Dr. Pongpan Kaewtatip received his PhD from Nippon Institute of Technology (NIT), Japan in 2000. He has been working at Faculty of Engineering, KMUTT until the present. Now, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He had been the head of department from 2010-2014. He is also the Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Thailand (TSAE) until now. He was the Vice President for R&D of TSAE for several years. He has also served as Vice president for research promotion of the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) since 2016. His research interest includes metal forming technology, as well as the forming of new frontier materials such as SMA, biomedical materials, etc. He is also interested in the field of energy policy, renewable energy especially in transport sector.
Dr. Pongpan has been working with The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) since 2014 before TRF has been transformed to Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) in 2019. He is now the Vice President of TSRI. TSRI is the national organization responsible for policy planning and budget allocator under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation since 2nd May 2019. TSRI serves as secretariat office of the National Science Research and Innovation Promotion Committee, whose roles are:
• Drafting National Science, Research and Innovation (SRI) Plan.
• Allocating National SRI Budget to all relevant Organization. (Government, Non-Government, Private Sector and Civil Society)
• Empowering SRI Organizations.
• Promoting Networking and International Collaboration.