Administrative Operations, Facilities

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Irvine is committed to delivering strong and knowledgeable administrative expertise with superior customer service to faculty, staff, students, researchers, department friends, and community. As such, we are proud to provide support in various areas, to include Facilities and other Administrative Operations services at the Department level. Viviana Saadalla is the Administrative Officer who oversees the following areas in MSE @ UCI:

  • Administration and analysis for infrastructure and process improvement
  • Department meeting, visitor, and event coordination
  • Department website maintenance, communications, social media
  • Manages MSE space and key issuance operations for department
  • Manages textbook and teaching preparations
  • Oversees general administrative operations, supplies, and equipment for the business office
  • Provides support in academic personnel and student affairs
  • Responsible for management of robust and multi-faceted work order management system and processes for laboratory, research, facilities, and technical repairs and high-level administration of small and large-scale facilities needs within the Department. 
  • Supervises Department student assistant staff

For additional information related to these topics please read below or contact Viviana at 949-824-1803 or

Helpful Links

Placing an MSE Lab Work Order:

Access To Forms:
(Purchase Request, Travel Reimbursement, Business & Entertainment & Miscellaneous Forms)

Purchasing & Reimbursement: (Helpful Hints/Guidelines)

Purchase Request: (Helpful Hints/Guidelines)

Traveler Guidelines:

UCI Policies & Procedures: