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Business Affairs

Located on the first floor of EBU II

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:00pm
Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Business Affairs Staff:

Title Name Phone Email
MAE Department Chair Professor George Tynan (858) 534-0113
Chief Administrative Officer Mary I. Polytaridis (858) 534-0112
Executive Assistant to MAE Chair Tyler Andrews (858) 534-0113
Academic Personnel HR Analyst Melissa Kumler (858) 534-7332
Academic Personnel HR Analyst Aubrey Rudd (858) 246-5494
Staff HR Coordinator Sofia Rebollo Del Valle (858) 534-0836
Financial Manager Zach Dake (858) 534-0868
Faculty Assistant Melissa Molina
Faculty Assistant Roxanne Vanderheiden (858) 534-3980
Faculty Assistant Jake Blair

(858) 534-6029
Research Administrator Eir Fileccia (858) 534-5434
Research Administrator Tiffany Elmore (858) 534-0115
Research Administrator Jimmy Lee (858) 822-2043

Educational Labs:

Title Name Phone Email
Educational Labs Manager Ed Pogue (858) 534-9718
Machine Shop Manager Tom Chalfant (858) 534-2415
Design Studio Supervisor Chris Cassidy (858) 534-1470
R&D Engineer Ian Richardson (858) 534-8343
Sensor Lab Manager Steve Roberts (858) 534-2421
Mechanician Steve Mercsak (858) 534-2415
R&D Engineer Paul Arcoleo

Student Affairs

Located on the first floor of EBU II

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 11:30am and 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Closed Wednesdays after 11:30am

Appointments: MAE Undergraduate | MAE Graduate

Student Affairs Questions:

Topic Email
Graduate Academic Advising
Graduate Admissions
Graduate Financial Support
Undergraduate Academic Advising Current undergraduate students should submit all questions through the VAC. Those who are not currently undergraduate students at UCSD can submit questions to
Room Reservations

Student Affairs Staff:

Title Name Phone Email
Director of Student Affairs Akemi Alpaslan (858) 534-0897
MAE PhD Program Coordinator Krista Meinke (858) 822-6870
MAE MS Program Coordinator Taylor Nelson (858) 534-7715
MAE Financial Support & PhD Admissions Coordinator      
MAE/MATS Instructional Support Coordinator Katie Hamilton (858) 246-5143
MAE Undergraduate Advisor (last names A-L) Chad Baldwin (858) 534-0114
MAE Undergraduate Advisor (last names M-Z) Nadia Espinoza (858) 822-2035
MATS Lead / Financial Support & Admissions Coordinator Yvonne Wollmann (858) 246-3213
MATS Graduate Program Coordinator Catherine Ingco (858) 534-4387
Intake Advisor Regina Ready (858) 246-2018