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Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and
Andaman Natural Disaster Management (ESSAND)
Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Phuket Campus
Phuket, Thailand
www.essand.psu.ac.th
PSU
• Name: Prince of Songkla University
• Acronym: PSU
• Motto: Our Soul Is For The Benefit
Of Mankind
• Established: 1967
• Type: Government University
• Academic staff: 2,392
• Students: 39,723
• Undergraduate: 33,844
• Postgraduate: 5,879
• Campus: Hat-Yai (Main campus),
Pattani, Phuket, SuratThani, Trang
• Website: http://www.psu.ac.th
ESSAND
 ESSAND stands for Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System
Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management.
 ESSAND is an interdisciplinary graduate school of specialization under
Prince of Songkla University (PSU), and is located in Phuket campus.
 Main ESSAND’s objectives are to
 develop the knowledge and technology for understanding,
predicting, and responding to global change at local to global scales
 train a new generation of scientists with high-level research
capability and skills in the field of earth system science
ESSAND
•
Name: Interdisciplinary Graduate
School of Earth System
Science and Andaman Natural
Disaster Management
•
Acronym: ESSAND
•
Type: Interdisciplinary Graduate School
• Established: 2014
•
Location: Prince of Songkla University,
Phuket Campus
80 Vichitsongkram Road
Kathu, Phuket 83120
THAILAND
•
Website: http://www.essand.psu.ac.th
Research Collaborations
Academic Staffs
Asst. Prof. Dr. Chinnawat Surussavadee
Director of ESSAND
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) in 2007 from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
IEEE, Senior Member
Research expertise: Satellite Passive Millimeter-Wave
Retrieval of Global Precipitation, High-Resolution Numerical
Weather Forecasting, Atmospheric Modeling, Natural
Disaster Management, Remote Sensing of Environment
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
 2012 Thailand Young Technologist Award from Foundation for the Promotion of
Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King
 2013 Outstanding Research Award in the field of Engineering and Industrial
Research from National Research Council of Thailand
 2013 Outstanding Young Lecturer Award from PSU
 2012 Outstanding Personnel Award from PSU
 2007 Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award from National Research Council of
Thailand
 Second prize, Student Prize Paper Competition at IEEE IGARSS 2005
Asst. Prof. Dr. Chinnawat Surussavadee
Director of ESSAND
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) in 2007 from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
IEEE, Senior Member
Research expertise: Satellite Passive Millimeter-Wave
Retrieval of Global Precipitation, High-Resolution Numerical
Weather Forecasting, Atmospheric Modeling, Natural
Disaster Management, Remote Sensing of Environment
PUBLICATIONS
 12 papers in ISI journals (mostly in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and
Remote sensing), where he is the first author for nine of them and is the sole
author for one of them
 14 papers in international conference proceedings, mostly in IEEE International
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
 1 invited book chapter in an international textbook
 2 books in Thai language on “Remote Sensing of Global Precipitation Using
Passive Millimeter-Wave Satellites and High-Resolution Numerical Weather
Forecasting Models for Thailand”
Dr. Avirut Puttiwongrak
D.Phil. (Environment Resource System Engineering)
in 2013 from Kyoto University, Japan
Research expertise: Geophysical, Geotechnical, and
Geomechanical techniques in exploration of surface and
subsurface and integrated those knowledge for preventing
Geo-disasters and contributing a development of energy,
environment, and infrastructure
ACHIEVEMENTS
 2010 Monbukagakusho Scholarship from Japanese Government to pursue Ph.D.
program at Kyoto University, Japan
 2009 Deeswasmongkol prize in recognition of the most outstanding academic
performance in the field of Geotechnical and Thailand Geoenvironmental
Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of
Technology(AIT), Thailand
PUBLICATIONS
 International journal papers: 1 published paper and 4 in review
 10 international conference proceedings
Academic Programs
 M.Phil./D.Phil. in Earth System Science (will start in August 2014)
 M.Phil./D.Phil. in Natural Disaster Management (will start soon)
 All programs are international interdisciplinary research-based
 Research assistantships and scholarships are available for well
qualified students
Study Plan
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.)
Semester
1st
Course
Credit
2 selected topic
courses
2 special study
courses
S/U*
2nd
Thesis
12
3rd
Thesis
12
4th
Thesis
12
Total
36
Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.)
Semester
Course
Credit
1st
2 selected topic
courses
2 special study
courses
S/U*
2nd
Thesis
9
3rd
Thesis
9
4th
Thesis
9
5th
Thesis
9
6th
Thesis
12
* is Satisfied/Unsatisfied
** is for a student entering the D.Phil.
program with a Bachelor’s degree
Total
48
7th**
Thesis
12
8th**
Thesis
12
Total
72**
Graduation Requirements
Degree
Requirements
M.Phil.
• Complete 36 credits
• One research paper are accepted for publication in a journal in the
ISI’s two upper quartiles or TCI's quality level 4-5
• Pass English language requirement
D.Phil.
• Complete 48 credits for a student entering with a master degree OR
complete 72 credits for a student entering with a doctoral degree)
• Two research papers are accepted to be published in a journal in
the ISI’s two upper quartiles or TCI's quality level 4-5
• Pass English language requirement
English Language Requirement
English Test
Requirements
TOEFL
550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based)
IELTS
6.5
Research Products
www.worldmeteorology.com
www.worldmeteorology.com
 www.worldmeteorology.com provides global meteorological and
natural disaster data and information for public benefits
 All data and information are products of ESSAND Director’s research,
except for earthquake reports. Products include:
 Weather forecasts for 28 hours in advance for Southeast Asia
 Near real-time retrievals of global precipitation from observations of
passive millimeter-wave satellites employing the AMP algorithm
 Near real-time precipitation retrievals from observations of passive
infrared geostationary satellites employing the JPP algorithm
 Global earthquake reports, where the data are from USGS
 Flood forecasts for important river basins in southern Thailand,
where the forecasts are available only in monsoon seasons
 WMApp that works with any Android devices is freely available in
Google Play Store
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