Gerald Blosser
Gerald Blosser
Research Designer
Office Location: Room S21A
Phone: 713-743-4354
Email: gblosser [at]
Department Responsibilities: Supervisor of Machine Shop, fabricates and repairs equipment for academic and research projects.
David Dawlearn
Lab Maintenance Supervisor
Office Location: Room 5
Phone: 713-743-4367
Email: clownche [at]
Department Responsibilities: Provides technical support for undergraduate lab. Fabricates & performs preventive maintenance & repair of equipment on academic and research projects and performs departmental inventory. Co-coordinates lab safety & Fire Marshall concerns.
Dr. Chrisdolyn Dawson
Chrisdolyn Dawson
Program Manager 2, Materials Science and Engineering Program
Office Location: Room S335
Phone: 713-743-9257
Email: cdawson [at]
Veronica Ellison
Veronica Ellison
Academic Advisor
Office Location: Room S241
Phone: 713-743-4957
Email: vellison [at]
Department Responsibilities: Process and maintain undergraduate folders and assist in scheduling of courses and advising of undergraduate students. Prepare and assist in ABET project.
Rachell Marks
Department Business Administrator
Office Location: Room S243
Phone: 713-743-8705
Email: raunderwood [at]
Department Responsibilities: Assists the Chair in departmental administration of the front office. Monitors expenditures for both academic and research projects.
Tiffany McBride
Tiffany McBride
HR/Payroll Coordinator 2
Office Location: Room S222B
Phone: 713-743-7966
Email: tmcbrid2 [at]
Department Responsibilities: Processes and maintains payroll information for faculty, staff & students. Assists in on-boarding new graduate students and reappointments of current faculty. Coordinates the work-study staff schedule. Assists staff and students with their international document renewal applications.
Nicolette Solano
Nicolette Solano
Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Office Location: Room S227
Phone: 713-743-4304
Email: nsolano2 [at]
Department Responsibilities: Coordinates the weekly departmental seminars with guest lecturers and assists in new-faculty recruitment. Organizes department events, maintains Chair's calendar, prepares documentation for faculty Promotion and Tenure. Monitor’s expenses on the department Travel credit card account and processes reimbursements for dept guests.
Yolanda Thomas
Graduate Admissions Assistant
Office Location: Room S341
Phone: 713-743-4311
Email: ythomas [at]
Department Responsibilities: Assists current and prospective students regarding Graduate-level academic programs and curriculum.
Loan Villon
Assistant Department Business Administrator
Office Location: Room S222A
Phone: 713-743-6921
Email: chefinan [at]
Department Responsibilities: Prepares purchasing and reimbursement documents for faculty, staff and students, assists in cash handling documentation and verification of departmental and research cost centers. Correlates the filing of documentation related to financial processes. Relay's financial discrepancies to the DBA.