Mariska Kriek

University of California, Berkeley


Curriculum Vitae

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  1. Assistant Professor of Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley (01/2012-present)

  2. Clay Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (09/2010-12/2011)

  3. H. N. Russell Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University (10/2007-08/2010)


  1. Ph.D. (Cum Laude) in Astronomy, Leiden University (September 26, 2007)
    Thesis: “The Many Phases of Massive Galaxies: a Near-Infrared Spectroscopic Study of Galaxies in the Early Universe”
    Advisers: Prof. Marijn Franx and Prof. Pieter van Dokkum

  2. M.Sc. in Astronomy, Leiden University (August 26, 2003)

Honors and Awards

  1. Christiaan Huygens Science Award 2008: National thesis prize, awarded once every 4 years to space sciences in the Netherlands

  2. C. J. Kok Prize 2007: Researcher of the year, Faculty of Science, Leiden University


  1. Graduate Students:

  2. Dyas Utomo (UC Berkeley; 2012-2013)

  3. Sedona Price (UC Berkeley; 2012-present)

  4. Therese Jones (UC Berkeley; 2011-2013)

  5. Willem de Pous (Leiden University; w/ Marijn Franx; 2011-2013)

  6. Jesse van de Sande (Leiden University; w/ Marijn Franx; 2009-present)

  7. Undergraduate Students:

  8. Meng Luo (UC Berkeley; 2014-present)

  9. Michael Yano (UC Berkeley; 2014-present)

  10. Nathanan Tantivasadakarn (UC Berkeley; 2013)

  11. Kevin Yu (UC Berkeley; 2012-2013)

  12. Michael Gordon (Princeton University; 3rd-year; w/ Jenny Greene; 2009)


  1. 7a: Introduction to Astrophysics; Undergraduate course for science majors at UC Berkeley (fall 2013)

  2. AY 218: Galaxies; Graduate course at UC Berkeley (fall 2012, spring 2014)

  3. Project Inside: Teaching algebra courses at New Jersey correctional facilities (2008-2010)

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