The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Cambodia

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Tharith Sriv
Assoc Prof Dr Tharith Sriv
Team Chair and Contact Person, NAEC team - Cambodia
Royal University of Phnom Penh

Tharith Sriv received a B. Sc. in Physics from Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia), a Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) in Electrical and Information Engineering from the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand, and a PhD in Physics from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea in 2001, 2005 and 2020, respectively. Before pursuing his PhD, Tharith was nominated by the MoEYS to work as the trainer, research advisor, and leader of the national gifted students to regional and international competitions for high school students such as the SEAMEO Search for Young Scientists (SSYS), International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO), International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) from 2008 to 2014. Besides, he was involved in several astronomical activities in Cambodia. In 2023, he was appointed an Associate Professor of Physics. In Dec. 2020, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tharith Sriv was appointed an advisory board member of the National Council of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Currently, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tharith Sriv is with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), Cambodia, where he has taught several advanced courses, and has worked as the Program Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Physics, Graduate School of Science since 2020. His research focus is in the field of condensed matter experiment, optical spectroscopy (Raman & PL), and microbeam analysis (SEM/EDS, XRD, AFM). He is the founder of the Optoelecronics and Advanced Materials Lab, where he currently supervises 2 PhD, 4 M. Sc. and 4 B. Sc. students to work on their theses.

Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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To get in touch with the NAEC team for Cambodia please contact:
Assoc Prof Dr Tharith Sriv via tharith​atrupp.edu.kh