The Third IASTED Asian Conference on
Modelling, Identification and Control
April 10 – 12, 2013
Biography of the Honorary Chair
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.