Born and raised in a farming family in the rural Ratchaburi Province of Thailand, Dr. Nipon Pisutpaisal went to high school in local area and moved to Bangkok to finish his undergraduate study. After completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies in Environment Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in U.S. (2003), he went back to Thailand and was appointed as a lecturer at the King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok to teach courses on wastewater treatment technology, and environmental & energy related courses. Besides teaching, Dr. Pisutpaisal has also conducted research development and innovation in the areas of environmental pollution reduction and energy recovery from industrial wastes in order to translate his findings to industrial applications. He has been occasionally granted for research collaboration from Fulbright Foundation, and Newton Fund to generate new academic/research networks in U.S. and U.K.
As an ASEAN S&T Fellow, Dr. Pisutpaisal is working in the area of sustainable energy to enhance the energy efficiency and the utilisation of renewable energy. With long experiences and strong skills in science and technology, particularly in renewable energy research, he will definitely promote the competitiveness in the science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship in ASEAN region through the engagement of the government decision-making processes and related activities.
Dr. Pisutpaisal obtained a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the Chulalongkorn University (1997), M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in the U.S. (1999), and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in the U.S. (2003).