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-present)

  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)

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

Recent Colloquia and Invited Conference Talks

  1. Astrophysics Seminar, University of California, Irvine (1/2014)

  2. Colloquium, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (11/2013)

  3. Invited talk, “Hot Topics on Elliptical Galaxies”, Venice, Italy (10/2013)

  4. Invited talk, KIPAC@10, “Big Questions in Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology” (09/2013)

  5. Astronomy Seminar, University of California, San Diego (04/2013)

  6. Astronomy Seminar, Los Alamos National Lab (02/2013)

  7. Colloquium, Space Science Lab, UC Berkeley (10/2012)

  8. Invited talk, Gemini Science and Users Meeting (07/2012)

  9. Colloquium, University of California at Santa Cruz (06/2012)

  10. Cosmology Seminar, University of California at Davis (05/2012)

  11. Colloquium, University of Washington (05/2012)

  12. Colloquium, University of California at Los Angeles (05/2012)

  13. Colloquium, Carnegie Observatories (01/2012)

  14. Colloquium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (11/2011)

  15. Colloquium, California Institute of Technology (9/2011)

  16. Colloquium, University of Chicago (6/2011)

  17. Invited talk, “Pioneering into the Extragalactic Frontier with the Giant Magellan Telescope”, College Station, TX (3/2011)

  18. Colloquium, University of California at Berkeley (3/2011)

  19. Invited talk, STScI symposium; “Stellar Populations in the Cosmological Context”, Baltimore, MD (5/2010)

  20. Colloquium, Princeton University (3/2010)

  21. Colloquium, University of Toronto (3/2010)

  22. Colloquium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2/2010)

Recent Professional Services

  1. Time Allocation Committee, Lick Observatory/Shane Telescope (fall 2013)

  2. Member Representative, AURA (2013-present)

  3. Organizer, Astronomy Department Lunch, UC Berkeley (spring 2013)

  4. Organizer, Astronomy Colloquium, UC Berkeley (2012-present)

  5. Member, Hubble Space Telescope review panel, Cycle 18 & 20

  6. Referee for ApJ, ApJ Letters, MNRAS, MNRAS Letters, A&A

  7. Co-chair, scientific organizing committee, Workshop: “Galaxies: Insight Out” (07/2012)

  8. Organizer, Galaxy Formation discussion group (GalForm), UC Berkeley (2012-present)

  9. Organizer, seminar series, optical & infra-red division, CfA (2011)

  10. Organizer, astrophysics postdoc seminar series, Princeton (2009)

  11. Member, scientific organizing committee, Workshop: “Galaxies in Real Life and Simulations” (2008)

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