As an ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellow pilot program, Dr. Marganingrum has got a lot of new experiences and develop her capacity building and networking with other scientists with different majors and countries.
She is graduated from Enviromental Engineering Department at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung-Indonesia in 1996. And took her master degree at Management Industry and Enviromental Engineering Department (2000) and doctoral degree in 2013 respectively.
Her strong interest in water and water management has led to her reasearch on water and correlated water and management such as water pollution, water poverty, water and spatial planning, etc.
Dyah MarganingrumResearcher at Research Centre for Geotechnology
Dr. Andini took her undergraduate and master study in Germany in the area of bio-processing technology and agriculture. Then she was selected by the Japanese embassy in Jakarta for the MEXT Scholarship for pursuing her PhD study in the University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki Ken, Japan) in the Graduate School of Life and Enviromental Sciences. She had published two international publications during her PhD.
She is currently working as a consultant for a local NGO working in agriculture area in Aceh and do some review in some international journals related with Amaranth (underutilized vegetable crop that bears great potential for combatic malnutrition in developing countries.)
As ASEAN-US Science and Technology Fellow, Dr. Andini expect that she may improve her knowledge and skill in diplomacy, and be able to combine science with the policy in our country which is in-line with Indonesian’s development priorities, also to develop best policies and practices via the utilization of appropriate and correct technology and science for benefiting many people.
Rita AndiniConsultant in Agriculture Area
Mie Mie Kyaw
Dr. Kyaw current expertise focused on “Assessment of Biodiversity of the Hydropower plant and Enviromental Policy of the upper Paunglaung hydropower dam in Myanmar” and “Enviromental and Social Impact Assessment effects of the hydropower plant of the upper Paunglaung hydropower dam in Myanmar”.
She is an Assistant Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Yangon, Myanmar. She got her B.Sc (Honours), MSc and PhD in Zoology from the Univeristy of Mandalay.
She expect that the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology fellowship program is a good policy maker concerned with the science especially in environmental ongoing process and public policy to help governmental bodies plan, and make it more efficient and effective by cooperating with other scientists for the sake of national interests by setting work plan to get better national progress for present and future.
Mie Mie KyawAssistant Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Mandalay
Win Maw Hlaing Oo
After received his Ph.D in Materials Science from Washington State University in 2007, Dr. Hlaing Oo worked as postdoctoral researcher in University of Utah and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research work involved very specialized techniques in nano-structured materials, mathematical modeling and renewable energy systems.
He hopes that ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology Fellows Pilot Program is an excellent opportunity to broaden his knowledge more into science and policy making. He also expect that this program would proof that scientists with PhD programs are not only for laboratory based research, but also for a wide range of professions.
Win Maw Hlaing OoConsultant in Nanostructured Materials, Mathematical modeling and Renewable Energy Systems
Dr. Thoetkiattikul received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtaining her Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Georgia in 2006. She is currently working as a researcher at the Enzyme Technology Laboratory, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Biotec), Thailand.
Her research focus is the development of metagenomic DNA technology for the identification of microbial genomes and their metabolic potential from a particular environment using high-throughput pyrosequencing technique.
As an ASEAN-U.S Science and Technology (S&T) fellow, she hope to learn the thought and decision making processes behind national and regional policies. She hope this program may develop a strong network within the ASEAN community, the ASEAN Secretariat, the US Community and colleagues from other connected sector ministries in Thailand and globally.
Honglada ThoetkiattikulResearcher at Enzyme Technology Laboratory, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Biotec)
Maria Ruth B. Pineda-Cortel
Dr. Pineda has interest on health and taking up Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Medical Technology and Doctorate Degree in Biological Science. Currently, she is a college instructor at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Medical Technology, where she is involved in honing future medical technologists, in serving the community through public heallth, and in doing health related researches.
Her research interests are focused on
- Gestational Diabetes mellitus
- Dengue and Malaria
- Climate Change
As ASEAN- U.S. Science and Technology Fellow, she hope this program may formulate national policies which will be implemented and applied, and will definitely be the most important contribution of every research.
Maria Ruth B. Pineda-CortelBoard Member of Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Scholars Society
Anh Tung Pham
Dr. Pham earned her B.S. degree in biotechnology from the Hanoi University of Sciences in 2005, M.S. in Asian Soybean Rust at the University of Illinois, and he Ph. D at the University of Missouri. In 2011, she was offered a postdoctoral position at the Soybean Genetic Development Laboratory, University of Georgia. Her research currently focuses on fine-
mapping genes that control the resistance in soybean to devastating diseases such as frogeye leaf spot and root knot nematode.
With the ASEAN-U.S. S&T Fellowship, she hopes to provide her expertise to aid policy makers in Vietnam incorporating the climate change theme into policies and regulations for a sustainable development in agricultural activities.
Anh Tung PhamResearcher at Soybean Genetic Development Laboratory, University of Georgia
Pham Thi Thanh Nga
Dr. Nga has her background in the Earth science, she got the master degree from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 2001 and finished her PhD Degree at the Nagoya University, Japan in October 2008. She had been working at Vietnam National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) for more than 10 years as a forecaster and researcher. Now, She is currently working at Vietnam Satellite Center.
As the ASEAN-U.S. Science and Technology, she expects that this program may improve the skills and opportunity to apply her knowledge on meteorological related hazards successfully to support policy in the early warning in disaster risk reduction and to communicate effectively with the public and other non-academic people.
Pham Thi Thanh NgaForecaster and Researcher at Vietnam Satellite Center,