Biography

EDUCATION
   •   Ph.D. Astronomy, Heidelberg UniversityFebruary 1985
   •    M.Sc. Physics, Heidelberg UniversityJuly 1982
   •    B.Sc. Physics & Mathematics, Heidelberg University July 1979
EMPLOYMENT
   •   Astronomer, STScIMarch 2007 to Present
   •   Associate Astronomer with Tenure, STScIJune 1999 to March 2007
   •   Associate Astronomer, STScI June 1993 to June 1999
   •   ESA Staff Astronomer, STScI October 1988 to June 1993
   •   Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Colorado January 1987 to October 1988
   •   Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. of Heidelberg February 1985 to December 1986
RESPONSIBILITES AT STSCI
   •   HST Telescope Allocation Process
   •   HST Director's Discretionary Time
   •   Hubble Fellowship Program
   •   Science Policy Evaluations
PAST AND PRESENT SERVICE
   •    President, IAU Division J (Galaxies & Cosmology)
   •    Chair, IAU Working Group on Massive Stars
   •    Organizing Committee Member, IAU Commission 35
   •    Chair and Panelist, NASA ADAP and Theory review panels
   •    Panelist, Spitzer Space Telescope review panel
   •    Panelist, National Science Foundation review panel
   •    Reviewer, Subaru telescope time panel
   •    Referee for all major astronomical journals
RESEARCH INTERESTS
   •    Atmospheres and evolution of massive stars
   •    Populations of massive stars
   •    Population synthesis
   •    Young star clusters and HII regions
   •    Star-forming galaxies
   •    Galaxy spectral energy distributions
   •    Ultraviolet to near-infrared observations