Faculty

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. 

Cluster Name University Affiliation
Cluster 1
Robert Hingtgen, PhD
Jody Ryker
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sweet Briar College
Department of Mathematics, UCSC
Cluster 2
Shaowei Chen, PhD
Roger Terrill, PhD
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, UCSC
Chemistry Department, SJSU
Cluster 3
Andy Kulikowski, PhD
Gizelle Hurtado, PhD
Lecturer of Environmental Studies, UCSC
Assistant Director, Norris Center for Natural History, UCSC
Cluster 4
Jairo Velasco Jr., PhD
Aiming Yan, PhD
Department of Physics, UCSC
Department of Physics, UCSC
Cluster 5
Dani Wright
Mirek Stolee
Department of Computational Media, UCSC
Department of Computational Media, UCSC
Cluster 6
Yu Zhang, PhD
Yihsu Chen, PhD
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UCSC
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UCSC
Cluster 7
Peter Weiss, PhD
Carlos Diaz Castillo, PhD
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCSC
Department of Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology, UCSC
Cluster 8
Shawn Noren, PhD
Burcak Artun, PhD
Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC
Department of Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology, UCSC
Cluster 9
Zhu Wang, PhD
James Shanks, PhD
Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, UCSC
Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, UCSC
Cluster 10
Michael Oye, PhD
Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi, PhD
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UCSC
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UCSC
Cluster 11
Ahbishek Halder, PhD
Ricardo Sanfelice, PhD
Department of Applied Mathematics, UCSC
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UCSC
Cluster 12
Dave Belanger, PhD
Jeremy Barnett, (advisor: Scott Oliver, PhD)
Department of Physics, UCSC
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCSC