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Associate Professor Dr. Penjit Srinophakun graduated from Chemical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1996. After graduation, she resumed her work at the Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand, and founded the Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory (BEL). In 2005 and 2010, she was appointed from the university to be the KU-biodeisel Project director and the Center of Excellence for Jatropha, Kasetsart University. During 2010-2016 she served as the President of the Thai Society for Biotechnology and the Asian Federation of Biotechnology vice president. Since 2017, she has been appointed from AFOB to be the Deputy Secretary-General of Public Relation and Policy. In 2019, I was elected to be the President of the Thai Society for Biotechnology and the AFOB Bioenergy and Biorefinery Division Chair in 2020.
Research activity can be divided seven groups: bioenergy and biorefinery, value-added products from biomass, Bioprocess Engineering, Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Jatropha curcas, and Solid-state Fermentation. The research has started from solid-state fermentation of soybean in 1996. A packed bed bioreactor has been designed and is now used for koji fermentation of soybean factory in Thailand. Later in 2005, the KU-biodiesel project was found, and research on Jatropha curcas and biodiesel have begun. Various topics in agriculture, science, and engineering have been investigated under jatropha multidisciplinary projects, and six new jatropha varieties of high seed yield were developed. At the same time, biodiesel research has been happening to solve the problems obtaining from commercial biodiesel factories in Thailand. The topics include process improvement, zero-waste process, energy efficiency enhancement, scheduling, biodiesel quality improvement, and value-added products from glycerol. As palm oil is used as raw material for commercial biodiesel production, research has extended to cover palm waste utilization. Therefore, ligno-cellulosic ethanol has become the research of interest, and lignin is value-added as an antioxidant and biomaterials.


領域

Area

Chemical Engineering


專長

Expertise

Bioprocess engineering, bioenergy and biorefinery, biodiesel, value added product


學歷

Education
  • 1996 Chemical Engineering
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australia

經歷

Work Experience
  • 1990-1997: Lecturer
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Kasetsart University
  • Thailand
  • 1997-2001: Assistance Professor
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Kasetsart University
  • Thailand
  • 2001-present: Associate Professor
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Kasetsart University
  • Thailand
  • 2003-2007: Deputy Head of department
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Kasetsart University
  • Thailand
  • 2007-2009 Director
  • Australian Studies Centre
  • Commission on Higher Education
  • Minister of Education
  • Thailand
  • 2011-2016 President of Thai Society for Biotechnology (TSB)
  • 2016 Chair- person of Bioservice Hub
  • Thailand
  • 2016-2017 Coordinator of Advanced Biofuels
  • Energy Policy and Planning Office
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Thailand
  • 2017-2018 Coordinator of Advanced Biofuels and Smart Farm
  • Energy Policy and Planning Office
  • Ministry of Energy
  • Thailand
  • 2005-present Director
  • KU-biodiesel project
  • Kasetsart University
  • Thailand
  • 2011-present Vice President of Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB)
  • 2011-present Director of Centre of Excellence for Jatropha
  • Kasetsart University
  • Thailand
  • 2017-present Vice President of Thai Society for Biotechnology (TSB)
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泰國TH
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