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Sharlene Andrewin

Manager of Research Administration
Phone: 847-491-4309
Office: Cook 2051
Email Sharlene
  • Manages MSE Research Administration Team
  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for the following MSE faculty: Bedzyk, Haile, Marks
  • Department Level 2 Approver 
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Lizette Aparicio

Financial Assistant
Phone: 847-491-4541
Office: Cook 2036
Email Lizette
  • Manages payroll for graduate, temps, and work-study students 
  • Reconciles payroll transactions
  • Department Level 1 Approver
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Shirley Bar-Meir

Financial Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-7819
Office: Cook 2036
Email Shirley
  • Manages MSE non-sponsored accounts 
  • Manages payroll for postdocs and visiting scholars 
  • Department Level 1 Approver 
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Andrea Blanco

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-3537
Office: Cook 2036
Email Andrea
  • Oversees key distribution (key assignments, returns, and deposit reimbursements)
  • Facilitates Wildcard access requests and printer registration
  • Assists with general office management, including appointments, and mail
  • Provides event and administrative support to MSE community
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Stephanie Contreras

Accounting Specialist
Phone: 847-491-7822
Office: Cook 2036
Email Stephanie
  • Process expense reports for MSE students and Postdocs and faculty for MSE related expenses like dinner out with speaker etc.
  • P-card holder – process payment for faculty, department, students, and postdocs when a credit card is needed for purchasing, conference registration, meal orders etc.
  • Provide students with access to Egencia
  • Help process requisitions when needed.  Mostly, IBUY carts from the Stockroom
  • Process payment requests
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Minyone (Mimi) Givens

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-3537
Office: Cook 2036
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Marilyn Hall

Business Administrator
Phone: 847-491-3587
Office: Cook 2043
Email Marilyn
  • Oversees departmental financial operations 
  • Manages administrative staff and HR-related matters for the department 
  • Administers department space and coordinates major facility requests 
  • McCormick Mental Health Ally
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Melissa Koelling

Program Coordinator
Phone: 847-491-3002
Office: Cook 1127
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  • Administrative & academic support for Prof. Stupp & Stupp Research Group 
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Shweta Khatri

Senior Research Administrator
Phone: 847-467-1455
Office: Cook 2051
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  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for the following MSE faculty: Barnett, Dravid, Dunand, Isheim, Shekhawat, Snyder, Wolverton
  • Department Level 2 Approver 
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Elena Lindstrom

Program Coordinator Senior
Phone: 847-491-5007
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Manages MSE's Academic and Outreach Team
  • Organizes department seminars and events
  • Department Level 1 Back-up Approver 
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Allison Macknick

Program Assistant
Office: Cook 2036
Email Allison
  • Facilitates department seminars and events
  • Provides administrative support to MSE community
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Gail Madete

Research Administrator
Phone: 847-467-4541
Office: Cook 2049
Email Gail
  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for the following MSE faculty: Alvares, Chung, Joester, Lauhon, Olvera, Stair, Seidman, Hersam, Rondinelli
  • Department Level 2 Approver 
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Michele McManmon

Accounting Specialist
Phone: 847-467-0956
Office: Cook 2036
Email Michele
  • Manages purchasing for all research groups 
  • Processes invoice payments 
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Hannah Oh

Student Employee
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Assists with website updates
  • Packing slip organization
  • Department mail
  • Other projects

Laura Olson

Financial Administrator
Phone: 847-467-7320
Office: Cook 2036
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  • Manages MSE's Financial Team 
  • Department Level 2 Approver 
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Megan (MJ) Ray

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7785
Office: Cook 2036
Email Megan (MJ)
  • Supports MSE Chair
  • Assists the MSE Advisory Board
  • Facilitates faculty appointments and hiring
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Murphy Sharp

Grad Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7896
Office: Cook 2036
Email Murphy
  • Manages graduate applications, admissions and recruitment
  • Primary contact for graduate student affairs, including:
    • Registration and enrollment (e.g. permission numbers) 
    • Textbook ordering 
    • Quarterly class schedules 
  • Provides assistance with fellowships 
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Magda Wisniewska

Associate Research Administrator
Phone: 847-491-3533
Office: Cook 2049
Email Magda
  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for MSE faculty
  • Department Level 2 Approver 
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Joseph Wright

Research Administrator
Phone: 847-491-3213
Office: Cook 2049
Email Joseph
  • Manages pre-award and post-award activities for the following MSE faculty: Luijten, Petford-Long, McCue, Shull, Truby, Voorhees, Contractor (IEMS PI)
  • Department Level 2 Approver
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Tiffany Zhang

Program Assistant
Phone: 847-491-7817
Office: Silverman 4617
  • Administrative & academic support for Prof. Olvera