Dr. Numpon is currently doing research and teaching at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. Dr. Numpon’s expertise is in the fields of design and manufacturing of advanced systems. The main focus of his work is on the innovative process development of high-value systems and products in the growing markets. Dr. Numpon applied the innovative design process into three key areas: materials, processes, and applications. For the materials aspect, Dr. Numpon’s works involve both traditional (metals and natural) materials and advanced materials (composites and biomaterials). With regards to innovative processes, Dr. Numpon's main areas are in both traditional (high temperatures and stresses) metalworking processes and advanced processes that are in severe conditions (extremely cold and hot temperatures under vacuum). Finally, the high-value applications utilizing the developed materials and processes are mainly for vehicles on the ground, and in the water, air, and space. Dr. Numpon believes in creativity, innovation, collaboration, leadership, and ethics.
Assistant Professor (2015 - Present), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand.
Associate Director (2011 - 2015), Institute of Learning and Teaching Innovation (ILTI), Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand.
Lecturer (2010 - 2015), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University (KKU), Thailand.
Honors and Awards
The 2018 Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), June 18-22, 2018.
Good Design Award (G-Mark) 2014 Winner, Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Japan, 2014.
Design Excellence Award (DEmark) 2014 Winner, Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government, 2014.
Honorable Mention Award, Research, and Development Concept Competition, CAT Telecom Public Company Limited, 2011.
Best Student Presentation Award, Best Paper Award, North American Deep Drawing Research Group (NADDRG) Symposium, November 15-16, 2007.
Third Place in Student Manufacturing Design Competition, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-11, 2005.
Tau Beta Pi The Engineering Honor Society Member, Northwestern University (NU), 2005.
Pi Tau Sigma Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity Member, Northwestern University (NU), 2005.
Ford Motor Company Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient, Northwestern University (NU), 2003-2004.
The Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment Award, the Royal Thai Government Scholarship Recipient, 2000.