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AIT goes big at Nano Thailand Symposium 2008


AIT President Prof. Said Irandoust visited the NanoThailand
Symposium 2008 with Vice President for Research, Prof. S. K.
Rakshit. Prof. Vilas Wuwongse, Vice President for External Relations also
visited the exhibition on the morning of the November 6th.
Several other dignitaries visited the AIT booth, including the
president of NSTDA and the director of NANOTEC, amongst others.

Thailand’s desire to enhance its competitiveness to develop and apply nanotechnology-based research was in clear evidence at the 1st biannual Nano Thailand Symposium (NTS) 2008 (http://www.nanothailand.org/p/default) recently conducted at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. 

AIT’s Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology (http://www.nano.ait.asia), which is one of only eight centers of excellence in Thailand, was well represented at the symposium with an informational display of its postgraduate educational programs and examples of its leading-edge research in sensors and nano particles. 

The symposium held from 6-8 November was organized by Thailand’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), and the National Nanotechnology Center, Thailand (NANOTEC) under the umbrella of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). 

One of the country’s foremost researchers, AIT’s Professor Joydeep Dutta, who leads nanotechnology education at AIT and has been instrumental in the creation of its Nanotechnology Center of Excellence, also chaired a parallel conference session on the topic of sensors on November 6th.

The event showcased AIT’s inventions and leading research work in relation to nanotechnology, with a large number of participants showing a keen interest on its nanotechnology programs. Student visitor traffic to the AIT booth was quite high. So too was interest from the Thai media who conducted extensive interviews on site. Three Thai television reports are forthcoming in the coming weeks. 

Read reports in the BangkokPost and ThaiRath  newspapers that shed light on Prof. Joydeep Dutta’s work: 


http://www. thairath.co.th/news.php?section=education&content=110498

NTS is a part of a series of premier international conference and exhibitions on nanotechnology that bring together world-leading researchers and exhibitors in several focused areas of science and technology at nanoscale. The event was a major platform to disseminate research results, and allowed cross-disciplinary exchange of knowledge to further advance both technological areas and showcase the latest inventions and innovations.

Exhibitors at the event comprised both academic research institutes and the private sector from Thailand and other some countries. The event was an excellent platform for AIT to network with other institutes and companies with shared interest, and to explain opportunities to study nanotechnology to prospective students. “We were able to attract large numbers of academia and interested parents of prospective students to come and explore information about AIT, many of whom said they would consider AIT as a place for their children’s higher education,” Professor Dutta said.