The Materials Science & Engineering administrative office is located in Roberts 302. We are happy to answer questions about advising, paychecks, rules and regulations, mail, and supplies. Office hours are:

8 a.m. to 12 (noon) and 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Front Desk Staff

Front desk staff handle incoming mail, receive packages, provide copying services, distribute video projectors, and provide general office services.

Administrative Staff

photo, Andrea Neubert Andrea Neubert,
Assistant to the Chair
302 Roberts Hall
(206) 543-2615
Chair's calendar, department seminars, academic personnel, building keys, newsletter, photos.

photo, Yen Cone Yen Cone,
MSE Administrator
302D Roberts
(206) 543-2616
Manages personnel, insurance, budgets, grants and scholarship administration and is the building coordinator.

photo, Bichtien Thach Bichtien Thach,
Administrative Coordinator
302D Roberts
(206) 543-2079
Coordinates purchase orders and packages, travel, budgets, paychecks, and petty cash; provides front desk support.

photo, Anthony Amaratunge Anthony Amaratunge,
Fiscal Analyst Lead
302 Roberts
(206) 543-1935
Handles state and grant budgets and reimbursements for travel expenses and supplies.

photo, Donald Obcena Donald Obcena,
Financial Analyst
302 Roberts Hall
(206) 685-8032
Manages state and grant budgets, travel expenses, and supply reimbursements.

Advising Staff

photo, Sandra Maddox Sandra Maddox,
Undergraduate Academic Adviser
302A Roberts
Office mail: Box 352120
Schedule Advising Appointments
Undergraduate student contact and liaison for admissions; student progress, schedule and curriculum advising; graduation, registration, and university services. Curriculum and policy development; course scheduling, data, scholarships and awards; undergraduate admissions, recruiting, MSE website editor, community college outreach, alumni outreach, social media, and events. Primary contact for MatCamp.

photo, Karen Wetterhahn Karen Wetterhahn,
Graduate Academic Adviser
302B Roberts
Graduate students' primary contact for admissions, student progress, schedule and curriculum advising, graduation, registration, and university services.

Administrative Faculty

photo, Fumio S. Ohuchi Fumio S. Ohuchi,
Interim Department Chair
311 Roberts Hall
(206) 685-8272

photo, Christine K. Luscombe Christine K. Luscombe,
Graduate Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
319 Roberts / 122 MolES
(206) 616-1220

photo, Jihui Yang Jihui Yang,
Kyocera Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
315 Roberts
(206) 543-7090

Technical Staff

photo, Tuesday Kuykendall Tuesday Kuykendall,
MSE Lab Manager
156 Mueller
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.

photo, Hanson Fong Hanson Fong,
Assistant Director,
Institute for Advanced Materials & Technology
302C Roberts
Manages equipment in the Electron Microscopy Facility.

photo, Laszlo Szeleczki Laszlo Szeleczki,
Senior Computer Specialist
160 Mueller
phone: 206-543-3109
fax: 206-221-4934
Manages IP addresses, internet connections, departmental computers, laptop connections, and provides support with computers and operating systems.

Tatyana Galenko,
MSE Lab Technician
Assists Lab Manager in all lab operations and supports lab safety. Provides training and support for lab instrumentation and assists with TA training. Tatyana is the contact for Physical Inventory.

photo, Liz Diether-Martin Liz Diether-Martin,
MSE and College of Engineering
351P Loew Hall
phone: 206-685-7179
web requests:
Manages web content development and maintenance, trains staff and faculty to edit website and update Trumba calendar.


Technical Staff

photo, Kaitlin Colleary Kaitlin Colleary,
Assistant Director, MSE Giving
Manages gifts to the department; cultivates alumni relations.