Philip Sakimoto

Professor of the Practice, Physics and Astronomy

Director, Minor in Sustainability

March 3, 2017; Professor Sakimoto for ND Magazine. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Philip Sakimoto is director of the College of Science’s Minor in Sustainability with responsibilities that include overseeing student progress and senior capstone projects, developing campus-wide sustainability-related curricula, teaching sustainability courses, engaging in related public outreach, and developing community partnerships.

He was formerly the program manager and acting director of NASA’s Space Science Education and Public Outreach Program as well as the manager of a wide variety of NASA student development and diversity programs. At Notre Dame he has been the director of the Program for Academic Excellence in the Center for University Advising and a diversity and outreach specialist for the Department of Physics and Astronomy.