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Here is a list of scientists who have answered our questions in 2017-2018.

Researcher Name UCSB Department / Field of Research
John H. Abel Chemistry/Physics/Engineering
Caroline Ackley Life Science
Jenna Adams Earth Science
Joshua Bocarsly Physics/Chemistry/Materials
Tobias Brown-Heft Materials
Aaron Bufe Earth Science
Sophie Briggs Earth Science
Rebecca Burton Biology
Nicholas Cadirov Chemical Engineering
Xiang Chen Materials
Jonathan Cloughesy Life Science
Clayton Cozzan Materials/Engineering
Thomas Cristiani Materials
George Degen Chemical Engineering
Mark Edwards Earth Science
Elizabeth Erickson Earth Science
Hayden Evans Physics/Chemistry/Materials
Kai Ewert Engineering
Mary Fidler Earth Science
Emmanouela Filippidi Physics, Materials, Engineering
Kathy Foltz Life Science
Michael Ford Physics, Chemistry, Materials
Jan Ulric Garcia Physics, Chemistry, Engineering
Michael Gaultois Physics, Chemistry, Materials
Teresa Gaultois Geology
Luke Gockowski Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Al Greaney Earth Science
Helen Hansma Physics / Biology
Robert Holder Earth Science
Peter St. John Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Jonas Kaufman Physics/Chemistry/Materials
Conor Kemp Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Alex Kernami Materials
Christina Kim Chemistry
Joshua Lequieu Physics/Chemistry/Materials
Jimmy Liu Chemical Engineering
Natalie Manier Life Science
Lindsay Marks Life Science
Claudia Mazzotti MRL
James McCarty Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Caitlin McDowell Earth Science
Spencer Mermelstein Life Science
Michael Paull Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Carlye D. Peterson Earth Science
Andrew Reinhard Earth Science
Mallory Rice Life Science
Misty Riddle Life Science
Avery Samuel Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Melissa Scruggs Earth Science
Julia Shimizu Webb Life science
Andy Simpson Geology/Life Science
Frank Spera Geological Sciences
Billy Strickland Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Ryan Stoner Earth Science
Carol Tsai Chemistry
Vivian Valentin Life Science
Flynn Walsh Physics/Chemistry/Materials
Wennie Wang Materials, Engineering
Emily Wilson Life science
Andre Wyss Geology
Cenke Xu Physics
Baoqing Zhou Physics/Chemistry/Engineering
Julie Zurbuchen Earth Science

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