Thailand is known for its traditional ceramics industry—but there are signs that research in more advanced ceramic technologies is taking off as well. Rattikorn Yimnirun, dean of the School of Energy Science and Engineering at Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, and his colleagues Naratip Vittayakorn and Jakrapong Kaewkhao discuss the current state of the ceramics industry in Thailand, how they cofounded the Thailand Chapter of ACerS, and what role they see the Chapter playing in the country’s local ceramic community.
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About the guests
Rattikorn Yimnirun is dean of the School of Energy Science and Engineering at Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology in Rayong, Thailand. He is chair of the ACerS Thailand Chapter, which he cofounded with Profs. Kaewkhao and Vittayakorn in 2019. In December 2020, the Thailand Chapter made its introduction to the larger ACerS community during the 5th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology (SmartMat@2020) in Thailand. Learn more about the Thailand Chapter on their Facebook page.
Jakrapong Kaewkhao is professor of physics and head of the Center of Excellence in Glass Technology and Materials Science in Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. He is vice chair of the ACerS Thailand Chapter.
Naratip Vittayakorn is professor of materials science at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok, Thailand. He is academic chair of the ACerS Thailand Chapter.
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.