Former PhD Students directed or co-directed, Drs.:
G. Gimeno, thesis 2008, now at Gemini Observatory.G. Gunthardt, thesis 2008, now at University of La Serena.D. Mast, thesis 2009, now at German-Spain Observatory CAHA.W. Weidmann, thesis 2009, now at UNC and CONICET.M. Aguero, thesis 2010, now at ICATE-CONICET.
Ruben Diaz has the role of Instrument Program Scientist at Gemini Observatory. He obtained a PhD in astronomy in August 2004 at the National University of Cordoba, under Profs. Horacio Dottori (Brazil) and Gustavo Carranza (Argentina). He worked several years at Cordoba Observatory as teacher, also in charge of the Public Outreach Brand and in charge of the Bosque Alegre Telescope, where he commissioned the first multipupil integral field spectrograph of the Southern Hemisphere.
Wile at Gemini, Ruben is on-leave from a position as researcher of CONICET in Argentina. He leads a research team of his former and present PhD students at the National University of Cordoba. His research interests are broadly extended in extragalactic astronomy, and recently focused in the fueling mechanisms of activity in galaxies.