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Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection

Posted Wednesday 20 December 2017

Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection

Efforts towards protecting the environment are urgently needed globally. The UK and Thailand are working towards the Planet Climate change agreement and to mitigate environmental problems that are affecting health, food security, and local economies.

The Advanced Materials for Environmental Protection workshop is being organised between the UK and Thailand. The workshop will present and facilitate the exchange of knowledge in advances in material science that allow the development of effective tools for water/air/soil protection and remediation.

Call for participants to workshop on: Advanced Materials for Environmental protection

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund and the British Council will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Pathumthani (Bangkok), Thailand on 28th March-31st March 2018. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Chanchana Thanachayanont and Dr Rosa Busquets, and will have contributions from other leading researchers. We are now inviting Early Career Researchers from the UK or Thailand to apply to attend this workshop. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Newton Researcher Links programme. The application form, with more details on the initiative, is attached and should be sent to before the deadline, which has been extended to the 15th February for applicants from Thailand only.

Where? at the Thailand Science Park (TSP), in Pathum Thani Province, north of Bangkok. Both the Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) are situated at TSP.

Who can participate? Early Career Researchers , defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience - and having research interest in materials science in its broader scope and/or environmental science) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience.

How to participate? Download and complete the Application form and return to r.busquets@ by the extended deadline 15 February 2018 (for participants from Thailand only).

Selected individuals will be contacted and requested to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.

Outline of the workshop content:
The workshop will be divided into three separate scientific streams:

(a) Trends in the development of advanced functional materials

(b) Functionalising waste materials for environmental protection.

(d) Career, grant application and publication.

MTEC building, Bangkok

The workshop will include keynote lectures by leading scientists (i.e Prof Sergey Mikhalovsky, A.Prof. Peter Hooda, Dr. Chanchachana Thanachayanont, Dr Jirapat Ananpattarachai, Dr Rosa Busquets); oral and poster presentations; networking and practical activities.

About MTEC

The National Metal and Materials Technology Center, also known as MTEC, was founded on September 16, 1986 as a specialized national research centre in metal and materials technology. In 1991, MTEC became a member of the National Science and Technology Development Agency or NSTDA, an agency under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Our mission is to strengthen the capability of the country's science and technology in response to the global situation and to the socio-economic requirement for national development.

Category: Research