People
Staff

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Pat Dyess

Program Assistant/Student Services
Phone: 847-491-7190
Office: Tech B224
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  • Graduate Program Coordinator (recruitment, applications, and admissions)
  • Registration and enrollment (permission numbers, waitlists, scheduling and room assignments)
  • Textbook ordering
  • Assists current graduate student with final thesis presentation paperwork and forms submission to TGS
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Maegen Gregory

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-3048
Office: Tech B224A
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  • Assistant to Professor Jian Cao
  • Assistant to the Editor, ASME Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing
  • Supports Manufacturing Group students and Manufacturing Group laboratory website
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Sinta Kulanda

Financial Assistant (Procurement)
Phone: 847-491-7343
Office: Tech B224
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Purchasing & financials including:

  • Processes orders and payment
  • Travel & non-travel reimbursement
  • Accounting journals, billings (internal and Risk Management health insurance)
  • New charstring requests
  • Gift processing

Other duties include:

  • Key requests
  • phone request & repair
  • general office duties
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John Latham

Financial Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7225
Office: Tech B224
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  • Graduate student funding
  • Temporary and Work Study student hiring and time card approvals
  • Payroll processing
  • Position appointments for department
  • Point of contact for general funding inquiries
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Rick Marzec

Senior User Support Specialist
Phone: 847-491-3036
Office: Tech AG24
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  • Provide IT support for departmental computers
  • Serve as lab manager for the student computer lab (AG21)
  • Provide support for network licensed software
  • Serve as lab manager for the Fluid Mechanics Lab (AG18)
  • Provide general department technical support
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Tami Santos

Administrative Assistant 3
Phone: 847-467-5553
Office: Tech B224
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  • First point of contact for mechanical engineering, providing assistance in all aspects of departmental procedures and services
  • Provide direct support to the Department Chair
  • Coordinate promotion, tenure, and faculty recruitment activities
  • Provide support for department special events
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Vanessa Smith

Financial Coordinator
Phone: 847-467-2435
Office: Tech B224
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  • Detailed account reconciliation of sponsored projects and account closing
  • Manages projections for sponsored and non-sponsored faculty accounts
  • Produces and distributes monthly budget statements to Principal Investigators
  • Effort reporting and tracking
  • Provides backup to BA
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Hillary Sparks

Business Administrator
Phone: 847-491-7195
Office: Tech B223
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Provides administrative leadership, service and oversight in the department by:

  • Overseeing financial operations and budget for the department
  • Approving financial transactions, faculty payroll, salary recovery, leaves and promotion
  • Managing administrative staff
  • Coordinating effort reporting, annual report, facilities management, and space
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Nathan Youngblood

Senior Research Administrator
Phone: 847-467-0387
Office: Tech B225
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  • Manages pre-award activities
  • Monitors sponsored research awards
  • Monitors sponsored research activities compliance
  • Acts as liaison with Office for Sponsored Research
  • Effort Reporting, Payroll, and NU Financials System backup approver