Chile Team

Robert N. Shelton and Patrick McCarthy

Board of Directors, November 2016

Outreach Team

The Project

The GMTO project has grown in the past ten years from a small core group to a large organization. We employ about 85 people at GMTO, including about 55 engineers, 14 staff in Chile, as well as a corporate office comprising HR, Finance and other support. Our engineers and staff come from all over the world – from Australia to Chile to China to India to Spain, and we have experience with other observatories and telescope projects including ALMA, CTIO, ESO, GTC, Gemini, Keck, LBT, LIGO, LSST, Magellan and Palomar, as well as with industry including Jacobs Engineering, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and NASA.

Leadership & Points of Contact

Robert Shelton, President
Patrick McCarthy, Vice President for Operations and External Relations
Jennifer Eccles, Vice President for Development
Rebecca Bernstein, Project Scientist
James Fanson, Project Manager

To contact a staff member, please send an email to
Internal only: please see the Human Resources folder on Docushare for a full staff listing.

Board of Directors

Chair: Walter Massey, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Vice-Chair: Taft Armandroff, The University of Texas at Austin
Charles Alcock, Smithsonian Institution
Wayne Alexander, SBC Southwestern Bell, Retired
Timothy Doyle, Carnegie Institution for Science
Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard University
Buell Jannuzi, The University of Arizona
Anne-Marie Lansdown, Office of the Chief Scientist of Australia
Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, University of São Paulo
Richard Meserve, Covington and Burling LLP
Byeong-Gon Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Nigel Poole, University of New South Wales
Jerry Strawser, Texas A&M University

James Wyant, University of Arizona

Science Advisory Committee

Chair: Alan Dressler, Carnegie Observatories
Co-Chair: Rebecca Bernstein, GMT
Incoming chair (from March 2018): Dennis Zaritsky, University of Arizona
Daniel Apai, The University of Arizona
Edo Berger, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Bob Blum, NOAO, Community Representative
Sarah Brough, University of New South Wales
Jeff Crane, Carnegie Institution for Science
Eduardo Cypriano, University of São Paulo
Daniel Eisenstein, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Board Liaison
Daniel Fabricant, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Mike Gladders, The University of Chicago
Jenny Greene, Princeton, Community Representative
Narae Hwang, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Adam Kraus, The University of Texas at Austin
Claudia Mendes de Oliveira, University of São Paulo, Board Liaison
Casey Papovich, Texas A&M University
Rob Sharp, Australian National University
Rob Simcoe, MIT, Community Representative

Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab

Steward Observatory Director:
Buell Jannuzi

SO Associate Director:
Jeffrey Kingsley

J. Roger P. Angel

RFC Mirror Lab Manager:
Stuart Weinberger

GMT Project Manager at RFCML:
Victor Gasho

Please visit the University of Arizona’s Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab personnel page for a full staff listing.