Speakers

Apanee Luengnaruemitchai is a Professor who works at The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Her research group is working towards the development of catalyst for many applications that include hydrogen production from methanol, preferential CO oxidation, biomass pretreatment, biodiesel synthesis using heterogeneous catalysts, partial hydrogenation of biodiesel over Pd catalysts and HMF synthesis from glucose. She has over 110 publications in peer reviewed journal and a H-index of 31.


Prof. Takeharu Sakai has been involved in the research field for high-temperature flow modeling related to space vehicles flying at hypersonic speeds. He is now working on the research subjects for experimental and numerical flow characterization for ground test facilities, flight ablation measurement using an ablation sensor, and advanced thermoplastic composite manufacturing process. He obtained a Ph.D. degree at Tohoku University in 1999, was a National Research Council Associate at NASA Ames in the United States from June 2000 to September 2003, was an Associate Professor at Nagoya University in Japan from 2004 to 2016, and is currently a Professor at Tottori University.


Ms. Tonghathai Likhitweerawong is the Project Manager, JICA Technical Cooperation Project for ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net). She has been in service at the AUN/SEED-Net project for 5 years and her esponsibilities include, managing the operations of education and research funding programs; and planning and carrying out programs relating to promotion of partnerships between Africa, ASEAN, Japan and South Asia. Ms. Tonghathai holds a Master’s degree in International Education Management from Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany & Helwan University, Egypt and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.


Prof. Dr-Ing. Henning Zeidler studied Microtechnics and Mechatronics at Technische Universität Chemnitz in Germany, where he also obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. From 2012 to 2017, he was the Chief Executive Engineer of the professorship of Micromanufacturing Technology at Technische Universität Chemnitz. He is the current Chairman of the Board of Beckmann-Institute for Technology Development. In 2016, he co-founded AMtopus GmbH&Co.KG in Chemnitz, Germany. Since 2017, he holds the chair in Additive Manufacturing at Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, as full professor. He is a member of the Faculty board and Study Dean at TUBAF. Prof Zeidler is also head of the scientific advisory board of IfW Jena, member of several national and international societies and associations and reviewer for funding bodies and scientific journals. He has won and been nominated for several awards, amongst them winner of the Saxonian special environmental award and finalist of the Saxonian transfer prize 2021. His research foci are Additive Manufacturing processes and process chains including e.g. bio-based materials, binder jet printing and hybrid manufacturing as well as surface functionalisation, for example using Plasma electrolytic Polishing. Additionally, he has been working on micro- and precision machining using EDM, ECM and hybrid processes such as ultrasonically assisted micro EDM for many years.