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1 Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management (ESSAND) Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Phuket Campus Phuket, Thailand

2 PSU Prince of Songkla UniversityName: Prince of Songkla University PSUAcronym: PSU Our Soul Is For The Benefit Of MankindMotto: Our Soul Is For The Benefit Of Mankind 1967Established: 1967 Government UniversityType: Government University 2,392Academic staff: 2,392 39,723Students: 39,723 33,844Undergraduate: 33,844 5,879Postgraduate: 5,879 Hat-Yai (Main campus), Pattani, Phuket, Surat- Thani, TrangCampus: Hat-Yai (Main campus), Pattani, Phuket, Surat- Thani, Trang Website:

3 ES SAND  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

4 Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster ManagementName: Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management ESSANDAcronym: ESSAND Interdisciplinary Graduate SchoolType: Interdisciplinary Graduate School 2014Established: 2014 Prince of Songkla University, Phuket CampusLocation: Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus 80 Vichitsongkram Road Kathu, Phuket THAILAND 80 Vichitsongkram Road Kathu, Phuket THAILAND Website: ESSAND

5 Research Collaborations

6 Academic Staffs

7 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

8 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”

9 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

10  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 Academic Programs

11 Study Plan Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) SemesterCourseCredit 1 st 2 selected topic courses 2 special study courses S/U* 2 nd Thesis12 3 rd Thesis12 4 th Thesis12 Total36 SemesterCourseCredit 1 st 2 selected topic courses 2 special study courses S/U* 2 nd Thesis9 3 rd Thesis9 4 th Thesis9 5 th Thesis9 6 th Thesis12 Total48 7 th **Thesis12 8 th **Thesis12 Total72** * is Satisfied/Unsatisfied ** is for a student entering the D.Phil. program with a Bachelor’s degree

12 Graduation Requirements DegreeRequirements 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 TestRequirements TOEFL550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) IELTS6.5 English Language Requirement

13 Research Products

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15  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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