Our Scientists

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Here is a list of scientists who have answered our questions in 2015-2016.

Researcher Name UCSB Department / Field of Research
John H. Abel Chemistry/Physics/Engineering
Jenna Adams Earth Science
Zach Berkson Chemical Engineering
Aaron Bufe Earth Science
Vanessa May Brillo Earth Science
Rebecca Burton Biology
Nicholas Cardirov Chemical Engineering
Chelsea Catania Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Clayton Cozzan Materials/Engineering
George Degen Chemical Engineering
Nate Emery Life Science
Kai Ewert Engineering
Christopher Freeze Materials
Mary Fidler Earth Science
Emmanouela Filippidi Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Kathy Foltz Life Science
Cat Fong Life Science
Michael Ford Physics, Chemistry, Materials
Michael Gaultois Physics, Chemistry, Materials
Teresa Gaultois Geology
Matthew Gebbie Physics and Materials
Matthew Guidry Electrical and Computer Engineering
Helen Hansma Physics / Biology
Alisa Hove Life Science
Robert Holder Earth Science
Alan Jones Earth Science
William Junkin Earth Science
William Kelly Physics
Karthik Krishnaswamy Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Leah Kuritzky Chemistry/Physics/Materials
Chia In Jane Lin Chemical Engineering/Biology
Jimmy Liu Chemical Engineering
Claudia Mazzotti MRL
Caitlin McDowell Earth Science
Claire McLellan Physics
Daniel Myers Materials
Ryan Neilson Earth Science
Michael Paull Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Carlye D. Peterson Earth Science
Misty Riddle Life Science
Julia Shimizu Webb Life science
Priyanka P. Shindgikar Life Science
Alex Schrader Chemical Engineering
Melissa Scruggs Earth Science
Priyanka Shindgikar Life Science
Andy Simpson Geology/Life Science
Frank Spera Geological Sciences
Todd Squires Chemical Engineering
Elisabeth Steel Earth Science
Bruce Tiffney Geology
Annie Valovcin Earth Science
Carol Tsai Chemistry
Wennie Wang Materials, Engineering
Libe Washburn Marine Science Institute
Scarlett Widgeon Chemical Engineering
Emily Wilson Life science
Yutong Wu Physics/Chemistry
Andre Wyss Geology

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