Staff Page

Gail Krueger, Senior Administrative Coordinator

Gail Krueger serves as the Senior Administrative Coordinator for the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processing Institute (AMMPI). She has been with AMMPI since UNT created the research institutes in 2016. Gail is responsible for a number of duties, including ordering research and office supplies, billing for research equipment use, hiring of staff and students, as well as budgetary responsibilities and administrative tasks. Prior to coming to UNT, Gail was a department head assistant at the University of Illinois’ Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering Department.

Phone: 940.369.8438 | Email: | Office Location: Discovery Park Annex


Krenare Skivjani, Proposal Manager

Krenare Skivjani is the Proposal Manager for the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processing Institute (AMMPI). Prior to joining the University of North Texas in late 2021, she worked for several years in proposal development and grant management for higher education and private sector entities including The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Alabama. She has vast experience in working and managing state and federal grants, as well as in project management and process improvement. Currently, Krenare supports the AMMPI by overseeing the full life cycle of proposal development and managing proposal collaboration between multiple institutions.

Phone: 940.369.8934 | Email: | Office Location: Discovery Park E132C


Jesse Smith, Scientific Instrument Technician

Jesse Smith serves as a Scientific Instrument Technician for the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processing Institute (AMMPI). In this role he manages and maintains AMMPI equipment, while also training new users. In addition, Jesse provides occasional illustrative work for AMMPI. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering at UNT. His research focuses on high-temperature superconducting coated conductors (Superconducting Technologies Inc.), lead sulfate nanoparticles (RSRT), and atomically-precise manufacturing (Zyvex). Jesse also received his bachelor of science in Materials Science and Engineering from UNT.

Phone: 940.565.2499 | Email: