PhD Theses

The PhD theses listed here present scientific results which have made use of data obtained with SOFIA or discuss SOFIA instrumentation or the observatory.

34. "A Study of the Dust Mineralogy of Low and High Mass Post-Main Sequence Stars"
Arneson, R. A. 2017, University of Minnesota, advisor R.D. Gehrz
ADS Bibliographic Code:  2017PhDT.......203A

33. "Massive Stars: An Infrared Exploration across the HR Diagram"
Gordon, M.S., 2018, University of Minnesota, advisors T.J. Jones, R. Humphreys, R.D. Gehrz
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2018PhDT........46G

32. "Development and Construction of the Far-infrared Spectrometer FIFI-LS and ISO Observations of the Galactic Center"
Raab W., 2002, LMU Munich, advisor R. Genzel
https://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/620/

31. "Physical processes in the Interstellar Medium of the Magellanic Clouds"
Cheavnce M. 2016 Université Sorbonne Paris Cité, advisor S. Madden
https://hal-cea.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01803143v1

30. "Optical Alignment and Characterization of FIFI-LS - the Far-Infrared Field Imaging Line Spectrometer for SOFIA and Spitzer IRS Observations of Active Galaxies."
Schweitzer, M. 2008, LMU Munich, advisor R. Genzel
https://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/8754/

29. "Development of a far-infrared detector array and ISO SWS observations of molecular hydrogen in the star-forming region OMC-1"
Rosenthal, D. 2001 LMU Muinch, advisor R. Genzel
https://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/435/

28. "Exploring HII Regions and Massive Dusty Stars in the Galactic Center with SOFIA/FORCAST"
Hankins, M. 2018. Cornell University, advisor T. Herter

27. "Observing Cool Dust Around Active Galactic Nuclei Using the SOFIA Telescope"
Fuller, L. 2017. The University of Texas at San Antonio, advisor: Ch. Packham

26. "Water in the Early Solar System: Mid-infrared Studies of Aqueous Alteration on Asteroids”
McAdam, M. 2017. University of Maryland, advisor: J. Sunshine 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2017DPS....4920811M

25. "FLITECAM/SOFIA Commissioning and Early Science and A Study of Late-T Dwarf Color Outliers with NIRSPEC/Keck”
Logsdon 2017. University of California Los Angeles, advisor: I. McLean
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2017AAS...22910603L

24. “Hot Electron Bolometer Mixers for THz Arrays”
Büchel 2017. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stutzki

23. "Far and mid-infrared studies of star forming regions: Probing their thermal balance, chemistry and evolution"
Koumpia, E. 2016, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, advisor: F.F.S. van der Tak, pdf

22. “A Study of the Distribution of Carbon in the nearby Universe”
Glück 2016. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stutzki

21. "FIFI-LS – A Field-Imaging Far-Infrared Line Spectrometer for SOFIA: Completion of the Instrument, Laboratory and In-flight Calibration and Characterization”
Colditz, S. 2016. University of Stuttgart, advisor: A. Krabbe

20. "A Study of Hypergiant Mass Loss in the Near-To-Mid Infrared: VY CMa, IRC +10420, mu Cep and rho Cas"
Shenoy, D. P., 2016. University of Minnesota, advisor: T. Jones 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2016PhDT........17S

19. "Superconductor Insulator Superconductor Mixer Devices with Gold Energy Relaxation Layers”
Selig 2016. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stutzki

18. "Fast EMCCD Cameras for the Optical Characterization of the SOFIA Observatory and its Telescope Subsystems"
Pfueller E. 2016, University of Stuttgart, advisor: A. Krabbe

17. "Improving the Sensitivity of the SOFIA Target Acquisition and Tracking Cameras"
Wiedemann M. 2016, University of Stuttgart, advisor: A. Krabbe

16. “Atmospheric calibration for sub-millimeter radio astronomy”
Guan 2015. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stutzki

15. “Probing the Extreme Environment of the Galactic Center with Observations from SOFIA/FORCAST”
Lau 2014. Cornell University, advisor: T. Herter 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2014AAS...22421302L

14. "Inflight Commissioning and Performance Improvement of the SOFIA Secondary Mirror Mechanism"
Reinacher A. 2014, University of Stuttgart, advisor: H-P Roeser

13. "Characterization of the unsteady cavity flow around the SOFIA airborne telescope"
Engfer C. 2014, University of Stuttgart, advisor: E. Kraemer

12. "Improvements to the Image Stability of the SOFIA Airborne Telescope"
Lampater U. 2013, University of Stuttgart, advisor: H-P Roeser

11. “Aufbau, Charakterisierung und Inbetriebnahme des 1.4 THz Kanals des Heterodyn-Empfängers GREAT”
Ricken 2011. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stutzki

10. “Spectroscopic characterization of extrasolar planets from ground-, space- and airborne-based observatories”
Angerhausen 2010. University of Stuttgart, advisor: A. Krabbe
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2010PhDT.......210A

9. "A Contribution to Characterizing and Calibrating the Pointing Control System of the SOFIA Telescope"
Harms F. 2009, University of Stuttgart, advisor: H-P Roeser.

8. "Simulation der instationären Strömung um das Stratosphärenobservatorium SOFIA"
Schmid S. 2009, University of Stuttgart, advisor: E. Kraemer.

7. "Investigation of PAHs in Planetary Nebulae using FLITECAM"
Smith, E. C., 2008. University of California, Los Angeles, advisor: I. McLean 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2008PhDT........28S

6. "Aufbau, Optimierung und Charakterisierung der THz-Optik für GREAT auf SOFIA"
Wagner-Gentner, A., 2007. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stützki 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2007PhDT.......210W

5. "Waveguide Heterodyne Mixers at THz-Frequencies - Superconducting Hot Electron Bolometers on 2-micron Si3N4 Membranes for GREAT and CONDOR"
Munoz, P. P., 2007. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stützki 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2007PhDT........10P

4. “Entwicklung und Aufbau eines BWO-basierten 1.9 THz Lokalosszialltoren für den Heterodynempfänger GREAT”
Phillip 2007. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stutzki

3. "Development of Ultrathin Niobium Nitride and Niobium Titanium Nitride Films for THz Hot-Electron Bolometers"
Bedorf, S. H., 2005. University of Cologne, advisor: J. Stützki 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2005PhDT.......246B

2. "The High Resolution Spectrometer for SOFIA-GREAT: Instrumentation, Atmospheric Modeling and Observations"
Villanueva, G. L., 2004. Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet zu Freiburg, advisor: L. Reindl 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2004PhDT.........6V

1. "Searching for Young Low Mass Objects Using FLITECAM"
Mainzer, A. K., 2003. University of California, Los Angeles, advisor: I. McLean 
ADS Bibliographic Code: 2003PhDT.......182M

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