Business Center

 

The Business Center can be found in the D-Wing in room 209 of the Engineering quad, and manages the day-to-day administrative tasks as well as departmental and sponsored research finances. The team is comprised of two Assistant Grants Managers, two Purchasing and Travel Administrative personnel and one Business Manager.

Courtney Kohut
Business Manager
Room D210
ckohut@princeton.edu
609.258.5139

Danielle Tartaglia
Assistant Grants Manager
Room D209
dtartagl@princeton.edu
609.258.5909

Linda Park
Purchasing & Administrative Coordinator
Room D209
lindaap@princeton.edu
609.258.8375

 

Karyna Castillo
Assistant Grants Manager
Room D209
karinac@princeton.edu
609.258.4671

Princess Prince
Purchasing & Travel Coordinator
Room D209
pprince@princeton.edu
609.258.4741

 

 

The Business Center provides departmental support to faculty, reserachers, students and staff.  

  • Financial Information - balances and chartstring budgets
  • Purchasing requests - ordering on sponsored and non-sponsored projects
  • Keys
  • Building access - Salto and CACS
  • Travel requests
  • Expense reimbursements (CONCUR) - both University credit cards, personal out-of-pocket expenses

SPONSORED RESEARCH

Assistant Grants Manager:

  • Responsible for proposal submissions as well as award administration for MAE home-based faculty and researchers - see the Doing Research in MAE page for more information.
  • Provide monthly portfolio overview, including internal and external awards.
  • Assist with chartstring expeditures ensuring compliance with both University and Sponsor guidelines.
  • Resource for policy and procedures for MAE as well as the University and Sponsors.
  • Assist Business Manager with the implementation of departmental processes and changes to workflow, policy or procedures as required.

 

BUYING & PAYING

All order requests should be emailed to purchasing_mae@princeton.edu and your assigned purchasing contact will manage your request (see assignment chart).

  • URGENT orders should be designated as such in the subject of your email, or sent a follow-up message to your assigned purchasing contact after the initial order is placed via the purchasing email.
  • If you are an approved cart creator, you may create a cart in the marketplace and forward it to your assigned purchasing contract. 
  • You can view available and suggested vendors in the PRIME portal.
  • Reference materials for buying & paying for goods and services can be found in the Information and Training button on the PRIME portal.
  • Laboratory supplies should not be out-of-pocket expenses unless in emergency situations and be prepared to provide the necessary backup.
  • Computers cannot be purchased on a personal or University credit card - always route the requests to the purchasing listserv. See the computer policy here.
  • FORMS

TRAVEL & EXPENSES - CONCUR

Travel and expense reimbursements are submitted through Concur and should include the requied information to allow for expedient processessing. Multiple, un-related expenses may be included on a single expense report - please do not route multiple reports with a single item on each report.

  • Paper reimbursements are accepted under certain circumstances - please contact the Business Manager prior to submitting a paper report to see if it is allowable.
  • If you hold a University netid you have been automatically granted access to Concur. 
  • Concur can be accessed from the PRIME portal or www.princeton.edu/concur or travel.princeton.edu.
  • Reference materials for travel and expense can be found in the Information and Training button on the PRIME portal, and a new one-page guide will be available soon.

IMPORTANT: You must assign an expense approver before you can route a report through Concur. You will receive an error if you do not. Your Concur approver as shown in the assignment chart should be your default approver.

  • When submitting expenses you will need to obtain the full chartstring and enter it in the allocation tab for each expense before submitting the report. You will never have a program and a project in a chartstring.
  • You MUST complete the Business Purpose for each line item - it should always answer Who/What/Where/When and Why - example: You have a meal expense, your last name should be first such as: Smith/meal/talk @ APS Mtg/SanDiego/Nov2018
  • Please see the attached for a general outline of procedures.

ALL Purchasing Requests are sent to: purchasing_mae@princeton.edu
Your Assigned Purchasing Contact will manage your order
Group  Assistant
 Grants Manager        
 
Assigned
PURCHASING  
Contact                          
CONCUR
Travel & Expense
Contact                         
Arnold, Craig Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Carter, Emily Karina Castillo Nari Baughman Nari Baughman
Choueiri, Edgar Karina Castillo Princess Prince Deanna Spoth
Cohen, Daniel Danielle Tartaglia Princess Prince Princess Prince
Deike, Luc Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Dryer (E), Frederik Karina Castillo Princess Prince Princess Prince
El-Gabry, Lamyaa Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Linda Park
Glaser, Alex Karina Castilo Princess Prince Princess Prince
Haataja, Mikko Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Holmes (E), Philip Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Hultmark, Marcus Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Linda Park
Ju, Yiguang Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Kasdin, Jeremy Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Kolemen, Egemen Karina Castillo Princess Prince Princess Prince
Kosmrlj, Andrej Karina Castillo Princess Prince Princess Prince
Law, Ed Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Leonard, Naomi Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Littman, Michael Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Majumdar, Ani Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Martinelli, Luigi Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Mikhailova, Julia Karina Castillo Princess Prince Princess Prince
Miles, Richard Karina Castillo Princess Prince Princess Prince
Mueller, Michael Karina Castillo Princess Prince Princess Prince
Rowley, Clancy Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Smits (E), Lex Danielle Tartaglia Linda Park Deanna Spoth
Steingart, Daniel Karina Castillo Princess Prince Princess Prince
Stone, Howard Karina Castillo Princess Prince Deanna Spoth
Suckewer (E), Szymon Karina Castillo Princess Prince Princess Prince
Undergraduate teaching lab staff     Linda Park Linda Park
Undergrad Thesis Project JoAnn Love Linda Park Theresa Russo/Jill Ray