Dr. Sean Dougherty was appointed ALMA Director in July 2017, for a 5-year term beginning in February 21st, 2018.
Dougherty was the director of the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Canada’s national radio astronomy facility, run by NRC Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics. He has served as a member of the ALMA Board representing North America for four years and was the chair of the ALMA Budget Committee for the last two years.
Dougherty received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from the University of Nottingham, England, in 1983 and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Calgary, Canada, in 1993. (more…)
Dr. Stuartt Corder was appointed ALMA Deputy Director, effective January 1st, 2015. Stuartt joined ALMA as (more…)
Dr. John Carpenter joined the ALMA Project in September 2015 as the ALMA Observatory Scientist. John received his PhD from (more…)
Science Interests: Active galactic nuclei, high resolution molecular emission/absorption from tori, water mega-maser emission, accretion disks, supermassive black-holes, high-redshift lines, gravitational lensing, galaxy evolution.
Technical interests: cm to mm/submm interferometry, VLBI and single dish spectroscopy. Calibration techniques and high fidelity imaging.
Head of the Department of Science Operations
Dr. Liz Humphreys joined the ALMA project in September 2009 as an astronomer in the European (more…)
Head of the Department
Jorge Ibsen joined the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in 1997, and spent many years (more…)
Head of ADE
Norikazu received his PhD in Astrophysics, from School of Science, Nagoya University in 2001. He studied the properties of (more…)
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…)
Head of Administration
Frank Ruseler joined ALMA on March 1, 2016 as JAO Head of Administration for the Joint ALMA Observatory.Frank has a Master (more…)
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…)
Health, Safety, Security & Environment manager
Ivan A. López our Health, Safety, Security & Environment Manager, joined ALMA on April 2010. (more…)
Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Officer
Valeria is an experienced journalist from the Catholic University of Chile, who has an extensive career (more…)
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.
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.
Operational Integrated Teams