Photo Credit: Randi Robison, Graduate Student, Department of Geosciences, MSU.
Photo Credit: Randi Robison, Graduate Student, Department of Geosciences, MSU.

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Padmanava Dash hosts scholars from South Korea and Iran.

Dr. Padmanava Dash is hosting three visiting scholars from South Korea and one visiting scholar from Iran during this spring semester. Kie Hyun Park teaches Earth Science at the Gyongggi Science High School for the gifted in S. Korea. Mr. Park and two of his students, Jongmin Choi and Byung Hyun Kim visited MSU for two weeks from February 4, 2017 to February 18, 2017 to learn time-series analysis of satellite data in Dr. Dash’s laboratory in the Department of Geosciences. Madhur Devkota, an MS student working with Dr. Dash assisted in supervising the group from S. Korea and Youngwoo Cho, a PhD student in the Department of Geosciences helped with the logistics. After their return to S. Korea, they are going to use the knowledge gained from MSU to study eutrophication in the Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea by processing a time-series of satellite data. 

Ramin Baghbani is a PhD student in Hydraulic Engineering Department at Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran. Mr. Baghbani’s dissertation research involves eutrophication and he was very interested in learning about the cutting edge research going on in Dr. Dash’s laboratory on comprehensive analysis of water quality issues and their monitoring. Hence, he is visiting Dr. Dash’s laboratory for nine months to learn water quality data analysis and geospatial modeling. After his return, he is going to incorporate the knowledge gained from MSU in his dissertation research, which is on investigation of eutrophication by the Zayandeh Rud River in Iran.

Photo from right to left: Kie Hyun Park (High School Teacher, S. Korea), Jongmin Choi (High School Student, S. Korea), Madhur Devkota (Graduate Student, MSU), Byung Hyun Kim (High School Student, S. Korea), Dr. Padmanava Dash (Faculty Mentor, MSU), Ramin Baghbani (Visiting Research Scholar, Iran), Youngwoo Cho (Graduate Student, MSU).