|Professor Dr. Somnuk Tangtermsirikul was honoured as a Distinguished Scholar (°’√Ķ¬“®“√¬ž) of Science and Technology of Thammasat University, for the Year 2008, for his outstanding achievements in research and teaching.
Dr. Sumet Tantivejkul, the President of Thammasat University Council, presented the award to Professor Dr. Somnuk Tangtermsirikul at the 75th Anniversary Ceremony of Thammasat University on June 27, 2009 at the Thaprachan Campus.
On this special occasion, Prof. Dr. Somnuk was invited to give a special lecture on ďSustainable Development for Concrete Construction in ThailandĒ to interested guests at the Thammasat University Council meeting room, Thaprachan campus, on June 26, 2009.
Prof. Dr. Somnuk joined Thammasat University in 1992 after he received his D.Eng. from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and had worked as a research engineer for three years at the Technology Research Center of Taisei Corporation, Japan. Prof. Dr. Somnuk is the Deputy Director of Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), a faculty member of the School of Civil Engineering and Technology, and the Head of the Construction and Maintenance Technology Research Center (CONTEC) of SIIT. Prof. Dr. Somnuk has received a number of awards from various organizations for his outstanding research on construction materials, including the ď2002 Outstanding Technologist AwardĒ from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, the 1999 Outstanding Researcher in Science and Technology of Thammasat University, a 1999 Outstanding Paper Award from the Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Japan, and the 1993 Yoshida Award from JSCE, Japan. Prof. Dr. Somnuk has been involved in research and development in concrete technology, at both national and international levels. He serves as the Country Representative Member of the Asian Concrete Federation, Vice Chairman of the International Committee on Concrete Model Code, Secretary General of the Thai Concrete Association, and as an Advisory Board Member of the Advanced Concrete Technology International Journal.
Prof. Dr. Somnuk has conducted research and successfully introduced the application of fly ash, and the concepts of durability and life cycle design into the Thai construction industry. He is also doing research and development in the field of maintenance of structures in order to extend service life and reduce life cycle cost of the structures.