Research Opportunities
My research offers a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. I encourage interested students to contact me about their interests, skills, and potential research projects.
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Former and Current Ph.D. Students
2005 - 09; Supervisor of UF graduate student Jorge Pérez Gallego, USA. Ph.D. thesis: “3D Spectroscopy of Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies”
2002 - 08; Supervisor of UF graduate student Ana Matkovic, USA. Ph. D. thesis: “Internal Kinematics and Stellar Populations of Dwarf Early-Type Galaxies in the Coma Cluster”
2002 - 06; Co-Supervisor of UAM graduate student Carlos Hoyos, Spain. Ph.D. thesis: “Spectroscopy of LBCGs at Intermediate Redshifts”  [currently at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid]
2001 - 04: Co-Supervisor of UF graduate sudent Catherine Garland (UF), USA. Ph.D. thesis: “CO Observations of nearby LBCGs selected from SDSS” [currently at the Castleton State College]
2000 - 05; Co-Supervisor of IAC graduate sudent David Cristóbal, Spain. Ph.D. thesis: “Strellar Masses of Luminous Blue Compact Galaxies at Intermediate Redshifts” [currently at the Instituto de Astronomía de Granada]
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Former and Current Masters Students
2003 - 05; Supervisor of UF graduate student Jorge Pérez Gallego, USA. Master thesis: “Near-IR IFU Modelling of Luminous Compact Blue Galaxies at High-Redshift”
2001 - 02; Supervisor of UF graduate student Ana Matkovic, USA. Master thesis: “Spectroscopy of dEs in the Coma Cluster”
2001 - 02; Supervisor of UF graduate student Ileana Vass, USA. Master thesis: “Photometry of dEs in the Coma Cluster”
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Former and Current Undergraduate Students
2006; Supervisor of UF undergraduate student Verónica Donoso, USA. Research Project: “The Rise and Fall of Astronomy in Al-Andalus”
2005; Supervisor of UF undergraduate student Brian Cherinka, USA. Research Project: “Visualization of Galaxy Samples at High Redshift” [currently Ph.D. Student at the Univeristy of Pittsburgh]
2004; Supervisor of UF undergraduate student Justin Manjourides, USA. Research Project: “Selection Effects in Galaxy Surveys” [currently Ph.D. Student at Harvard University]
 
 
Rafael Guzmán
Professor & Chairman
Department of Astronomy
University of Florida
Office: 211 Bryant Space
    Science Center
Phone: (352) 392-2052 x212
Email: guzman@astro.ufl.edu