– Brief Introduction of Yourself
Anak Khantachawana is the Associate Professor in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok.
He commenced his role as an Assistant to the President for Internationalization at KMUTT in July 2010. Before becoming Assistant to the President, he was an Assistant for Student Affairs to the Dean of Faculty of Engineering.
KMUTT is a science and technology based university and is one of Thailand’s Nine National Research Universities. To pursue one of KMUTT’s visions in becoming a world – class university, Dr. Anak has established ongoing collaborative activities with universities and organisations around the world, including Columbia University (New York, USA), University of Arizona (USA), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), Xiamen University (China), Taipei Medical University (Taiwan), University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University, etc. Dr. Anak has been very active in establishing short-term exchange programs for international students interested in coming and learning more about Thailand.
Dr. Anak’s research strengths are in biomaterials and smart materials. He owes his accomplishments to a prestigious and highly competitive Global Young Academy (GYA) 2010 “Voice of Young Scientist Around the World”.
Under the Royal Thai Government scholarship, he spent 11 years pursuing Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree in Material Science and Engineering, at University of Tsukuba, Japan. He speaks fluent Japanese and English.
– How did you get to know Kanazawa University? What is your impression for KU?
I have visited Kanazawa University in 2007, and have a chance to work on “Asia Jinzai Project” with Kanazawa University. I had a great impression on awareness of internationalization and the flexibility of collaborations. All staffs are very friendly and helpful. Moreover, Kanazawa university locates in a very beautiful city of Japan. And the last, I greatly impress on the President of Kanazawa University, Prof. Yamazaki, he has a strong intention to change university.
– List the recent activities as a Collaborative Professor.
* Summer internship of KMUTT students at Kanazawa University
* Laboratory Internship at KMUTT for Kanazawa University
* First step program at KMUTT
* Double degree program (Master and Doctor) on Mechanical and Biological engineering
* Joint Symposium between Thailand and Japan