ALMA Management

  • Sean Dougherty

    Director

    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…)

  • Stuartt Corder

    Stuartt Corder

    Deputy Director

    Dr. Stuartt Corder was appointed ALMA Deputy Director, effective January 1st, 2015. Stuartt joined ALMA as (more…)

  • 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…)

  • Elizabeth Humphreys

    Acting Head of the Department of Science Operations

    Dr. Liz Humphreys joined the ALMA project in September 2009 as an astronomer in the European (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…)

  • Norikazu Mizuno

    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

    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.Frank has a Master in Business Administration (more…)

  • Nick Whyborn

    Nick Whyborn

    Observatory Systems Engineer

    Dr. Nick Whyborn joined the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) as AIV Lead Engineer in March 2008. (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
    Leonardo Testi
  • European Legal Representative in Chile
    Fernando Comerón
  • European Integrated Engineering Team Manager
    Silvio Rossi
  • European Integrated Computing Team Manager 
    Erich Schmid
  • European Program Scientist
    Leonardo Testi
  • European Acting ALMA Regional Center Manager 
    Martin Zwaan

East Asia ALMA Support Center

  • East Asian Operations Manager
    Álvaro González
  • 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 
    Misato Fukagawa

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
    Brian Glendenning
  • North American Program Scientist
    Al Wootten
  • North American ALMA Regional Center Manager
    Anthony Remijan

ALMA Management Team

  • Stuartt Corder, Acting Director
  • Leonardo Testi, EU ALMA Operations Manager
  • Phil Jewell, NA ALMA Operations Manager
  • Álvaro González, EA ALMA Operations Manager

Operational Integrated Teams

  • Integrated Engineering Team
    • Norikazu Mizuno (JAO IET – Lead)
    • Nick Whyborn (JAO IET)
    • Silvio Rossi (EU IET)
    • Kamaljeet Saini (NA IET)
    • Shin’ichiro Asayama (EA IET)
  • Integrated Science Operations Team
    • Elizabeth Humphreys (JAO ISOpT – Lead)
    • Martin Zwaan (EU ISOpT)
    • Anthony Remijan (NA ISOpT)
    • Misato Fukagawa (EA ISOpT)
  • Integrated Computing Team
    • Jorge Ibsen (JAO ICT – Lead)
    • Erich Schmidt (EU IET)
    • Brian Glendenning (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)