Finance and Business Services

Finance and Business Services

We seek to provide exemplary business and financial services through professionalism, reliability, and outstanding customer service, in support of the strategic goals of The Department of Physics and its community.

Our Vision and Values

Financial Planning and Analysis

Departmental Budgeting









Research Administration

A full directory of Research Administrative support for the Physics Department can be accessed here. For general inquiries about CSS-Research Administration in the Physics Department, please contact Marissa Gardner-Saraf at (510) 664-7053 or


New Proposal Intake Form

Proposal Development and Submission


Marissa Gardner-Saraf
Finance and Business Services Manager

Simon Leaver-Appelman
Financial Analyst

Stephen Pride Raffel
Financial Services Analyst


Our Research Administration Team 

Lekesha Ponde, Contracts & Grants Manager

David Wemhaner, Pre-Award

Helen Vance, Post-Award Team Lead

Ying Zhang, Post-Award

Weixing Ou, Post-Award

Leah Kirkland, Post-Award

Azusa Shibahara, Post-Award