Faculty Listing

COSMOS Faculty

COSMOS instructors are drawn from the rich and diverse pool of scientists and researchers throughout the UC Santa Cruz community. Instructors are chosen for their knowledge and aptitude in their fields, and their strong desire to enhance the educational experience of younger students. In addition to the instructors listed below, the COSMOS academic experience is supported by numerous laboratory, library, and administrative staff members through UCSC.

Please note that COSMOS faculty and instructors are subject to change each year.

Cluster 1

Robert Hingtgen, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor, Mercyhurst University

Cluster 2

Shaowei Chen, PhD
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, UCSC

Roger Terrill, PhD
Chemistry Department, SJSU

Cluster 3

Shawn Noren, PhD
Research Associate, IMS-UCSC

Alex Jones, M.S.
UC Santa Cruz Campus Natural Reserve Manager

Cluster 4

Jairo Velasco Jr, PhD
Department of Physics, UCSC

Aiming Yan, PhD
Department of Physics , UCSC

Cluster 5

Tad Leckman
Department of Computational Media , UCSC

Matthew Balousek; Tad Leckman (advisor)
Department of Computational Media, UCSC

Cluster 6

Yu Zhang, PhD
Computer Engineering Department, UCSC 

Gabriel Intriago; Yu Zhang, PhD (advisor)
Computer Engineering Department, UCSC

Cluster 7

Chad Saltikov, PhD
Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department, UCSC

Peter Weiss, PhD
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, UCSC
Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department, UCSC

Cluster 8

Baldo Marinovic, PhD
Ocean Sciences Department, UCSC

Shawn Noren, PhD
Research Associate, IMS-UCSC

Cluster 9

Zhu Wang, PhD
Department of MCD Biology, UCSC

James Shanks, PhD
Department of MCD Biology, UCSC

Cluster 10

Michael Oye, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSC

Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSC

Cluster 11

Abhishek Halder, PhD
Applied Mathematics, UCSC

Ricardo G. Sanfelice, PhD
Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSC

Cluster 12

Dave Belanger, PhD
Physica, UCSC

Scott Oliver, PhD
Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCSC