The Thailand Chapter of The American Ceramic Society serves members in Thailand for the purpose of promoting that arts and sciences connected with ceramics and glass science and engineering. Events such as workshops, industrial showcases, and seminars are planned to enhance and facilitate the interaction, technical discussions, and potential collaborations between ACerS members in Thailand.  These will focus on the development of early career researchers to present their work to our members, provide publicity for job opportunities, and the establishment of networking collaborations.

The Chapter is headquartered in Wangchan, Rayong.

Chapter Officers

Chair: Dr. Jakrapong Kaewkhao, Nakon Pathom Rajabhat University

Vice-chair: Dr. Naratip Vittayakorn, King Mongkuts Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

Treasurer: Dr. Natthapong Wongdamnern, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi

If you would like to contact any of the Thailand Chapter officers, visit the ACerS online membership directory for contact details. You must be a member to access the directory. Or contact Karen McCurdy at for assistance.


Thailand Chapter and Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI) host "GOMD-SLRI WORKSHOP 2022"

May 26-27, 2022

Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI), Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

For more information and registration, please visit this website.


Call for abstracts: Asian Conference on X-Ray absorption spectroscopy 2022 (ACXAS2022)

ACXAS-2022 invites the submission of the work related to the recent advances and development in XAS characterization in all disciplines ranging from materials science to earth sciences and biology:

  • Computational Materials
  •  Earth Sciences, Environmental and Biological Sciences
  • Energy materials
  • Catalysts
  • Electrical, Magnetic, and Optical Materials
  • Carbon-based materials

For more information, please visit the conference website.

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Thailand Chapter hosted ICAPMA-JMAG on December 1-4, 2021

The ACerS Thailand Chapter hosted the Joint International Conference on Applied Physics and Materials Applications & Applied Magnetism and Ferroelelectrics on December 1-4, 2021.  Click here for the complete story and more photos.


Rattikorn Yimnirun and colleagues participate in new Ceramic Tech Chat episode!

Hosted by ACerS Bulletin editors, Ceramic Tech Chat talks with ACerS members to learn about their unique and personal stories of how they found their way to careers in ceramics.

In the twelfth episode, Rattikorn Yimnirun, dean of the School of Energy Science and Engineering at Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, and his colleagues Naratip Vittayakorn and Jakrapong Kaewkhao discuss the current state of the ceramics industry in Thailand, how they cofounded the Thailand Chapter of ACerS, and what role they see the Chapter playing in the country’s local ceramic community.


The AcerS-Thailand Chapter and The 5th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology (SMARTMAT@2020) will host SmartMat@2020 on December 1– 4, 2020 in Pattaya, Thailand. Initiated in 2004, the SmartMat Conference Series was one of the very first international conferences held in Thailand. Held every 4 years, SmartMat@2020 aims to bring together leading scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results in the field of functional materials and nanotechnology. More information can be found at


1st Glass and Optical Materials Division Thailand Meeting

ACerS Thailand organized the 1st Glass and Optical Materials Division Thailand Meeting (1st GOMD-Thailand) on August 6-7,  2020 at Fisherman Resort, Phetchaburi, Thailand.  More than 60 researchers and students attended the meeting. GOMD-ACerS Thailand-Chapter presented the Young Researcher Award and the Student Research Award to researchers and students, respectively, with outstanding research results in areas related to the glass and optical materials. The awardees will receive a reduced  registration fee for the SmartMat-2020 Conference.

ACerS Thailand-Chapter and The Center of Excellence in Glass Technology and Materials Sciences (CEGM) under its Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jakrapong Kaewkhao, hosted the workshop entitled “GOMD Workshop on glass fabrication and characterization” on August 24-28, 2020 at Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Over 50 researchers and students attended this workshop and gained knowledge and experience about glass and advanced applications of glasses from industry and academia.

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