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Dr. Mahayotsanun is currently doing research and teaching at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand. His research interests are in the fields of tribology in manufacturing, surface engineering, metal forming, and micro-manufacturing. He utilizes the fundamental and advanced understandings of materials, surface interactions, and process conditions in order to control and optimize manufactured parts and processes. His research experiences involve machine design, sensor design, forming processes, finite element analysis, microstructure technology, composite materials, and robotics. Dr. Mahayotsanun has been active in carrying out collaborative research projects with domestic and international manufacturing industry and national research institutes in order to enhance the capability of the manufacturing companies. Currently, he is acting as the vice president of Thai Tribology Association (TTA) that promotes, develops, innovates and transfers research and development in advanced Tribology technology to Thai manufacturing industry through collaborations with top-rated experts and research institutes. Recently, he has been selected to be a member of Thai Young Scientists Academy (TYSA) and Global Young Academy (GYA) due to his active role in driving research activities domestically and internationally. In addition to his active research roles, Dr. Mahayotsanun is a co-founder of Creative Lab Center (CLC) that develops high quality local products and transfer creative design and development knowledge to the local communities. He is also a co-founder of Medical Devices Design and Development (M3D) research group that designs and develops medical devices for commercialization.

Professional Experiences
2016 - Present          Secretariat and Treasurer, Thai Tribology Association (TTA)
2015 - Present          Chair, Thai Young Scientists Academy (TYSA)
2015 - Present          Technology Advisor, Creative Lab Center (CLC), Thailand, Thaksin University, Thailand
2015 - Present          Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
2014 - 2015              Vice President, Thai Tribology Association (TTA)
2014 - Present          Co-Founder, Medical Devices Design and Development (M3D) Research Group
2013 - 2015              Co-Founder, Creative Lab Center (CLC), Thailand, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
2011 - 2015              Associate Director, Institute of Learning and Teaching Innovation (ILTI), Khon Kaen University, Thailand
2010 - 2015              Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Education
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, 2010
B.S./M.S.         Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, 2005

Honors and Awards
  • 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.
  • Global Young Academy (GYA) member, 2014 - present.
  • Thai Young Scientists Academy (TYSA) member, 2012 - present.
  • 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, 2005.
  • Pi Tau Sigma Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity Member, 2005.
  • Ford Motor Company Undergraduate Research Grant Recipient, 2003-2004.
  • The Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment Award, the Royal Thai Government Scholarship Recipient, 2000.