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New Frontiers in Environmental Exposure and Health Disparities Research

November 21, 2022, 09.00 - 11.00 hrs.,  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sura Pattanakiat, Dean, along with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanchana Nakhapakorn, Director of Master of Science Program in Technology of Environmental Management, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, attended a special lecture entitled “New Frontiers in Environmental Exposure and Health Disparities Research”, given by Dr. Kelvin Fong from Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Dalhousie University, Canada,  and at the end of the lecture, a meeting with Dr. Kelvin Fong, also attended by  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chalat Santivarangkna, Director, together with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Warangkana Srichamnong, Assistant Director for Collaboration Networks and Academic Services,  Dr. Sabri Bromage, Foreign Expert,  The Institute of Nutrition, to discuss the possibility of developing a collaborative research project on the issues concerning the effects of climate change on human health via indirect ecosystem and societal pathways such as air pollution, based on data obtained by Remote Sensing, to study the effects of PM 2.5 on nutritional status of infants. The lecture and the discussion was in Meeting Room 3, The Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University.


Sustainable Waste Management in a Circular Economy

November 3, 2022, 12.00 hrs., Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sura Pattanakiat, Dean of Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, presided over and delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the international training course on “Sustainable Waste Management in a Circular Economy”, virtually organized via Zoom from November 3-22, 2022, in which Miss Chidchanok Malayawong, Director of Human Resources Development Cooperation Division, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), along with Mr. Ugur Turan, Expert of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Secretariat, also delivered welcome speeches to the participants.
The training is organized to introduce the concepts and principles knowledge of municipal solid waste management and treatment technologies as well as apply the concept of circular economy and sufficiency economy through waste management, which can be effectively adopted in the home countries of 21 trainees representing environmental public sector organizations and government departments around the world. The training is organized with support from Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), and Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Dr. Achara Ussawarujikulchai, Director of Master of Science Program in Technology of Environmental Management (Special Program), Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University as the Training Program Director.


Special lecture on “Scour Modelling Using Deep Neural Networks”

October 27, 2022, 09.00 -12.00 hrs., Associate Professor Kampanad Bhaktikul, Director of Centre for Regional Studies on Technology, Innovation and Cultural Environment, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, welcomed Professor Mohammed Sharif from Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), India, on the occasion of his visit to the faculty to deliver a special lecture on “Scour Modelling Using Deep Neural Networks”, held at Nart Tuntawiroon Meeting Room, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, and via Zoom.


Memorandum of Understanding between Mahidol University by the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies and Mahidol University International Demonstration School

September 19, 2022, 09.00 hrs, Associate Professor Dr. Sura Pattanakiat, Dean of Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies and Emeritus Professor Dr. Wariya Chinwanno, Director of Mahidol University International Demonstration School (MUIDS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Mahidol University by the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies and Mahidol University International Demonstration School, in the presence of honorable representatives from both institutions, led by Associate Professor Dr. Benjaphorn Prapagdee, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mr. Padungsak Sukpaiboon, Legal Advisor, and Miss Duangporn Kittisunthorn, Head of School Counselor, Student Services Department Mahidol University International Demonstration School. The objectives of the memorandum of understanding are to build an inter-institutional collaboration regarding the selection/ admission criteria and procedure for recruiting prospective MUIDS students into the Bachelor of Science Program in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (International Program) via direct admission system on a quota basis as well as the faculty’s participation in school counseling activities to introduce the program at Mahidol University International Demonstration School.


The signing ceremony was held at Nart Tuntawiroon Meeting Room, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University.


Welcomed Dr. Shinya Iwasaki from  Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences: JIRCAS)

August 11, 2022, 09.00, Associate Professor Dr. Sura Pattanakiat, Dean, together with  Associate Professor Dr. Noppol Arunrat, Assistant to the Dean for Policy, Planning and Knowledge Management, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, welcomed Dr. Shinya Iwasaki from  Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences: JIRCAS) on the occasion of his visit to the faculty and participated in a discussion regarding the initial guidelines for developing a collaboration between Mahidol University by Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies and JIRCAS on creating a new international research network at the organizational that focuses on the 3 main fields that are 1. Environment, emphasizing the advancement of agricultural technologies for climate change, resource renewal and environment conservation, 2. Information, underscoring the strategic data on agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and 3. Food, highlighting the technology development towards building a new food system with improved productivity as well as resilient crops and production technologies. Moreover, JIRCAS is the sole national research institute, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, that undertakes prominent studies in the field of agriculture, forestry and fisheries as well as provide assistance and support for research projects conducted in the South-East Asia Region. 


Field trips to study activities related to research and development of rice varieties in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province

August 10, 2022, 10.30 – 14.00 hrs., Asst. Prof. Dr. Noppol Arunrat, Assistant to the Dean for Policy, Planning and Knowledge Management, Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, took Dr. Shinya Iwasaki from Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development Division, Japan, on a study trip at Ayutthaya Rice Research Center, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province, to learn about research-related activities for the improvement of rice variety, quality and production as well as the agricultural technology transfer to local farmers. The trip was organized with the hospitality and support of Mr. Kritkamol PaoThong, Acting Director of Ayutthaya Rice Research Center, and Ms. Sumana Maneepitak, Plan and Policy Analyst, Senior Professional Level, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.


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