On the occasion of His Majesty the King's 86th birthday on Dec 5, staff and researchers at NANOTEC organized a special gathering to show their love and respect to our beloved king. The gatehring was led by Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director and senior management. .LONG LIVE HM THE KING!.
Congratulations to Dr. Jedsada Manyam, a researcher at Integrated Nanosystem Laboratory (INS) at NANOTEC who was awarded the Endeavour Award 2014 from the Australian government. He is expecting to start his 6 months research visit at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) the middle of 2014 in the area of Semi-conductor materials focusing on Characterization.
Awareness and understanding of nanotechnology and its application plays an important role in the nation's economic competitiveness, and social well-being, particularly by young Thai students. Recently, the Public Awarness and Training Section of NANOTEC and Teacher Trainer of Nanotechnology Network (TTN) organized a ONE DAY CAMP for students from Thepsirin School in Bangkok at Thailand Science Park. The aim of the ONE DAY CAMP is to introduce students to nanotechnology and its application to everyday life. The organizer also used this opportunity to inform the students about safety aspects of nanotechnology development.
Preparations are on the way at NANOTEC as it begins the tasks of preparing for nanotech 2014 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan which is scheduled for January 29 to 31. The Thailand team is coming to the show with elevated confidence as the team received a Special Award for its leading role in developing unique and innovative technology and products that have societal and economic impacts in the 2013 event. The Thailand team led by Prof. Dr. Pairash Thajchayapong, Specialist and Senior Advisor to NSTDA and Chairman of NANOTEC Executive Board, and Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director will showcase research initiatives under the theme “Nanotechnology in Thailand: Creative Lifestyle and Culture”. The Thailand pavillion at nanotech 2014.“Visitors to the Thailand Pavilion will be able to easily follow the exhibition and understand the research findings as the display will be group in 3 zones: Innovation, Living, and Culture” said Prof. Sirirurg. “We want to show that by incorporating nanotechnology to practical and down-to-earth productions, SMEs can up their "value chain" production process to increase competitiveness in global market”.The Thailand team is looking to welcoming visitors to their show at nanotech 2014 in Japan. Read more: http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology_news/newsid=33370.php#ixzz2lMfNmdPG
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created the first in vivo carbon nanotube sensors. The devices, which can either be intravenously injected into the bloodstream or implanted under the skin, could be used to detect molecules like nitric oxide in the body – in real time........... http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/55372
The electronic properties of graphene can be significantly altered by placing it on top of hexagonal boron nitride (another 2D material that has the same type of honeycombed structure as graphene) thanks to the emergence of new “Dirac points” at an energy determined by the rotational angle between the two materials. This result, from researchers in the UK and Germany, could help in the design of novel optical and optoelectronic devices with tuneable properties.......... http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/55386
A special coating that can hide its own temperature from thermal cameras has been developed by researchers from the US. The technology relies on the temperature-dependant reflective properties of vanadium oxide, a material that undergoes extreme electronic changes at a specific temperature. When heated from room temperature to 80 °C, the material's thermal radiation rises normally up until 74 °C, before suddenly appearing to drop to around 20 °C colder than in reality. The rather surprising result could have potential military applications, including camouflage, be used in communication systems and help with future metamaterial research............ http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/55396
A version of the quantum Hall effect (QHE) involving light rather than electrons has been created by physicists in the US. The team believes the demonstration could boost understanding of the QHE and perhaps lead to the development of better photonic circuits that use light to process information..... http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/55397
Invitation to attend:
"Chemistry and application of porous coordination polymers (PCPs)/metal organic frameworks (MOFs)"
By: Prof. Susumu Kitagawa, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS), Kyoto University, Japan,
Date: Monday, January 13 (10:00 - 11:30)
Venue: Recreation Room (NANOTEC, INC 2)
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“Ferroelectric polymer networks” Dr. Paisan Khanchaitit, NANOTEC researcher at Integrated Nanosystems Laboratory (INS) Date: Friday January 24 at 10:00 – 11:15 Venue: Recreation Room (INC 2) Free registration to: Ramjitti@nanotec.or.th This research was recently published in Nature Communications on 26 Nov 2013
Invitation to attend: NANO Talk on "Ferroelectric polymer networks" Speaker: Dr. Paisan Khanchaitit, NANOTEC researcher at Integrated Nanosystems Laboratory (INS) Date: Friday January 24 at 10:00 - 11:15 Venue: Recreation Room (INC 2) This research was recently published in Nature Communications on 26 Nov 2013 Dr. Paisan
Invitation to attend: NANO Talk on "Managing Advance Materials (Technology Management)" Speaker: Jonathan D. Linton, PHD, PEng Power Corp Professor for the Management of Technological Enterprises and Editor-in-Chief Technovation: the Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management When: Thursday 26 December 2013 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 Venue: CC 4th Floor (Convention Center) (Meeting room #3) Jonathan D. Linton Jonathan D. Linton holds a Ph.D. in Management Science, Schulich School of Business, YorkUniversity. He is a registered professional engineer. Dr. Linton is the Power Corporation Professor for the Management of Technological Enterprises at the Telfer School of Management, Universityof Ottawa. His research focuses on operational concerns associated with emerging technologies and close loop supply chains. His research articles have appeared in/ IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Interfaces, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, R&D Management, Nature Materials, Technological Forecasting and Social Change /and in a number of other refereed publications and books. Dr. Linton is the Editor-in-Chief of /Technovation: The Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Management /(2009 Impact Factor = 1.9). He is on the Editorial Board of /IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management/ and /Technological Forecasting and Social Change/. Prior to joining academe, he spent a number of years working as an employee of and consultant to a number of firms in technology intensive industries.
"Thailand is one of five countries in Asia, the other four being China, Japan, India and South Korea, that participate in this collaboration" said Dr. Luciano Musa, Head of ALICE ITS Upgrade Project in his presentation on "About ALICE" during a NANO Talk session at NANOTEC. "The participation means that there are greater opportunities for scientists, researchers and engineers to exchange new knowledge and strengthen national research capacity". Dr. Musa was currently in town to meet with NECTEC and took this opportunity to also meet with Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC and visit Integrated Nanosystem Lab (INS). It is agreed that INS researchers will work on some pilot bonding of electrode contacts to see if it can be applied to the ITS Upgrade Project. About ALICE (http://aliceinfo.cern.ch/) ALICE stands for A Large Ion Collider Experiment and is one of seven detector experiments at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
NANOTEC organized a housewarming party on Dec 4 to mark the official move to INC 2 office. [gallery ids="5701,5702,5703,5704,5705,5706,5707,5708,5709,5710,5711,5712,5713,5714,5715,5716,5717,5718,5719,5720,5721,5722"]
On the occasion of His Majesty the King’s 86th birthday on Dec 5, staff and researchers at NANOTEC organized a special gathering to show their love and respect to our beloved king. [gallery ids="5692,5693,5694,5695,5696,5697,5698"]
Recently, the Public Awareness and Training Section of NANOTEC and Teacher Trainer of Nanotechnology Network (TTN) organized a ONE DAY CAMP for students from Thepsirin School in Bangkok. [gallery ids="5667,5668,5669"]
The 3rd METALEX NANO Forum under the theme “Challenges of Nanotechnology Application in Metalworking” opened this morning with Mr. Nirut Kunnawat, Advisor to the Minister of Science and Technology giving the keynote speech on “Thailand National Policy and Challenges of Nanotechnology for the Industries”. [gallery ids="5634,5633,5632,5637,5638,5639,5640,,,,,,,,,,,"]
The OECD has recommended its Member Countries apply existing international and national chemical regulatory frameworks to manage the risks associated with manufactured nanomaterials...... http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/oecd-countries-address-the-safety-of-manufactured-nanomaterials.htm
In a recent Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety (Vol 19, number 3, December 2012), Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, NANOTEC Executive Director emphasized that the number of products currently on the market containing nanomaterials as the critical component or uses nanotechnology in crucial manufacturing process will increase from 1% to 10% in the coming decade. This is a significant increase and one which needs public attention as this may have impact on everyday life. In his recent speech to the participants of the workshop on “The Implementation of Nanosafety and Ethics Strategic Plan: Action Plan to AEC”, Prof. Sirirurg informed that the Thai government approved in 2012 the National Nanosafety and Ethics Policy Framework as the critical check and balance to the National Nanotechnology Policy Initiative to ensure sustainable development of nanotechnology. “The workshop will help to strengthen the understanding of the safety aspects of nanotechnology for representatives from associated organizations; government, public, and private sector, and will allow for establishment of the action plan for the Nanosafety and Ethics Strategic Plan 2012-2016” said Prof. Sirirurg. “In order to implement the action plan of Nanosafety and Ethics Strategic Plan, effectively and comprehensively, we must focus not only on the planning process, but the monitoring and evaluation process”. The workshop which was held on April 2 at Thailand Science Park was funded by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Swiss Confederation, and organized by NANOTEC and NSTDA. The workshop was held in conjunction with the NSTDA Annual Conference 2013 (NAC 2013). Speaking on behalf of Swiss Confederation, Mrs. Daniela Schneider extended her gratitude to the Thai government for their leadership in promoting public awareness to the emerging issue of nano technology and manufactured nano materials. “Thailand has set an important example in the Asian region by creating an agency to coordinate the management of nanotechnology at a national level” said Daniela. “We believe that Thailand has the potential to take a leading role in this exciting new area at the regional or sub-regional level and we are willing to support such sub-regional collaboration”. Also echoing Daniela’s comment is Mr. Georg Karlaganis, Training Advisor, Chemicals and Waste Management Program, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) who said that in the field of nano safety management Thailand is ahead compared to others. He went on to say that the public engagement activities in Thailand set a good introductory example for other countries to follow. This is not the first time that the 4 organization have join force to organize a public engagement activity. In 2012 a public seminar was held in Khon Kaen province during NanoThailand 2012 to address the topic of “Society, Nanosafety and Ethics on Nanotechnology Development”. The various nanosafety workshops that have been organized by the 4 organization in the past stemmed from the signed 2011 NANOTEC- UNITAR Memorandum of Agreement to implement a Training and Capacity Building for the Development of the Nano-Safety Pilot project in Thailand (phase 1). Based on the positive results of the phase 1 project and from the clear message of SAICM ICCM3 Nairobi meeting, UNITAR & Swiss Confederation have decided to continue support for a second phase of the nano pilot projects with NANOTEC. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]
|With the increase in nano related products in the market and the establishment of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, the question of safety becomes an even bigger concern for the consumer. In a recent Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety (Vol 19, number 3, December 2012), Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, NANOTEC Executive Director emphasized that the number of products currently on the market containing nanomaterials as the critical component or uses nanotechnology in crucial manufacturing process will increase from 1% to 10% in the coming decade. This is a significant increase and one which needs public attention as this may have impact on everyday life. To give priority to this topic, NANOTEC joined the NSTDA Annual Conference 2013 (NAC 2013) to organize a seminar at Thailand Science Park under the theme “Nano-Characterization and Testing Service for AEC”. The seminar looks at nanoscale analytical testing, regulations of nanoproducts, testing techniques, metrological at nanoscale, and the approach to using NanoQ in Thailand. Over 150 participants from public, academia, and private sector attended the seminar.|
|“The AEC landscape is quite complex given the fact that there are more people, more competition, more movement of capital and technology, and more movement of human resources” said Dr. Chainarong Cherdchu, Senior Advisor at NANOTEC. “The importance of having conformity of standards and quality especially in measurement will be an important topic once AEC comes of age. Therefore, it is necessary that we all become aware and understands exactly what is involved”. NanoQ label also took front stage with a presentation by Mr. Por Punyaratabandhu, Chairman of NanoQ Label, Nanotechnology Association of Thailand. The talk entitled “The Practical Approach: NanoQ” provides information on the benefits of NanoQ label to 4 private sector groups: ceramic, plastic, textile, and paints. The first NanoQ label was presented in September 2012 to Supreme Products Co.,Ltd. The NanoQ label certified that the paint formulation produced by Supreme Product for use in coating the inside of the ambulance contains silver nano particles that have characteristics of anti bacteria. The testing of the paint formulation samples was performed by researchers at Nano Characteristic Lab at NANOTEC. This certification is good for 2 years. Since then, the association has received interest from various companies inquiring about the application for NanoQ label for their product. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]|
The 3rd Thailand – Korea Nanobiotechnology Joint Research Meeting opened this morning with Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, NANOTEC Executive Director presenting the Opening Remarks. According to Prof. Sirirurg the meeting provides a venue for interaction and mixing between nanobiotechnology researchers that will create the research sparks that the local research community needs. Prof. Sirirurg gestured a symbolic comparison of the gathering to that of the late Steve Jobs push for human interaction and creativity at his Pixar Animation Studio in the USA. Prof. Sirirurg told the story of the 2 bathrooms at Steve Jobs’ Pixar Animation studio. According to Prof. Sirirurg, Steve Jobs insisted there be only two bathrooms in the entire Pixar studios, and that these would be in the central space. And of course this is very inconvenient. No one wants to have to walk 15 minutes to go to the bathroom. And yet he insisted that this is the one place everyone has to go every day. If you do happen to visit Pixar, ask them about their 'bathroom story.' They all talk about the great conversation they had while washing their hands. He went on to say that Steve Jobs wanted there to be mixing. He knew that the human friction makes the sparks, and that when you're talking about a creative endeavor that requires people from different cultures to come together, you have to force them to mix; that our natural tendency is to stay isolated, to talk to people who are just like us, who speak our private languages, who understand our problems. But that's a big mistake. And so his design was to force people to come together even if it was just going to be in the bathroom. Leading the Korean team was Dr. Bong Hyun Chung, Director of BioNanotechnology Research Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB). “The field of convergence is one of the key engines for economic growth and creation of jobs under the new government” said Prof. Chung. “When there is successful commercialization of new technology, this helps to contribute to the economy of any nation”. Prof. Chung went on to inform that the new Korean government has assigned science and technology portfolio to be under the Ministry of Future, Creation and Science (MFCS). The new ministry will be involved in promoting investment in research and development. The 3 days meeting from March 29-31 in Bangkok is organized by NANOTEC and KRIBB to promote research collaboration opportunities between Thailand and Korea. A total of 25 experts took turn to present technical papers and exchange dialogue on selected research projects. In addition, the program also included the Networking and Discussion session on 4 themes: Nanomedicine, NanoSafety, and NanoBiosensor. The 4th meeting in 2014 will take place in Korea hosted by KRIBB. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]