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Department Administrative Staff


All queries for the graduate program should go to elec@rice.edu.


  Name/Title Responsibilities Contact
denisefly Denise L Fly
DSP Administrator




Administrative support for DSP Group
Supports Dr. Richard Baraniuk
Travel for students & faculty
Grant preparation and submission
Office: Duncan Hall 2027
713-348-5787
dlf2@rice.edu
randyfly Randy Fly
Lab and Facilities Manager




Purchasing
Inventory/Property Control
Undergraduate ECE Lab Manager
Office: Abercrombie A146
713-348-6317
rlf4@rice.edu 
 Forward_Angel_2.0_2016 Angel Forward
Graduate Program Administrator
Graduate Student Liaison (PhD)
Graduate Program Queries
Office: Abercrombie A203
713-348-3342
ajf2@rice.edu 
nophoto Caroline A. Griffin
CMC Administrator
Administrative support for CMC Group
Travel for students & faculty
Grant preparation and submission
Office: Duncan Hall 2021
713-348-6232
cag2@rice.edu

Hunter_Jennifer_2015 Jennifer Hunter
Visibility Specialist




Website Creation & Management
Departmental News
Room & Event Scheduling
Office: Abercrombie A203
713-348-4212
jkh6@rice.edu 
nophoto Cyndi Menchaca
Lead Financial Analyst
Post-Award Financial Management
Signature Authority for: invoices, cost transfer documents, reimbursements
Travel envelope, extransfer & IDT approvals
Graduate stipend support
Bi-weekly student payroll
Office: Abercrombie A231
713-348-4384
menchaca@rice.edu
Menchaca_Trey_2015 Trey Menchaca
Staff Assistant
Graduate student queries
Travel reimbursements (TV envelopes)
Reservations & Scheduling

Office: Abercrombie A204
713-348-4020
am22@rice.edu
nophoto Tiffany Mitchell
Lead Research Administrator
Departmental Pre-Award Contact
Research Admin Staff Trainer
Contract/Agreement Liaison
Cost-share negotiator 
Office: Abercrombie A205
713-348-4295
tiffany.d.mitchell@rice.edu
phillips  Sarah Phillips
International Programs Administrator
Co-direct NanoJapan: International Research Experience
for Undergraduates Program
Grant writing and proposal development for educational initiatives
Program assessment and alumni development/mentorship
TeraNano PIRE International Initiatives including
development of MOUs/Exchange agreements with PIRE partners abroad.
NanoREIS Internship Program Administration 

Office: Abercrombie A127
832-420-2751
sphillips@rice.edu
nophoto Dee Rashdi
RNG Administrator  
Research/Academic support for Edward Knightly
Rice Networks Group Business Activities/Budgets
Federal/Industry Grants: Pre-Post Award
RNG Website maintenance
Editor/Writing/Visitors/Events
Office: Duncan Hall 3045
713-348-6268
drashdi@rice.edu  
Norma_Santamaria_2015 Norma Santamaria
Undergraduate and MEE Administrator
ECE Courses, registration
Undergraduate Student Liaison
Undergraduate Program queries
MEE Student Liaison
MEE Program queries
Office: Abercrombie B203
713-348-6722
ns37@rice.edu
vickischutter Vicki Schutter
Purchasing Coordinator




Purchase orders for large purchases
Process invoices for payment
Check requests, petty cash vouchers and deposit vouchers



Office: Abercrombie B205
713-348-4030
vicki@rice.edu  
nophoto Aki Shimada
Educational Program Administrator
Administrative support for Kono group as115@rice.edu
nophoto Joyce Sisson
Accountant
Post-Award Accounting Office: Abercrombie A229
713-348-2948
joyce.sisson@rice.edu
Tilton_Julie_2015 Julie Tilton
LANP Administrator
Administrative support for LANP group
Administrative support for Dr.'s Halas & Thomann
Temporary administrative support for Kono Group
Office: Brockman Hall 282
713-348-5746
jt27@rice.edu
Toffoletto_Carrie_2015 Carrie Toffoletto
Executive Administrator






HR - Hiring and visas
Departmental budget
General queries
Signature Authority for Invoices
Cost Transfer Documents
Reimbursements
Petty Cash
Office: Abercrombie A204
713-348-5081
ctoffo@rice.edu