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Rasha Abbasi Research Assistant Professor 240-6 INSCC 801-585-0809
Udara Abeysekara Research Assistant Professor 223 SP N/A
Tareq Abu-Zayyad Research Associate Professor 246 INSCC 801-581-8206
Megha Agarwal Grad Student 212A-1 JFB N/A
Giancarlo Aguirre Grad Student NA NA
David Ailion Professor 218 JFB 801-581-6973
Hassan Allami Grad Student 212A-4 JFB N/A
Sandip Aryal Grad Student 211-6 SP N/A
Aishwarya Ashok Grad Student 209-2 JFB N/A
Sabastian Atwood Grad Student 209-03 JFB NA
Doug Baird Grad Student/Post Doc 336-2 JFB N/A
Sangita Baniya Grad Student 211-13 SP N/A
Ahron Barber Grad Student 214-A SP 801-581-6203
Elwin Bassett Grad Student 104-1 JFB N/A
Adam Beehler Lecture Demonstration Specialist B-8 JFB 801-581-6602
Philip Beltracchi Grad Student 305-5A INSCC N/A
John Belz Associate Professor 228 INSCC 801-585-9620
Paul Bergeron Grad Student 205-6A INSCC N/A
Doug Bergman Associate Professor 230 INSCC 801-585-5973
Tushar Bhowmick Grad Student 209-07 JFB N/A
Nicholas Boardman Post Doc 318 INSCC N/A
Christoph Boehme Professor 301 JFB 801-581-6806
      B-21 JFB (Lab) N/A
      B-24 JFB (Lab) N/A
Jaspal Bola Grad Student 209-08 JFB N/A
Ben Bromley Professor 218 INSCC 801-581-8227
Isaac Brown-Heft Grad Student 209-09 JFB N/A
Joel Brownstein Research Associate Professor 312 INSCC 801-585-5265
Tabitha Buehler Associate Professor (Lecturer) 314 INSCC 801-587-9780
Weizhao Cai Post Doc 322-2 JFB  
      B-22 JFB (Lab) 801-587-3692
Julie Callahan Program Coordinator - ASPIRE 266 INSCC 801-585-9331
George Cassiday Professor B-5 JFB 801-581-6635
Marzieh Chaharlang Grad Student 209-1 JFB N/A
Su-Kong Chong Grad Student 211-5 SP N/A
Matthew Cornachione Post Doc 350-22 INSCC N/A
Kevin Davenport Grad Student 211-2 SP N/A
Kyle Dawson Associate Professor 328 INSCC 801-581-4785
      106 JFB (Lab) N/A
Shanti Deemyad Associate Professor 311 JFB 801-585-5955
      B-22 JFB (Lab) N/A
John DeFord Professor B-6 JFB 801-581-8396
Claudia De Grandi Assistant Professor (Lecturer) 313 JFB 801-581-4826
Matt DeLong Nano Czar (Retired) 221 SP 801-581-7462
        801-580-7246 C
Marcia Cook deWolfe Manager, Accounting & Finance 203 JFB 801-581-6374
Vikram Deshpande Assistant Professor 303 JFB 801-581-6570
      B-10 JFB (Lab) N/A
      B-18 JFB (Lab) N/A
Carleton DeTar Professor 212 INSCC 801-581-7537
Florence Doval Grad Student 211-12 SP N/A
Helion du Mas des Bourboux Post Doc 350-8 INSCC N/A
Antoine Dumont Grad Student N/A N/A
Alexei Efros Distinguished Emeritus Professor N/A N/A
Sarina Etheridge Grad Student 209-04 JFB 843-368-6638
Sanduni Fernando Grad Student 209-11 JFB NA
Devon Fischer Grad Student 209-12 JFB NA
Heidi Frank Administrative Manager/Chair's Assistant 201-C JFB 801-581-5697
Greg Furlich Grad Student 240-1B INSCC N/A
Jessica Galbraith-Frew Grad Student 350-21 INSCC N/A
Anthony Garcia Grad Student 305-4A INSCC N/A
Jordan Gerton Associate Professor/Director CSME 464 INSCC 801-585-0068
      134 INSCC (Lab) 801-581-5078
      151 INSCC (Lab) N/A
Paolo Gondolo Professor 310 INSCC 801-581-7788
Matthew Groesbeck Grad Student 211-7 SP N/A
Bill Hanlon Post Doc 246 INSCC 801-581-7452
Frank Harris Professor 204 JFB 801-581-8445
Brad Hawks Unix Systems Administrator 304-B SP 801-585-5801
      801-243-5583 C
Heshan Heun-Walpitage Grad Student 209-13 JFB NA
Mohammad Hossain Grad Student 2019-14 385-234-8747
Tim Hutchinson Grad Student 305-11 INSCC N/A
Richard Ingebretsen Professor (Lecturer) B-7 JFB 801-581-7166
Dmitri Ivanov Post Doc 246 INSCC 801-581-3908
Inese Ivans Assistant Professor 324 INSCC 801-585-5483
Charlie Jui Professor 222 INSCC 801-581-7186
Vikrant Kamble Grad Student 350-6 INSCC N/A
Dipak Khanal Grad Student 209-6 JFB N/A
David Kieda Professor/Grad School Dean 215 SP 801-581-5220
      109 JFB (Lab) 801-587-7700
      110 JFB (Lab) 801-587-7700
      302 PARK 801-581-6926
Jihee Kim Grad Student 262-3 INSCC 801-581-3908
Jennifer Kimpson Clerk 201 JFB 801-585-1754
Karel Kuchar Emeritus Professor 224 SP 801-581-5083
Rohit Kumar Grad Student 211-8 SP N/A
Evan Lafalce Research Assistant Professor 337-2 JFB N/A
Gernot Laicher Professor (Lecturer) 410 SP 801-585-5553
Stephan LeBohec Associate Professor 217 SP 801-587-9923
      107 JFB (Lab) N/A
Ryan LeVon Grad Student NA NA
Chonghuan Li Grad Student 209-15 JFB NA
Run Li Grad Student 104-4 JFB 385-722-6889
Sarah Li Assistant Professor 310 JFB 801-581-6408
Chuankun Liu Grad Student 211-14 SP N/A
Hao-Liang Liu Post Doc 337-4 JFB N/A
Shuwan Liu Grad Student 211-15 SP N/A
Xiaojie Liu Grad Student 211-9 SP N/A
Zhiheng Liu Sr. Optical Engineer 192 INSCC 801-581-7001
Neda Lotfizadeh Grad Student 212-A-6 JFB N/A
Alec Lovlein Grad Student 209-18 JFB NA
Zhuxi Luo Grad Student 205-1A INSCC N/A
John Lupton Research Professor 315 JFB 801-581-4137
Hans Malissa Research Assistant Professor 222 SP 801-585-0485
Rajesh Malla Grad Student 211-11 SP N/A
Vivek Mariappan Post Doc 316 INSCC N/A
Jason Martineau Grad Student 134 INSCC (Lab) N/A
John Matthews Research Professor: Cosmic Ray 224 INSCC 801-581-5505
      120 JFB (Lab) 801-209-1006 C
Nolan Matthews Grad Student 220-B SP N/A
Dan Mattis Emeritus Professor N/A 801-363-3444 H
Jason May Grad Student 209-16 JFB NA
Kevin McCarthy Grad Student 350-7C INSCC N/A
Gary McDonough Senior Technician: Cosmic Ray 266 INSCC 801-581-7983
Frank Misak Administrative Assistant: Cosmic Ray 227 INSCC 801-581-6628
Eugene Mishchenko Professor 216 JFB 801-581-7115
David Morison Grad Student 104-6 JFB N/A
Ed Munford Machine Shop Manager 116 JFB 801-581-6242
      104 SP 801-581-6697
Ben Murphy Assistant Data Scientist 318 INSCC 801-585-3797
Adnan Nahlawi Grad Student 212A-3 JFB N/A
Michael Newbold Grad Student 214-B SP 801-581-6203
Dieu Nguyen Grad Student 350-20 INSCC N/A
Shiyu Nie Grad Student 350-24 INSCC N/A
Vicki Nielsen Payroll Accountant 203 JFB 801-585-1485
James Norwood Stockroom Store Keeper 114 JFB 801-581-6063
Jay Norwood PC Systems Administrator 304-E SP 801-581-6026
        801-503-5349 C
Tino Nyawelo Assistant Professor (Lecturer) 452 INSCC 801-581-5306
Observatory Facility Roof SP 801-58-SPACE
Bill Ohlsen Emeritus Professor N/A 801-364-2159 H
Xin Pan Grad Student 209-10 JFB N/A
Ren Pankovich Grad Student 205-1B INSCC N/A
Anthony Pantziris Associate Professor (Lecturer) B-2 JFB 801-587-3325
Renuka Pechetti Grad Student 305-8B INSCC N/A
Krista Perkins Graduate Coordinator 201-D JFB 801-581-6861
Dmytro (Dima) Pesin Assistant Professor 302 JFB 801-581-3690
Mandi Peterson Executive Secretary 201 JFB 801-581-6901
Vijith Poovelil Grad Student 209-5 JFB N/A
Henna Popli Grad Student 336-6 JFB N/A
Matthew Potts Grad Student N/A 209-17 JFB NA
Mikhail (Misha) Raikh Professor 305 JFB 801-585-5017
        801-583-4907 H
Paul Ricketts Observatory Roof SP 801-58-SPACE (587-7223)
Andrey Rogachev Associate Professor 306 JFB 801-585-0792
      123 INSCC (Lab) 801-585-7416
Randall Rohas-Bolivar Grad Student 209-11 JFB N/A
Steven Rossland Grad Student 305-2 INSCC N/A
Sid Rudolph Emeritus Research Professor N/A 801-466-6380 H
        801-466-6380 H
Saveez Saffarian Associate Professor 308 JFB 801-581-5716
      B-23 JFB (Lab) N/A
      204 LS N/A
Ipsita Saha Grad Student 212A-7 JFB N/A
Pearl Sandick Associate Professor/Assoc. Chair 210 INSCC 801-581-8397
Anil Seth Associate Professor 330 INSCC 801-585-7793
Abhimanya Sharma Grad Student 104-5 JFB N/A
Matt Sheffield Post Doc 104-5 JFB N/A
Lauren Richey Simonsen Grad Student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 134 INSCC 801-581-5078
Harold Simpson Facilities Manager 304-C SP 801-581-3839
        801-244-1017 C
Jeremy Smith Senior Engineer: Cosmic Ray 250 INSCC 801-581-5053
Pierre Sokolsky Distinguished Professor 242 INSCC 801-581-5398
Wayne Springer Professor 216 SP 801-585-1390
Oleg Starykh Professor 304 JFB 801-581-6424
Christopher Stone Associate Professor (Lecturer) Bountiful HS 801-402-3910
      B-4 JFB (summer) 801-585-9850
Xuefang Sui Grad Student 305-4B INSCC N/A
Bill Sutherland Emeritus Professor N/A N/A
Michele Swaner Advancement Coordinator 233 JWB
309 JFB
Orest Symko Professor 316 JFB 801-581-6132
      112 JFB (Lab) N/A
      113 JFB (Lab) 801-581-7011
      119 JFB (Lab) N/A
Michael Talbot Grad Student 305-1B INSCC N/A
Craig Taylor Emeritus Professor CO School of Mines 303-273-3586
Taniya-Hariska Teanahewa Grad Student 336-04 JFB N/A
Mandefro Teferi Grad Student 336-3 JFB N/A
Stan Thomas Senior Engineer: Cosmic Ray 250 INSCC 801-581-8650
Gordon Thomson Professor, Jack W. Keuffel Chair
in Experimental Astrophysics
244 INSCC 801-585-1849
Josh Tomlin Accountant 203 JFB 801-587-7839
Ryuichi Tsuchikawa Post Doc 322-3 JFB N/A
Peter Trapa Professor/Chair 201-B JFB 801-581-3538
Lena Uta’i Accounting Clerk 203 JFB 801-581-5868
Alejandro Vaquero Post Doc 205-3A INSCC N/A
Valy Vardeny Distinguished Professor 215 JFB 801-581-8372
      323 JFB (Lab) N/A
      B-10 JFB (Lab) N/A
      B-11 JFB (Lab) N/A
      B-12 JFB (Lab) 801-581-4402
      B-15 JFB (Lab) N/A
      B-17 JFB (Lab) N/A
      128 INSCC (Lab) N/A
Michael Vershinin Assistant Professor 307 JFB 801-581-5803
      125 INSCC (Lab) 801-581-5078
Karina Voggel Post Doc 316 INSCC 801-585-1824
Jingying Wang Post Doc 322-1 JFB N/A
Maoji Wang Grad Student 336-4 JFB N/A
Ren-Bo Wang Grad Student 104-2 JFB N/A
Daniel Wik Assistant Professor 320 INSCC 801-585-5832
Clayton Williams Professor 217 JFB 801-585-3226
      122 INSCC (Lab) 801-585-1138
      124 INSCC (Lab) 801-585-1138
      126 INSCC (Lab) N/A
George Williams Emeritus Professor N/A N/A
Mary Ann Woolf Editorial Assistant 205 JFB 801-581-4246
John Worlock Research Professor 315 JFB 801-581-4483
        801-582-9431 H
Yong-Shi Wu Distinguished Professor 214 INSCC 801-581-6603
Xiaoju Xu Grad Student This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 350-24 INSCC N/A
Shuhei Yamamoto Grad Student 205-4B INSCC N/A
Jun Yang Post Doc 318 INSCC N/A
Yue Yao Grad Student 211-15 SP N/A
Tian Ye Grad Student N/A N/A
Tamara Young Academic Advisor 240 CSC 801-587-0650
Gongqi Yu Grad Student 124 INSCC (Lab) N/A
Gail Zasowski Assistant Professor 322 INSCC 801-585-5383
Qingji Zeng Grad Student N/A N/A
Ting Zhang Grad Student N/A N/A
Yue Zhao Assistant Professor N/A N/A N/A
Zheng Zheng Associate Professor 326 INSCC 801-581-8975


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