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Posted: Feb 12, 2013
NANOTEC Thailand sign collaborative LOI with Nanosystem Research Institute of AIST
(Nanowerk News) NANOTEC of Thailand signed collaborative Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Nanosystem Research Institute (NRI) of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) on January 28, 2013. Signing on behalf of NANOTEC was Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director and on behalf of NRI by Dr.Tomohiko Yamaguchi, Director of NRI. This event was witnessed by Dr. Shingo Ichimura, Senior Vice President of AIST and Prof. Pairash Thajchayapong, Chairman of NANOTEC Executive Board.
The initial research collaboration discussion focused on the topic of functional nanomaterials for various applications between NRI and NANOTEC. In addition, the two institutes also discussed the possibility of organizing regular joint technical seminars to be held in both Thailand and Japan.
“The signing marks a steadily growing friendship between our two institutes” said Prof. Sirirurg. “It is important for researchers of our two leading centers to work together not only for the development of their own organizations, but also to contribute to the development of the societies. It is our hope that collaboration would be further strengthened in the future”.
Both NANOTEC and NRI have informally collaborated in various programs in the past. The LOI signing marks the first formal initiative between the two agencies under the umbrella MOU between NSTDA and AIST which was signed in 2009 in Bangkok.