KKU’s post-doctoral students and researchers win WIIPA Grand Prize and Commercial Potential Award from 2022 Kaohsiung International Invention & Design Expo (KIDE 2022) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Post-doctoral students and researchers of Khon Kaen University carried out excellent works and won the WIIPA Grand Prize and the Commercial Potential Award, the only team in Thailand to receive the awards from the 2022 Kaohsiung International Invention & Design Expo (KIDE 2022), held at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The team was led by the National Research Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.

นักศึกษาและนักวิจัยหลังปริญญาเอกจาก มข.ทำผลงานยอดเยี่ยม คว้ารางวัล WIIPA Grand Prize และ Commercial Potential Award จากเวที 2022 Kaohsiung International Invention & Design Expo (KIDE 2022) ณ เมืองเกาสง ไต้หวัน

December 1-3, 2022 – the National Research Council, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation led over 100 Thai researchers and inventors to present their works at the

นักศึกษาและนักวิจัยหลังปริญญาเอกจาก มข.ทำผลงานยอดเยี่ยม คว้ารางวัล WIIPA Grand Prize และ Commercial Potential Award จากเวที 2022 Kaohsiung International Invention & Design Expo (KIDE 2022) ณ เมืองเกาสง ไต้หวัน

2022 Kaohsiung International Invention & Design Expo (KIDE 2022), held at the International Convention Center Kaohsiung (ICCK), Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Three Thai researchers and inventors are post-doctoral students and researchers from Khon Kaen University, namely: 1) Mr. Yuthanakorn Khanapan, 2) Miss Jiraporn Jaikawang, and 3) Dr, Songyut Kaewmala, who are working in the field of material science and nano-technology, Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences. The team, under the name RenewSi – new era of battery factory and energy of Khon Kaen University was supervised by Assoc. Prof. Nonglak Meethong, Ph.D. Their excellent work has brought pride and reputation to Thailand and Khon Kaen University for winning the WIIPA Grand Prize, the highest prize from the 2022 Kaohsiung International Invention & Design Expo (KIDE 2022). The work, in details, is on the “raw material recyclable resources for producing silicon as the electrode for production of quickly charging and discharging batteries”. The innovation makes use of silicon in electronics wastes and left-over materials from agriculture that undergo a process and form into shapes and can be used with electric vehicles. The work also won the Commercial Potential Award, the only team from Thailand to receive this.

รศ.ดร.นงลักษณ์ มีทอง อ.ที่ปรึกษาโครงการ ฯ

Dr. Wiparat Dee-ong, Director of the National Research Council expressed her appreciation and congratulated the researchers and inventors for the award from KIDE 2022, for they have brought reputation and acceptance of the standard of Thai invention and innovation at the international level. The Council will proceed to promote the awarded invention for application and benefits of the country.

ดร.วิภารัตน์-ดีอ่อง-ผู้อำนวยการสำนักงานการวิจัยแห่งชาติ

Besides the work receiving the WIIPA Grand Prize on “raw material recyclable resources for production of quickly charging and discharging batteries” by Mr. Yuthanakorn Khanapan, Miss Jiraporn Jaikawang, and Dr. Songyut Kaewmala, under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Nonglak Meethong, Ph.D. from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, there were other works of Thai inventors that were awarded medals from KIDE 2022, in different categories as follows:

 

  • 15 Gold Medals:
  1. “Doll House Toy for incubating understanding of normal children and children with special needs” by Chulalongkorn University
  2. “Products from lotus stems for upgrading community people’s quality of life” by Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
  3. “Replacement of fat in chiffon cake from samrong gelatin powder” by Suan Dusit University
  4. “Brown rice pasta with high calcium green vegetables” by Suan Dusit University
  5. “Mosquito trapping plant pots” by Trang Chulabhorn College of Science
  6. “Physical strengthening tool after joint operation” by Bangkok Christian School
  7. “M.C.R. underwater surveying submarine” by EGAT
  8. “Nut Set installation tool of U-Bolt Suspension Clamp”  by EGAT
  9. “Electric cable car for distribution line maintenance” by EGAT
  10. “ Electric pulley conveying cable in case of breakage” by PEA
  11. “Route surveying system application, by PEA
  12. “Module for inspection breakage in 22kV system” by PEA
  13. “Raw material recyclable resources for producing silicon as the electrode for production of quickly charging and discharging batteries” by Khon Kaen University
  14. “Vase with gold design” by Sri Thammarat Art and Craft College
  15. “Upgrading creative tourism with production innovation and Ancient Ta Kao silverware of Khwao Sinarin” by Jomprachasan School

 

  • Silver Medal awards:
  1. “Banana peel black tea” by Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
  2. “Flora patterned banana-fiber cloth” by Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
  3. “Crispy vegetable with calcium and riceberry” by Suan Dusit University
  4. “Physical therapy by gloves for rehabilitated stroke patients” by Bangkok Christian School
  5. “Medisync: Speech therapy for stroke patients” by Bangkok Christian School
  6. “Smart transporting of rice husks by fluidization system” by Prince Royal School
  7. “All-purpose gas heater” by EGAT
  8. “Moisture removal oven by smart phone for sensor and transformer repair” by EGAT
  9. “Wire peeling for meter installation” by PEA

 

– 5 Bronze Medal awards:

  1. “Friendly and bio-degradable ready-to-warm frozen and canned food” by Suranaree University of Technology
  2. “Art innovation creativity” by Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi
  3. “Developing paper sensor for detecting 2+iron in water” by Mukdahan Chulabhorn Science College
  4. “Gutter clearing robot” by EGAT
  5. “Killer Drill” by EGAT

There were 3 more innovations and invention from Thailand that received the

Special Prizes on Stage:

Korea University Invention Association awarded a prize to: “Brown rice pasta with high calcium green vegetables” by Asst. Prof. Panyaphat Pinkaew, Ph.D. and the team from Suan Dusit University

Eurobusiness-Haller awarded a prize to “Doll House Toy for incubating understanding of normal children and children with special needs” by Asst. Prof. Pornthep Lertthewasiri, Ph.D., from Chulalongkorn University

Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills awarded a prize to: “Route survey with application” by Mr. Phanisin Fuangfung, Mr. Chatchai Wichatrong and the tram from PEA

 

Special Prizes were also awarded to the works from many other countries.

 

News compiled by Benjamaporn Mamook

Photos: Facebook of the National Research Council

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