International Activities and Projects – Tree of Life Exhibition in Taiwan
A group of researchers from the Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University was invited to coordinate and to hold a workshop under the name “ Color Pigment Workshop” at Tree of Life Exhibition in Taiwan on 8 November 2018. The exhibition was led by the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute.
Silpakorn Summer School 2018
The Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University worked with the department of Chemistry, the Department of Microbiology and the Department of Mathematics to establish a project called “Summer Programs @Silpakorn 2018” to propagate knowledge and existing technology in order to be internationally recognized.
This program took place on 31 July – 9 August 2018 at the Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University, Sanamchan Campus which contained 4 programs that underlined the key knowledge of the faculty in order to become better known on both national and international stages. The 4 programs include:
1. Solar Drying Technology
2. Preparation and Application of Colorants from Natural Dyes
3. Analytical Techniques for Water Analysis
4. Number Theory on “Problems related to multiplicative functions. Some combinatorial sequences. Fibonacci and Lucas number”)
There were a total of 50 people from 4 countries who participated; 25 from the National University of Laos and Savannakhet University, 28 from Quy Nhon University, Le Quy Don High School for the Gifted-Khanh Hoa Province, Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry and University of Economics and Law, and 7 from Caraga State University. All participants selected 1 training program that took 10 days.
In the programs, there were 8 participants in Solar Drying Technology, 10 in Preparation and Application of Colorants from Natural Dyes and 7 in Analytical Techniques for Water Analysis and 25 in Number Theory.
SEAMS School 2018
The Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University organized a SEAMS school on “Partial Differential Equations for Image Processing: Theory and Numerics” January 3 – 12, 2018. The SEAMS (Southeast Asian Mathematical Society) school is part of the series of intensive study programs that aim to provide opportunities for advanced learning experience in mathematics, and to introduce research-based learning for advanced undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. There were 50 participants from Laos, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, India and Thailand.
The courses of the school included
• Scientific python by Prof. Marília Pires, Ph.D. from the University of Évora, Portugal
• Finite difference methods for PDE by Asst. Prof. Noppadol Chumchob, Ph.D. from Silpakorn University, Thailand
• Exact solutions of smoothing PDE, by Prof. Nabil Bedjaoui, Ph.D. from the University of Picardie, France and Prof. Fernando da Costa, PhD, from University Aberta, Portugal
• Hyperbolic PDE by Prof. Joaquim Correia, Ph.D. from University of Évora, Portugal and Prof. Nabil Bedjaoui, Ph.D. from the University of Picardie.
• Computer implementation by Prof. Youcef Mammeri, Ph.D. HDR from University of Picardie, France.
(Workshop on natural dye titled)
“The Transformation of Natural Dye to (Lake Pigment) for Textile Printing and Dyeing”
To mark the 45 year Anniversary of the Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University, Department of Chemistry in collaboration with the World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region (WCC APR) and ASEAN Handicraft Promotion & Development Association (AHPADA) organized a workshop on natural dye entitled “The Transformation of Natural Dye to Lake Pigment for Textile Printing and Dyeing” at the Faculty of Science, Silpakorn University Sanamchan Palace Campus, Nakorn Pathom during August 1 – 3, 2017. There were 45 participants from 10 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Kyrgyzstan, Taiwan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Oman and Thailand. During this 3-day workshop, participants learned about the research carried out at the Department of Chemistry on the use of natural dye for textile printing and dyeing.
Project Supporting Solar Greenhouse
To Promote Collaboration between Thai and Senegal Agriculture
On Wednesday 25 May 2016, Mr. Wijak Chittarat, Ambassador to the Royal Thai Embassy, Dakar, presided over the opening ceremony of the Solar Green House for the Senegal Government where Mamadou Amadou SECK, Director General, ITA on behalf of the Senegal Government to receive the Solar Green House at Saint Benoit de Keur Moussa. This was due to the project supporting the Solar Green House to develop a collaboration between Thai and Senegal agriculture and to spread Thai agro-technical innovation Senegal so as to learn and apply agriproduct processing and value-adding methods. This solar greenhouse was a result of the research of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Serm Janjai who took the lead of research team from the Solar Energy Technology Laboratory (STL), Science Program in Physics, Silpakorn University.
On this occasion, Dr. Mamadou Amadou SECK expressed his gratitude to the Thai government which has supported the project by promising to adopt the royal initiative projects and academic knowledge that they have learnt, to develop agricultural technology in Senegal.
Additionally, Ange-Marie Niouky, the high priest of St. Benoit, praised Thai agricultural technology of used in the Solar Green House which will be advantageous to the church.