Plenary Speaker: Dr.Supalak Parn-anurak
Speaking Topics: CCUS Technology Development in Energy Transition
Dr. Supalak Parn-anurak is currently Deputy Director General at the Department of Mineral Fuels, Ministry of Energy (DMF), Thailand. He received his Master of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, USA. Dr.Supalak has got many professional experiences on Petroleum Engineering and Production Engineering.
Plenary Speaker: Prof.Sotiris E. Pratsinis
Speaking Topics: Flame Aerosol Particle Technology: from carbon black to devices (breath sensors)
Sotiris E. Pratsinis is professor of process engineering and materials science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) since 1998 teaching Mass Transfer, and Micro-Nano-Particle Technology. He received a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1977. In 1977-1980, he served in the Greek Navy and worked in a textile company before receiving his MSc (1982) and PhD from University of California, Los Angeles in 1985. He was in the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, USA from 1985 to 2000. He has graduated 42 PhD students, now at leading positions in industry and academia across the world, while currently he is advising six. He has published 400+ refereed articles, filed 20+ patents that are licensed to industry and have contributed to the creation of four spinoffs.
His research focuses on multiscale particle dynamics and aerosol reactor design for synthesis of novel materials and devices. He has pioneered flame synthesis of nanostructured materials with closely controlled characteristics. This scalable process is practiced today in industrial units and academic laboratories worldwide.
Plenary Speaker: Prof.Serm Janjai
Speaking Topics: Parabola Dome Dryer: a large-scale solar dryer for commercial applications
Prof.Serm Janjai is currently professor and team leader of the Solar Energy Research Laboratory at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University, Thailand. He has been doing research in two fields namely, solar energy and atmospheric science and has contributed over 100 paper publications.
In 2022, Prof.Serm has been rated as Top 2% of World Scientists 2022 (Career-Long Citation Impact 2021) and Top 2% of World Scientists 2022 (Single Year Citation Impact 2021) in the field of energy by Elsevier BV, Stanford University.
Plenary Speaker: Prof.Tetsuya Kida
Speaking Topics: Carbon-Based Electrochemical Membrane Reactors using Proton-Conducting Graphene Oxide Nanosheets
Professor Tetsuya Kida has been a full professor of Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kumamoto University, Japan since 2013. He received his bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry from Kyushu University, Japan in 1994. He received his MS degree and Dr. Eng. degree in Materials Science from Kyushu University in 1996 and 2001, respectively. His current research interests include the synthesis and applications of semiconductor nanocrystals, gas sensing with metal oxides, and applications of graphene oxide for energy applications.
Invited Speaker: Prof.Pornpote Piumsomboon
Speaking topics: "Process Dynamics and Control Class with the Flip Learning Approach"
Professor Pornpote Piumsomboon is currently a full professor of Department of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University. His research interests include Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (doing catalyst and membrane developtment, electrodes preparation, and system simulation) and Circulating Fluidized Bed Technology (developing CFBC and CFBG prototype for using with domestic fuels).
Prof.Pornpote has contributed over 100 paper publications and involved in teaching "process dynamics and control" for many years. He is also the author of the books (in Thai language) "Process Dynamics and Control" and "Energy: Evolution, Production process, Analysis and Sustainability"
Invited Speaker: Prof.Shigeru Fujino
Speaking topics: "Laser Fabrication Method for 3D Complex Silica Glass"
Shigeru Fujino is a Professor of Global Innovation Center, Kyushu University, Japan. He received his PhD in 1997 at Department of Material Science, Kyushu University. He was a visiting scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA,USA during 2000-2001, and research fellow at Tokyo university from 2012. He is the Executive Director of Glass Division of the Ceramic Society of Japan. His current research interests Laser fabrication method for 3D complex silica glass and its applications for various industry fields. He developed silica glass picks with micro-3D-engravings of ukiyo-e motifs. To celebrate the finale of the International Year of Glass 2022 closing ceremony, world-famous jazz guitarists (Joshua Breakstone and Satoshi Inoue) were invited to perform music with the world's first silica glass guitar picks. He also plays guitar and drums.
Invited Speaker: Dr.Rujira Jitrwung
Speaking topics: "Carbon Dioxide Utilization Combining with Methane to Biomethanol by 3-step Process "
Dr.Rujira Jitrwung works in Expert Center of Innovative Clean Energy and Environment (InnoEN) at Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research. His research interests include Biomethanol, Biogasoline, and Biofuel.
Invited Speaker: Asst.Prof.Apinan Soottitantawat
Speaking topics: "Teaching for Outcome Based Education in Chemical Engineering"
Assistant Professor Apinan Soottitantawat received Doctor of Engineering in Molecular and Biochemical Engineering from Tottori University, Japan. He is currently Assitant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. His research interests include Encapsulation process via various techniques (i.e., spry drying inclusion complex, pickering, emulsion, hydrogel), Chemical process development and scale up (fine chemical, chemicals from biomass and palm oil derivative), and Bioactive compounds purification (crystallization, molecular distillation).
In 2022, Asst.Prof.Apinan has got "Award for Excellence in Chemical Engineering Education" from The Thai Institute of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (TIChE).
Invited Speaker: Assoc.Prof.Supareak Praserthdam
Speaking Topics: "High-Throughput Heterogeneous Catalyst Screening by Quantum Chemistry and Machine Learning"
Dr. Supareak’s works in the High-performance Computing Unit (CECC-HCU) focuses on the use of Density Functional Theory-based analysis, Microkinetic Modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Chemical Process Simulations for the screening of reactive and stable catalysts. We applied our own theory, “the ratings concept” for such a screening process, where the techniques can be applied to processes in chemical engineering involving reactors for the on-line optimization of the catalyst during operation. In addition, our team works hand in hand with the experimental team from the Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering (CECC), Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University to provide insight on what happened on the catalyst surface and propose the guideline towards the design of reactive and stable catalysts in a bottom-up fashion.
Invited Speaker: Dr.Pawin Iamprasertkun
Speaking Topics: The Application of Machine Learning in Electrochemical Engineering for Materials Design and Performance Evaluation
Dr.Pawin Iamprasertkun received Ph.D in Materials Chemistry from University of Manchester, UK. He is currently lecturer at School of Bio-Chemical Engineering and Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT-TU). His research interests include Electrochemistry, Carbon based Two-dimensional materials, and Graphene, Energy storage technologies from fundamental concepts to a large scale devices, Surface wettability, Ions transport and membrane technologies.
Invited Speaker: Assoc.Prof.Chin Kui Cheng
Speaking topics: "Sand Dune-derived Mesoporous Silica Supported Ni/Co Catalyst for Dry Methane Reforming"
Dr.Chin Kui Cheng is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi. He received his Ph.D. degree from The University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia in 2011, specializing in the area of syngas production from glycerol steam reforming. Dr. Cheng is also a Chartered Engineer of IChemE (UK). His research areas encompass syngas production, renewable energy from biomass, wastewater treatment, photocatalysis, etc. He is associate editor of the Journals: Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Heliyon, and Applied Nanosciences. He is also a member in editorial board of several journals.