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Ata Sarajedini

Ata Sarajedini

Associate Dean for Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Areas of Responsibility

  • Animal Care Issues
  • Faculty Grievances / Sexual Harassment
  • Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Outside Activities (COI/COC)
  • Chairs internal proposal review committees
  • Coordination of initiatives such as legislative budget requests (LBRís) and other special funding opportunities
  • Review of matching requests
  • Review of new faculty startup funding requests from chairs and directors
  • Coordination of training of new faculty in proposal preparation
  • Liaison to other college research offices and to the Office of Research to promote interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Responsible for the Following Departments

  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Responsible for the Following Centers, Programs, and Related Units

  • Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research
  • Center for Applied Mathematics
  • Center for Catalysis
  • Center for Chemical Physics
  • Center for Chemical Research at the Bio/Nano Interface
  • Center for Condensed Matter Sciences
  • Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering
  • Florida Center for Heterocyclic Compounds
  • Institute for Fundamental Theory
  • Institute for High Energy Physics and Astrophysics (IHEPA)
  • Land Use and Environmental Change Institute (LUECI)
  • Quantum Theory Project
  • UF Marine Laboratory at Seahorse Key
  • Student Admissions Committees
  • Brief Biography

    Ata Sarajedini is a Professor of Astronomy and former Associate Chair of the Department of Astronomy. After receiving his PhD at Yale University in 1992, he spent five years as a postdoctoral researcher and a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. He then moved to San Francisco State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Hubble Fellow. He spent two years as an Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and relocated to UF in 2001. Dr. Sarajedini received an NSF CAREER award in 2001 and a University of Florida Research Professor award in 2006. His research is focused on the resolved stellar populations of Local Group galaxies. These include field stars, open and globular clusters in the Milky Way, M31, M33, the Magellanic Clouds, and numerous nearby dwarf galaxies.

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