Assistant Professor Dr. Atitaya
Siripinyanond was born on September
23, 1973. She is the only daughter
of Mr. Chaovalit and Mrs. Piyaratana
Siripinyanond. As her father passed
away when she was very young, she
was raised with good care of her mother
together with her aunts, Miss Pismai
and Miss Pissri Siripinyanond. She
completed her high school education
from Assumption Convent School and
received her B.Sc. degree in Chemistry
from the Department
of Chemistry, Faculty of Science,
Mahidol University in 1994.
With the good advice from Professor
Dr. Juwadee Shiowatana and by
seeing her as a good role model, Dr.
Siripinyanond decided to pursue
higher education in the Master Degree
Program in Applied Analytical and
Inorganic Chemistry with the scholarship
from the National Science and Technology
Development Agency funded through
the Institutional Strengthening Program.
Her thesis was entitled "Direct
Electrothermal Atomic Absorption Spectrometric
Determination of Cadmium in Solid
Samples by Slurry Introduction".
She graduated with one publication
in 1996 and was given an outstanding
graduate award from Professor Dr.
Tab Nilaniti Foundation. Then, She
joined the Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
as a lecturer. She continued working
on research and receives a research
grant from the National Science and
Technology Development Agency and
co-authored two research articles.
With the scholarship from the Royal
Thai Government, she left from the
Department of Chemistry, Mahidol University
in 1997 to pursue her Ph.D. study
at the University of Massachusetts,
Amberst, MA in U.S.A. under the supervision
of Professor Ramon M. Barnes. Her
dissertation was entitled entitled
"Flow Field-Flow Fractiionation-Inductively
Coupled Plasma Mass Spectromety".
She obtained her Ph.D. degree in 2002
with eight publications, and one of
which is a book chapter in "Advances
in Atomic Spectrometry". She
then returned to the Department of
Chemistry, Mahidol University in September
Dr. Siripinyanond co-chaired two
international conferences "Asia-pacific
Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry"
in 2005 and 2006 with her former
supervisor, Professor Dr. Ramon
Barnes. These gave her good opportunities
to meet with many world experts
in the field of Analytical Atomic
Spectrometry. She was invited by
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
to join the JAAS International Advisory
Board and subsequently was invited
to submit research papers to be
published in the Young Analytical
Scientists Special Issue in 2006.
Her research interest is
in the area of analytical method
development for size separation
and characterization in the nanometer
and characterization in the nanometer
and micrometer size ranges using
field-flow fractionation technique.
Elemental size characterization
using a combined technique of field-flow
fractionation and element detection
systems such as an inductively coupled
plasma spectrometer is also emphasized.
Siripinyanond is enthusiastic
to develop efficient ways to pertorm
elemental speciation in order to
access the toxicity and bioavailability
of elements in samples which are
of biological and environmental
importance. She received research
grants from The Thailand Research
Fund in 2003-2005 and 2006-2008
Dr. Juwadee Shiowatana as a
mentor. Also, she was given a partial
research funding as well as a grant
to purchase research equipment from
the Center of Innovation in Chemistry-postgraduate
Education and Research Program in
Chemistry (PERCH-CIC). All of these
funds allowed her to start up her
research work in and efficient way.
After graduation, she has published
nine research articles, six of which
as a corresponding author.
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