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Rasha Abbasi Research Assistant Professor  226 INSCC 801-581-8206
Udara Abeysekara Research Assistant Professor  223 PHYS N/A
Tareq Abu-Zayyad Research Associate Professor  226 INSCC 801-581-8206
Megha Agarwal Grad Student  402-06 PHYS N/A
Giancarlo Aguirre Grad Student    NA NA
David Ailion Professor  218 JFB 801-581-6973
Aishwarya Ashok Grad Student 


Sabastian Atwood Grad Student  336-5 JFB NA
Doug Baird Grad Student/Post Doc  336-2 JFB N/A
Ahron Barber Grad Student  214-A PHYS 801-581-6203
Lauren Barth-Cohen Adjunct Assistant Professor   801-581-7148
Ramón Barthelemy Assistant Professor 218 INSCC  
Adrian Baum Maintenance Mechanic Cosmic Ray   Delta, Utah  
Adam Beehler Lecture Demonstration Specialist  B-8 JFB 801-581-6602
Philip Beltracchi Grad Student  205-5A INSCC N/A
John Belz Associate Professor  228 INSCC 801-585-9620
Doug Bergman Associate Professor  230 INSCC 801-585-5973
Tushar Bhowmick Grad Student   N/A
Nicholas Boardman Post Doc 318 INSCC N/A
Christoph Boehme Professor/Interim Chair 

301 JFB


201-B JFB (Chair)


B-16 JFB (Lab) 

B-24 JFB (Lab)

B-25 JFB


138 INSCC (Lab)





Jaspal Bola Grad Student    N/A
Allyson Brodzeller Grad Student 402 PHYS  N/A
Ben Bromley Professor/Associate Chair 



Isaac Brown-Heft Grad Student    N/A
Joel Brownstein Research Associate Professor  312 INSCC 801-585-1824
Isaac Buckland Graduate Student    
Tabitha Buehler Associate Professor (Lecturer)  314 INSCC 801-587-9780
Weizhao Cai Post Doc  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    N/A
Su-Kong Chong Grad Student  211-5 PHYS N/A
Callie Clontz Grad Student 402 PHYS N/A
Kevin Davenport Grad Student  211-2 PHYS N/A
Kyle Dawson Professor  328 INSCC 801-581-4785
      106 JFB (Lab) N/A
Shanti Deemyad Associate Professor 

311 JFB


323 JFB (Lab)

333 JFB (Lab)

B-22 JFB (Lab)  




John DeFord Professor  B-6 JFB 801-581-8396
Claudia De Grandi Assistant Professor (Lecturer)  313 JFB 801-581-4826
Vikram Deshpande Assistant Professor 303 JFB 801-581-6570
      B-10 JFB (Lab) N/A

B-18 JFB (Lab)

B-21 JFB (Lab)



Carleton DeTar Professor  212 INSCC 801-581-7537
Marcia Cook deWolfe

Manager, Accounting 
Finance 203 JFB 801-581-6374
Cyri Dixon Undergraduate Advisor 240-D CSC 801-587-0650
Florence Doval Grad Student  120 CSC (Lab) N/A
Helion du Mas des Bourboux Post Doc  324 INSCC N/A
Antoine Dumont Grad Student  305 INSCC N/A
Alexei Efros Distinguished Emeritus Professor  N/A N/A
Post Doc 314
Samuel Feldman Grad Student    
Sanduni Fernando Grad Student 402-11 PHYS NA
Devon Fischer Grad Student  211-3 PHYS NA
Bartosz Fornal Post Doc

205-2A INSCC

Heidi Frank Administrative Manager/Chair's Assistant  202 JFB 801-581-5697
Hannah Fritze Grad Student 402-11 PHYS N/A
Greg Furlich Grad Student  240-1B INSCC N/A
Anthony Garcia Grad Student  305-4A INSCC N/A
Jordan Gerton Associate Professor/Assoc. Chair  464 INSCC 801-585-0068
      134 INSCC (Lab) 801-581-5078
      151 INSCC (Lab) N/A
Benjamin Gibson Grad Student N/A N/A
Paolo Gondolo Professor  310 INSCC 801-581-7788
Ricardo Gonzalez Grad Student N/A N/A
Bill Hanlon Post Doc  246 INSCC 801-581-7452
Christian Hannah Grad Student N/A N/A
Frank Harris Professor  204 JFB 801-581-8445
Sten Hasselquist  Post Doc  324 INSCC NA
Brad Hawks Unix Systems Administrator 

304-B PHYS

801-585-5801    801-243-5583 C
Heshan Hewa-Walpitage Grad Student  402-10 PHYS 204-437-4260
Uyen Huynh Post Doc 337 JFB   N/A
Richard Ingebretsen Professor (Lecturer)  B-7 JFB N/A
Dmitri Ivanov Post Doc 246 INSCC 801-581-3908
Charlie Jui Professor  222 INSCC 801-581-7186
Dipak Khanal Grad Student  209-6 JFB N/A
David Kieda Professor/Grad School Dean   215 PHYS 801-581-5220
      106 JFB (Lab) 801-587-7700
      107 JFB (Lab) 801-587-7700
      302 PARK 801-581-6926
JiHee Kim Grad Student  246 INSCC N/A
Austin King Grad Student N/A 801-652-2027
Karel Kuchar Emeritus Professor  224 PHYS 801-581-5083
Rohit Kumar Grad Student  211-8 PHYS N/A
Evan Lafalce Research Assistant Professor  314 JFB N/A
Gernot Laicher Research Associate Professor  410 PHYS 801-585-5553
Stephan LeBohec Associate Professor  219 PHYS 801-587-9923
 Andy Lee  Computer Technician 307 JFB 801-581-6026
Ryan LeVon Grad Student  NA NA
Chonghuan Li Grad Student  N/A NA
Sarah Li Assistant Professor  310 JFB 801-581-6408
Jianhui Lian Post Doc 318 INSCC N/A
Samuel Liebersbach Grad Student    
Chuankun Liu Grad Student  211-14 PHYS N/A
Hao-Liang Liu Research Assistant Professor  337-4 JFB N/A
Shuwan Liu Grad Student  211-4 PHYS N/A
Xiaojie Liu Grad Student  211-1 PHYS N/A
Zhiheng Liu Sr. Optical Engineer  192 INSCC 801-581-7001
Neda Lotfizadeh Grad Student  N/A N/A
John Lupton Research Professor  315 JFB 801-581-4137
Hans Malissa Research Assistant Professor  222 PHYS 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 PHYS N/A
Dan Mattis Emeritus Professor  N/A 801-363-3444 H
Jason May Grad Student   402-16 PHYS 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
Mirna Mohamed Grad Student 220-A PHYS N/A
David Morison Grad Student 213-B PHYS N/A
Ed Munford Machine Shop Manager  116 JFB 801-581-6242
      104 PHYS 801-581-6697
Ben Murphy Assistant Data Scientist  318 INSCC N/A
Adnan Nahlawi Grad Student    N/A
Bryce Nelson Graduate Coordinator 201-D JFB 801-
Michael Newbold Grad Student  214-B PHYS 801-581-6203
Shiyu Nie Grad Student  350-24 INSCC N/A
Vicki Nielsen Payroll Accountant 

203 JFB 801-585-1485
James Norwood Stockroom Store Keeper  102 PHYS 801-581-6063     
Tino Nyawelo Assistant Professor (Lecturer)  452 INSCC 801-581-5306
Observatory Facility  Roof PHYS 801-58-SPACE (587-7223)
Bill Ohlsen Emeritus Professor  N/A 801-364-2159 H
Xin Pan Grad Student 211-11 PHYS N/A
Anthony Pantziris Associate Professor (Lecturer)  B-2 JFB 801-587-3325
Renuka Pechetti Grad Student 305-8B INSCC N/A
Krista Perkins Grants Contract Officer  309 JFB 801-585-0182
Vijith Poovelil Grad Student 305 INSCC 801-458-2432
Henna Popli Grad Student 336-6 JFB N/A
Cicely Potter Grad Student N/A N/A
Matthew Potts Grad Student   801-824-9008
Mikhail (Misha) Raikh Professor  305 JFB 801-585-5017
        801-583-4907 H
Jackson Remington Grad Student 240-7 INSCC 801-585-7793
Paul Ricketts Observatory  Roof PHYS 801-58-SPACE (587-7223)
Andrey Rogachev Associate Professor  306 JFB 801-585-0792

123 INSCC (Lab)

125 INSCC (Lab)

131 INSCC (Lab)







Randall Rohas-Bolivar Grad Student N/A N/A
Steven Rossland Grad Student  305-2 INSCC N/A
Sid Rudolph Emeritus Research Professor  N/A 801-466-6380 H
Saveez Saffarian Associate Professor 

124-A CSC


B-23 JFB (Lab)  




      204 LS N/A
Ipsita Saha Grad Student  1st Floor CSC N/A
Pearl Sandick Associate Professor  210 INSCC 801-581-8397
Anil Seth Associate Professor  330 INSCC 801-585-7793
Barmak Es Haghi Sham Post Doc 205 INSCC N/A
Abhimanya Sharma Grad Student  211-12 PHYS N/A
Matt Sheffield Post Doc 322 JFB 801-585-1745
Harold Simpson Facilities Director  304-C PHYS 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 PHYS 801-585-1390
Oleg Starykh Professor  304 JFB 801-581-6424
Christopher Stone Associate Professor (Lecturer) B-4 JFB  801-585-9850
Emily Strickland Grad Student 402 PHYS N/A
Xuefang Sui Grad Student  305-4B INSCC N/A
Bill Sutherland Emeritus Professor  N/A N/A
Michele Swaner Advancement Coordinator: Math and Physics Astronomy  201-A JFB (PM)  233 JWB (AM)  801-580-9590
Orest Symko Professor  316 JFB 801-581-6132
      211 JFB (Lab) N/A
Michael Talbot Grad Student 305-1B INSCC N/A
Rochelle Tarin-Olivas Executive Secretary 201-C JFB 801-585-1754
Craig Taylor Emeritus Professor  
CO School of Mines 303-273-3586
Mandefro Teferi Grad Student  336-3 JFB N/A
Taniya Haniska Tennahewa Grad Student 336-4 JFB  N/A
Stan Thomas Senior Engineer: Cosmic Ray  250 INSCC 801-581-8650
Gordon Thomson Emeritus Professor  NA NA
Josh Tomlin Accountant  203 JFB 801-587-7839     
Ryuichi Tsuchikawa Post Doc  322-3 JFB N/A
Aysegul Tumer Post Doc 316 INSCC 801-585-1824
Lena Utai Accounting Clerk   203 JFB 801-581-5868     
Alejandro Vaquero Post Doc 205-3B INSCC 801-585-7653
Valy Vardeny Distinguished Professor  215 JFB 801-581-8372
      323 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 

132- A CSC


120-C CSC 


Maoji Wang Grad Student N/A N/A
Qian Wang Post Doc N/A N/A
Ren-Bo Wang Grad Student  N/A 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 801-484-0449
Patrick Wright Lab Aide 266 INSCC 801-209-1154
Mary Ann Woolf Editorial Assistant (for large courses)  205 JFB 801-581-4246
Yong-Shi Wu Distinguished Professor  214 INSCC 801-581-6603
Yue Yao Grad Student  211-15 PHYS N/A
Tian Ye Grad Student  N/A N/A
Tamara Young Grad Student 205-4 A INSCC N/A
      240 CSC (Fridays) 801-587-0642
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
Yue Zhao Assistant Professor 216


Zheng Zheng Associate Professor  326 INSCC 801-581-8975

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