Dr. Wantana Klysubun, the Beamline Manager 8: XAS of Synchrotron Thailand, has been elected as the executive committee of IXAS.
The International X-ray Absorption Society (IXAS) is an international scientific organization representing all those working on X-ray absorption, and related techniques including experimental techniques such as XAS, EXAFS, XAFS, XANES, NEXAFS etc., which usually conducted at synchrotron radiation facilities. The purpose of the IXAS is to oversee activities which benefit the community as a whole, to establish operational committees, to provide for education in the field, to disseminate relevant information, to work with other related regional, national and professional organizations in promoting and developing XAS and related disciplines, and to act as representative for the community to other professional organizations. Currently, there are over 700 members from various countries around the world. Major projects are described in the following:
During the 17th International Conference on X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) scheduled from 22–27 July 2018 in Kraków, Poland, Dr. Wantana Klysubun, the Beamline Manager 8: XAS of Synchrotron Thailand, has been elected as the executive committee of IXAS. She is considered the first Thai scientist to be in this position.
Dr. Wantana is the pioneer of XAS technique in Thailand with over related 64 international publications. Her outstanding research include, the study of ancient Thai “Kriab” mirror under the Royal Initiative Project of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand. She was awarded L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship in 2010 as well as the Outstanding Employee from the Ministry of Science and Technology.