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International Ocean Discovery Program
Texas A&M University
1000 Discovery Drive
College Station TX 77845-9547
USA

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Technical & Analytical Services: (979) 845-2308
John Miller Business Coordinator II Brad Julson Supervisor of Technical Support David Houpt Supervisor of Analytical Systems IODP: Technical & Analytical Services Organization Chart IODP Titles • FY22 Updated 21 July 2022 Margaret Hastedt Research Specialist III Zenon Mateo Research Specialist III (Sea Flex) Aaron Mechler Research Specialist I Fabricio Ferreira Research Associate Kara Vadman Research Associate Bridgette Cervera Research Associate Alejandro Avila Santis Research Associate (Sea Flex) Lisa Crowder Laboratory Officer Bill Mills Laboratory Officer Chieh Peng Laboratory Officer Heather Barnes Assistant Laboratory Officer Daniel Marone Assistant Laboratory Officer Eric Moortgat Assistant Laboratory Officer Beth Novak Assistant Laboratory Officer Doris Piñero Lajas Research Specialist I Vacant Research Specialist I Luan Heywood Research Associate Vacant Research Associate Etienne Claassen Senior Marine Instrumentation Specialist Randy Gjesvold Senior Marine Instrumentation Specialist Jan Jurie Kotze Senior Marine Instrumentation Specialist Garrick Van Rensburg Senior Marine Instrumentation Specialist Jessica Riekenberg Research Associate Brad Julson Supervisor of Technical Support David Houpt Supervisor of Analytical Systems Laboratory Officer Assistant Laboratory Officers Marine Technicians from Analytical Systems Marine Technicians from Technical Support Organization Chart for Staff on Shore Organization Chart for Staff at Sea (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) Vincent Percuoco Senior Data Analyst (Sea Flex) Gary Acton Manager of Technical & Analytical Services Assistant Director, JRSO, and Sandra Herrmann Assistant Laboratory Officer Gary Acton Manager of Technical & Analytical Services Assistant Director, JRSO, and Johanna Suhonen Research Specialist I (Sea Flex) Alex Roth Research Associate Vacant Research Specialist I Myriam Kars Research Associate Oscar Cavazos Research Associate (Sea Flex) Mark Higley Research Associate Chang Liu Research Associate (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) Leads and manages Technical and Analytical Services Department, which is responsible for staffing the labs with talented Marine Technicians, for developing, maintaining, and operating a diverse array of scientific equipment used in analyzing cores and core samples, and for registering, handling, and shipping cores. Gary Acton Manager of Technical & Analytical Services Assistant Director, JRSO, and John Miller Business Coordinator II Provides administrative assistance in support of Technical and Analytical Services activities, property, and budget; acts as the building proctor; manages supply and equipment procurement. David Houpt Supervisor of Analytical Systems Supervises Analytical Systems staff and oversees support, maintenance, research, and development of analytical systems; handles budgeting and administration for the Analytical Systems section; coordinates operational support with Supervisor of Technical Support. Brad Julson Supervisor of Technical Support Supervises Technical Support staff and oversees maintenance, staffing, budgeting, purchasing, and administration for the Technical Support section; coordinates operational support with Supervisor of Analytical Systems. Vincent Percuoco Senior Data Analyst Provides Data Librarian services for JRSO: fills data requests from the scientific community; archives data received from the ship; processes underway data; prepares data and metadata files for NCEI; processes data for post-moratorium data discovery, and performs verification of data collected on the ship. Alejandro Avila Santis Research Associate (Sea Flex) Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Oscar Cavazos Research Associate Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Bridgette Cervera Research Associate Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Fabricio Ferreira Research Associate Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Mark Higley Research Associate (Sea Flex) Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Myriam Kars Research Associate Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Chang Liu Research Associate Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Jessica Riekenberg Research Associate (Sea Flex) Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Alex Roth Research Associate (Sea Flex) Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Kara Vadman Research Associate Margaret Hastedt Research Specialist III Provides technical support for shipboard laboratories; processes and analyzes samples; maintains instruments; leads or contributes to research and development projects; ensures data quality; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Zenon Mateo Research Specialist III (Sea Flex) Provides technical support for shipboard laboratories; processes and analyzes samples; maintains instruments; contributes to or leads research and development projects; ensures data quality; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Provides technical support for two or more shipboard laboratories; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Aaron Mechler Research Specialist I Provides technical support for two or more shipboard laboratories; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Johanna Suhonen Research Specialist I (Sea Flex) Provides technical support for two or more shipboard laboratories; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Vacant Research Specialist I Lisa Crowder Laboratory Officer Manages technical and analytical services and staff on expeditions; leads or assists in JRSO projects; trains and mentors marine technical staff; oversees laboratory safety on expeditions. Bill Mills Laboratory Officer Manages technical and analytical services and staff on expeditions; leads or assists in JRSO projects; trains and mentors marine technical staff; oversees laboratory safety on expeditions. Chieh Peng Laboratory Officer Manages technical and analytical services and staff on expeditions; leads or assists in JRSO projects; trains and mentors marine technical staff; oversees laboratory safety on expeditions. Heather Barnes Assistant Laboratory Officer (Sea Flex) Supervises technical staff during a shift on an expedition; orders and monitors laboratory supplies while on ship and shore; aids with shipboard curation of cores and samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Supervises technical staff during a shift on an expedition; orders and monitors laboratory supplies while on ship and shore; aids with shipboard curation of cores and samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Sandra Herrmann Assistant Laboratory Officer Daniel Marone Assistant Laboratory Officer Supervises technical staff during a shift on an expedition; orders and monitors laboratory supplies while on ship and shore; aids with shipboard curation of cores and samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Eric Moortgat Assistant Laboratory Officer Supervises technical staff during a shift on an expedition; orders and monitors laboratory supplies while on ship and shore; aids with shipboard curation of cores and samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Beth Novak Assistant Laboratory Officer Supervises technical staff during a shift on an expedition; orders and monitors laboratory supplies while on ship and shore; aids with shipboard curation of cores and samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Doris Piñero Lajas Research Specialist I Provides technical support for two or more shipboard laboratories; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. (Sea Flex) Provides technical support for two or more shipboard laboratories; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Vacant Research Specialist I (Sea Flex) Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Luan Heywood Research Associate Provides technical support for a shipboard laboratory; processes and analyzes samples; ensures data quality; maintains instruments; updates inventory; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Vacant Research Associate Etienne Claassen Senior Marine Instrumentation Specialist (Sea Flex) Provides electrical, technical, and mechanical support for all equipment in the laboratories; deploys downhole instruments; assists with core handling; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Randy Gjesvold Senior Marine Instrumentation Specialist (Sea Flex) Provides electrical, technical, and mechanical support for all equipment in the laboratories; deploys downhole instruments; assists with core handling; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Jan Jurie Kotze Senior Marine Instrumentation Specialist (Sea Flex) Provides electrical, technical, and mechanical support for all equipment in the laboratories; deploys downhole instruments; assists with core handling; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Provides electrical, technical, and mechanical support for all equipment in the laboratories; deploys downhole instruments; assists with core handling; writes, reviews, and updates documentation. Garrick Van Rensburg Senior Marine Instrumentation Specialist
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Acton, Gary

Assistant Director, JRSO, and
Manager of Technical & Analytical Services
acton@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5740
Research & publications
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Miller, John

Business Coordinator II & Building Proctor
miller_j@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Percuoco, Vincent

Senior Data Analyst
percuoco@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6960

Technical Support
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Julson, Brad

Supervisor of Technical Support
julson@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5716
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Mills, Bill

Laboratory Officer
mills@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2478
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Crowder, Lisa

Laboratory Officer
crowder@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2367
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Peng, Chieh

Laboratory Officer
peng@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-0879
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Barnes, Heather

Assistant Laboratory Officer
barnes@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Herrmann, Sandra

Assistant Laboratory Officer
herrmann@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-0076
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Marone, Daniel

Assistant Laboratory Officer
marone@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Moortgat, Eric

Assistant Laboratory Officer
moortgat@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6969
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Novak, Beth

Assistant Laboratory Officer
novak@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2588
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Heywood, Luan

Research Associate
heywood@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-4030
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Piñero Lajas, Doris

Research Specialist I
pinero@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Claassen, Etienne

Marine Instrumentation Specialist
claassen@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Gjesvold, Randy

Marine Instrumentation Specialist
gjesvold@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Kotze, Jan Jurie

Marine Instrumentation Specialist
kotze_j@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Van Rensburg, Garrick

Marine Instrumentation Specialist
vanrensburg@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-0066

Analytical Systems
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Houpt, David

Supervisor of Analytical Systems
houpt@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-2520
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Hastedt, Margaret

Research Specialist III
hastedt@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-4835
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Mateo, Zenon

Research Specialist III
mateo@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Mechler, Aaron

Research Specialist I
mechler@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-4049
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Suhonen, Johanna

Research Specialist I
suhonen@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Avila Santis, Alejandro

Research Associate
avila@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Cavazos, Oscar

Research Associate
(979) 845-9288
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Cervera, Bridgette

Research Associate
(979) 845-0074
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Ferreira, Fabricio

Research Associate
ferreira@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Higley, Mark

Research Associate
higley@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Kars, Myriam

Research Associate
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Leetz, Aidan

Research Associate
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Liu, Chang

Research Associate
liu@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-1776
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Riekenberg, Jessica

Research Associate
riekenberg@iodp.tamu.edu
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Roth, Alex

Research Associate
roth@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Vadman, Kara

Research Associate
vadman@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155