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Markus Kissler-Patig
Director
mkissler@gemini.edu
+1 (808) 974-2645

Directorate
Hilo, US
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He obtained his PhD in astrophysics in 1997 from the University of Bonn and held post-doctoral positions at the University of California Santa Cruz and the European Southern Observatory. He joined the latter as faculty in 2000 as instrument scientist for a series of instruments for the VLT. In 2008, he took up the position of project scientist for the E-ELT and joined Gemini in 2012.
He is an adjunct professor and has been teaching at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich between 2005 and 2012.
Nancy Levenson
Deputy Director and Head of Science
nlevenson@gemini.edu
+56 (51) 2205603

Directorate
La Serena, CL
Nancy Levenson earned bachelor's degrees from Harvard University and the University of Oxford before receiving a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997. After postdoctoral research at the Johns Hopkins University, she joined the faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky in 2002, joining Gemini in 2009. Nancy's primary research interests are active galaxies and star formation in their nuclei, which she explores over a range of wavelengths, from the mid-infrared through X-rays.
Andy Adamson
Associate Director Operations
aadamson@gemini.edu
+1 (808) 974-2711

Operations
Hilo, US
He received his B.Sc. in Physics at Imperial College London, UK, in 1979, and Ph.D. in Astronomy at the University of Leicester, UK, in 1983. After a period as an optical astronomer at the University of St. Andrews, he returned to the infrared as a postdoctoral researcher at Lancashire Polytechnic, Preston, UK (now the University of Central Lancashire). After more than ten years at UCLAN, he moved to become Head of Operations at the UK Infrared Telescope in 1998. Principal research interests are the composition and physical properties of dust grains in the interstellar medium. Andy joined Gemini in May of 2010.
Inger Jorgensen
Deputy Associate Director Operations
inger@gemini.edu
+1 (808) 974-2522

Operations
Hilo, US
Inger Jorgensen is the Deputy Associate Director for Operations. She obtained her PhD in astronomy from Copenhagen University, Denmark, in 1993. Following a postdoctoral fellowship and a Hubble Fellowship at University of Texas, Austin, she joined Gemini in 1998. Her main research interests are the formation and evolution of galaxies. She leads an international research group carrying out an observational study of the stellar populations of galaxies in rich clusters between z=2 and the present using the Gemini Telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Maxime Boccas
Associate Director Development
mboccas@gemini.edu
+56 (51) 2205643

Development
La Serena, CL
Maxime started his career in astronomy working with stellar interferometry teams in France and then the Antarctica site testing project with the University of New South Wales in Australia. He joined AURA in 1998 as the optical engineer at the Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory where he worked on a broad range of optical systems including active optics, coatings, seeing monitors, and optical design. He joined the optical systems group at Gemini in 2001 to develop and implement the protected silver coating process. He has served as the group leader and GeMS project manager until 2011. He obtained a degree of Industrial Engineering from Ecole des Mines d'Ales in France with a specialization in opto-mechanics and optoelectronics, a Master in Business Administration from IEDE and the project manager professional certification from the PMI.
Diego Correa
Chief Financial Officer
dcorrea@gemini.edu
+1 (808) 974-2615

Administration
Hilo, US
Diego is an Industrial Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes, in Colombia, and obtained an MBA from Iowa State University in 1993. He holds a certificate in Humanitarian Services from the University of Melbourne and he is a certified grant financial manager. Diego was most recently the Director of Finance and Administration of Oceana and led the teams in North America, Caribbean, South America and Europe. Diego was previously Deputy Director of Finance for PADF (Pan American Development Foundation); he implemented programs in the Americas funded by the World Bank and the governments of Canada and the US. He previously was a Senior Finance Officer with World Vision, and implemented US Government funded programs in Eastern and Southern Africa. He was the Finance Director of GSK's Andean region, and General Manager of GSK's pharmaceutical operation in Colombia.