Green Chemistry Award for Siwaporn M. Smith

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  • Published Date: 09 February 2016
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Associate Professor Siwaporn Meejoo Smith, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, has received the Wiley–Chemical Society of Thailand (CST) Award for Contributions to Green Chemistry 2015. The prize honors outstanding green chemistry research by young Thai chemists.

The award was presented at the Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference (PACCON 2016) in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 9, 2016.

Professor Smith's research focuses on photocatalysis, dye sensitized solar cells, oxide and phosphate based materials, as well as graphene and graphene oxide based composites. She and her team use this research to develop simple, economical, and energy-efficient technolgies for pollution remediation, tailored to low- and medium-income countries with growing industry. Projects include the development of reusable sorbents for the removal of heavy metals from water, and catalysts for the rapid removal of volatile organic pollutants from air.

Siwaporn Meejoo Smith studied chemistry at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2003. She returned to Mahidol University as Lecturer, became Assistant Professor in 2005 and Associate Professor in 2014. Among other honors, she has received an University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Fellowship in 2006 and the Duo-Thailand Fellowship by the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) in 2007.

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