Keynote Speakers


     Norzelawati is Head of Focus Group Industrial and Indoor Environment Research Group under the Centre for Energy and Industrial Environment Studies (CEIES). She is an Associate Professor in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor. She earned her B.Eng. with Honours in Mechanical and Material Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Masters by Research in Aerospace Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia, and PhD in Gas Engineering from University of Salford, United Kingdom.

She has published numerous journal and conference papers. Norzelawati has done consultation work with Scomi Sdn. Bhd., ANSELL (Glove Manufacturing), Kolej Kemahiran Teknologi MARA and Biomedical Engineering UTM. She also consulting Halton Asia Sdn. Bhd. and TDK Industries Sdn. Bhd. Her research interests include CFD simulation, Fine spray, Multiphase Flow and Thermoacoustic. She is a member of IEM and BEM.

 Her numerous professional publications focus on her research and interests in CFD, Fine Spray Nozzle, Kitchen Hood Ventilation System, LEV and Sand-Blasting. Her current research focuses on the tools of CFD simulation on BioEngineering especially Stent for Glaucoma. She was the chairman of CFDRI 2015.


 Dr. Perapong Tekasakul, Associate Professor

Vice President for Research System and Graduate Studies

Prince of Songkla University

Hat Yai, Thailand



•6/2012–pres.           Vice President for Research System and Graduate Studies, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

•12/2006–10/2012    Director, Research and Development Office, Prince of Songkla University

•11/2004–pres.         Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prince of Songkla University


             Dr. Tekasakul is currently the Vice President for Research System and Graduate Studies at Prince of Songkla University (PSU), one of the nine National Research Universities in Thailand. His role includes research policy setting and driving, postgraduate study capability enhancement, technology transfer, research and innovation commercialization, and university-social engagement. He also chairs the Research and Innovation Committee of the Council of University Presidents in Thailand (CUPT) including 30 public universities. He and his CUPT committee members work closely with the Thai government and play a significant role in drafting the technology and innovation development plan in “Thailand 4.0” model and proposing a “University 4.0” concept for Thai Universities.

           Academically, he is an associate professor in Mechanical Engineering at Prince of Songkla University. His research interests include solar drying, computational fluid dynamics, and atmospheric environment.

 Title    Thai Universities in Transition under “Thailand 4.0” Model for Country Development


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