Nattanan Wongprapinkul

Nattanan Wongprapinkul

Master’s student and Research Assistant

University of Michigan

Nattanan is a 2nd-year Master’s student in the Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Michigan. His research interests include space infrastructure development, space system design, and trajectory optimization. He is currently working on the spaceport assessment project, with an emphasis on developing a plume evolution model for launch vehicle ground cloud deposition, advised by Prof. Gökçin Çınar and Prof. Oliver Jia-Richards, with the objective of assessing the local environmental impact from space launch activities.

Before joining the MSc program, Nattanan earned a B.Eng. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Kasetsart University, Thailand. During his senior year, he had the opportunity to intern at the National Space Organization in Taiwan. He was primarily responsible for analyzing the electrical unit for Formosat-8 satellite and conducting research on micro-vibrations caused by the reaction wheel. After graduating, he received the Royal Thai Government Scholarship through the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency to further his studies in Aerospace Engineering.

During his free time, Nattanan enjoys skiing, playing the saxophone, and traveling.

  • Space infrastructure development
  • Space system design
  • Trajectory optimization
  • B.Eng. in Aerospace Engineering, 2020

    Kasetsart University, Thailand