Resnick Graduate Research Fellow
Siraput is a second-year PhD student working with Prof. Christian Frankenberg. Having experienced various facets of environmental challenges growing up in Thailand, Siraput has long been intrigued by the power of science to shape a more sustainable future for society. After obtaining first-class bachelor and master degrees in physics from the University of Cambridge, Siraput came to Caltech in 2016 to pursue his PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, with a focus on using remote-sensing data to understand Earth systems. His current research applies simulations and machine learning techniques in combination with real observational airborne methane retrieval imagery to identify and quantify point-source methane emissions over California. The success of his project could open a path toward automated methane emissions monitoring from satellite data, and may help to better constrain the distribution of regional and local methane emission sources across the globe. Siraput's interests also include monsoon dynamics and variations. During the course of his Resnick fellowship, he aims to develop expertise in utilizing the wealth of observational data available to distill useful knowledge that can inform and help improve resilience for human society.
RSI Research: OPTIMEEM: OPTImize MEthane Emission Monitoring
Faculty Adviser: Christian Frankenberg