Keynote Speakers



Paralleled Induction Motors Drive: Modeling, Stability and Application

Prof. Wg. Cdr. Dr. Sarawut Sujitjorn  (ศาสตราจารย์ นาวาอากาศโท ดร. สราวุฒิ สุจิตจร)

Director of Synchrotron Light Research Institute (Publ. Org.), Thailand



Sarawut Sujitjorn was awarded the BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Thai Air Force Academy, in 1984, and in 1987 the PhD degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, where he worked on automated coast-control of rapid transit trains. He is currently the Director of Synchrotron Light Research Institute (Publ. Org.), Thailand. Before joining the Institute in 2012, Prof Sujitjorn was with Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Thailand, where he founded the School of Electrical Engineering, the Control & Automation Research Group, now the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group, and co-founded the Scientific and Technological Equipment Centre. He is past Head of the EE School, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Director of the Research & Development Institute at SUT. He taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Electric Circuits and Automatic Control. Before coming to SUT, Korat, he was a lecturer at the Royal Thai Air Force Academy from 1988-1993.

Prof Sujitjorn had worked in academia for over 20 years and published over 150 research and technical papers, 17 patents, three books and one monograph. His research interests span the areas of control, electrical machine, power converter and computing, particularly the application of metaheuristics to modelling, identification and control. He also serves the Office of Higher Education Commission of Thailand as a sub-committee member for academic promotion, and the National Research Council of Thailand as a sub-committee member and reader. 


A Future of Cars Driven by Electronics

Prof. Seiichi Shin, Dr. of Engineering

President of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), Japan




Nowadays technology of cars is changing from mechanics to electronics. The cars may be discarding a gasoline engine, which is a heart of them in the 20th Century. They welcome a fuel cell. This means a new future is opened to the cars.

What is the future of cars? One solution is progressing change as a robotization of cars, which gives human beings a comfortable, safe, secure, and clean environment. The future is much more. Change of fuel from coal to petroleum, realized the 20th Century World as motorization life, which is door to door mobility instead of station to station mobility of trains. The age of hydrogen may present us room to room mobility, which is strictly different the cars of the 2oth Century and leads to a new life of the 21st Century.

This talk will present a future of cars along the history of cars. We can only predict a future based on the presence and the past.


Prof. Dr. Seiichi Shin received his B. E., M. E., and D. E. respectively in 1978, 1980, and 1987 from University of Tokyo. He also received Outstanding Paper Awards from SICE in 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1998 including the Takeda Prize. He is interesting in control theory and its application. He is a president and a fellow of SICE, Councilor of JSIAM, Councilor of MSTC, and Co-chair of Super Distributed Object SIG of OMG. He is also a president of Control System Security Center. 


Hard Disk Drive and the Future

Prof. Dr. Apirat Siritaratiwat

KKU-Seagate Cooperation Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand




Hard Disk Drive is currently known as a dynamic data storage element with power consuming. It started from using electromagnetic-coil technology and has been developed of magnetoresistive films. Since the limitation of current magnetic data storage is the grain size of magnetic media which tends to reduce into a <1 nm grain size, many researches are undergone to solve this constraint. However, new data storage technologies have been proposed with different good points. Some may compare it with a static-data-storage or a so-called-memory-stick. This talk will illustrate current and upcoming-trend hard disk drive, and also, a brief discuss of current static memory elements.  


Professor Dr. Apirat Siritaratiwat received his B.Eng. (EE) from Khon Kaen University (KKU) and Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, UK, in 1998. He is the pioneer researcher of Thailand on the recording head topics. He has been the Founder and Director of KKU-Seagate Cooperation Research Laboratory. He was the Founder and Director of I/U Cooperation Research Center on HDD Components. He was served as the Department Head, KKU’s Vice President and committee in many Academic Associations. He has published more than 100 research articles and 4 books, and registered 6 pending patents.