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Posted: Feb 23, 2012

Promoting EU-Thailand science initiatives

(Nanowerk News) NANOTEC researchers participated as speakers during the visit of science journalist from 8 European nations. The visit is organized under the umbrella of the FP7 funded SEA-EU-NET project, in which NSTDA is a partner, and the ASEAN-EU Year of Science, Technology and Innovation 2012.
"I think that the evolving relationship between Thailand and the EU reflects the changing role that S&T has come to play" said Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President of NSTDA. "In less than 10 years the number of Thailand and EU co-published research papers have climbed to 700 co-publications. This is a significant increase".
The objective of the journalists' visit is to gain knowledge to S&T landscape in the region and identify areas for potential for cooperation between the two regions.
Representing NANOTEC is:
Dr. Ubonthip Nimmannit, Team Leader of Nano-cosmeceuticals Lab gave a talk on "Increasing the value of natural cosmeceutical products (for Hair Growth)".
Dr. Uracha Ruktanonchai, Team Leader of NANO Delivery System Lab gave a presentation on "Fighting against mosquito" focusing on Nano Bednet and Mosquito-repellent Nanoemulsion lotion.
Dr. Chamorn Chawengkijwanich, Researcher at Hybrid Nanostructure and Nanocomposites Lab gave a talk on "Clean drinking water in time of crisis" focusing on the portable solar operated system (SOS) approach.
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