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Administrative and Advising Services

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

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.

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

For general information and questions about:

Grants and contracts mse-grants@uw.edu
Procurement and reimbursement msepay@uw.edu
Payroll mse-grants@uw.edu

Administrative staff

Bichtien Thach Bichtien Thach,
Assistant to the Chair
302E Roberts Hall
206-543-2615
Office hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday In-person
Monday, Wednesday 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 through Friday, Remote, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(206) 543-2616
nannerl@uw.edu
Manages personnel, budgets, grants, facilities and scholarship administration.

Kris X. PeeteKris X. Peete,
Fiscal Specialist
302 Roberts Hall
206-543-2600
Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday In-person
Monday, Thursday, Friday Remote
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ecraw1k@uw.edu
Handles procurements, accounts receivable, payroll, awards and general administration.

Yun HutchinsonYun Hutchinson,
Fiscal Specialist
302 Roberts Hall
Office hours: Wednesday, Thursday In-person
Monday, Tuesday, Friday Remote,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
fwyunju@uw.edu
Handles procurements, accounts receivable, payroll, awards and general administration.

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

Caroli Leiman,
Budget/Fiscal Analyst
Office hours: Monday In person,
Tuesday to Friday Remote, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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.

Donald ObcenaDonald Obcena,
Grants Manager
Office hours: Monday to Friday,
Remote 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
dobcena@uw.edu
Grants management, compliance, post-award, financial reporting, fiscal administrative support.

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.

Madison CadfieldMadison Canfield,
Grants Manager
302 Roberts Hall
Office hours: Monday to Thursday Remote,
Friday In-person, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
lmc93@uw.edu
Grants management, compliance, post-award, financial reporting, fiscal administrative support.

Student Assistants,
Reception/Front Desk Services
302 Roberts Hall
206-543-2836
Office hours: Monday to Friday,
In person. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
msepay@uw.edu
Our team of student assistants handle packages, reimbursements, and documentation.

Academic services & advising staff

Nichole Fernkes,photo, Nichole Fernkes
Director of Academic Services

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

 

Josh MacKintoshJosh MacKintosh
Undergraduate Adviser
302B Roberts Hall
206-685-4922
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday In person.
Tuesday, Thursday Remote. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
jmac1996@uw.edu
Schedule an appointment

Undergraduate students' contact for admission, recruiting, student progress, schedule and curriculum advising, graduation, registration, and university services; course scheduling, community college outreach, alumni outreach, and events. Primary contact for MatCamp.

Karen Wetterhahn Karen Wetterhahn,
Graduate Program Manager
302D Roberts Hall
206-543-2740
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday In person.
Wednesday, Friday 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

Vacant
Please contact Monica Cohn with questions

 

Giving

Janeka RectorJaneka Rector,
Associate Director
janekar@uw.edu
Manages gifts to the department.

Sharon DanaSharon Dana,
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
sdana@uw.edu