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About Export Control

Learn about the UC San Diego Export Control team and services.

UC San Diego Departmental Export Control Responsibilities (PDF)

Export Control identifies and manages export risks and provides export licenses in support of the research activities of university faculty, staff, and students.

Services We Provide

The duties of the Export Control Office are to:
  • Determine whether the activity is subject to U.S. jurisdiction
  • Classify the technology or goods involved (e.g., subject to ITAR, EAR, or other controls)
  • Work with researchers to develop Technology Control Plans
  • Determine whether any embargoes apply or whether any prohibited parties or destinations are involved
  • Determine if a license is needed for the particular technology and particular end-use and end-user
  • Determine if any license exemptions or exceptions are available (e.g., public domain, fundamental research, etc.)
  • Determine if a license is required, and if so apply promptly and keep records
  • Provide customized training on various export control topics

About UC San Diego's Export Control Office


Michael Miller

Michael Miller is Export Control Officer for the University of California, San Diego. His office is responsible for university-wide export operations. Mike previously worked for 10 years in international trade compliance in the defense industry. Mr. Miller previously worked for the University of Central Florida and University of Colorado, Boulder. Mr. Miller currently serves on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and has authored several export control training modules for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) and journal articles focusing on export control issues in higher education.


Ryan K. Jordan

As a Senior Export Control Analyst, Ryan Jordan provides UC San Diego with an extended knowledge base in export compliance, international trade, and global logistics. As the Facility Security Officer (FSO), he manages the industrial security apparatus surrounding various research programs to ensure compliance with the National Industrial Security Program. Ryan cut his teeth on international trade, global logistics, supply chain management, and overseas manufacturing when he co-founded Happy Owl Studio, a design and manufacturing firm specializing in technology accessories.  Besides his international experience, Ryan also has a long and diverse history with the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He was an engineering intern with a research group, worked for the R&D Machine Shop, and supported the business office by coordinating complex international shipments for many of the department’s seagoing research groups. Ryan received his BA from California State University Northridge and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


Ashley Rubio

Ashley Rubio is the Export Analyst and Assistant FSO for UC San Diego. Ashley graduated with her BA in English from San Diego State University. While studying for her undergrad, she worked for a biology lab and grants which supported first generation and underrepresented students. Her interest in research compliance for higher universities brought her to work for SDSU's Research Affairs Office for over 6 years focusing on Financial Conflict of Interest and Responsible Conduct of Research. She also lead programs and events that promoted and helped advance student research.

For more information, email Export Control or call (858) 246-3300.