Pongpun Juntakut is a doctoral student from Thailand working with Nebraska Water Center Director Chittaranjan Ray. His research is focused on studying groundwater quality and modeling in the vadose zone. He is working on several articles dealing with long-term trends in groundwater contamination and salinization in the Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska.
He is pursuing a doctorate in civil engineering (water resources) at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In his home country, he worked as a lecturer and a lieutenant colonel at the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy. He earned a master’s degree in civil engineering from Bundeswehr University in Munich, Germany.