KMUTT’S Bio Research Lab

KMUTT Research Focus

Research areas bring together top class research groups.

One of the visions of KMUTT is “To Head towards Excellence in Research and Technology”. To realize this vision the university will engage in its research missions and use the research output to create new knowledge and innovations for the development of Thai society. With this research mission in creating new contributions, the created knowledge should have 3 beneficial aspects: benefit to academic research, benefit to society or the public, and benefit to the economy. The objective to create core capability and excellence in academic research will increase this nation’s capacity to compete in the global arena, changing Thailand into a knowledge society with sustained development, having a strong knowledge base as foundation. In the year 2010, KMUTT was designated as one of the nine National Research Universities of Thailand by the Office of the Higher Education Commission.  The university will focus on developing 7 areas of research, each of which the university already has some expertise.

Core Capability of KMUTT

  1. Energy, Environment and Clean Technologies
  2. Engineering Technology and Management
  3. Biotechnology, System Biology, Food Technology and Agro-based Technology
  4. ICT and Applied Mathematics
  5. Learning and Industrial Education
  6. Humanities
  7. Policy Studies

Energy, Environment and Clean Technologies

  • Thermal technology
  • Combustion (fuels, furnaces, engines, emission)
  • Drying (especially rice and cereals)
  • Renewable and clean energy (photovoltaic, solar thermal, hydrogen, fuel cells-molten carbonate, PEMS)
  • Engineering and energy in agricultural systems (environment-control green houses, uses of renewable energy)
  • Energy conservation, DSM of electricity and management in industries
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Co-generation
  • Building technology and energy in buildings (day lighting, building envelope, smart control)
  • Built environment
  • Waste management and utilization (especially agro-industry wastes for biogas production)
  • Life cycle analysis and externalities (focusing on paper and plastics production)
  • Carbon and nitrogen cycles
  • Ecology and biodiversity
  • Energy and energy-related environment policies
  • Wind energy
  • Energy storage system

Engineering Technology and Management

  • Transport phenomena
  • Unit operation and chemical process design
  • Machine design (especially food and agro processing equipment )
  • Robotics and automation
  • Foundry engineering
  • Moulds and dies design
  • Precision engineering
  • Plastic forming
  • Lasers applications
  • Construction materials
  • Structural design
  • Surface treatment and coating – thermal sprays, electroplating, thin film coating by physical and chemical vapor deposition (for corrosion, wear and tear protection)
  • Traffic engineering
  • Logistics
  • Geotechnical engineering and soil stabilization
  • Metrology
  • Digital signal processing
  • Image analysis
  • Printing technology
  • Electronic and integrated circuits design
  • Power electronics and conditioning

Biotechnology, System Biology, Food Technology and Agro-based Technology

  • Fermentation technology
  • Algal technology
  • Genetic engineering of viruses, bacteria, fungi and algae
  • Bioinformatics
  • E-cells (modeling of biological and biochemical processes)
  • Extraction and synthesis of fats, proteins, vitamins and enzymes
  • Biochemical and pilot plant engineering (yeasts, bacteria and insect cells)
  • Biosensors (measurement of sugars, BOD, pesticide and herbicide residues)
  • Composition and physics-engineering properties of foods and biomaterials
  • Thermal processing of foods
  • Equipment and systems for food processing at SME’s and community levels (juices and concentrates, canning, drying and rapid cooling of fruits and vegetables)
  • Food production quality control
  • Post harvest technology (vegetables, fruits and flowers)

ICT and Applied Mathematics

  • Computer graphics, image analysis, and computer vision
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Speech and signal processing
  • Data, knowledge and information management
  • Human and computer interfacing
  • Data communication and networking
  • Reliability engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Multimedia databases and multimedia information retrieval
  • Internet technology
  • E-learning technology
  • Geographic information system
  • Wireless and mobile systems
  • Modeling of atmospheric and oceanic circulations

Learning and Industrial Education

  • Self access learning and resource-based learning
  • Constructionism learning method applied to education at school and university levels and industrial training (petro-chemical industry, pulps and papers)
  • Cognitive science
  • Learning methodology and tools
  • Gifted education
  • Multimedia production for industrial education

Policy Studies

  • Information technology (2 National Information Technology Master Plans)
  • Financing and resources of higher education
  • Science and technology manpower planning
  • Science and technology (National Biotechnology Research Roadmap)
  • Energy (National Energy Research Roadmap)
  • Management of the Knowledge Network Institute of Thailand of the Commission on Higher Education
  • Transportation and Logistics

R&D CLUSTERs: Multidisciplinary Research / Academic Cluster

  • Institute of Materials Sciences and Engineering Research – IMSER
  • Materials Research Innovation Center – MRIC
  • Nanostructure-based Materials Engineering Center – NMEC
  • NanoScience and Materials Center – NMC
  • Computational Science and Engineering Center – CSEC
  • Earth Systems Science – ESS
  • Bioscience and Bioengineering – BSBE
  • Indoor Air Quality and Energy Management – IAQE
  • Energy and Environment*
  • Food and Bioprocess Engineering*