IMS Office of Finance and Administration
The Institute of Materials Science is committed to providing timely and expert support for all facets of administration and financial management. We aim for transparency, timeliness, professionalism and accessibility of our team and information for all our internal and external stakeholders.
Assistant Director for Finance and Administration
Directs and oversees unit finance and
administration. Responsible for business
policies and practices in each service area.
Responsible for building functions and
logistics. Primary contact for building
access, safety training, repairs and
Responsible for management of the IMS
Sponsored Grants and Contracts
Pre-Award Grants and Contracts Specialist
Responsible for pre-award research administration. Is primary contact for submission approvals and documentation. Acts as a conduit for proposals routed for approval through the SPS Central Office.
Post-Award Grants and Contracts Specialist
Responsible for post-award research administration activities, from award through closeout. Includes payroll, procurement, forecasting, reporting, effort, and other project-specific transactional needs.
Performs post-award transactions and assists with administrative processes for sponsored research accounts.
Business Operations Center
Business Operations Specialist
Responsible for IMS service centers and revenue programs; provides day-to-day support for non-sponsored faculty research accounts.
Administrative Specialist, Business Operations
Performs operational transactions and assists with administrative processes for unrestricted accounts.
Other Administrative Support
Administrative Assistant to
Provides direct support to the IMS Director and main office.
Administrative Specialist, Graduate Programs
Primary contact for unit academic programs (Materials Science, Polymer, Advance Materials), provides direct support to the Polymer Program Director.
Rhonda M. Ward
Administrative Specialist, Industrial Affiliates Program
Webmaster and Publicist
Provides administrative support to the Industrial Affiliates Program. Serves as unit webmaster and publicist.