I am Irene Shivaei*. I recently graduated from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Riverside in September 2017, under supervision of Dr. Naveen Reddy, and joined the JWST/MIRI science team (PI: George Rieke) in University of Arizona as a research postdoc.
During my graduate years I was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. I worked with Dr. Naveen Reddy and the MOSDEF collaboration. My research focuses on galaxy formation and evolution – more specifically, I study stellar and dust properties of galaxies at z~1-3. During my graduate studies, I had the fantastic opportunity to observe with the largest optical telescopes in the world, the Keck telescopes in Hawaii (more than 15 observing nights). I have also used the data from various space telescopes, including Hubble, Spitzer, and Herschel.
Office: Pierce Hall, Room 2120
* I am often asked how my last name is pronounced. My last name (Shivaei) is Persian; it means “eloquence”, and is pronounced as: /ʃi:’vɑ:i:/
If you are not familiar with pronunciation symbols, check out this webpage.