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Assistant Professor Dr. Atitaya Siripinyanond
Thailand Young Scientist Award (Chemistry) Year 2007

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 2002.

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. Further, Dr. 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 having Professor 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.

The press conference event (at Siam City Hotel, Bangkok on August 2, 2007)


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