งานนำเสนอเรื่อง: "The Current Situation and Trend of (Nano)Particle Technology in Thailand Emeritus Prof. Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon, Ph.D Executive Director National Nanotechnology."— ใบสำเนางานนำเสนอ:
The Current Situation and Trend of (Nano)Particle Technology in Thailand Emeritus Prof. Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon, Ph.D Executive Director National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Ministry of Science and Technology
Outline Development Trend of Powder Technology (PT) and Nanoparticle Technology (NPT) in Thailand Examples of NPT-related research projects in Thailand Organizations active in particle technology (PT) in Thailand National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) Conclusion
Development Trend of Powder Technology (PT) and Nanoparticle Technology (NPT) in Thailand
Development Trend of Powder Technology and Nanoparticle Technology (NPT) in Thailand NPT is a natural outgrowth of PT in Chulalongkorn Univ. (CU), MTEC and other universities. Therefore it should be more instructive and informative to look first at the development of PT in Thailand. As a multi-disciplinary technology, PT has traditionally contributed significantly to the growth of the medical, biological, pharmaceutical, civil, mining, food and agricultural science and engineering fields as well as the development of innovative, revolutionary technologies.
Before the advent of Thai Powder Technology Center (TPTC) in CU, few academic departments in Thai univ. considered themselves as practitioners of PT. Nowadays many would not hesitate to say they are working on nanotechnology or nanoparticle technology. Since it is not easy or clear-cut to differentiate between research activities in nano- and micro- technologies, the author will next introduce 2 major PT research groups in Thailand along with examples of their NPT research projects Development Trend of Powder Technology and Nanoparticle Technology (NPT) in Thailand (2)
Examples of NPT-related research projects in Thailand
National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) FY2005 - NANOTEC funded 9 projects, 4 are classified as NPT FY2006 - NANOTEC funded 33 projects, 10 are classified as NPT A partial list of these NPT projects is: - Controlled release of protein from chitosan nanoparticles - Invention of prototype solar cell using nanoparticles as electron acceptor
A partial list of NPT projects (cont.) Development of decorative stones made of colorant- doped polycrystalline nanoscale alumina Manufacture of nano-clay membranes for water treatment Molecular design and simulation and synthesis of nanocrystal materials Theoretical study, molecular simulation and development of polymer Nanocomposites for application in controlled drug release Development of gold nanoparticle products on solid substrate
Example of NANOTEC research project Nanofibers containing drugs or herbal medicines for transdermal delivery Targeted Cluster Pharmacy Medical Plastic Industry Researcher : Dr.Uracha Raktanonchai
Labview Controlled RS-232 Data acquisitions collected Signal response Cooperative artificial sensory system Example of NANOTEC research project Targeted Cluster Food Industry Medical Energy and Environment Researcher : Dr.Sirapat Pratontep
Thai medicinal plant extracts encapsulated in nanoparticles for health and cosmetics use Targeted Cluster Medical Cosmetic Example of NANOTEC research project Researcher : Dr.Uracha Raktanonchai
Examples of NPT-related research projects in Thailand Center of Excellence in Particle Technology (CEPT), CU - Synthesis of carbon nanoparticles via co- pyrolysis of glycerol and ferrocene - Synthesis of carbon nanoparticles by arc discharge in liquid using metallic cathode and their application as filler for polymer nanocomposites - Development of carbon-nanotube based sensor for detection of gaseous pollutants - Nanoencapsulation of curcumin in chitosan for cosmetic application - Application of nanoclay in health and beauty products
Organizations active in particle technology (PT) in Thailand
Thai Powder Technology Center (TPTC) is a key academic organization carrying out both research and technical activities, including dissemination and technology transfer. TPTC’s research activities cover a broad spectrum of Particle Technology : - Dust collection - Fluidization - Mesoporous activated carbons - Nanoparticles - Processing of polymer composites - Etc,
Kasetsart U. - Center of Particle Characterization: mesoporous materials, measurement of aerosol particles, especially PM 2.5 King Mongkut’s Univeristy of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) - particulate material drying, dust collection, fluidized bed-vortex combustion, and catalysis. Mahidol U. – cosmetic/cosmeceutical & pharmaceutical technology Thammasat U. & Sirindannhorn International Institute of Technology - metal catalysts & cement for highway construction Organizations active in particle technology (PT) in Thailand
The National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), a key arm under NSTDA makes numerous R&D contributions to particulate materials and powder metallurgy. MTEC groups researches on synthesis and applications of polymers, rubber, ceramic materials. Recently biomass conversion and utilization have been announced as a strategic technology MTEC will implement to relieve the country’s fossil energy shortage. Organizations active in particle technology (PT) in Thailand
Thai Association for Particle Institute (TAPI) In 1998 Thai Powder Technology Center + Thai academic institutions = and corporations in PT Thai Association for Particle Institute -Technical consultation - Research implementation - Presentation/ publication of R&D results as well as promoting technological advancement - Standardization system and standard methods in PT industries. -Organization of seminars, symposia and exhibitions.
NANOTEC founded under the autonomous NSTDA on August 13, 2003 NANOTEC recently set up a collaborative nation-wide research network of 8 centers of excellence (COE). NANOTEC has also accommodated industrial PT and nanotechnology research needs by setting up and providing analytical and testing services at reasonable charges that require expensive advanced analytical instruments and fabricating devices. NANOTEC is a key founding member of the Asia Nanotechnology Forum (ANF) consisting of 13 economics.
Conclusion TPTC has been a pioneer and catalyst for Particle Technology to take firm roots in CU and, to a significant extent, in Thailand, thanks to the strong support and backup from Association of Powder Industry and Engineering (APPIE) and Society of Powder Technology Japan (SPTJ). The inevitable trend worldwide is for PT to go increasingly smaller and become nanoparticle technology, and Thailand is no exception. Acting as Secretariat of National Nanotechnology Policy Committee chaired by Deputy PM, NANOTEC aims to contribute significantly not only to nanotechnology in general but also nanoparticle technology development in Thailand.
Announcement in Thai NANOTEC Research Grants for FY 2551