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Ian McLean
Ian S. Mclean

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DIRECTOR
Distinguished Professor Physics and Astronomy
Vice Chair Astronomy (2009-2015), Vice Chair Academic Affairs (2016-2019)
Principal Investigator: Gemini, USNO IRCAM, NIRSPEC, FLITECAM, MOSFIRE
Associate Director University of California Observatories
Keck Science Steering Committee (1997-2007)
Past President of IAU Comm 25 and Comm 9
Formerly with the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh and Joint Astronomy Centre, Hawaii.
B.Sc.(hons) 1971, Ph.D. 1974, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Author of over 300 publications, including:
James Larkin
James Larkin

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Professor Physics and Astronomy
Principal Investigator: IRIS, OSIRIS, OSIRIS Spectrometer Upgrade
Formerly McCormick Postdoctoral Fellow: Univ. of Chicago
BS 1990, Physics and Math, Cal. State Univ., Hayward
MS 1992, Physics, California Institute of Technology
PhD 1996, Physics, California Institute of Technology
Joined Lab: September, 1997
Michael Fitzgerald
Michael Fitzgerald

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy
Principal Investigator: OSIRIS Imager Upgrade
Co-Principal Investigator: LIGER, NIRSPEC Upgrade
Formerly Michelson Postdoctoral Fellow, LLNL
B.S. 2000, Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology
Ph.D. 2007, Astrophysics, University of California, Berkeley
Joined Lab: July, 2010
John Canfield
John Canfield

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Mechanical Engineer
Joined Lab: October, 1999
Eric Wang
Eric Wang

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Aerospace Engineer
BS Aerospace Engineering 1997, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
MS Aerospace Engineering 1998, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Formerly of Universities Space Research Association (USRA) - Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Joined Lab: July 2006
Evan Kress
Evan Kress

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Senior Design Engineer
BME 1999, University of Delaware
Joined Lab: November, 1999
Theodore Aliado
Ted Aliado

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Fabricator / Machinist
Completion of a 5 year CA State Apprenticeship Program as a Journeyman Machinist
Certificate of Completion in studies in Manufacturing Engineering
Certificate of Completion in studies in Machine Tool Technologies
Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Formerly Owner and Operator of Unlimited Source Engineering
Joined Lab: July, 2001
Kenneth Magnone
Ken Magnone

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Electronics Technician
AA 2002 Liberal Arts, Santa Monica College
Joined Lab: January, 2004

Ji-Man Sonh
Ji Man Sohn

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Software Programmer
BS 2013 Astrophysics, UCLA
Joined Lab: August, 2013
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

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Systems Administrator, Webmaster, UCLA Remote Ops Manager
BS 1994 Economics, North Carolina State University
Formerly of Equator Technologies, Inc. and Disney's Moviebeam
Joined Lab: April, 2004

Anna Liden
Anna Liden

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Administrative Assistant
BA 1993, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, Sales & Marketing
Joined Lab: January, 2008

Ronald Lopez
Ronald Lopez

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Graduate Student, Researcher, TA
Advisor: Dr. Michael Fitzgerald
Joined Lab: January, 2018