Irene Shivaei Winner of Biruni 2018 Award

Irene Shivaei winner of Biruni 2018 Award

Irene Shivaei

Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona

Email: ishivaei-AT-email.arizona.edu

Website: https://www.ireneshivaei.com

For Irene’s active publication list please refer to here 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS: Postdoctoral Researcher, James Webb Space Telescope/MIRI and NIRCam science teams, University of Arizona 2017-Present

EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Physics (September 2017) | University of California, Riverside
M.S. in Physics (2012) | University of California, Riverside
B.S. in Physics (2011) | University of Tehran, Iran

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: Graduate Student Researcher, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
• Supervisor: Dr. Naveen Reddy 2011 – 2017
Thesis: A Multi-Wavelength Spectroscopic and Photometric Study of Star Formation and Dust in Galaxies in the Early Universe
• The MOSFIRE Deep Evolution Field (MOSDEF) Survey 2013 – Present
Undergraduate Student Researcher, Dept. of Physics, University of Tehran
• Supervisor: Prof. Mohammad Taghi Tavassoly 2010 – 2011
Project: Measurement of Angular Diameters of Extended Light Sources by Moire Technique

OBSERVING EXPERIENCE:
18 1/2 nights observing experience with Keck/MOSFIRE and DEIMOS
1 night observing experience with Large Binocular Telescope/MODS

OBSERVING PROPOSALS:
PI: Large Binocular Telescope/MODS, 2017b
Co-I (PI: Naveen Reddy): Keck/LRIS, 2016b-2017b

HONORS & AWARDS:
• NASA Hubble Fellowship Fall 2018 – 2021
NASA Hubble Fellowship Program
• Robert T. Poe Memorial Scholarship Award Spring 2017
Presented for Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
• Dissertation Year Program Award Fall 2016
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
• NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 2013 – 2016
National Science Foundation (NSF)
• Robert L. Wild Family Scholarship Award Spring 2015
Presented for Outstanding Graduate Research by a 4th Year Graduate Student, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
• Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship 2011
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
• Scholarship to Participate in the Students On Ice Antarctic Expedition 2007, Ahoora Foundation (Anousheh Ansari)
• 2nd Rank at National Astronomy Olympiad 2005
Young Scholars Club, Iran

PUBLICATIONS (lead author):
5. The MOSDEF Survey: direct observational constraints on the photon production efficiency, at z  ~ 2, Shivaei, I., Reddy, N., Siana, B., et al., The Astrophysical Journal, accepted, arXiv:1711.00013
4. The MOSDEF Survey: Metallicity dependence of the PAH emission at high redshift and implications for 24m-inferred IR luminosities and star formation rates at z  ~ 2, Shivaei, I., Reddy, N., Shapley, A., et al., The Astrophysical Journal, 837, article id. 157, 14 pp. (2017) Also featured in: Astronomy UCR, UCR Today, Phys.org, Science Daily, EurekAlert, Space Daily
3. The MOSDEF Survey: The strong agreement between H and UV-to-FIR star formation rates for z  2 star-forming galaxies, Shivaei, I., Kriek, M., Reddy, N., et al., The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 820, article id. L23, 7 pp. (2016)
Also featured in: Astronomy UCR, UCR Today, Keck Observatory, Phys.org, Science Daily, EurekAlert, Space Daily, Astronomy Now
2. The MOSDEF Survey: Dissecting the star-formation rate vs. stellar mass relation using H and H emission lines at z  ~ 2, Shivaei, I., Reddy, N., Shapley, A., et al., The Astrophysical Journal, 815, article id. 98, 12 pp. (2015).
1. Investigating H , UV, and IR Star-formation Rate Diagnostics for a Large Sample of z  ~ 2 Galaxies, Shivaei, I., Reddy, N., Steidel, C., & Shapley, A., The Astrophysical Journal, 804, article id. 149, 10 pp. (2015)

PUBLICATIONS (contributing author):
15. Sanders, R.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal, submitted, arXiv:1711.00224
14. Freeman, W. R.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal, submitted, arXiv:1710.03230
13. Leung, G.; …; Shivaei, I., The Astrophysical Journal, 849, article id. 48, 20 pp. (2017)
12. Shapley, A.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 846, article id. L30, 6 pp. (2017)
11. Azadi, M.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal, 835, article id. 27, 22 pp. (2017)
10. Sanders, R.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 825, article id. L23, 6 pp. (2016)
9. De Barros, S.; Reddy, N.; & Shivaei, I., The Astrophysical Journal, 820, article id. 96, 15 pp. (2016)
8. Price, S. H.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal, 819, article id. 80, 27 pp. (2016)
7. Sanders, R.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal, 816, article id. 23, 24 pp. (2016)
6. Darvish, B.; …; Shivaei, I., The Astrophysical Journal, 814, article id. 84, 21 pp. (2015)
5. Kriek, M.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 218, article id. 15, 27 pp. (2015)
4. Reddy, N. A.; …; Shivaei, I., The Astrophysical Journal, 806, article id. 259, 24 pp. (2015)
3. Shapley, A. E.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal, 801, article id. 88, 13 pp. (2015)
2. Coil, A. L.; …; Shivaei, I., The Astrophysical Journal, 801, article id. 35, 19 pp. (2015)
1. Sanders, R.; …; Shivaei, I.; …, The Astrophysical Journal, 799, article id. 138, 11 pp. (2015)

SERVICE & OUTREACH:
• Founder of the MESCIT program Fall 2017 – Present
Mentorship and Education in SCIence for Tucson, University of Arizona
• Referee for A&A
• Organizer of UCR Astronomy Journal Clubs Fall 2015 – Spring 2017
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
• AWIS-UCR Outreach Committee 2015 – 2017
Association for Women in Science (AWIS) – UCR Chapter
• UCR Astronomy Department Outreach Group 2014 – 2017
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, UC Riverside
• Co-founder and Author of www.staryab.com 2014 – Present
Staryab is a weekly astrophysical literature website managed by Iranian astronomers across the globe for farsi-speakers.
• Co-founder of StarPeace Global Project 2009 – 2014
StarPeace was an international project aiming to popularize astronomy and peace among people of all nations. It was selected as one of the Special Projects of International Year of Astronomy 2009 by UNESCO and International Astronomical Union.
• Member of Organizing Committees of Several Public Outreach Activities 2006 – 2010
Astronomical Society of Iran, Zaferanieh Educational Observatory, Iran