Chan Connects with MSE Alumni in Bangkok

Prof. Siu-Wai Chan recently connected with two MSE alumni, Oratai Jongprateep (B.S. 2000 MSE & Economics, M.S. 2002 MSE) and Papot Jaroenapibal (B.S. 2002 MSE & Economics), during her recent visit to Bangkok in January 2015.

Both students did research projects with Prof. Chan and Oratai assisted with Prof. Chan's high school out-rearch visitation program. Papot was the 2002 top MSE undergraduate student and winner of the APAM Department's Francis B. F. Rhodes Prize.

Oratai is an Assistant Professor at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand.

Papot writes, "After graduating from Columbia University in 2002, I attended the Ph.D. program at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2007. After that I worked as a postdoc at the same university till 2009. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand. I am also holding a vice-director position for the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) in HDD Component, Thailand. My current research topics include: Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, diamond-like carbon films, electron microscopy and tribological properties of materials."


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