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Physics Colloquia 293 (9/21/18)

September 21, 2018

Zvonimir Dogic, University of California, Santa Barbara Abstract: We describe a complex three step self-assembly pathway that is...

QSB Seminar Series (9/21/18)

September 21, 2018

Shahar Sukenik, University of California, Mecred  Abstract: The cell contains thousands of different molecules that are in...

Chemistry Seminar Series 291 (9/21/18)

September 21, 2018

Anthony Dutoi, University of the Pacific Abstract: Many chemical problems contain electrons that are doing something interesting. This...

About Us

The Personnel Unit supports the recruitment and separation processes of all academic, staff, and student appointments within the School of Natural Sciences. We serve as an advising resource regarding academic and staff personnel policies and procedures.


The School of Natural Sciences Personnel Unit is committed to providing guidance and support to the Academic and Staff community to effectively nurture the mission of the University in Research, Teaching and Public Service. 



The School of Natural Sciences Personnel Unit provides support in the career success of our diverse faculty, staff, students and research personnel.  We strategically manage, analyze, interpret, and implement personnel policies and procedures to sustain a vibrant, inclusive and internationally recognized academic community.  The Personnel office serves as a resource for information by offering advice, support, training, and compliance.  We value integrity, accountability, respect, and excellent and timely customer service.


Dora Lopes, Personnel Director

  • Responsible for the management of Personnel Unit
  • Sabbatical, Active Service Modified Duties (ASMD), and leave related requests
  • Guidance on policy and procedures 

Esmeralda Martinez, Senior Academic Personnel Specialist

  • Lead on Faculty Recruitment
  • Appointments of Adjunct/Visiting Professors
  • Advancement cases

Chris Meneses, Staff Personnel Specialist

  • Responsible for staff and student personnel 
  • Lead on Visitor Program
  • Halogen Performance Management

Josephine Vang, Academic Personnel Specialist

  • Responsible for Lecturer (Unit 18) Program
  • Lead on Research Program
  • Advancement cases

Sauci Xiong, Academic Personnel Specialist

  • Lead on Postdoctoral Scholar Program
  • Advancement cases
  • APM-25, Conflict of Commitment and Outside Activities of Faculty Members