Dr. Motohiro SUZUKI
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan
Biography: Motohiro Suzuki received his B. Sc. (1991) and M. Sci. (1993) degrees from Tokyo University of Science, and his D. Sc. (2004) degree from The University of Tokyo. He was a postdoctoral researcher (1997–1998) at Coherent X-ray Optics Laboratory, Harima Institute, RIKEN, and a researcher (1998–2006) at Research & Utilization Division, Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI). Since 2006 he has been a senior researcher at JASRI. He has worked on developing X-ray magnetic spectroscopy techniques based on synchrotron radiation, in particular, high-sensitivity X-ray magnetic circular dichroism spectroscopy with efficient control of the polarization of synchrotron X-ray. His recent research focuses on magnetic X-ray imaging of permanent magnets and spintronics materials using a nanofocusing X-ray beam.
Prof. Pramoch Rangsunvigit
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Biography: Pramoch Rangsunvigit is a professor in chemical engineering at The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He received his B.Sc from Chulalongkorn University before his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, USA. His research interests cover conventional separation processes like adsorption and crystallisation and hybrid separation processes. Photocatalysis is also another area that he has contributed to. In addition, he has extensively worked on gas storage technologies including hydrogen storage via adsorption and metal hydrides and natural gas storage through adsorption and gas hydrates. He was awarded with outstanding teaching and research from a number of organisations.