2018 Program Schedule

January 25, 2018

Invited Honor Guests and Thai Professionals, ATPAC members, and invited Thai students arrive at the Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Florida

18:00-20:00 PM

Reception

20:45-21:45 PM

ATPAC Board Meeting

January 26, 2018

08:00-08:30 AM

Registration of Conference Participants

08:30-08:40 AM

Background and Objectives of the Conference by Methi Wecharatana, ATPAC President

08:40-09:40 AM

Keynote Address: Building National Growth Engine through R&D and Innovation by Air Chief Marshall Prajin Juntong Ph.D., Deputy Prime Minister [Download]

09:40-10:10 AM

Special Address: Roles of Research and Innovations in the Private Sector in National Strategy for Research and Innovations and Thailand 4.0: by Wilaiporn Chetanachan, Ph.D. Director-Corporate Technology Office, Siam Cement Group (SCG) [Download]

10:10-10:20 AM

Coffee Break

10:20-12:00 PM

Strategy for Building Human Capital for Innovation for Thailand 4.0

MOST’s Strategy and Program, Assoc. Prof. Soranit Siltharm, M.D. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) [Download]

Thailand National Research and Innovation Strategic Plan, Prof. Dr. Sirirurg Songsivilai M.D., Secretary General, National Research Council of Thailand [Download]

OHEC’s and MOE’s Strategy and Program, Suphat Champatong, Ph.D., Secretary General for Higher Education Commission. [Download]

IPST’s Strategy and Program, Pornpun Waitayangkoon Ph.D., President, The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST) [Download]

NSTDA Strategy for Building Human Intellectual Capital for Thailand 4.0: Charnwit Tribuddharat, M.D. Acting Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency [Download]

A Holistic Approach to Building Human Capital in Thailand (Rattikorn Hewett, Ph.D., ATPAC Board Member) [Download]

Moderator: Nisai Wanakule, Ph.D.; Rapporteur: Chuleeporn Changchit, Ph.D.

12:00-13:15 PM

Lunch Break

13:15-14:45 PM

Ideas Worth Sharing: Smart Sensors

Why Smart Sensors? Vira Chankong, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Itthipon Jeerapan, U of California, San Diego: "Wearable Electrochemical Sensors" [Download]

Nichanun Sirasunthorn, Wake Forest University "Utility of N-mustard Analogs of S-Adenosyl-L-methionine as Biochemical Probes of DNA Methylation" [Download]

Kattika Kaarj, U of Arizona, "Microfluidic Paper-based Analytical Devices for Drug toxicity screening and Viral Detection" [Download]

Pattipong Wisanpitayakorn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, "Biosensors from Molecular Motors and Cytoskeletal Filaments" [Download]

Thitaphat Ngernsutivorakul, U of Michigan, "Miniaturization of Chemical Analysis Systems" [Download]

Moderator: Vira Chankong; Rapporteur: Praprut Songchitruksa and Natchanon Amornthammarong

14:45-15:00 PM

Coffee Break

15:00-17:00 PM

Ideas Worth Sharing: Data Science and Technology

Why Data Science and Technology? Rattikorn Hewett, Professor, Texas Tech University

Data Analytics with application in healthcare and business, Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse, 21st Century Leadership Chair Professor, University. of Arkansas

Smart Money: How Data and Machine Transform Banking, Thadpong Pongthawornkamol, Ph. D., Principal Visionary Architect, KASIKORNTechnology Business Group [Download Smart Money] [Download Future of Banking] [Video]

Sorathan Chaturapruek, Stanford University "Designing Information Systems to Support Human Decision Making" [Download]

Sarun Seepun, Claremont Graduate University, "Personalized Assistant for Health-Conscious Grocery Shoppers—Mobile Application" [Download] [Link]

Khetpakorn Chakarawat, UC Berkeley, "Single Molecule Magnets for High Density Data Storage" [Download]

Moderator: Rattikorn Hewett; Rapporteurs: Wallapak Tavanapong, Gaviphat Lekutai

17:00-17:30 PM

Special Address: Banking in the Next Decade, by Somkid Jiranuntarat, Chairman of KASIKORN-Business Technology Group

18:00-20:00 PM

Dinner and Introducing DPST and Olympic students

January 27, 2018

08:30-09:15 AM

Keynote Address: Cultivations of Human Intellectual Capitals for Thailand 4.0: Ecosystems and Career Paths by Dr. Pornchai Matangkasombut, M.D., Ph.D.Professor, former President of Mahidol University

09:15-10:45 AM

Ideas Worth Sharing: Energy and Energy Storages

Why Energy Storage? Methi Wecharatana, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Advances in Energy Storage Technologies, Sirivatch Shimpalee, Research Professor, University of South Carolin [Download]

Carbon Capture Technology, Jak Tanthana, Research Chemical Engineer, Energy Technology Division (ETD), RTI International, Durham NC [Download]

Kittikun Songsomboon, Cornell U, "Breeding of Switchgrass: Learning to Improve Yields of Energy Plant Biomass"

Weerapha Panatdasirisuk, Penn State U, "Ultrafine Electrospun Fibers to Make Energy Storage Cloth and Health Sensors" [Download]

Moderator: Methi Wecharatana; Rapporteur: Sirivatch Shimpale

10:45-11:00 AM

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 PM

Ideas Worth Sharing: Water Management and Environmental Technologies

Why Water Management and Environmental Technologies? Nisai Wanakule, Lead Water Resources System Engineer, Tampa Bay Water [Download]

Advances in Water Management and Environmental Technologies for Thailand 4.0, Eakalak Khan, Walter B. Booth Distinguished Professor, North Dakota State University; Natchanon Amornthammarong, Scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Uni. of Miami

Nudthawud Homtong, U of Nevada, Las Vegas,"The Mekong River Basin including the Nam Phong Basin: Study of Impacts of Climate Change and Hydropower Development and Shallow Groundwater Potential Evaluation" [Download]

Sirapop Klinkachorn, Hoderness School, "Alternative Method of Water Leak Detection using In-pipe Robot to Measure Pressure Gradient"

Warittha Panasawatwong, MIT, "Evaluating Trends and Impact Factors of Southeast Asian Monsoon" [Download]

Moderator: Nisai Wanakule; Rapporteur: Mongkol Mahavongtrakul

12:30-13:30 PM

Lunch

13:30-14:00 PM

ATPAC-Thai Research Experiences for Thai Undergraduates Sirivatch Shimpalee, Research Professor, University of South Carolina

14:00-15:00 PM

Going forward

Takeaways and a viewpoint from students (Sorathan Chaturapruek, Stanford; and Nudthawud Homtong, U of Nevada, Las Vegas) [Download]

Viewpoint from ATPAC: Present and (Proposed) Future ATPAC Activities (Methi Wecharatana)

15:00 PM

Adjourn

January 26, 2018

13:15-14:45 PM

Ideas Worth Sharing: Smart Sensors

Why Smart Sensors? Vira Chankong, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University

Itthipon Jeerapan, U of California, San Diego: "Wearable Electrochemical Sensors" [Download]

Nichanun Sirasunthorn, Wake Forest University "Utility of N-mustard Analogs of S-Adenosyl-L-methionine as Biochemical Probes of DNA Methylation" [Download]

Kattika Kaarj, U of Arizona, "Microfluidic Paper-based Analytical Devices for Drug toxicity screening and Viral Detection" [Download]

Pattipong Wisanpitayakorn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, "Biosensors from Molecular Motors and Cytoskeletal Filaments" [Download]

Thitaphat Ngernsutivorakul, U of Michigan, "Miniaturization of Chemical Analysis Systems" [Download]

Moderator: Vira Chankong; Rapporteur: Praprut Songchitruksa and Natchanon Amornthammarong

January 26, 2018

15:00-17:00 PM

Ideas Worth Sharing: Data Science and Technology

Why Data Science and Technology? Rattikorn Hewett, Professor, Texas Tech University

Data Analytics with application in healthcare and business, Wanpracha Chaovalitwongse, 21st Century Leadership Chair Professor, University. of Arkansas

Smart Money: How Data and Machine Transform Banking, Thadpong Pongthawornkamol, Ph. D., Principal Visionary Architect, KASIKORNTechnology Business Group [Download Smart Money] [Download Future of Banking] [Video]

Sorathan Chaturapruek, Stanford University "Designing Information Systems to Support Human Decision Making" [Download]

Sarun Seepun, Claremont Graduate University, "Personalized Assistant for Health-Conscious Grocery Shoppers—Mobile Application" [Download] [Link]

Khetpakorn Chakarawat, UC Berkeley, "Single Molecule Magnets for High Density Data Storage" [Download]

Moderator: Rattikorn Hewett; Rapporteurs: Wallapak Tavanapong, Gaviphat Lekutai

January 27, 2018

09:15-10:45 AM

Ideas Worth Sharing: Energy and Energy Storages

Why Energy Storage? Methi Wecharatana, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Advances in Energy Storage Technologies, Sirivatch Shimpalee, Research Professor, University of South Carolin [Download]

Carbon Capture Technology, Jak Tanthana, Research Chemical Engineer, Energy Technology Division (ETD), RTI International, Durham NC [Download]

Kittikun Songsomboon, Cornell U, "Breeding of Switchgrass: Learning to Improve Yields of Energy Plant Biomass"

Weerapha Panatdasirisuk, Penn State U, "Ultrafine Electrospun Fibers to Make Energy Storage Cloth and Health Sensors" [Download]

Moderator: Methi Wecharatana; Rapporteur: Sirivatch Shimpale

January 27, 2018

11:00-12:30 PM

Ideas Worth Sharing: Water Management and Environmental Technologies

Why Water Management and Environmental Technologies? Nisai Wanakule, Lead Water Resources System Engineer, Tampa Bay Water [Download]

Advances in Water Management and Environmental Technologies for Thailand 4.0, Eakalak Khan, Walter B. Booth Distinguished Professor, North Dakota State University; Natchanon Amornthammarong, Scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Uni. of Miami

Nudthawud Homtong, U of Nevada, Las Vegas,"The Mekong River Basin including the Nam Phong Basin: Study of Impacts of Climate Change and Hydropower Development and Shallow Groundwater Potential Evaluation" [Download]

Sirapop Klinkachorn, Hoderness School, "Alternative Method of Water Leak Detection using In-pipe Robot to Measure Pressure Gradient"

Warittha Panasawatwong, MIT, "Evaluating Trends and Impact Factors of Southeast Asian Monsoon" [Download]

Moderator: Nisai Wanakule; Rapporteur: Mongkol Mahavongtrakul

Locaction

Marriott Suites on Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Forida