Workshop 1 : Bridging the Gap between Engineering Schools and Smart Electronic Industry for Thailand 4.0: How to Develop and Recruit Young Innovators

Abstract

Nowadays, a career path and motivation for studying electronic design is oblivious for undergraduate students in Thailand. This educational crisis also happened in many disciplines of engineering. Therefore, qualified fresh graduates especially in electronic design become a rare species. This is a chicken-and-egg problem for the smart electronic industry whether to invest in design companies first or to have enough number of qualified graduates first. Against the odds, Silicon Craft, currently the only Thai Integrated Circuit (IC) design company with global presence, has collaborated with a few IC design laboratories in Thailand to develop a program dubbed TEDI (Transforming Thailand Electronics Design Industry) that effectively inspire and develop a small group of talented students to pursue electronic-design career despite downward trend of studying microelectronics. Students get inspired when they accept the challenge to apply classroom knowledge in real-world environment and realize their potential to develop a product. Since the starting of the program in 2012, the company has recruited more than 10 IC design engineers from fresh-graduates and inspired 10s of IC design students. This is a great outcome when collaboration between industry and academic has been performed right.

Organized by Mr. Karn Opasjumruskit
Silicon Craft Technology, Thailand

Karn Opasjumruskit is a Member of Technical Staff at Silicon Craft Technology Co., Ltd. (SIC). His job involves advising IC designs and solving critical issues that arise during product development phase. His main expertise is in RFID and NFC. As a founding members, he took part in driving the company to success reaching $10 million in revenue in 2015 with 20% average annual growth. He also gives SIC a support in the areas of intellectual property and talent recruitment.

As a vice president, Karn has volunteered for Thai Embedded System Association (TESA) to develop Thailand’s electronic design industry. He frequently give a talk to inspire many undergraduate EE students every year. He received master and bachelor degree from faculty of engineering, Chulalongkorn University. His areas of interest are low-power circuit, IoT, and data security.


Workshop 2 : Extended manuscripts from Conference to Journal Level

Abstract

This EEAAT workshop aims to provide some vital information for authors who prepare the manuscripts for international journals. The mind of reviewers and the important ingredients of the good manuscripts will be shared. Finally “practicing under the mind of a reviewer” shall conclude the workshop.

Organized by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chiranut Sa-ngiamsak
Khon Kaen University, Thailand
 
Biography

Academic

June 2004
Ph. D in Microelectronics, Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics (EE&E)
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), England.
 
December 1997
M. Phil (Electrical Engineering), School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Manchester, England.
 
May 1994
B. Eng, Department of Electrical Engineering
Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
 
June 1994- Present : Lecturer
Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
 
Technical Trainings
2002: "Low noise and Low Power design" at Imperial Collage, London, UK.
2003: "Cadence IC Design", UMIST, Manchester, UK.
2007: "Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)" in USA supported by NECTEC.
 
Adjunct Lecturer (2009-2010)
DSTAR, KMITL
- Fundamentals to Hard Disk Drive Technology
- Recording Head Technology
AIT
- ESD and Contamination
- Fundamentals to Hard Disk Drive Technology
 
Work Experiences
- March 2016 – Present: Associate Editor of ECTI-CIT Transactions
  Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI) Association,
  Thailand.
 
- August 2016: General Chair of The 6th KKU International Engineering Conference 2016

  Pullman Hotel, Khon Kaen, Thailand

 

- July 2014 :General Chair of the 28th International Conference ITC-CSCC 2014

  Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa, Phuket, Thailand

 

- July 2009 – 2011 & 2014 - 2015: Assistant Dean (Administration Affairs),

  Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

 

- November 2011: Technical Program Chair of the 29th International conference ISPACS 2011

  Chiangmai , Thailand

 
- Jan-Sept 2009: Deputy Head of the Department (Academic Affairs)
  Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,
  Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

 

- July 2006-May 2008: Deputy Director of I/U CRC in HDD Component
  Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

 

- January 2002-2004: Research Associate (Post Doctoral)
  EE&E Department, UMIST, Manchester, UK.

Workshop 3 : Integative STEM for secondary schools
Integrative STEM Education - Making the connections in secondary education

The Festo Didactic STEM program seeks to motivate and inspire the next generation of problem-solvers. Our goal is to provide students the opportunity and inspiration to optimize solutions for real-world problems where they learn concepts related to STEM disciplines in a hands-on, “learn-by-doing” environment.

Organized by Mr. Chamnan Heepporn
 

Personal Information
Name : Mr. Chamnan Heepporn
Position : Head of Didactic TH, TH-DD
Company : FESTO Ltd.
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mobile Phone : 082-782-4026

Education
1. Barton Institute of TAFE (Australia) : Advance Certificate in Engineering
2. Barton Institute of TAFE (Australia) : English for Engineers
3. King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok : Education (Mechanical Engineering)

Experience
1. Didactic Manager at Festo Ltd. : starting since 1996 up until now
2. Mechatronics Expert Representative for Thailand since 1997
3. System project design and project development
4. Expert in Hydraulics injection machine and high pressure pressing machine
5. Expert in Mitsubishi Robotics
6. Expert in SCADA and PLC programming



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