Our team

Your go-tos for sponsored program and grant proposal assistance. Research administrators in our office are here to assist you with your research needs. To see a detailed organizational chart, click here

Dr. Kamal Khayat

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Dr. Xiaoming He

Faculty Fellow to Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation / Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

Primary Duties



  • University Research Center evaluations
  • Promoting interdisciplinary research collaborations


Dr. Yue-Wern Huang

Faculty Fellow to Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation / Professor of Toxicology and Nanobiotechnology

Primary Duties


  • Facilitate international collaboration in graduate education and research
  • Promote interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research collaborations and programs at Missouri S&T and beyond. One emphasis area is to create synergy in smart health, biomedical applications, and engineering
  • Assist strategic planning and implementation of research directions and policies
  • Enforce research compliance in the areas of biosafety and animal use




Dr. Marek Locmelis

Faculty Fellow to Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation / Associate Professor of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Primary Duties


  • Young Investigator Mentoring
  • PRM Panel
  • Large Proposal Support
  • Award Capture Team
  • Research Constellations
Gina Webb

Assistant Director of Office of Sponsored Programs

Cathie Eikermann

Sr. Compliance Manager

Le Wang

Data Analyst II

Angelica Nuno

Fiscal Manager

Abigayle Sherman

Executive Assistant

Primary Duties

Scheduling for VCR, Event planning, Administrative support

Laura Hamlet

Office Support Assistant

Proposal development

Maria Shaub

Lead Proposal Developer

Pre-award and submission

Melissa Chambers

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • South Central Regional Professional Development Center
  • Teacher Education and Certification
  • Technology Transfer and Economic Development
  • Other departments not listed elsewhere
Cynthia Stevenson

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
  • Economics
  • Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
  • English and Technical Communication
  • History and Political Science
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics
Magdalena Zawodniok

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Computer Science
  • Biological Science
  • Psychology
  • Math & Statistics
Jessica Hays

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • Arts, Language Arts & Philosophy
  • Business and Information Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical and BioChemical Engineering
  • GGPE
  • Office of Academic Support
  • Enrollment Management

Post-award and close-out

Laura Kahl

Business Operations Associate

Ramona Nicewaner

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • RPDC
  • TriDurLE
  • MIC
  • CEMC
  • Missouri Space Grant Consortium
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electrical & Computer Engineer
  • Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Teacher Education & certification
  • Office of Chief Operations Officer
Ayako Ohrenberger

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • LTAP
  • OBI
  • MO-CCI
  • Financial Aid
  • Chemistry
  • GGPE
  • Material Science & Engineering
Mendy Kell

Grants & Contracts Administrator

  • CAMT
  • MATC
  • Technology Transfer & Economic Development
  • Civil, Arch & Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Physics
  • Psychological Science
  • International Affairs
  • Other departments not listed elsewhere