Staff

Sheila Olson

Sheila Olson

Manager

Day-to-day supervision and management of the department’s support staff, coordinating work assignments and hiring of personnel, oversees and manages daily operations of the department including problem solving, financial and payroll management, facilities management and academic responsibilities which include assistance with RPT matters, Auxiliary appointments, new faculty appointments, etc.
E-mail: sheila.olson@utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-4164 Office: 1561 MEK

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 Sue Cook

Administrative Officer

Responsible for financial management which includes maintaining, reconciling and closing out accounts, analyzes financial information, prepares reports and financial statements for department and research accounts, assist with processing journal entries, cost transfers and PAR reallocation and provides assistance to faculty in the preparation and review of research budgets.
E-mail: suzanne.cook@utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-6780 Office: 1557 MEK

Marjan Esmaeili

Marjan Esmaeili

Accountant

Assists department with budget; Prepares, examines, and analyzes accounting records, financial statements, and purchase orders for faculty and students; Edits journals, answers questions, corrects errors, and resolves accounting related issues; Provides financial or other information as requested.
E-mail:
marjan.esmaeili@utah.edu Phone: (801) 587-7782 Office: 1549 MEK

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Kirstin Schmidt

Accounting Specialist

Departmental secretary; processes all orders for faculty, staff, and students; oversees mailing, copying, etc., travel arrangements, e-journal processing, and filing for the Administrative Manager. Disperses paychecks, reimbursements, and keys.
E-mail: kirstin.schmidt@utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-6441 Office: 1550 MEK

Mark Mun

Mark Mun

Undergraduate Advisor

Assistant to Undergraduate Director. Meets and advises Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students with last name (M-Z), helping students develop educational plans and assisting them from admission to graduation. Assists students with non-financial matters relating to academics, such as major exploration, course planning, registration, transfer credit evaluation, advanced degree requirements, DARS exceptions, and graduation reviews and clearances. Advises undergraduates who are interested in the BS/MS graduate program.
E-mail: m.mun@mech.utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-8234 Office: 1560A MEK Hours: M-F, 11:30 am-5:30 pm

Joy

Joy Velarde

Undergraduate Advisor

Assistant to Undergraduate Director. Meets and advises Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students with last name (A-L), helping students develop educational plans and assisting them from admission to graduation. Assists students with non-financial matters relating to academics, such as major exploration, course planning, registration, transfer credit evaluation, advanced degree requirements, DARS exceptions, and graduation reviews and clearances. Advises undergraduates who are interested in the BS/MS graduate program.
E-mail: joy.velarde@utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-8977 Office: 1560C MEK Hours: M-F, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Jami

Jami Saffioti, Ph.D.

Graduate Advisor

Assistant to Director of Graduate Studies. Manages the department admissions process, assists students with tuition benefit enrollment and course registration, provides student academic advising; and maintains student records. Coordinates administrative processes  related to graduate student progress towards graduation.
E-mail: grad@mech.utah.edu Phone: (801) 585-9293 Office: 1560D MEK

Deb Williams

Deb Williams

Administrative Program Coordinator

Webmaster and graphic designer for department and undergraduate and graduate student programs. Plans and implements departmental activities, supports department clubs and societies, and coordinates public relations for outreach events and departmental news. Supports faculty and provides logistical support for the main office, and is assistant to the department chair.
E-mail: deb.williams@mech.utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-3605 Office: 1569 MEK

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Liz Reiser

Administrative Program Coordinator, Ergonomics & Safety Program

Provides accounting and grant-related support to the Ergonomics and Safety Program, including managing accounts, assisting with grant and contract proposals, coordinating payroll with department administration, and assisting graduate students with training grant activities. Coordinates administrative activities.
E-mail: liz.reiser@mech.utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-4160 Office: 1568 MEK

Jeff Kessler

Jeff Kessler

Mechanical Engineer

Day-to-day supervision and management of the department’s technical staff, develop and maintain student and research laboratories, and development of new experiments under the supervision of faculty; responsible for maintenance for related equipment in the three divisions of the department: Design, Thermal Fluids, and Manufacturing. Conducts composite materials research and testing.
E-mail: jkessler@mech.utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-4252 Office: 1176 MEB  

Tom Slowick

Tom Slowik

Machine Shop Supervisor

Oversees daily operation of student machine shop and Pro Shop and supervision of technical staff.
E-mail: slowik@mech.utah.edu Phone: (801) 585-5360 Office: 1221 MEB 

 

Paul Hamric

Paul Hamric

Machinist Supervisor

Machining precision component parts to support ME faculty and research personnel. Assisting, training and supervising students with safe operation of machine tools and related software and CNC equipment. Member of CEI team from Nano fab (Machinist/Technician). Assists research personnel with fabrication, training and development of precision prototype components for use in the nano fab facility. Performs maintenance and upgrades to Proshop equipment. 
E-mail: paul.hamric@utah.edu Phone: (801) 585-5360 Office: 1221 MEB 

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Computer Professional, College of Engineering

Computer Manager, guru, trouble-shooter, and is responsible for maintenance of department computing and networking needs.
E-mail: jasmith@eng.utah.edu, support-meen@net.coe.utah.edu Phone: (801) 585-5605 Office: 2558 MEK

 

Other Technical Staff:


Michael Knutson

Associate Engineer

Responsible for designing & machining in student machine shop and instructing students on the proper operation & safety of machining equipment.
E-mail: kd7uhw@arrl.net Phone: (801) 585-6901 Office: 1341 MEB

Tony Roehrig

Electronic Engineer

Responsible for maintaining, repairing, and fabricating electronic equipment for labs and department, handles inventory, and maintains, oversees, and schedules audio and visual aid equipment.
E-mail: roehrig@mech.utah.edu Phone: (801) 581-8983 Office: 2105 MEB