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

Richard Gottesman, PhD Candidate
Math Department, UCSC
Number Theory

Robert Hingtgen, PhD Candidate
Math Department, UCSC
Graph Theory, Probability Theory, and Cryptography

Longzhi Lin, PhD
Math Department, UCSC
Faculty Mentor

Cluster 2

Shaowei Chen, PhD
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, UCSC
Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Energy/Electronic Sciences

Roger Terrill, PhD
Chemistry Department, SJSU
Nanotechnology: Molecular Control

Cluster 3

Shawn Noren, PhD
Research Associate, IMS-UCSC
Marine Mammal Biology 

Chris Deming, PhD, 
Chemistry Instructor, De Anza College
Atomic Scale Explanation

Cluster 4

Jairo Velasco Jr, PhD
Physics Department, UCSC
The Physics of Waves

Dr. Stephanie Bailey
Physics Department, UCSC
The Physics of Waves

Cluster 5

Marcelo Viana Neto, PhD Candidate
Digital Arts and New Media Department, UCSC
Video Game Design

Elizabeth Swensen, Professor
Digital Arts and New Media, UCSC
Video Game Design

Cluster 6

Tracy Larrabee, PhD
Computer Engineering Department, UCSC 
Computer Networking

Gabriel Elkaim, PhD
Computer Engineering Department, UCSC
Introductory Embedded Systems and Robotics

Cluster 7

Chad Saltikov, PhD
Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department, UCSC
Microbiology

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

Cluster 8

Baldo Marinovic, PhD
Ocean Sciences Department, UCSC
Biological Oceanography

Shawn Noren, PhD
Research Associate, IMS-UCSC
Marine Mammal Biology

Cluster 9