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CU Faculty Members and Researchers Win National Awards

CU Faculty Members and Researchers Win National Awards

Chulalongkorn University faculty members and researchers received recognition from the National Research Council of Thailand for outstanding innovative inventions and quality academic research.  The members have been honored in various categories, including the National Outstanding Researcher Award 2020, Research Work Award 2020, Dissertation Award 2020, and the Inventor’s Award 2020.

National Outstanding Researcher Award 2020

Out of nine candidates, three CU faculty members have been awarded with the National Outstanding Researcher Award.

  • Professor Dr. Somboon Tanasupawat, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Agriculture and Biology)
  • Professor Dr. Sunait Chutinataranon, Institute of Asian Studies (Philosophy)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Tisana Kaemmanee, Faculty of Education (Education)

Research Work Award 2020

CU faculty members won 7 awards, out of 41 submissions, in 12 departments:

Outstanding Research Award

  • Associate Professor Dr. Dachrit Nilubol and Team, for the research project titled, “Uncovering the route to Porcine Delta Coronavirus and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus infections for disease control, to reduce severe enteritis caused by delta coronavirus in pigs, and the development of vaccines and ELISA test kits for the prevention of the disease.” (Agriculture and Biology)
  • Professor Dr. Pasuk Phongpaichit and Team, for the research project titled, “Guidelines for Personal Income Tax Reform and the Anaysis of Income Distribution of Assessable Taxpayers.” (Economics)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Chulanee Thianthai, for the research project titled, “The Impact of Social Media on Thai Social and Cultural Change in Anthropological Perspectives.” (Sociology)

Good Research Award

  • Associate Professor Dr. Waranyoo Phoolcharoen and Team, for the research project titled, “The Pros of Plant-based Protein Osteoporosis Used as Bone Tissue in Engineering.” (Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Vuthichai Ervithayasuporn and Team, for the research project titled, “Silsesquioxane Hybrid Materials: Fluorescent Molecules for Receptors.” (Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Dr. Vorrapon Chaikeeratisak and Team, for the research project titled, “Assembly of a Nucleus-like Structure During Viral Replication in Bacteria.” (Agriculture and Biology)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Weerasak Krueathep and Team, for the research project titled, “Establishing the Criteria and Minimum Target Values for Administering Local Public Sectors.” (Political Science and Public Administration)

Dissertation Award 2020

CU faculty members won 6 awards out of 47 submissions, in 12 departments:

Outstanding Dissertation Award

  • Dr. Siraseth Pantura-umporn, for the dissertation titled, “Music Composition Thesis: The Synthesis of Symphonies.” (Philosophy)

       Advisor: Professor Dr. Weerachat Premananda

Very Good Dissertation Award

  • Assistant Professor Dr. Peeraya Boonprasong, for the dissertation titled, “The Process of Utilizing Land in Commercial Building Alleys: A Case Study of Commercial Building in Tha Thien, Bangkok.” (Philosophy)

Advisor: Associate Professor Dr. Pinraj Khanjanasthiti

Good Dissertation Award

  • Dr. Pongpoon Pibulkasetkij, for the dissertation titled, “Music Composition Thesis: Honwichai-Kawi – The Musical.” (Philosophy)

Advisor: Professor Dr. Weerachat Premananda

  • Dr. Nawatthakorn Umasin, for the dissertation titled, “Developing Textile Innovation from Dalar Fibers and the Design of Fashion and Lifestyle Products Usung the Sustainability Theory.” (Philosophy)

Advisor: Associate Professor Dr. Patcha Utiswannakul

  • Dr. Pasu Roungpanyaroj, for the dissertation titled, “The  Innovation of Motion Jewelry Design Based on the Concept of the Transcending Thai culture.” (Sociology)

Advisor: Associate Professor Dr. Patcha Utiswannakul

  • Dr. Sukanya Boonsri, for the dissertation titled, “The Development of a Multi-step Adaptive Test Using the Computer to Measure the Competency of Industrial Engineering Professors.” industrial engineering professors” (Education)

Advisor: Associate Professor Kamonwan Tangdhanakanond

Inventor’s Award 2020

CU faculty members won 12 awards out of 51 submissions, in 9 departments:

Very Good Inventions

  • Assistant Professor Dr. Pairat Tangpornprasert and Team, for the invention titled, “A Study on Unipolar Modular Hip Replacement for the Thai Anatomy.” (Medical Science)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Orawon Chailapakul and Team, for the invention titled, “Paper-based Equipment Combined with Electrochemical Measurement Techniques to Determine the Activity of Acetylcholinesterase and its Toxic Inhibition in the Blood.” (Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science)
  • Dr. Nadnudda Rodthongkum and Team, for the invention titled, “The Development of Non-penetrating Dermis Receptors for Health Indicators.” (Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science)

Good Inventions

  • Associate Professor Dr. Suphot Srimahachota and Team, for the invention titled, “The closure of the upper left heart appendage with Omega – LAA Occluder Device to prevent paralysis in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by abnormal valves.” (Medical Science)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Orawon Chailapakul and Team, for the invention titled, “Diagnosing Hepatitis B with smartphones through electrochemical measurement.” (Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Orawon Chailapakul and Team, for the invention titled, “Competitive immunoglobulin chromatography test kit with silver amplification to determine cortisol content in saliva.” (Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Patcha Utiswannakul and Team, for the invention titled, “Developing textile innovation from dalar fibres and the design of fashion and lifestyle products using the sustainability theory.”  (Philosophy)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Prakob Koraneekij and Team, for the invention titled, “SUK.tool: An innovative learning tool to enhance creativity using digital devices.” (Education)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Jintavee Khlaisang and Team, for the invention titled, “ CU Deep Smart Tool Kit: Open your horizon through innovative lens.” (Education)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Prakob Koraneekij and Team, for the invention titled, “Smart Gaml & Smart Sensor: A mobile lab for learners in the 21st century.” (Education)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Jintavee Khlaisang and Team, for the invention titled, “iChat Smart: Wearable technology devices to track learning processes with the integration of digital gaming.” (Education)
  • Professor Dr. Jintana Sarayuthpitak and Team, for the invention titled, “The development of oral hygiene teaching aids to promote oral health using smartphone endomicroscope.” (Education)

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