Yvan Alleau
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
MGR/RWB 2nd floor RDESC/RCRV, 541-737-3022
yvan.alleau at oregonstate.edu
Working with Clare Reimers


Ean Amon
Power and Data Systems Engineer, PacWave
Strand 370, 541-737-5794
ean.amon at oregonstate.edu
Website: PacWave - Testing Wave Energy for the Future


Dominique Bachelet
Research Associate
bacheled at oregonstate.edu
Working with Erica Fleishman


Demian Bailey
Regional Class Research Vessel Project Manager (RCRV-PM)
Burt 297, 541-737-0460
demian.bailey at oregonstate.edu
View Demian Bailey's profile on LinkedIn
Regional Class Research Vessel project
RCRV on Facebook@rcrv_program on Instagram


Phil Barbour
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
Burt 442, 541-737-8273
phil.barbour at oregonstate.edu


Eric Beals
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
Burt 426, 541-737-4548
eric.beals at oregonstate.edu


Kristin Beem
Marine Science Systems Engineer
RCRV Project Field Office, Houma, LA
30th & Western Shops Building 222
kristin.beem at oregonstate.edu


Ian Black
Faculty Research Assistant
Ph.D. student
office
blackia at oregonstate.edu


Esteban Bowles-Martinez
Research Associate
Weniger 533
esteban.bowlesmartinez at oregonstate.edu
Working with Adam Schultz


Alessandra (Ali) Burgos
Cascadia CoPes Hub Project Manager
Burt 139
alessandra.burgos at oregonstate.edu
Working with Peter Ruggiero


Emily Cahoon
Research Associate
Research Way Building Rm. 100
emily.cahoon at oregonstate.edu
Working with Anthony Koppers


James Caison
Design Specialist, RCRV
james.caison at oregonstate.edu
Working with Daryl Swensen


Brandy Cervantes
Research Associate, OOI
Burt 106, 541-737-9167
brandy.cervantes at oregonstate.edu
Website: Brandy Kuebel Cervantes, Ph.D.


Maziet Cheseby
Curator, OSU Marine and Geology Repository
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
Research Way Building Rm. 100
541-737-8210/541-737-2808
maziet.cheseby at oregonstate.edu


Peter Clary
Faculty Research Assistant
Strand 331
clarype at oregonstate.edu
Working with Robert Kennedy


John Comar
RCRV Shipyard Representative
Gulf Island Shipyard LLC, Houma Louisiana
Houma, LA Office Phone: 985-850-4372
Mobile: 715-587-5022
john.comar at oregonstate.edu


Vincent Combes
Senior Research Associate I
Burt 302, 541-737-3015
vincent.combes at oregonstate.edu
Website: Vincent Combes


Matthew Conlin
Postdoctoral Scholar
Burt 144
conlinm at oregonstate.edu
Working with Greg Wilson


Kylene Cooley
Faculty Research Assistant
cooleyky at oregonstate.edu
Working with Melanie Fewings


Fiona Couperthwaite
Postdoctoral Scholar
Wilkinson 236
coupertf at oregonstate.edu
Working with Adam Kent


Meghan Dalton
Senior Faculty Research Assistant, OCCRI
Strand 370, 541-737-3081
meghan.dalton at oregonstate.edu


Katy Davis
Postdoctoral Scholar
davikaty at oregonstate.edu


Russ Desiderio
Academic Wage Appointment, OOI
Ocean Observatory Center, 541-737-0011
russell.desiderio at oregonstate.edu


Christian Dewey
Postdoctoral Scholar
Burt 254
christian.dewey at oregonstate.edu
Working with Rene Boiteau


Casey Dinsmore
Cyberinfrastructure DevOps Engineer, OOI
casey.dinsmore at oregonstate.edu
Also Linux Administrator at CoSINe IT Services, Division of Arts and Sciences


Scott Durski
Senior Research Associate I
Burt 332C, 541-737-8857
scott.durski at oregonstate.edu


Anatoli Erofeev
Research Associate
30th & Western Shops Building 224, 541-737-4656
anatoli.erofeev at oregonstate.edu


Svetlana Erofeeva
Research Associate
Burt 330, 541-737-2991
svetlana.erofeeva at oregonstate.edu
Website: OSU TPXO Tide Models


Christopher Fanshier
Faculty Research Assistant
fanshiec at oregonstate.edu


Becky Fasth
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
287 Forestry Sciences Laboratory, 541-750-7325
becky.fasth at oregonstate.edu
Working with Andrew Meigs and Gordon Grant


Natasha Fox
Cascadia CoPes Hub Postdoctoral Scholar
foxnat at oregonstate.edu
Working with Peter Ruggiero


Benjamin Freiberg
Faculty Research Assistant
30th & Western Shops Building 224
freiberb at oregonstate.edu
Working with Burke Hales and Mo Walczak


Cara Fritz
Faculty Research Assistant, Assistant Core Curator
Research Way Building Rm. 100
541-737-8210 / 541-737-2808
cara.fritz at oregonstate.edu
Working with Joe Stoner


Amrapalli Garanaik
Postdoctoral Scholar
amrapalli.garanaik at oregonstate.edu
Working with Brodie Pearson


Kelly George
(she/they)
Faculty Research Assistant
Weniger 508
georgek at oregonstate.edu
Working with Maria Kavanaugh


Stephen Hammond
Specialist 1 - Extension Relations
hammonst at oregonstate.edu
Working with Anthony Koppers


Daniel Heaton
Faculty Research Assistant
Burt 356, 541-737-9352
daniel.heaton at oregonstate.edu
View Daniel Heaton's profile on LinkedIn
Working with Anthony Koppers


Raelynn Heinitz
Technician, OOI
heinitzr at oregonstate.edu


Dan Hellin
Deputy Director, PacWave
Strand 370, 541-737-5452
dan.hellin at oregonstate.edu
Website: PacWave - Testing Wave Energy for the Future


Brett Hembrough
Manager of Marine Operations, PacWave
Strand 370, 541-737-9023
brett.hembrough at oregonstate.edu
Working with Burke Hales


Kevin Henry
Laboratory Technician
Wilkinson 007
henryke at oregonstate.edu
Working with Anthony Koppers


Don Hilliard
Fleet Engineer, RCRV
Weniger 573, 541-737-3784 / 707-315-8713
hilliard at oregonstate.edu


Britt Hoskins
Assistant Director of Career Development (CEOAS Career Advisor)
Wilkinson 104, 541-737-4012
britt.hoskins at oregonstate.edu


Jim Housell
Cyberinfrastructure IT Architect, OOI
jim.housell at oregonstate.edu


Dale Hubbard
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
Western Shops Building 225, 541-230-4035
dale.hubbard at oregonstate.edu


Brittany Hupp
Postdoctoral Fellow
huppb at oregonstate.edu
Website: Brittany N. Hupp
Working with Jennifer Fehrenbacher


Elizabeth Hyde
Academic Wage Employee
hydeel at oregonstate.edu
Working with Hannah Gosnell


Suneil Iyer
Postdoctoral Scholar
Burt 432
iyersu at oregonstate.edu
Working with Jim Moum


Kaety Jacobson
Senior Instructor, Oregon Sea Grant
541-574-6537
kaety.jacobson at oregonstate.edu
Academic Home: CEOAS


Corinne James
Academic Wage Appointment
Burt 302, 541-737-3015
corinne.james at oregonstate.edu


Karla Jarecke
Postdoctoral Scholar
Wilkinson 255
karla.jarecke at oregonstate.edu
Working with Pam Sullivan


Robert Jarvis
Deputy Shipyard Representative, RCRV
Houma, LA, 985-850-4376
robert.jarvis2 at oregonstate.edu


Joe Jennings
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
Weniger 520, 541-737-4365
joe.jennings at oregonstate.edu


Fred Jones
Academic Wage Appointment
Ship Operations, Newport, 541-867-0225
jonesf at oregonstate.edu


Jithin Abraham Kaduvathazham
Postdoctoral Scholar
jithin.abraham at oregonstate.edu
Working with Andreas Schmittner


Michael Kalk
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
Wilkinson 006 and 006A, 541-737-1209
michael.kalk at oregonstate.edu


Mandy Kiger
(They/Them)
CMTD Faculty Research Assistant
30th & Western Shops Building 221, Room 202, 541-737-2607
kigera at oregonstate.edu
Working with Ben Russell at the western machine shops


Kate Kouba
Faculty Research Assistant
Burt 254
kathleen.kouba at oregonstate.edu
Working with Rene Boiteau


Tyler Kukla
Postdoctoral Fellow, NOAA Climate and Global Change Program
tyler.kukla at colostate.edu
Website: Tyler Kukla
Advisors:
  • Abby Swann, University of Washington
  • Nick Siler, Oregon State University

I study land-atmosphere interactions in Earth history. I want to understand how these interactions affect the global distribution of forests and grasslands, as this distribution was vastly different in the geologic past compared to today.


Tige Kurth
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
30th & Western Shops Building 221, Room 202, 541-737-5118
tige.kurth at oregonstate.edu
Working for Ben Russell in the Western Ave. shop.
Feature Story: Science behind the scenes


Deanne Lahaie-Noll
Procurement Contract Officer, RCRV
Burt 294, 541-737-1150
deanne.lahaie-noll at oregonstate.edu


Steve Lambert
Faculty Research Assistant, Technician, OOI
Ocean Observing Center, 541-737-0011
steven.lambert at oregonstate.edu

Steve earned his M.S. in Oceanography from Florida State University where he studied turbulent mixing in the Gulf of Mexico. He then worked in the Physical Oceanography Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as an instrument technician in the Arctic. Steve was a Marine Technician at OSU before joining the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) team as a Technician.


Kerry Latham
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
30th & Western Shops Building 226, 541-737-1170
kerry.latham at oregonstate.edu


Cheng Li
Senior Research Associate I
Weniger 541
cheng.li at oregonstate.edu
Working with Clare Reimers


Josh Logan
Faculty Research Assistant
30th & Western Shops Building 226
loganj at oregonstate.edu
Working with Ben Russell


June Marion
Senior Faculty Research Assistant
30th & Western Shops Building 221, 541-737-2659
june.marion at oregonstate.edu
Working with Jonathan Nash


James McDougal
Laboratory Technician
Wilkinson 007
mcdougaj at oregonstate.edu
Working with Anthony Koppers


Dan Miggins
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
Burt 354, 541-737-5206
daniel.miggins at oregonstate.edu


Eric Mortenson
Postdoctoral Scholar
Wilkinson 236
eric.mortenson at oregonstate.edu
OrcID: https://orcid.org/my-orcid?orcid=0000-0002-3282-4974
Working with Andreas Schmittner


Jesse Muratli
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
Burt 262, 541-737-2467
jesse.muratli at oregonstate.edu


Jasmine Nahorniak
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
MGR/RWB 2nd floor RDESC/RCRV , 541-737-3022
jasmine.nahorniak at oregonstate.edu
Vita


David Neiman
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I, Senior Technician, OOI
Ocean Observatory Center
541-737-0011 / 541-602-6907
david.neiman at oregonstate.edu

David received a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. His previous experience is in application of electron spectroscopic techniques to the physical and chemical characterization of solid surfaces. He holds 2 patents and lists over a dozen scientific publications. As a Senior Technician in Ocean Observatories Initiative at Oregon State University he specializes in creating test plans and procedures for instruments and platforms used in the coastal arrays and assists in integration planning for cross-IO interfaces.


Noah Osman
Faculty Research Assistant
osmann at oregonstate.edu
Working with Jonathan Nash


June Wilson Padman
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
Office: Burt 346, Lab: Burt 378, 541-737-5227
june.padman at oregonstate.edu


Stuart Pearce
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II, Senior Technician, OOI
Ocean Observatory Center, 541-737-0011
stuart.pearce at oregonstate.edu

Stuart started working with the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) glider group in September 2011. He received his B.S. in Marine Biology from Auburn University in 2005, and an MS in Physical Oceanography with a certificate of Ocean Observing Systems from the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University in 2011. His Master's thesis looked at observations of coastal trapped waves on the Texas-Louisiana shelf from Hurricane Andrew. The certificate of Ocean Observing Systems extensively prepared him for operational oceanography including instrument operations, data processing and analysis, and remote sensing. He has worked previously with mooring assembly and oceanographic instrumentation integration. He a Senior Technician for the OOI.


Stephen Pierce
Senior Research Associate I
Burt 293, 541-737-2425
stephen.pierce at oregonstate.edu


Kristin Politano
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I, Senior Technician, OOI
politank at oregonstate.edu

Kristin joined Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) in November 2018. She received her B.S. in Biology from Florida State University in 2005, and a M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecology from the University of Florida in 2009. Prior to working for OOI she was a faculty research assistant at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, conducting research in support of wave energy development, and she also served as lead mooring technician for the OSU branch of PISCO. She has extensive sea-going experience and assists with field operations, instrument programming and maintenance, and mooring refurbishment.


Kristen Rahilly
Director for Education, COLDEX
Burt 196
rahillyk at oregonstate.edu
Working with Ed Brook


Coquille Onay Rex
Laboratory Technician 1
Research Way Building Rm. 100
coquille.onay at oregonstate.edu
Working at the Oregon State University Marine Geology Repository


Craig Risien
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II, Cyberinfrastructure Project Manager, OOI
Burt 292, 541-737-0011 / 541-737-9682
craig.risien at oregonstate.edu


Hannah Rivera
Administrative Manager, RCRV
Burt 298, 541-737-5114
hannah.rivera at oregonstate.edu
Regional Class Research Vessel project
RCRV on Facebook@rcrv_program on Instagram


Benjamin Roberts-Pierel
Research Assistant
robertsb at oregonstate.edu
Working with Robert Kennedy


Karl Romanowicz
Postdoctoral Scholar
Wilkinson 236
romanowk at oregonstate.edu
Website: The Ecological Role of Microbes
Working with Rene Boiteau


Christopher Romsos
Datapresence Systems Engineer, RCRV
Nypro 220, 541-737-7881
chris.romsos at oregonstate.edu


Andrew Ross
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
Office: Burt 346, Lab: Burt 383 & 382, 541-737-5227 / 541-737-5119
andy.ross at oregonstate.edu


Ben Russell
Manager CEOAS Machine and Technical Development Facility
30th & Western Shops Building 221, Room 202, 541-737-2567
ben.russell at oregonstate.edu
Feature Story: Science behind the scenes


Chris Russo
Keck Lab Manager
Burt 256, 541-737-5225
chris.russo at oregonstate.edu
Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectrometry


Kris Saathoff
Buyer 3, RCRV
MGR/RWB 2nd floor RDESC/RCRV, 541-737-3280
kristin.saathoff at oregonstate.edu


John Simpkins, III
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
30th & Western Shops Building 221, Room 202, 541-737-4659
jay.simpkins at oregonstate.edu
Feature Story: Science behind the scenes


Saptarshi Sinha
Nearshore Oceanography Research Support Engineer
Burt 174, 541-737-3251
sinhasa at oregonstate.edu
Website: Saptarshi Sinha
Working with Greg Wilson


Daniel Slobodzian
Lead Engineer for Inspection and Testing, RCRV
RCRV Project Field Office, Houma, LA, 985-850-4373
daniel.slobodzian at oregonstate.edu


Ada Smith
Postdoctoral Scholar
ada.smith at umconnect.umt.edu
Working with Hannah Gosnell
Starting January 2, 2023


Alexander C. Smith
Employee
smitale3 at oregonstate.edu
Working with Jamon Van Den Hoek


 

Matthew Sroufe
Faculty Research Assistant
Burt 291, 541-737-9282
matthew.sroufe at oregonstate.edu
Working with Mike Kosro


Val Stanley
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I, Antarctic Core Curator, Marine & Geology Repository
Research Way Building Rm. 100, 541-737-8210
val.stanley at oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University Marine and Geology Repository


Linus Stoltz
Faculty Research Assistant, Technician, OOI
Ocean Observing Center
stoltzl at oregonstate.edu


Daryl Swensen
Transition to Operations Coordinator, RCRV
Burt 292, 541-737-0475
swensend at oregonstate.edu


Celia Trunz
Postdoctoral Scholar
trunzc at oregonstate.edu


Xiaolei Tu
Research Associate
tuxi at oregonstate.edu
Working with Adam Schultz


Taylor Viti
Faculty Research Assistant
Weniger 513
vitit at oregonstate.edu
Working with Adam Schultz


Pavan Vutukur
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
30th & Western Shops Building 226, 541-737-0453
pavan.vutukur at oregonstate.edu


Paul Walczak
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II
30th & Western Shops Building 222, 541-737-2704
paul.walczak at oregonstate.edu


Zhenqiang Wang
Postdoctoral Scholar
Burt 139, 541-737-6586
zhenqiang.wang at oregonstate.edu
Working with Peter Ruggiero


Katie Watkins-Brandt
Sensor Systems Engineer, RCRV
R-DESC, Research Way, Office 216, 541-737-8855
katie.watkins-brandt at oregonstate.edu


Kylie Welch
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
Burt 424, 541-737-2741
welchk at oregonstate.edu
Working with Miguel Goñi

 


Kathleen Wendt
Postdoctoral Scholar
Burt 192
kathleen.wendt at oregonstate.edu
Working with Christo Buizert


Jonathan Whitefield
Faculty Research Assistant, Technician, OOI
Ocean Observing Center, 541-737-0011
jonathan.whitefield at oregonstate.edu

Jonathan arrived at the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) in March 2016 after completing his second Master's degree at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, where he ran model simulations to analyze freshwater content in the Pacific-Arctic nearshore region. He earned his first Master's in 2004 from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and was awarded a BSc (Hons.) from the University of Wales, Bangor in the UK in 2000. He has extensive ship time, working off-shore on many projects and regions, including the tropical waters of Bermuda and Brazil, and the Arctic waters of Russia and Alaska. He currently assists with building, programming and maintaining the OOI moorings, and also works with the coastal glider operations team.

 


Danielle Whittaker
Managing Director, COLDEX
Burt 142
whittdan at oregonstate.edu
Working with Ed Brook

 


Alex Wick
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I, Senior Technician, OOI
Ocean Observing Center, 541-737-0011
alex.wick at oregonstate.edu

Alex received his B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2012 where he focused on scientific diving. He joined the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) in 2018 where he brings his technical expertise as a Motor Boat Operator Training Course Instructor, NAUI Dive Master and Private Pilot. He has extensive sea going experience, serving as an Able Seaman and Marine Technician on the R/V Point Sur (Moss Landing Marine Laboratories), R/V Questuary (San Francisco State University) and R/V Oceanus (Oregon State University) on projects that ranged from the Antarctic Peninsula to the Aleutian Islands. Alex currently leads the mechanical assembly and maintenance of the Endurance Array moorings and serves as the Mooring Operations Lead during OOI's biannual regional cruises.


Penny Wieser
Postdoctoral Scholar
Wilkinson 236
wieserp at oregonstate.edu
Website: Penny Wieser - Igneous Petrologist, Geochemist and Volcanologist
Working with Adam Kent


Christian Wild
Postdoctoral Scholar
Weniger 523
wildch at oregonstate.edu
Website: Christian Wild
Working with Erin Pettit

 


Christopher Wingard
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II, Senior Technician, OOI
Ocean Observatory Center, 541-737-0011
chris.wingard at oregonstate.edu

Chris joined the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) program at OSU in September 2010. He holds an M.S. in Ecology and Evolution from the University of Oregon, where he focused on the biology of microbial systems found in the extreme environments of the hypersaline lakes and hot springs of the Northern Great Basin and Yellowstone National Park. Chris has extensive sea-going experience with a wide variety of oceanographic instrumentation systems and the supporting computer hardware and software.


Dylan Winters
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
Burt 444
dylan.winters at oregonstate.edu
Working with Jim Lerczak

 


David Wood
Lead Inspector, RCRV
woodd3@oregonstate.edu at oregonstate.edu

 


Jeff Wood
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I, Senior Technician, OOI
Ocean Observatory Center, 541-737-8088
woodjef at oregonstate.edu


A. John Woodill
Research Associate
Strand 348B
woodilla at oregonstate.edu
Website: A. John Woodill
Working with James Watson


Varvara (Barbara) Zemskova
Research Associate
barbara.zemskova at oregonstate.edu
Working with Jim Lerczak


Ken Zhao
Postdoctoral Scholar
Burt 434
zhaoke at oregonstate.edu
Working with Jonathan Nash

 


Marnie Jo Zirbel
Senior Faculty Research Assistant II, Senior Technician, OOI
Weniger 520/520A, 541-737-5229
marniejo.zirbel at oregonstate.edu
Vita