Staff Directory

UT Faculty

Maruthi R. Akella, Ph.D.
Professor, Ashley H. Priddy Centennial Professorship in Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Email: makella@mail.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-9493
Website: https://www.ae.utexas.edu/people/faculty/faculty-directory/akella


Srinivas Bettadpur, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Space Research
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Fellow of the FSX Professorship in Space Application and Exploration
Email: srinivas@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7587
Website: https://www.csr.utexas.edu/faculty-and-staff/bettadpur/


Jingyi (Ann) Chen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Email: jingyi.ann.chen@utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7034


Wallace Fowler, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Email: fowler@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-4257


Moriba Jah, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Email: moriba@utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-5322
Website: https://sites.utexas.edu/moriba


Brandon Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Email: brandon.jones@utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-4743
Website: https://sites.utexas.edu/bajones/


Lori Magruder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Email: magruder@arlut.utexas.edu


Dev Niyogi, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Email: happy1@utexas.edu
Website: https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/researcher/dev_niyogi/


Daniella Rempe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dave P. Carlton Centennial Professorship in Geology
Department of Geological Sciences
Email: rempe@jsg.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-5290
Website: https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/rempe


Ryan Russell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Email: ryan.russell@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-4190
Website: https://sites.utexas.edu/russell/


Byron D. Tapley, Ph.D.
Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair Emeritus in Engineering

Email: tapley@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-5573


Renato Zanetti, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Email: renato@utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-5145
Website: https://sites.utexas.edu/renato/

CSR Research Staff

P.A.M. Abusali, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Lecturer, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Email: abusali@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7577


Margaret Baguio, M.S.
Senior Program Coordinator, Education and Outreach
Email: baguio@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-6922


Paul Buschow
Spatial Database Scientist
Email: paul@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7235


Jianli Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Email: chen@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-6218


Minkang Cheng, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Email: cheng@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7818


Francis J. Condi, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Email: fcondi@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-475-5951


Joao Gregorio Teixeira Encarnacao, Ph.D.
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV
Email: teixeira@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-6897


Burke O. Fort, J.D.
Associate Director, Business Development and Operations
Email: fort@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-7596
Website: https://sites.utexas.edu/fort/


Teresa Howard, M.S.
Research Engineering/Scientist Professional (Part-Time)
Email: howard@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-7514


Talia Jurgens, B.A.
Senior Program Coordinator
Assistant Director, Texas Space Grant Consortium

Email: jurgens@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-8271


Zhigui Kang, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Email: kang@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-0163


Zhe Li, Ph.D.
Research Associate/Senior Remote Sensing Scientist
Email: zhe.li@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-6898


Celena Miller
Senior Outreach Coordinator
Email: cmiller@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-6895


Peter Nagel, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV
Email: nagel@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-7521


Tatyana Pekker, M.S.
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate V
Email: pekkert@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7360


Nadege Pie, Ph.D.
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV
Email: nadege@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-3479


Steven Poole, Ph.D.
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate V
Email: poole@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-8259


Brent Porter, M.S.
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV
Email: brent@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-7635


Randy Ricklefs, M.A.
Research Associate
Email: ricklefs@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-5573


John Ries, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Email: ries@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7486
Website: https://www.csr.utexas.edu/faculty-and-staff/ries/


Judit Ries, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Email: judit@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-8555


Hyung-Jin Rim, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Email: rim@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-1180


Himanshu Save, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Email: save@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-6726


Solar Smith, M.S.
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV
Email: solar@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7185


Greg Smithhart, MAGeo
Spatial Data Scientist
Email: gsmithhart@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-6299


Renny Spencer
Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV
Email: rspencer@utexas.edu
Phone: 432-426-3664


Mark Tamisiea, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Email: tamisiea@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-0814


Eusebio “Chevo” Terrazas
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV
Email: chevo@utexas.edu


Timothy Urban, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Director, Texas Space Grant Consortium

Email: urban@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-0967


Furun Wang, M.S.
Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV
Email: wang@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-6568


Gordon Wells, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Email: gwells@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-7515

CSR Affiliates

Walter Daniel
CSR Affiliate
Email: walter.daniel@utexas.edu


John Griffin
CSR Affiliate


Keith Hutchison
Research Affiliate – Sr Research Fellow
Email: keithh@csr.utexas.edu


Hyo-Jin Kim, Ph.D.
Research Affiliate – Postdoctoral
Email: hellozini@utexas.com


John Labrecque
Research Affiliate – Sr Research Fellow


Humboldt Mandell
Research Affiliate – Research Fellow
Email: hum@utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7011


Carl Mathurin, B.S.
CSR Affiliate


Chris McCullough
CSR Affiliate
Email: mcculloughchris@utexas.edu


Chirag Patel
CSR Affiliate
Email: chirag.patel@austin.utexas.edu


Susan Renee Rogers, M.S.
CSR Affiliate
Email: srogers@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-232-6966


Peter Shelus, Ph.D.
CSR Affiliate
Email: pjs@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-7599


Carly Sakumura
CSR Affiliate


Kenneth Wisian, Ph.D.
CSR Affiliate
Email: kenneth.wisian@utexas.edu
Phone: 214-952-7768


Chaoyang Zhang
CSR Affiliate – Postdoctoral Fellow

CSR Administrative Staff

Tristan D’Artagnan
Accounts Payable and Travel
Email: tdartagnan@csr.utexas.edu


Angelica Kruizinga, B.F.A.
Computer Illustration Technician
Email: cruz@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-5573


Ngoc (Irene) Lam
Human Resources Manager
Email: irene@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-6466


Jason Peck
Pre-Award, GRACE & GRACE-FO Administrative Contact, Purchasing
Email: jason@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-5573


Shauna Pendleton
Program Manager, Research Administration
Email: pendleton@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-471-6891


Brett Zimmerman
Senior Systems Administrator
Email: zim@csr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-475-8498