left to right: Luda Leoparde and Dean Ian Waitz. Photo, Paul McGrath
Luda is Financial Officer of MTL. She has been with MTL since 2012. Luda runs all financial matters related to the MTL fab and is the interface to all first-time users. In this capacity, Luda supports the needs of 17 MTL fab staff in their purchasing, ordering, and accounting issues. This is a big and diverse job, and failure to perform at peak performance quickly results in gaps in supplies that can affect hundreds of users.
As a first MTL face that new users to the lab often see, Luda offers a friendly and reassuring presence that new users greatly appreciate. Examples of her endorsements were "Luda is super-efficient in all aspects of her job" and "... Luda exudes a cheerful, pleasant personality that promotes a positive atmosphere among all the individuals she interacts."
We are all lucky to count Luda among our colleagues in MTL. Please congratulate Luda for her richly deserved honor!