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. Rattikorn Yimnirun, Suranaree University of Technology

Secretary: 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.

Save the date! Thailand Chapter plans ICAPMA-JMAG for December 1-4, 2021

The ACerS Thailand Chapter is planning the Joint International Conference on Applied Physics and Materials Applications & Applied Magnetism and Ferroelelectrics for December 1-4, 2021. The abstract submission deadline is August 31, 2021. Click here for more information.


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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