Dr. Miguel Garcia-Garibay is the Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences in the UCLA College of Letters and Science and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dean García-Garibay research interests involve organic photochemistry, solid-state organic chemistry, and physical organic chemistry. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Dr. Garcia-Garibay served as chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since 2012, vice chair of the department from 2005-2008, as well as diversity advisor for the Division of Physical Sciences from 2009-2012.
As Chief Scientist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Dr. Mark Simons is responsible for leadership of the scientific and research community at JPL, and serves as the focal point for interactions with universities and the external research community. He is a Professor of Geophysics at Caltech, and also currently serves as Co-Principal Scientist of the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) Project and is the solid earth science co-lead for the NISAR science definition team.