KMUTT’S Bio Research Lab

KMUTT Research Focus

Research areas bring together top class research groups.

KMUTT is a premier science, technology and innovation (STI) focused university in Thailand.  We are committed to delivering high-impact research adding value to the economy by leveraging research excellence with technology transfer. One of key strategies is to promote and support focused, collaborative interdisciplinary research aimed at solving increasing complex current and future real world problems and answering associated research questions, particularly those that address global mega-trends and the national development agenda. This is in line with the university’s vision of becoming a leading entrepreneurial university of science and technology.


Core Capabilities of KMUTT

The current 5-year (2017-2021) KMUTT Research and Innovation Strategy designated seven strategic research themes, anchored by the university’s core capabilities:

  1. Sustainable Energy and Environment
  2. Sustainable Bioeconomy
  3. Digital Transformation
  4. Innovative Materials, Manufacturing & Construction
  5. Sustainable Mobility
  6. Smart Healthcare
  7. Creative and Learning Society

Sustainable Energy and Environment

With nearly half of its current energy imported and more than 80% sourced from fossil fuels, Thailand has put in place ambitious renewable energy and energy efficiency targets and plans to bolster energy security, improve the environment, and fulfill its greenhouse gas mitigation commitments. Thailand is also highly likely to be seve rely impacted by climate change. KMUTT thus focuses research in 6 key areas: (1) renewable energy: biomass, biogas and biofuels, solar energy, grid integration and management of distributed energy resources   (micro-grids, smart grids and energy storage); (2) energy efficiency in buildings and industry; (3) environmental technology for water quality, air quality and municipal solid waste (MSW) management (4) climate change impacts and adaptation: climate scenarios, non-energy greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture and forestry; (5) water resource and coastal management; (6) energy and environmental policy (including life cycle sustainability assessment).


Coordinator :  Prof.Dr. Navadol Laosiripojana l navadol.lao@kmutt.ac.th


Sustainable Bioeconomy

Known as the “Food Basket of Asia” and “Kitchen of the World”, Thailand continues to rely on its abundant natural resources, as a base for economic and social advancement. Innovation to add value to bioresources and products derived from them sustainably along the entire agricultural sector value chain thus forms the crux of Thailand’s bioeconomy strategy. At KMUTT, researchers leverage their competence in various fields of science, technology and engineering (including bio-manufacturing) to advance precision farming and sustainable agriculture; post-harvest technology and food processing; innovative “foods for the future” (functional foods and nutraceuticals ); biofuel production , biomaterials,  biochemical production; animal feed and animal vaccines, biopharmaceutical development and production, and conservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity.


Coordinator :  Assoc.Prof. Boosya Bunnag l boosya.bun@kmutt.ac.th


Digital Transformation

Riding the disruptive wave of digital transformation, Thailand is targeting the digital economy as another growth engine. By cultivating its strength in mathematics, computer science and software engineering, electronics and communications engineering, as well as mechatronics, KMUTT researchers develop digital tools and solutions that address industry and business needs in both the public and private sectors. In particular, research efforts are directed towards (1) computational science and engineering platforms; (2) building information technology solutions that range from cloud computing to cyber security and geo-informatics; (3) Internet of Things (IoT) applications; (4) big data analytics supported by research and expertise in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), (5) robotics and automation.


Coordinator : Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tiranee Achalakul | tiranee.ach@kmutt.ac.th


Innovative Materials, Manufacturing and Construction

Thailand is home to a number of materials-intensive manufacturing and construction industries, such as automobiles and auto-parts (and emerging aircraft parts manufacturing), electronics and electrical appliances, building materials, housing and commercial buildings,as well as road and rail transport infrastructure development. Innovation in greener, lighter and better performing materials is key to improving the competitiveness and sustainability of these industries. KMUTT researchers are working on different aspects of the synthesis, application and forming of materials, including metals, nonmetals, polymers and composites, that addresses the challenges of modern manufacturing and construction. They are also combining the university’s strength in robotics, automation, data analytics, and industrial engineering, to support Thai industries as they implement smarter manufacturing and construction in the era of “Industry 4.0”.


Coordinator :  Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vitoon Uthaisangsuk | vitoon.uth@kmutt.ac.th


Sustainable Mobility

In Thailand, transport is the second largest energy-consuming sector; responsible for a quarter of the total greenhouse gas emission and much of the urban air pollution. With increasing urbanization and rapid development in vehicle and digital technologies, ample opportunities and challenges abound for planning and implementing more sustain able mobility. KMUTT focuses research efforts on the (1) development of next generation vehicles and associated technologies; (2) rail systems related technology; (3) transport demand, supply chain and logistics management, including intelligent transport systems; (4) sustainable transport policies, such as energy-saving, greenhouse gas mitigation, and transport safety and (5) Next generation aerial vehicle.

At KMUTT, we have a dedicated research center for sustainable mobility- MOVE: Mobility & Vehicle technology Research Center.

Mobility and Vehicle Technology Research Center

Vision

To become the leader in next generation sustainable mobility through research, innovation and education

Mission

  • Develop next –generation automobile technology and innovation based Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric (CASE) concept.
  • Transfer technology to entrepreneurs for commercialization to be able to compete at international level
  • Conduct research and academic services with KMUTT researchers and from external research network
  • Build advanced laboratories to support next generation automobile testing and research

Research Programs:

Powertrain and Energy Management focusing on development of powertrain technology to minimize or eliminate creation of carbon emission and maximize efficiency

Body Design and Motor focusing on design and development of vehicle structure in order to improve safety and performance

Electric Vehicle focusing on technology and innovation of electric vehicle and related components such as energy storage and drive system

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle focusing on the development of connected and autonomous vehicle

To learn more about MOVE, please visit https://move.kmutt.ac.th/

2nd Floor, Seminar Building,
Institute for Scientific and Technological Research and Services (ISTRS),
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
126 Pracha Uthit Road, Bang Mod,
Thung Khru, Bangkok 10140

Tel. +66 2470 9637
Email: move@kmutt.ac.th
Facebook: KMUTT MOVE: Mobility & Vehicle Technology Research Center


Coordinator : Assoc.Prof.Dr. Yossapong Laoonual | yossapong.lao@kmutt.ac.th


Smart Healthcare

With a strong foundation in medical service, quality healthcare and medical facilities, Thailand is poised to be “the medical hub of Asia”. Accordingly, a strategic sector in the “Thailand 4.0” vision is wellness and medical services, the growth of which draws on Thailand’s strength in medical and biomedical sciences, laboratory testing, and clinical R&D. At KMUTT, researchers with backgrounds ranging from biological science and engineering, biochemistry and biochemical process engineering, to nano-materials, bioinformatics, robotics and big data, are working together, and often with medical professionals outside KMUTT, on interdisciplinary research platforms covering: (1) medical robotics and assistive/rehabilitation technology for the handicapped and the elderly (2) medical diagnostics such as molecular diagnostics, bio-imaging and analysis, and bioinformatics; (3) biopharmaceutical production and cell culture for regenerative medicine; and (4) smart materials for biomedical applications.


Coordinator : Assoc.Prof.Dr. Anak Khantachawana | anak.kha@kmutt.ac.th

Creative and Learning Society

Thailand’s service industry accounts for more than half of national GDP. With a rich cultural heritage, a flair for design and increasing digitalization, Thailand aspires to excel as a “creative economy” by adding value to the service industry with creativity and innovation. At KMUTT, researchers leverage their strength in architecture, product design, media arts, and digital technology to foster creative society and contribute positively to the creative economy. Their efforts range from product design innovation for future living (including the convergence of art and technology), cultural and heritage conservation, to community development management. KMUTT’s learning innovation community is also actively engaged in developing and implementing new learning tools and methodologies such as outcome based learning, active learning, in addition to online and blended learning, to facilitate future learning and our learning society.


Coordinator : Assoc.Prof.Dr.  Chujit Treerattanaphan ­| chujit.jea@kmutt.ac.th


For more information, please contact

Research Strategy & Communications Unit

Contact : Ms.Kantika Prayoonruk and Mr.Supawach Pinkaew

Call : 0-2470-9685

Email : kantika.pra@kmutt.ac.th, supawach.pin@mail.kmutt.ac.th