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International Ocean Discovery Program
Texas A&M University
1000 Discovery Drive
College Station TX 77845-9547
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Technical & Analytical Services: (979) 845-2308

Gary Acton Manager of Technical & Analytical Services 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 • FY21 Updated 1 March 2021 Margaret Hastedt Research Specialist III Zenon Mateo Research Specialist II (Sea Flex) Alexis Armstrong Research Specialist I (Sea Flex) Jenna Patten Research Associate Nicolette Lawler Research Specialist I (Sea Flex) Aaron Mechler Research Associate Vincent Percuoco Research Specialist I Chang Liu Research Associate Alex Roth Research Associate Sarah Kachovich Research Associate Vacant Research Associate Mark Higley Research Associate (Sea Flex) Vacant Program Aide Alejandro Avila Santis Research Associate (Sea Flex) Lisa Crowder Laboratory Officer Bill Mills Laboratory Officer Chieh Peng Laboratory Officer Heather Barnes Assistant Laboratory Officer Aaron de Loach Assistant Laboratory Officer Sandra Herrmann Assistant Laboratory Officer Eric Moortgat Assistant Laboratory Officer Beth Novak Assistant Laboratory Officer Susan Boehm Research Specialist I Luan Heywood Research Associate Daniel Marone Research Associate Doris Piñero Lajas 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 Johanna Suhonen Research Associate (Sea Flex) Vacant Research Associate Gary Acton Manager of Technical & Analytical Services 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) (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) (Sea Flex) Vacant Senior Data Analyst Gary Acton Manager of Technical & Analytical Services 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. 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. Vacant 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. 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. Sarah Kachovich 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. Aaron Mechler 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. Jenna Patten 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. Johanna Suhonen 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. Vacant 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. 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. Vacant 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. 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 II (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. Alexis Armstrong 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. Nicolette Lawler 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. Vincent Percuoco 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. Vacant Program Aide 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 documenta-tion. Aaron de Loach 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 documenta-tion. Sandra Herrmann 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 documenta-tion. 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 documenta-tion. 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 documenta-tion. Susan Boehm 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. 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. Daniel Marone 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. Doris Piñero Lajas 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. 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. Garrick Van Rensburg 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.

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Acton, Gary

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

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) 845-2483
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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) 845-3602
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de Loach, Aaron

Assistant Laboratory Officer
deloach@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5716
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Herrmann, Sandra

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

Assistant Laboratory Officer
moortgat@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3602
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Novak, Beth

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

Research Specialist I
boehm_s@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5716
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Heywood, Luan

Research Associate
heywood@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-4030
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Marone, Daniel

Research Associate
marone@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5716
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Piñero Lajas, Doris

Research Associate
pinero@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-5716
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Claassen, Etienne

Marine Instrumentation Specialist
claassen@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3602
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Gjesvold, Randy

Marine Instrumentation Specialist
gjesvold@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 450-5276
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Kotze, Jan Jurie

Marine Instrumentation Specialist
kotze_j@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3602
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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) 862-2315
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Mateo, Zenon

Research Specialist II
mateo@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Armstrong, Alexis

Research Specialist I
armstrong@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Lawler, Nicolette

Research Specialist I
lawler@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Percuoco, Vincent

Research Specialist I
percuoco@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6960
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Avila Santis, Alejandro

Research Associate
avila@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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Kachovich, Sarah

Research Associate
kachovich@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1190
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Liu, Chang

Research Associate
liu@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Mechler, Aaron

Research Associate
mechler@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Patten, Jenna

Research Associate
patten@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1155
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Roth, Alex

Research Associate
(979) 845-1155
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Suhonen, Johanna

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