Krittanon "Pond" Sirorattanakul
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My name is Krittanon Sirorattanakul, but you can also call me Pond. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Geophysics at the Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Jean-Philippe Avouac and Ares J. Rosakis's research groups. I am particularly interested in deciphering the secrets of nature by harnessing information hidden in noisy observations. My current research at Caltech focuses on the response of faults to transient stresses and fluids, both in natural settings and from controlled laboratory experiments, which is one of the research themes in our Center for Geomechanics and Mitigation of Geohazards (GMG). Little is known about the factors that determine whether transient stresses and fluids will drive the faults to slip slowly as aseismic creep or rapidly as earthquakes. Learn more about my current research here.
My undergraduate studies before Caltech was at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. In 2018, I received a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Physics and a Bachelor of Art (B.A.) in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Since my interests lie in the data-driven aspect of sciences rather than a particular discipline, I have explored different fields of study by joining three different research groups including Joshua Peper's Astrophysics group, Daniel Ou-Yang's Soft-matter Physics group, and Anne Meltzer's Seismology group.
I have participated in 3 different internships. The first internship (summer 2016) was at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a governmental facility in Batavia, Illinois, where I joined as a part of the Lee Teng Undergraduate Internship in Accelerator Science and Engineering program. The second internship (summer 2017) was at Nurture Nature Center, a non-profit organization in Easton, Pennsylvania, where I contributed to developing the "6 Degrees of Connection" education program. The third internship (summer 2022, ongoing) is at the Geomechanics Chapter of Chevron Technical Center in Houston, Texas, where I apply the computational tools that I developed during my PhD research to forecast injection-induced seismicity and make recommendations to field operations for hazard mitigation.
I am currently looking for a summer internship position in the industry sector for summer 2023 with topics from any field related to data-driven sciences. To learn more about me, feel free to check out my resume or my Curriculum Vitae: