ALMA Management

  • Stuartt Corder

    Stuartt Corder

    Acting Director

    Dr. Stuartt Corder was appointed ALMA Deputy Director, effective January 1st, 2015 and since April 2017 is acting Director of ALMA while the search process for a new Director take place. Stuartt joined ALMA as Commissioning Science Verification (CSV) Project Scientist in August 2012. Stuartt received his undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy from the University of Kansas. His PhD studies were undertaken at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. His work there focused on methods for enhancing image fidelity with the then being commissioned Combined Array for Research in Millimetre-wave Astronomy (CARMA).


  • John Carpenter

    John Carpenter

    Observatory Scientist

    Dr. John Carpenter joined the ALMA Project in September 2015 as the ALMA Observatory Scientist. John received his PhD from (more…)

  • Nick Whyborn

    Nick Whyborn

    Array Lead Engineer

    Dr. Nick Whyborn joined the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) as AIV Lead Engineer in March 2008. (more…)

  • Alejandra Voigt

    Alejandra Voigt

    Executive Officer

    Alejandra Voigt, who joined ALMA on July 3rd 2014 as Executive Officer, is a lawyer from Universidad Católica and has a Master’s degree (more…)

  • Frank Ruseler

    Head of Administration

    Frank Ruseler joined ALMA on March 1, 2016 as JAO Head of Administration for the Joint ALMA Observatory. (more…)

  • Jorge Ibsen

    Jorge Ibsen

    Head of the Department of Computing

    Jorge Ibsen joined the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in 1997, and spent many years (more…)

  • Lars Åke Nyman

    Lars-Åke Nyman

    Head of the Department of Science Operations

    Dr. Lars-Åke Nyman joined the ALMA project in July 2007 as Head of Science Operations for the (more…)

  • Rafael Mena

    Rafael Mena

    Human Resources Manager

    Rafael joined ALMA at the start of 2015 as Human Resources Manager. Psychologist by profession, he wrote his thesis on organizational (more…)

  • Iván López

    Health, Safety, Security & Environment manager

    Ivan A. López our Health, Safety, Security & Environment Manager, joined ALMA on April 2010. (more…)

About the ALMA Core Management Team

The JAO Core Management Team (CMT) is the group composed by the higher level Managers and Heads of Departments, led by the ALMA Director, and serves as a forum to coordinate the operations and activities in Chile and to develop the strategic plans for the JAO.

ALMA Support Centers

The ALMA activities of each Executive are managed by their ALMA Operations Managers, located at ESO in Garching (Germany) for the European partners of ALMA, at NRAO in Charlottesville (USA) for the North American partners, and NAOJ in Mitaka (Japan) for the Japanese partners.

European ALMA Support Center

  • European Operations Manager
    Wolfgang Wild
  • European Legal Representative in Chile
    Fernando Comerón
  • European Integrated Engineering Team Manager
    Silvio Rossi
  • European Integrated Computing Team Manager 
    Erich Schmid
  • European Project Scientist
    Leonardo Testi
  • European ALMA Regional Center Manager 
    Paola Andreani

East Asia ALMA Support Center

  • East Asian Operations Manager
    Satoru Iguchi
  • East Asian Legal Representative in Chile
    Seiichi Sakamoto
  • East Asian Integrated Engineering Team Manager
    Shin’ichiro Asayama
  • East Asian Integrated Computing Team Manager
    George Kosugi
  • East Asian Program Scientist
    Daisuke Iono
  • East Asian ALMA Regional Center Manager 
    Ken’ichi Tatematsu

North American ALMA Support Center

  • ALMA NA Operations Manager
    Phil Jewell
  • North American Legal Representative in Chile
    Paulina Bocaz
  • North American Integrated Engineering Team Manager
    Kamaljeet Saini
  • North American Integrated Computing Team Manager
    Morgan Griffith
  • North American Program Scientist
    Al Wootten
  • North American ALMA Regional Center Manager
    Anthony Remijan

ALMA Management Team

  • Stuartt Corder, Acting Director
  • Wolfgang Wild, EU ALMA Operations Manager
  • Phil Jewell, NA ALMA Operations Manager
  • Satoru Iguchi, EA ALMA Operations Manager

Operational Integrated Teams

  • Integrated Engineering Team
    • Serge Guniat (JAO IET – Lead)
    • Nick Whyborn (JAO IET)
    • Silvio Rossi (EU IET)
    • Kamaljeet Saini (NA IET)
    • Shin’ichiro Asayama (EA IET)
  • Integrated Science Operations Team
    • Lars-Åke Nyman (JAO ISOpT – Lead)
    • Paola Andreani (EU ISOpT)
    • Anthony Remijan (NA ISOpT)
    • Ken’ichi Tatematsu (EA ISOpT)
  • Integrated Computing Team
    • Jorge Ibsen (JAO ICT – Lead)
    • Erich Schmidt (EU IET)
    • Morgan Griffith (NA ICT)
    • George Kosugi (EA ICT)
  • Integrated Science Team
    • John Carpenter (JAO IST – Lead)
    • Leonardo Testi (EU IST)
    • Al Wooten (NA IST)
    • Daisuke Iono (EA IST)