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AC21 International Graduate Summer School

 

AC21 International Graduate Summer School
Theme:Green Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future
Venue:Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University
Date:May 31 - June 4, 2013

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Program

May 30, Thursday
Participants’ Arrival (All Day)
Day 1: May 31, Friday Venue: Chulalongkorn University
Participating Students  Others  
11:00 Depart from Hotel  
      
12:00-13:00

Lunch

Venue: In front of Auditorium, Building 4, Faculty of Engineering

13:00-15:00

Registration and Orientation

Venue: Auditorium, Building 4, Faculty of Engineering

14:00-15:00

Registration and Refreshment

Venue: Room 108, Main Auditorium

15:20-17:00 Opening Ceremony(Joint Opening Ceremony with the 100th Anniversary of the Faculty of Engineering of Chulalongkorn University) Venue: Main Auditorium
15:20-15:25

Welcome Address:

Professor Pirom Kamolratanakul, M.D., President, Chulalongkorn University
15:25-15:30

Welcome Address:

Associate Professor Vudtechai Kapilakanchana, President, Kasetsart University
15:30-15:35

Welcome Address:

Dr. Michinari Hamaguchi, President, Nagoya University (AC21 General Secretariat)
15:35-15:40

Greeting Address:

Mr. Etienne Clément, Deputy Director, UNESCO Bangkok Office
15:40-15:45

Greeting Address:

Associate Professor Dr. Boonsom Lerdhirunwong, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
15:45-16:45

Plenary Speech:

“Science Shapes Your Future”,  Dr. Ryoji Noyori, University Professor, Nagoya University, and President, RIKEN (Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry)

16:45-17:00

Token of Appreciation

Group Photo

Transfer to the Welcome Reception Venue, Room 111, Maha Chulalongkorn Building

17:30-20:00 Welcome Reception

Venue: Room 111, Maha Chulalongkorn Building

17:30-17:35

Welcome Address:

Professor Pirom Kamolratanakul, M.D., President, Chulalongkorn University

17:35-17:40

Pre-Toast Remarks:

Mr. Etienne Clément, Deputy Director, UNESCO Bangkok Office

17:40-17:45

Greeting Address:

Mr. Shuichi Ikeda, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Thailand Office

17:45-20:00

Welcome Reception and Cultural Performances

Day 2: June 1, Saturday  Venue: Kasetsart University <Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center (Office of the President), Bangkhen Campus>

 

Keynote Speech: Sutharm Areekul Auditorium

Lecture A (Green Mobility and Energy): Kamphol Adulavidhaya Conference Room 

Lecture B (Agricultural Sciences and Food Production): Thira Sutabutra Conference Room

Student Group Discussion I: To be Announced at the Student Orientation

Refreshment: Reception Hall

Lunch: Reception Hall

9:00-10:00

Keynote Speech:

“Development of the Prius and Toyota's Initiatives for Realizing Sustainable Mobility”,  Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada, Vice Chairman of the Board, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
10:00-10:15 Refreshment
10:15-12:15

Lecture 1-A: Green Mobility and Energy

“Green Mobility with Thailand Energy Outlook”,  Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn, Professor, Chulalongkorn University
 

Lecture 1-B: Agricultural Sciences and Food Production

“Balancing Food and Energy Crops: Thailand Case Study”, Dr. Ed Sarobol, Associate professor, Kasetsart University
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:30-15:30

Lecture 2-A: Green Mobility and Energy

“How the Thai Automotive Industry is Moving Forward with Green Mobility and Energy”, Mr. Ninnart Chaithirapinyo, Vice Chairman, and "Alternative Vehicles toward Green Mobility", Mr. Suparat Sirisuwanangkura, Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd.
 

Lecture 2-B: Agricultural Sciences and Food Production

“Nitrogen Dynamics in between Organic and Conventional Farming Systems”, Dr. Dan-feng Huang, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
15:40-15:55 Refreshment
16:00-18:00

ecture 3-A: Green Mobility and Energy

“Organic Solar Cells: State-of-the-art, Challenges and Future Perspectives”, Dr. Thomas Heiser, Professor, University of Strasbourg
 

Lecture 3-B: Agricultural Sciences and Food Production

“Crop Improvement by Genome Design for World Food Security”, Dr. Motoyuki Ashikari, Professor, Nagoya University
18:00-19:00 Student Group Discussion I

Day 3: June 2, Sunday  Venue: Kasetsart University (same as Day 2)

 

Keynote Speech: Thira Sutabutra Conference Room

Lecture A (Green Mobility and Energy): Kamphol Adulavidhaya Conference Room 

Lecture B (Agricultural Sciences and Food Production): Thira Sutabutra Conference Room

Refreshment: Reception Hall

Lunch: Reception Hall

9:00-10:00

Keynote Speech:

“Research in Agricultural Sciences and Food Production in Thailand”, Dr. Peeradet Tongumpai, Director, Agricultural Research Development Agency
10:00-10:10 Refreshment
10:10-12:10

Lecture 4-A: Green Mobility and Energy

“Technology Assessment in Developing Countries: The Case of Sustainable Energy Systems in the African Context”, Dr. Alan Brent, Professor, Stellenbosch University
 

Lecture 4-B: Agricultural Sciences and Food Production

“Food Processes and their Analytical Control”, Dr. Eric Marchioni, Professor, University of Strasbourg
12:10-12:50 Lunch
12:50-14:50

Lecture 5-A: Green Mobility and Energy

“Behavior Signal Processing for Vehicle Applications”, Dr. Kazuya Takeda, Professor, Nagoya University
 

Lecture 5-B: Agricultural Sciences and Food Production

“Bridging the Divide between Academia and Industry: A Plant Breeder's Experience in the Application of Modern Biotechnology Tools”, Mr. Willem Botes, Senior Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
15:00-17:00

Lecture 6-A: Green Mobility and Energy

“Research and Development of Biomass Energy”, Dr. Ronghou Liu, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
 

Lecture 6-B: Agricultural Sciences and Food Production

“Sustainable Rice Production in Indonesia: Expectation and Reality”, Dr. Andi Trisyono, Professor, University of Gadjah Mada
17:00- Optional Social Events for Students (At Students' Own Expense)

Day 4: June 3, Monday Venue: Kasetsart University (Same as Day 2)


Keynote Speech: Thira Sutabutra Conference Room

Lecture A (Green Mobility and Energy): Kamphol Adulavidhaya Conference Room 

Lecture B (Agricultural Sciences and Food Production): Thira Sutabutra Conference Room

Student Group Discussion II: To be Announced at the Student Orientation

Lunch: Reception Hall

9:00-10:00

Keynote Speech:

“Releasing Hydrogen from Water using Nanoscale Materials and Sunlight”, Dr. Gregory Parsons, Alcoa Professor, North Carolina State University
10:10-12:10

Lecture 7-A: Green Mobility and Energy

“LED for Lighting Energy Saving and its Packaging Technologies”,  Dr. Xiaobing Luo, Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
 

Lecture 7-B: Agricultural Sciences and Food Production

“Sustainable Solutions to Food Insecurity: Challenges and Opportunities for GM Crops in Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa”,  Dr. William Hutchison, Professor, University of Minnesota
12:10-13:00 Lunch
13:00-18:00 Student Group Discussion II and Preparation of Presentations
18:30-20:30 Dinner Party Venue: The Maruav Garden Hotel
18:30-18:35

Welcome Address:

Associate Professor Vudtechai Kapilakanchana, President, Kasetsart University
18:35-18:40

Welcome Address:

Professor Yoshihito Watanabe, Director of AC21 General Secretariat, and Trustee (for International Affairs and Public Relations) and Vice President, Nagoya University

18:40-18:45

Greeting Address:

Mr. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Bangkok Office
18:45-20:30 Dinner Party

Day 5: June 4, Tuesday Venue: Kasetsart University(Same as Day 2)


Keynote Speech: Thira Sutabutra Conference Room

Student Presentation A (Green Mobility and Energy): Kamphol Adulavidhaya Conference Room 

Student Presentation B (Agricultural Sciences and Food Production): Thira Sutabutra Conference Room

8:30-9:30

Keynote Speech:

“Energy Systems for Green Buildings”, Dr. Ruzhu Wang, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
9:30-11:20 Presentations by Students (Representative(s) of Each Group)
11:20-11:25 Closing Ceremony Venue: Thira Sutabutra Conference Room
11:20-11:25

Closing Remarks:

Professor Yoshihito Watanabe, Director of AC21 General Secretariat, and Trustee (for International Affairs and Public Relations) and Vice President, Nagoya University
11:25-12:25 Lunch (Venue: Reception Hall)

12:30- Optional Factory Tour (Factory of Toyota Motor Thailand: TMT)

All participants to meet in front of the venue building <Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center (Office of the President)>