Our Scientists

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Here is a list of scientists who have answered our questions in 2013-2014.

Researcher Name UCSB Department / Field of Research
John H. Abel Chemistry/Physics/Engineering
Matthew Aronson Chemical Engineering
Darcy Bradley Earth and Life Sciences
Julie Broughton Earth Science
Rebecca Burton Biology
Kitty Currier Geography
Nancy Eisenmenger Chemistry/Physics/Engineering
Nate Emery Life Science
Kai Ewert Engineering
Maxwell Fisch Materials
Sebastian Fischetti Physics
Cat Fong Life Science
Michael Ford Physics, Chemistry,Materials
Christopher Freeze Materials
Michael Gaultois Physics, Chemistry, Materials
Teresa Gaultois Geology
Matthew Gebbie Physics and Materials
Matthew Guidry Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graham A. Hagen-Peter Earth Science
Helen Hansma Physics / Biology
Jonathan Harvey Earth Science, ERI
Stephan Heinze Materials
Robert Holder Earth Science
Hannah Kallewaard Chemistry
William Kelly Physics
Erik Alexander Kermani Physics/Chemistry/Materials
Ivy Khong Life Science
Pete Khooshabeh Psychology
Jessica Kubicek-Sutherland Life science
Leah Kuritzky Chemistry/Physics/Materials
Chia-His Jessica Lin Physics
Christopher Liman Physics/Chemistry/Materials
Daniel N. Livsey Earth Science
Jack Love Chemistry/Physics
Claudia Mazzotti MRL
Brenden McDearmon Materials
Claire McLellan Physics
Levi Miller Physics
John Moore Earth Science
Ryan Neilson Earth Science
Michael Paull Physics, Chemistry, Materials, and Life Science
Sean Paradiso Physics, Materials
Celeste Pilegard Psychiatry
Michael Rapp Physics, Chemistry, Engineering
Julia Shimizu Life science
Priyanka P. Shindgikar Life Science
Lauren Simkins Earth Science
Andy Simpson Geology/Life Science
Seeta Sistla Life Science
Frank Spera Geological Sciences
Peter St. John Chemical Engineering
Rebecca Streit Earth Science
Weikang Sun Engineering, Electronics and Computers
Bruce Tiffney Geology
Manoj Kumar Tripathi Physics
Carol Tsai Chemistry
Joost de Vries Anthropology
Nick Williams Anthropology
Emily Wilson Life science
Aleksandra Wydzga Civil and Environmental Engineering
Andre Wyss Geology
Nick Zacchia Mechanical Engineering
Fred Zimmerman Physics, Engineering
Matthew Aronson Engineering

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