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Charles Martell

Business Administrator
Phone: 847-491-3258
Office: Technological Institute, Room A232
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  • Oversees financial operations and budget for the department
  • Approves financial transactions, faculty payroll, salary recovery, leaves and promotion
  • Coordinating effort reporting, annual report, facilities management, and space
  • Manages administrative staff

Stephanie Lukas

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-3257
Office: Technological Institute, Room A236
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  • First point of contact for the department, providing assistance in all aspects of departmental procedures and services
  • Administrative support for faculty, Associate Chair and Assistant Chair
  • Website updates
  • Develops and manages integrated marketing/communications strategies
  • Manages social media accounts
  • Manage department special events and seminars
  • Enter and process: requisitions, vouchers, honorariums, expense reports, journals etc.
  • Monitors and resolves open encumbrances
  • Assist with room reservations 
  • Assistant to Professor Bazant
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Sarah Cowles

Research Administrator
Phone: 847-491-8925
Office: Tech A236
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  • Manages all proposal preparation and post-award management
  • Local subject matter expert and compliance monitor for all sponsored research activities
  • Processes OSR2 forms to request account code opening, no-cost extensions etc.
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Lauren Kay

Financial Assistant
Phone: 847-491-3879
Office: Technological Institute, Room A236
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  • Appointments and hiring
  • Payroll and tuition management for graduate students
  • Processes payroll for temporary employees, work-study students and post-doctoral researchers
  • Reviews and approves financial transactions
  • Serves as liaison with McCormick Customer Service Center for visas and hiring paperwork

Christina Wagner

Program Assistant (Academic Coordinator)
Phone: 847-491-7462
Office: Technological Institute, Room A236
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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
  • RCR Compliance (Responsible Conduct for Research)
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Andrea Munoz

Accounting Specialist
Phone: 847-491-7049
Office: Technological Institute, Room A236
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  • Processes purchase orders, reimbursements, vouchers, journals, etc.
  • Hold and manage department P-Card
  • Monitor subcontracts and payment from sponsors
  • Monitors, tracks, and resolves open encumbrances
  • Assist with final grant reports and project close-out
  • Provide account management support for faculty, including account reporting, projections, and reconciliation
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Craig Neumann

Computer Network Administrator
Phone: 847-467-2011
Office: Technological Institute, Room A144
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  • IT support for faculty, students, staff and visitors
  • Lab manager for the student computer lab
  • Maintains the department website and intranet


Program Assistant
Phone: 847-467-2673
Office: Technological Institute, Room A236
  • Administrative support to Chair, Assistant Chair and faculty
  • Manage department special events and seminars
  • Enter and process: requisitions, vouchers, honorariums, expense reports etc.
  • Coordinates promotion, tenure, and faculty recruitment activities
  • Assist with room reservations 
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Dave Ventre

Laboratory Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-4317
Office: Technological Institute, Room A142
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  • Supports functions of research and teaching laboratories
  • Overall safety and efficiency of laboratories and other CEE space
  • Assigns offices and lab space resources