ATS Educational Awards 2015
Friday 27th November, 2015
This year's Educational Awards evening was another great success and was once again greatly enjoyed by ATS members, their guests and the very talented student award winners. The reception was held at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, London on Friday 27th November. To read more details about the programme, the award winners, our sponsors and the key note speaker, Sir John Madejski OBE, DL, DLitt, please click here and to see more photos of the event please click here
Our congratulations go to all the students and our thanks go to The Royal Thai Embassy and all the individual award sponsors:
- The Pure Science category was sponsored by the Royal Thai Embassy and the Award was presented by Khun Nadhavathna Krishnamra
- The Medical Science Award was sponsored by OCS and the Award was presented by Mr Steve Buckley
- The Engineering & Technology Award was sponsored by ThaiBev and the Award was presented by former Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Quinton Quayle
- The Environment Award was sponsored by New Cavendish Books and the Award was presented by Mr Chris Shelley (on behalf of Khunying Narisa Chakrabhongse (CEO of River Books).
- The Law Award was sponsored by Number 5 Chambers and the Award was presented by Mr Adrian Keeling QC. In addition to the Award, the winner also has the opportunity of internship at the Chambers which will be an invaluable experience.
- The Humanities and Social Science Award was sponsored by The Chaopraya Group and the Award was presented by Ms Saipin LeeOriginating in 2005 the Anglo-Thai Society launched a scheme of Educational Awards for Excellence. The purpose of the Awards is to acknowledge the achievement and excellence of Thai postgraduate students carrying out research at British universities.
Each year the ATS Educational Awards attract increasing numbers of entries from talented Thai students who are in the final stages of their PhD research at top UK universities. This year was no exception with a record-breaking number of entries from right across the UK including Wales and Scotland. It was also excellent to welcome so many eminent PhD Supervisors who accompanied their award recipients in recognition of their achievements.
The Awards are strongly supported by the Royal Thai Embassy and in his speech Khun Nadhavathna Krishnamra paid tribute to the tremendous wealth of talent of Thai students in the UK and the importance of their research to the Thai nation.
An inspirational keynote speech was made by Sir John Madejski OBE, DL, DLitt who focused on his entrepreneurial career and links with Thailand.
The Awards continue to attract prestigious sponsors who wish to be associated with an event which recognises the tremendous wealth of talent of Thai students in the UK. This year saw the addition of a Law category in response to the popularity of the subject among Thai students.
ATS Educational Awards 2014
Our congratulations go to all the winners and those highly commended in this year's Educational Awards. A reception was held and the awards were presented on Tuesday, November 18th at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, London. The acceptance speeches of the award winners may be viewed by clicking on the links below. This was a new format for the awards presentation and was considered a great success by all. ATS is extremely grateful to our event sponsor, The Royal Thai Embassy, and to all the individual award sponsors as listed below:
Winner: Thanavi Chotpradit, Birkbeck University of London. Read her acceptance speech here
Sponsor: Chaophraya Restaurant Group
Winner: Rungnapa Tagun, University of York. Read her acceptance speech here
Sponsor: River Books
Winner: Nopparit Somboonkittichai, Imperial College, University of London. Read his acceptance speech here
Highly Commended: Mr Tanapat Dessuwan, Imperial College, University of London
Sponsor: Salamander Energy
Winner: Kamolchanok Chewapreecha, Magdelene Collage, Cambridge University. Read her acceptance speech here
Highly Commended: Wanwisa Chaisaklert, Imperial College, University of London
Sponsor: OCS Group
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Winner: Pongsathorn Dechatiwongse, Imperial College, University of London. Read his acceptance speech here
Highly Commended: Thapanar Suwanmajo, Imperial College, University of London
Sponsor: Thai Bev
HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCE
Winner: Prapimphan Chiengkul, University of Warwick. Read her acceptance speech here
Highly Commended: Peera Wongupparaj, Kings College, University of London
Sponsor: Standard Chartered Bank
ATS Educational Awards 2013
For an update and to learn about the progress of our 2013 Award Winners, please click here
This auspicious autumn event was once again held in the convivial surroundings of the Oriental Club and as in past years, particularly highlighted the success of Thai students studying in the UK. This year we had an increase in the number of students applying for the awards, which made it a very hard task for our three judges to select the prizewinners. The Thai Ambassador, HE Pasan Teparak, attended the reception and pledged his support for the Society and its objectives. The Society is most grateful to the following organisations that sponsored the awards: The Royal Thai Embassy, Bangkok Bank, Thai-Bev, OCS, New Cavendish Books, and OUP
The students, together with the titles of their topics, categories of award and sponsors are as follows:
Miss Chanya Hetayothin won the Arts award, which was sponsored by Bangkok Bank. The award was for her research entitled ‘Thai Shadow Puppets: An alterative Direction for Animation’ from the University of Arts, London. The award was presented by Mr Trevor Knox, ATS Secretary and Acting Treasurer
Miss Supattra Visessri won the Environment award, which was sponsored by Khunying Narisa Chakrabongse & New Cavendish Books.
The award was for her research entitled ‘Flow prediction in data scarce catchments: a case study of Northern Thailand’ from Imperial College, London. The award was presented by Madame Paradee Teparak, wife of HE the Ambassador.
Mr Peerapat Kosolsaksakul from the University of Edinburgh (In Thailand) was Highly Commended for his research in the Environment category,
Ms Phanwadee Chureemart won the Pure Science award, which was sponsored by The Royal Thai Embassy.
The award was for her research entitled ‘Models of Spin Torque using self-consistent solutions of the magnetization and spin accumulation’ from The University of York. The award was presented by H.E. Pasan Tebarak, the Thai Ambassador.
Ms Wilai Siriwatcharapiboon from the University of Birmingham (in Thailand) was Highly Commended for her research in the Pure Science category.
Mr Teerapong Yata won the the Medical Science award, which was sponsored by OCS Group.
The award was for his research entitled ‘Smart’ bacteriophage nanocomplex: a hybrid multi-component particle for safe and efficient gene transfer’ from Imperial College, London. The award was presented by Mr. Stephen Waugh, OCS Group.
Dr Direkrit Chiewchengchol from the University of Liverpool was Highly Commended for her research in the Medical Science category,
Mr Chedtha Puncrebutr won the Engineering and Technology award, which was sponsored by Thai Bev International Group. The award was for his research entitled ‘Characterisation of casting defects in aluminium alloys via 4-D X-ray imaging’ from Imperial College, London. The award was presented by Mr. Quinton Quayle (previous Ambassador to Thailand).
Mr. Thirapiroon Thongkamwitoon from Imperial College, London was Highly Commended for his research in the Engineering & Technology category.
Mr Watcharabon Buddharaksa won the Humanities & Social Science award, which was sponsored by Oxford University Press.
The award was for his research entitled ‘Thailand and the Politics of Social Forces: A Neo-Gramscian Account’. The award was presented by ATS President, Mr Bernard Coe.
Mr Korrasut Khopuangklang was Highly Commended for his research in the Humanities & Social Science category.
ATS Educational Awards 2012
An uninspiring November night in London was improved immeasurably by the annual ATS Reception at the Oriental Club on 12 November 2012. This is always an auspicious autumn event that particularly highlights the success of Thai students studying in the UK. The evening was enhanced by the presence of the new Thai Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Pasan Teparak, who had kindly taken time out to attend the occasion, even though he was on the way to greeting the Thai Prime Minister who was arriving in London on a formal visit.
This was HE Pasan Teparak’s first attendance at the Anglo-Thai Society and he pledged his support for the Society and its objectives. He pointed out that the Thai students studying in UK universities today, who currently number over 1000, would go on to take up important posts in Thailand and they, in their turn, would foster closer Anglo-Thai relations after their experience of living here.
The reception also marked the handing over of the Chairman’s baton from David Fall to Dr Orapin Dawson. Quentin Quayle, formerly British Ambassador to Thailand, congratulated David Fall on the progress of ATS during his four-year tenure as Chairman.
Choosing which students would win the awards and the runners-up is always difficult and this was made even more so this year, when there was such a plethora of excellence. The range of subjects and the breadth of knowledge are considerable. The students, together with the titles of their topics, categories of award and sponsors are as follows:
Wanaruk Chaimayo won the Science award, which was sponsored by the Thai Embassy and presented by Khun Nontigorn Kanchanachitra, the Secretary General of the Office of the Civil Service Commission. The award was for his research entitled ‘Synthesis and High Pressure Structural Study of Bismuth Nanoparticles’ in the Physics & Astronomy department of the University of Edinburgh. Kanchana Sivalertporn was Highly Commended for her research entitled ‘Indirect excitons and strong light-matter coupling’ in the Physics & Astronomy department of Cardiff University.
Kelwalin Dhanasarnsombut won the Medical Science award, which was sponsored by the OCS Group and presented by its Chairman, Peter Armitage. The award was for her research entitled ‘Unstructured proteins of the malaria parasite: Plasmodium Falciparum as Vaccine Candidates’ in the department of BioScience at the University of Edinburgh. Jayanant Iemsam-Arng was Highly Commended for her research entitled ‘Biocompatible Delivery System for Nucleic Acid Based Therapies’ in the department of Pharmacy at University College, London.
Chinnapat Ponwisawas won the Engineering award which was sponsored by Bangkok Bank and presented by Bernard Coe, President of and former Chairman of ATS. The award was for his research entitled ‘Modelling and Prediction of Recrystallization in Single Crystal Superalloys’ in the department of Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Khoonsake Segkhoonthod was Highly Commended for his research entitled ‘Thin-film Detector System for Internal MRI’ in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College, London.
Wimolporn Wainipee won the Environment award which was sponsored and presented by Khunying Narisa Chakrabongse. The award was for her research entitled ‘Arsenate absorption on mineral surfaces and effect of Temperature on its adsorption’ in the department of Geo-Chemistry at Imperial College, London.
Pairach Piboonrungroj won the Humanities and Social Science award, which was sponsored by the ThaiBev Group and presented by Quentin Quayle of ThaiBev International Group. The award was for his research entitled ‘Logistic and System Chain Management in the Tourism Industry of Thailand’ in the Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University. Passagorn Tavichapong was Highly Commended for his research entitled ‘Individual Spirit at Work and its Relationship with employee Work Attitude and Organisational Outcomes’ in the department of Management and Humanities at Aston University. The Anglo Thai Society’s annual Reception and Presentation of Education Awards to Thai post graduate students in the UK was held on Tuesday, 16th November 2010 at the Oriental Club, London. The occasion was marked by a very high level of attendance by members, guests and Thai students and an increased number of awards to reflect the broad excellence and high standards of the candidates.
2010 Educational Awards
1st - Paramita Punwong. University of York
2nd - Wimolporn Wainipee, Imperial College, London
Diploma - Annuwat Wattanawan, Imperial College, London
1st – Labhus Jirasevetakul, Oxford University
2nd – Lalita Hingknonta, SOAS, University of London
Diploma – Mai Trebuil, University of Arts, London
Special Award for Outstanding Achievement
Prach Boondiskulchok, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
1st – Nirawat Thammajak, Oxford University
2nd – Karaked Tedsree, Oxford University
Diploma – Ranaporn Tantiwechwuttikul, Imperial College, London
Engineering1st – Tassandi Panittotokkaporn, Imperial College, London
2nd – Suwimon Boonrungsiwman, Imperial College, London
Diploma – Amaraporn Boopratatong, Universtiy of Manchester
1st – Pattarin Kittibookyakun, Aberdeen University
2nd – Komchanok Wayakanon, Sheffield University
Diploma – Weerapong Prasonochean, Imperial College, London
2009 Educational Award Winners
|Engineering and Technology||H.E The Thai Ambassador||Mr. Somphop Rodamporn||University of Southampton|
|Science and Medicine||University of Liverpool||Dr. Objoon Tracho||University of Sheffield|
|Social Science and Humanities||Mr. Ian Franklin||Mr. Kraiyos Patrawart||Royal Holloway College, London|
|Outstanding Research||Dr. Parinya Chamnan||University of Cambridge|
Awards Winners 2008
|Humanities and Social Science||Miss Surutchada Chullapram||UCL
|Science and Medicine||Mr Montree Sawangphruk||University of Oxford|
|Engineering and Technology||Mr Chaiyasit Banjongprasert||University of Oxford|
|Environment||Miss Pajaree kewcharoenwong||Imperial College|
Calendar of Events
There are no events planned for October
Tuesday, 1st November
Talk on 'Contemporary Political Developments in Thailand' This event has been postponed until after the initial period of mourning for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Members will be notified in due course of a new date for the talk.
Friday, 25th November 6:30 pm
ATS Education Awards Presentation at The Oriental Club
Wednesday, 14th December
ATS Christmas Lunch at Thai Tho Restaurant Soho - 12:30 pm