LABORATORY

RESEARCH STAFF

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The GIA research team in Thailand is international with Thai, British and Belgian gemologists. It is a mix of young and experienced, highly motivated and dedicated people working either in the Colored Stone Department, the Pearl Department or the Field Gemology Department.

All our research gemologists work on client stones besides their various gemological research projects. You can contact us at giabkklab@gia.edu.

LABORATORY

COLORED STONE DEPARTMENT

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Sudarat Saeseaw (Kai)
Sudarat Saeseaw (Kai)“Senior Manager”
M.Sc., GIA GG, FGA

Piradee Siritheerakul (Wint)
Piradee Siritheerakul (Wint) “Gemological Manager”
B.Sc., GIA GG, FGA
Dr. Wasura Soonthorntantikul (May)
Dr. Wasura Soonthorntantikul (May)“Research Scientist”
PhD, GIA GG, FGA
Vararut Weeramongkhonlert (Nan)
Vararut Weeramongkhonlert (Nan) “Analyst”
M.Sc., GIA GG, FGA
Patcharee Wongrawang (Beer)
Patcharee Wongrawang (Beer)“Staff Gemologist”
M.Sc., GIA GG, FGA

Nattida Ng-pooresatien (Joo)
Nattida Ng-pooresatien (Joo) “Staff Gemologist”
B.Sc., GIA GG, FGA
Ratima Suthiyuth (Mim)
Ratima Suthiyuth (Mim)“Senior Staff Gemologist”
B.Sc., GIA GG, FGA
Ungkhana Atikarnsakul (Tarn)
Ungkhana Atikarnsakul (Tarn)“Trainee Analyst”
M.Sc., GIA GG, FGA

LABORATORY

PEARL DEPARTMENT

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Nicholas Sturman
Nicholas Sturman“Senior Manager”
FGA, D.G.A.
Areeya Manustrong (Aom)
Areeya Manustrong (Aom)“Staff Gemologist (Pearls)”
B.Sc., GIA GG, FGA
Nanthaporn Nilpetploy (Kwang)
Nanthaporn Nilpetploy (Kwang) “Staff Gemologist (Pearls)”
B.Sc., GIA GG, FGA
Kwanreun Lawanwong (Kwan)
Kwanreun Lawanwong (Kwan)“Analytics Technician”
B.Sc., GIA GG, FGA
Promlikit Kessrapong (First)
Promlikit Kessrapong (First)“Analytics Technician”
M.Sc., GIA GG, FGA

LABORATORY

FIELD GEMOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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Sasithorn Engniwat (Bell)
Sasithorn Engniwat (Bell)“Stone Librarian”
B.Sc.
Charuwan Khowpong (Gibb)
Charuwan Khowpong (Gibb)“Analytics Technician”
B.Sc., GIA GG, FGA
Suwasan Wongchacree (Guide)
Suwasan Wongchacree (Guide)“Lapidary Analyst Trainee”
B.Sc.
Wim Vertriest
Wim Vertriest“Supervisor, Field Gemology”
M.Sc., GIA GG, FGA