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KMUTNB was jointly founded in 1959 by the Royal Thai Government and the Federal Republic of Germany. KMUTNB was established as the “Thai-German Technical School”. In 1964, the school was upgraded to “Thai-German Technical College”. In 1971, the Thai-German Technical College joined with Thonburi Technical College and Telecommunication College Nonthaburi to become the North Bangkok campus of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology

International Symposium on Lightweight and Sustainable Polymeric Materials (LSPM’23) is going to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 17th February 2023. The polymer industrial society built on fossil resources has brought us success. Because of recent developments in polymer science and technology, we now have access to high-tech, useful polymeric materials as well. Unfortunately, it has a profoundly damaging effect on the planet’s ecosystem and its supply is rapidly diminishing because it is based on nonrenewable minerals. For this reason, it is crucial to building a future-oriented and environmentally friendly civilization that relies heavily on lightweight and sustainable polymeric materials. Global material science initiatives must address multiple dimensions of sustainability, such as lowering production costs and improving material performance while simultaneously creating safer, more eco-friendly options with competitive performance. The production of lightweight, low-cost, and low-energy-consuming materials makes polymeric materials ideal for this use. Moreover, polymeric materials constitute a significant advancement in cutting-edge fields like nanotechnology, which is today acknowledged as one of the most promising areas for technological progress in the 21st century. It features the different material science orders to develop innovative methodologies with an advancement execution in improving the sustainability of various advanced materials.

This symposium will bring together experts in the fields of polymer chemistry, physics, and materials science from both academia and industry to share and discuss the latest findings from their research into cutting-edge and environmentally friendly polymers. At the end of the symposia, attendees should have gained fresh insights and a broader perspective with which to forge stronger ties between academia and the industrial world. There will be keynote addresses, plenary discussions, and oral presentations at LSPM’23. The format and scheduling of the event will provide for ample time to meet and interact with peers from all around the world.

Science and Technology Research Institute Acts as a research coordinating center both within and outside the university. There is a mission of support. Promote and disseminate university research, including intellectual property management. commercial use of research results.

Natural Composite Research (NCR) Research Group Lab was established under the Department of Materials and Production Engineering, The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand.

The more profound environmental concern due to pollution caused by synthetic materials has increased the need for research on eco-friendly materials to replace synthetic ones in all possible applications. This NCR lab’s prime focus is on applied research related to developing and characterizing natural fibers and their composites, polymeric materials, polymer blends, rubber technology, and bio-based materials for lightweight structures and engineering applications. The NCR is equipped with state-of-the-art polymer processing instruments like single/twin screw extruders, filament winders, internal mixers, grinders, ball mills, blenders, automated compression molding, injection molding, vacuum infusion, autoclave, and 3D printers (FDM, Laser, and Resin). The lab members are actively involved in developing sustainable, eco-friendly products by efficiently utilizing natural resources that can lower the harmful impact on the environment and thus ensures a green environment.

Apart from composite development, the lab has testing facilities to study the developed composite’s mechanical, thermal, visco-elastic, and durability behavior. Lab members of NCR work on exploring possible solutions for creating sustainable, eco-friendly materials for industries to minimize and replace synthetic materials; based on this research, many industrial, and academic collaboration projects are being currently done. NCR also focuses on component development, especially for automotive and railway applications, by effectively using natural fibers obtained from plants. NCR works on emerging technologies like 3D printing thermoplastic and thermosets using natural-based materials for contributing technologies to the scientific society. Additionally, the NCR is conducting research to analyze real-time environmental impacts like UV, moisture, varied pH, and temperatures to study the behavior of developed materials. The mission of the NCR Laboratory is to advance knowledge in the areas of sustainable composite materials design, analysis, and fabrication, as well as structural and semi-structural design and development. The laboratory is focused to work with other groups on collaborative projects and extend support for technology transfers to private and public sectors.