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Academic Services & Advising Staff

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

Front desk

The front desk staff handle incoming mail, receive packages, provide copying services, distribute video projectors, and provide general office services. We are happy to answer questions about advising, paychecks, rules and regulations, mail, and supplies.

Office hours: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (noon) and 1:00-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Administrative staff

Bichtien Thach Bichtien Thach,
Assistant to the Chair
302E Roberts Hall
206-543-2615
Office hours: Monday to Thursday, In person.
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
302D Roberts Hall
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, In person.
Tuesday, Thursday, Remote. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
nannerl@uw.edu
Manages personnel, budgets, grants, facilities and scholarship administration.

Elliott CrawfordElliott Crawford,
Administrative Assistant
302 Roberts Hall
206-543-2600
Office hours: Monday to Friday,
In person. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ecraw1k@uw.edu
Handles procurements, accounts receivable, payroll, awards and general administration.

Dawn CountsDawn Counts,
Fiscal/Administrative Coordinator
302 Roberts Hall
206-543-2079
Office hours: Monday to Friday,
In person. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
dawnc@uw.edu
Coordinates purchase orders, packages, travel, budgets and provides front desk support.

Theresa Gabrielli,Theresa Gabrielli
Communications-Operations Specialist
302 Roberts Hall
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, In person.
Tuesday, Remote. 8 a.m - 5 p.m.
tcg1@uw.edu 
Manages internal and external communications, web maintenance.

 

Advising staff

Nichole Fernkes,photo, Nichole Fernkes
Director of Academic Services

302A Roberts Hall
206-616-6581
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, In person.
Wednesday, Friday, Remote. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, In person.
Tuesday, Thursday, Remote. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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.