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Administrative and Advising Services

The Materials Science & Engineering administrative office is located in Roberts Hall 302.

NOTE FOR SUMMER 2022: Beginning June 15, Roberts Hall 302 will be undergoing renovations, and most staff will be working remotely for the duration. Packages can be delivered and picked up in Roberts Hall 130. Updated staff hours are below.

Front desk

The front desk staff handle mail, packages, copying services, general office supplies and key inquiries. We are also happy to point you in the right direction for advising, faculty offices, classrooms, payroll and materials and supplies.

Administrative staff

Bichtien Thach Bichtien Thach,
Assistant to the Chair
206-543-2615
Office hours: Monday to Friday
Remote, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
lilies@uw.edu
Chair's calendar, department seminars, academic personnel, building keys, newsletter, photos.

Monica CohnMonica Cohn,
MSE Administrator
Office hours: Monday to Friday
Remote, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
nannerl@uw.edu
Manages personnel, budgets, grants, facilities and scholarship administration.

Elliott CrawfordElliott Crawford,
Fiscal Specialist
206-543-2600
Office hours: Monday to Friday,
Remote, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ecraw1k@uw.edu
Handles procurements, accounts receivable, payroll, awards and general administration.

Dawn CountsDawn Counts,
Fiscal/Administrative Coordinator
4th floor, Roberts Hall
Office hours: Monday to Friday,
In person. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
dawnc@uw.edu
Manages budget reconciliation and payroll; Coordinates purchasing and travel.

Theresa Gabrielli,Theresa Gabrielli
Communications-Operations Specialist
Office hours: Monday to Friday
Remote, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.
tcg1@uw.edu 
Manages internal and external communications, web maintenance.
Request a web update

Caroli Leiman,
Budget/Fiscal Analyst
Office hours: Monday to Friday,
Remote
cleiman@uw.edu
Grants management, compliance, post-award, financial reporting, fiscal administrative support.  Develop, modify, and maintain multiple record keeping and reporting systems for varied and complex sources of funding

Haley LeeHaley Lee,
Grants Manager
Office hours: Monday to Thursday,
Remote 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
haleylee@uw.edu
Grants management, compliance, post-award, financial reporting, fiscal administrative support.

Student Assistants,
Reception/Front Desk Services
130 Roberts Hall
206-543-2836
Summer 2022 Office hours: Monday to Friday,
In person. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(NOTE: Hours are subject to change. Please call 206-543-2836 to confirm hours for that day.)
mse@uw.edu/msepay@uw.edu
Our team of student assistants handle packages, reimbursements, and documentation.

 

Advising staff

Nichole Fernkes,photo, Nichole Fernkes
Director of Academic Services

302A Roberts Hall
206-616-6581
Summer Office Hours: Monday to Friday
Remote, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
In person by appointment
nfernkes@uw.edu
Schedule an appointment

Undergraduate students' contact for admission, recruiting, student progress, schedule and curriculum advising, graduation, registration, and university services. Curriculum and policy development; course scheduling, scholarships and awards; MSE social media, community college outreach, alumni outreach, and events. Primary contact for MatCamp.

photo, Karen Wetterhahn Karen Wetterhahn,
Graduate Program Adviser
302B Roberts Hall
206-543-2740
Summer Office Hours: Monday to Friday
Remote, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In person by appointment
karenlw@uw.edu
Schedule an appointment

Graduate students' primary contact for admission, recruiting, student progress, schedule and curriculum advising, graduation, registration, and university services; MSE social media; course evaluations lead; alumni outreach.

Administrative faculty

photo, Lilo PozzoLilo Pozzo,
Interim Department Chair
Boeing-Roundhill Professor for Excellence in Engineering

dpozzo@u.washington.edu
302F Roberts Hall
(206) 685-8536

Guozhong CaoGuozhong Cao,
Graduate Program Coordinator, Boeing-Steiner Professor
302M Roberts Hall
(206) 543-2303
gzcao@uw.edu
Oversees the admission, advising and counseling of grad students and the appointment of each student's advisory committee

Lucien BrushLucien Brush,
Associate Chair, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
331 Roberts
(206) 543-7161
brush@uw.edu

Dwayne ArolaDwayne Arola,
Director, Applied Masters Program (AMP), Associate Professor
333 Roberts Hall
(206) 685-8158
darola@uw.edu

Technical staff

Tatyana Galenko Tatyana Galenko,
MSE Lab Manager
156 Mueller
206-221-2678
tgalenko@uw.edu
Manages all department lab operations (except EMC). Provides training for lab instrumentation as well as management and maintenance. Junior lab instructor. Provides some support and consultation for research labs. Lab safety officer.

UW W logo MSE Web updates,
Manages web content development and maintenance, and update Trumba calendar.

Request a web update

Giving

Anne Fitzmaurice Adams Anne Fitzmaurice Adams,
Senior Director, Individual Giving
(206) 685-3041
afa9@uw.edu
Manages gifts to the department.