List of NARIT Science Group Members

List of NARIT Science Group Members

Utane Sawangwit

Research Interests:

  • Observational Cosmology; Large-scale structure of the Universe, Cosmic Microwave Background, gravitational weak lensing
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Alternative gravity theories

Research Projects for students:

  • Pilot surveys of the 2-degree-Field (2dF) Quasar Dark Energy Survey (2QDES) (programming and data analysis)
  • Using galaxy clustering to constrain the Primordial non-Gaussinity and Inflationary models (theory, programming and data analysis).

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Puji Irawati

Scientific interests:

  • Close binary systems (cataclysmic variables, post common-envelope binaries, white dwarf binaries)
  • Mass transfer and common-envelope processes
  • Stellar evolution: single and binary star

Research Projects for students:

  • Cataclysmic variables (theory, programming, observation)
  • Binary star evolution (modeling)

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David Mkrtichian

Scientific interests:

  • Search for exoplanets
  • Asteroseismology of the rapidly-oscillating magnetic stars, non-radial oscillations of  mass-accreting components of Algols
  • High-precision spectroscopy of variable stars

Research Projects for students:

  • Search for and study of non-radial oscillations in components of eclipsing binary stars using high-resolution spectroscopy and the KEPLER space mission data
  • High-resolution spectroscopic study of non-radial oscillations in main-sequence stars

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Christophe Buisset

Scientific interests:

  • Optical systems conception and optimization
  • Performance analytical and numerical modelling (Software: ZEMAX, MATLAB,?)
  • Instrument alignment and characterization

Research Projects for students:

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Phrudth Jaroenjittichai

Scientific interests:

  • Radio pulsars (mode-switching, beam geometry, profile phenomenology)
  • Radio astronomy with Small Radio Telescope

Research Projects for students:

  • Pulsar search with Parkes Multi-beam Pulsar Survey Archive.
  • Radio observation of the Milky way with Thai SRT.

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Ram Kesh Yadav

Scientific interests:

  • HII regions and star formation (multiwavelenght view).
  • Young Stellar Objects (YSOs) in embedded star clusters.
  • Photometric variability in young star clusters.

Research Projects for students:

  • Determination of the fundamental parameters (e. g. reddening, distance, age) of star clusters.
  • Spectral energy distribution of YSOs.

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Ronald Macatangay

Scientific interests:

  • Chemistry-Climate Modeling/Interactions
  • Solar/Stellar Absorption/Emission Spectroscopy
  • Greenhouse Gas and Aerosol Measurements
  • Thunderstorm Modeling and Lightning Detection

Research Projects for students:

  • Numerical Weather/Climate Prediction Model Sensitivity Analysis
  • Aerosol Transport Induced by Deep Convection
  • Development of a Lightning Detector Network 

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Siraprapa Sanpa-arsa

Scientific interests:

  • Pulsar astronomy; pulsar survey, pulsar timing, multi-wavelength pulsar observations
  • Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs)
  • Radio astronomy; Thai 40-m dish radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

Projects for students:

  • Pulsar/ FRB search with the Green Bank Telescope (GBT)
  • Pulsar timing and applications 

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Supachai Awipan

Scientific interests:

  • Exoplanets (Transit, Microlensing, Planetary atmosphere)
  • Search for exomoons
  • Galactic structure study with microlensing

Research Projects for students:

  • Planetary atmosphere study of Neptune-like exoplanets

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Apimook Watcharangkool

Scientific interests:

  • Noncommutative geometry and its application in high energy/quantum physics
  • High energy astrophysics, astroparticle physics and cosmology
  • Black hole physics
  • Diffuse interstellar bands (DIB)

Projects for students:

  • noncommutative geometry from quantum system

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Raman Solanki

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Scientific interests:

  • Air pollution meteorology
  • Aerosol profile measurements using LiDAR
  • Surface layer fluxes and atmospheric boundary layer
  • Mountain meteorology

Projects for students:

  • Boundary layer variations and pollutants concentration

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Nahathai Tanakul

Scientific interests:

  • stellar populations in the Local Group with special interest in globular clusters and variable stars

Projects for students:

  • RR Lyrae variable stars in the Galactic globular clusters : In this project, we use RR Lyrae properties in globular clusters to study stellar populations of the galaxy. We use data from the archive and also from Thai national telescope. Students will learn how to do photometry, determine, characterize variable stars and analyze the data.
  • Ages of star clusters : In this project, we use an automated software to derived ages of star clusters from the ACS treasury database and compare the derived ages to those from other method.
  • Other Possibilities : Stellar populations in Nearby Galaxies, star clusters, variable stars can also be discussed

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Kitiyanee Asanok

Scientific interests:

  • Cosmic MASERs and molecular lines in radio astronomy
  • Star formation process
  • Polarization and magnetic field in star-forming regions
  • Calibration process for single dish and VLBI data
  • Radio astronomy with Small Radio Telescope (SRT)

Projects for students:

  • e-Callisto solar spectrometer
  • Testing and improve the quality of SRT
  • Radio observation with Thai SRT
  • Studying the physical properties of cosmic masers toward star-forming region

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Nibedita Kalita

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Scientific interests:

  • Temporal variability of Active Galaxies
  • X-ray spectroscopy of Seyfert galaxies and radio loud Quasars
  • Studying emission and absorption lines in x-ray spectra of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
  • Optical photometry of blazars

Projects for students:

  • Multi-wavelength variability with ground and space based telescopes to understand the nature of the local environment of AGNs and the radiation processes occurring in the vicinity of the central Super Massive Black Hole (SMBH).

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Zhou Xiao

Scientific interests:

  • Formation and evolution of close binary
  • The O’Connell effect on contact and near-contact binaries
  • The tertiary component around binary system
  • Antarctica astronomy

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Vanisa Surapipith

Scientific interests:

  • Atmospheric Modeling for studying air pollution and climate system
  • Emission Inventory and model development for research and regulatory purposes
  • Formation of Fog and Photochemical Smog; Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA)
  • Energy and Environmental conservation trends with impacts on Global, Regional and Local Weather
  • Air-Sea interaction; Surface Ocean & Lower Atmospheric research

Research Projects for students:

  • Numerical Weather Prediction using WRF and WRF-Chem model for the mountains (e.g. Hindu-Kush, Himalaya, Karakolum)
  • Aerosol influence on Asian Monsoon; monsoon onset dates, drought and flood trends
  • Development of Emission Inventory and Model for Thailand and South Asia
  • Air Quality Index (AQI) for public and policy awareness on air pollution issues
  • Air Dispersion modelling for seaside industrial complex, or power plants

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Sirinrat Sithajan

Scientific interests:

  • Exoplanet detection using radial velocity technique
  • Search for and characterization of habitable planets around nearby stars

Research Projects for students:

  • Impact of the Earth’s atmosphere on radial velocity measurements
  • Rocky planets in habitable zones of nearby stars

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Chutipong Suwannajak

Scientific interests:

  • Resolved Stellar Populations
  • Star Clusters
  • Dwarf Galaxies

Research Projects for students:

  • Stellar populations in M82 - photometry of the resolved stars in the galaxy M82, to study their mean age, and mean metallicity
  • Stellar populations in the Local Group galaxies and star clusters

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Chanisa Kanjanasakul

Scientific interests:

  • Multi-object spectroscopy
  • High-resolution spectroscopy
  • Fourier transform spectroscopy

Research Projects for students:

  • Development of Fourier transform spectroscopy system
  • Development of Fourier transform algorithm for spectrum calculation

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Thawicharat Sarotsakulchai

Scientific interests:

  • Multi-object spectroscopy
  • High-resolution spectroscopy
  • Fourier transform spectroscopy

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Pakakaew Rittipruk

Scientific interests:

  • Binary systems (Close binaries, Mass Transfer system)
  • Stellar evolution study with spectroscopy
  • Planetary system formation & evolution study

Research Projects for students:

  • Binary stars (modeling & analysis)
  • Stellar Chemical composition (programming, analysis)

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Research assistant

No

Name-surname

Supervisor

photo

1.

Miss Napaporn A-thano

Dr.David Mrktichian

2. Mr. Ittipat Promnorakid Dr.Utane Sawangwit

3.

Mr. Anut  Sangka

Dr.Utane Sawangwit

4.

Mr. Siwarut Ploydang

Dr. Ram Kesh Yadav

5.

Miss Mary Angelie Alagao

Dr.Christophe Buisset

6.

Mr. Bovornpratch Vijarnwannaluk

Dr.Utane Sawangwit

7.

Miss Esther Lhospice

Dr.Christophe Buisset

8.

Mr. Thanakorn Aungkavattana

Dr.Phrudth Jaroenjittichai

9.

Miss Vichawan Sakulsupich

Dr.Ronald Macatangay

10.

Mr. Gum Ja Naw

Dr.David Mrktichian

11.

Mr. Sherin Hassan Bran

Dr.Ronald Macatangay

12.

Mr. Tinn Thongmeearkom

Dr. Phrudth Jaroenjittichai

Students

No.

Name-surname

Supervisor(NARIT)

Supervisor (university)

level

University

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1.

Miss Grittiya Pongsupa

Dr.Utane Sawangwit

Assist. Prof. Suwicha Wannawichian

M.Sc.

Chiangmai University

2.

Miss Khemsinan Gunsriwiwat

Dr.David Mkrtichian

Assist. Prof. Siramas Komonjinda

M.Sc.

Chiangmai University

3.

Miss Nareemas Chehlaeh

Dr.David Mkrtichian

Assist. Prof. Siramas Komonjinda

Ph.D

Chiangmai University

4.

MissTatphicha Promfu

Dr.Utane Sawangwit

Assist. Prof. Suwicha Wannawichian

Ph.D.

Chiangmai University

5.

Mr. Manus Boonmalai

Dr.Utane Sawangwit

Assist. Prof. Suwicha Wannawichian

M.Sc.

Chiangmai University

6.

Miss Paparin Jamlongkul

Dr.David Mkrtichian

Assist. Prof. Suwicha Wannawichian

M.Sc.

Chiangmai University