National Research Council of Thailand (NRTC) had invited the interested public to submit their works to be considered for the NRTC Awards in the annual fiscal year 2021. Thammasat University was awarded 19 prizes which is the highest number of awards it has ever received in the past three years. In 2019, Thammasat received 15 awards and 14 awards in 2020.
Two National Outstanding Researcher Awards have been won by Professor Dr. Kesara Na-bangchang (Science and pharmacy), Chulabhorn Internation College of Medicine
and Professor Dr. Watchara Ngamchitcharoen (Philosophy), Faculty of Liberal Arts.
One Distinguished Research Reward has been won by Assistant Professor Dr. Potchanee Srimanoch (co-researcher), Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, for his research titled “The Study Aimed at Rhodomyrthon from the Herb Bai Kra-tu (Wong Chompoo) as a New Class of Antibiotics and the Use of Technology to Further Develop into Commercial Use”
Six Outstanding Research awards have been won by Associate Professor Dr. Arunporn Itthara OF Faculty of Medicine, Assistant Professor Dr.Prajak Kongkirati OF Faculty of Political Sciences, Associate Professor Dr.Juthathip Jongwanich from Faculty of Economics, Associate Professor Dr. Boonlert Visetpreecha from Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, Assistant Professor Dr. Chantanee Charoensri from Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, and Dr. Kanjanee Phanphiroj, Faculty of Nursing.
The Distinguished Dissertation Award has been won by Assistant Professor Dr. Lalin Kovudhikulrungsri, Faculty of Law for his work on “The Right to Travel by Air of Persons with Disabilities,” dissertation from Leiden University, The Netherlands
Additionally, four Outstanding Dissertation Awards were won by Acting Sub Lt. Dr.Prempreeya Montienthong, Dr.Peera Charoenvattananukul, Faculty of Political Sciences, Assistant Professor Wilasinee Pananakhonsab from Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, and Dr.Somchart Fugkeaw, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology.
TU also received five Invention Awards. The award for the Distinguished Invention was won by Assistant Professor Dr. Banyong Rungruangdouyboon, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat School of Engineering, for his innovation “Design and development of a walking aid with partial weight support system: Space Walker”.
The “Sperm dye BR set” by Assistant Professor Dr. Chollanot Kaset and Assistant Professor Dr. Sirinat Chumian, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences won the Outstanding Innovation Award.
“Smart Sensor for the Detection of Food and Environmental Contaminants” by Associate Professor Dr. Napaporn Youngvises of Faculty of Science and Technology, “AIChest4All” by Associate Professor Dr.Charturong Tantibundhit of Faculty of Engineering, and “Infant Respiratory Care Simulation for Nursing Training” by co-researcher Supawadee Tubglam, a teacher at the Faculty of Nursing have won the honorable mentions in the invention category.