S.E.E., University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2003
    • Thesis title: Design and Implementation of a Dual-Mode Ka-Band Polarimetric Radiometer
    • o Currently employed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Joan Pons
    • M.S.E.E., University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 2002
    • Thesis title: Evaluation of a Multi-Channel Water Vapor and Liquid Water Radiometer for Airborne Use
    • Currently employed by Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

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