School of Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
Dr. Sun Olapiriyakul (Assistant Professor)
Assistant Professor
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  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, San Jose State University, USA
  • B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT), Thammasat University, Thailand
  Academic Awards
  • Best Presentation Award at the 5th KKU International Engineering Conference (KKU-IENC) 2014
  • Doctoral Scholarship in Nanotechnology awarded by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), 2005
  Research Areas
  • Lifecycle Engineering and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Exergy and Resource Accounting
  • Design-for-Environment (DFE)
  Research Interests

The solving of environmental problems and concerns over the sustainability of resource use have become one of the fundamental and most urgent tasks for us. My primary research interest is in the assessment of environmental impacts caused by industrial manufacturing processes and related activities. My approach to research revolves around the use of industrial engineering principles in conjunction with various environmental impact assessment methodologies. This allows us to achieve the operational performance objectives while at the same time take into consideration the environmental consequences and other sustainability issues. My previous research has included the investigation of the environmental impacts of nanomaterial-containing products at their end-of-life phases, the quantification of environmental impacts by the use of exergy concept, and the evaluation of direct/indirect water consumption along the supply chain of a manufacturing process.

  Work Experiences
  • 2015-Present: Lecturer, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand
  • 2010-2014: Lecturer, Department of Industrial Engineering, Ubon Ratchathani University
  • 2003-2005: Project Engineer, Industrial Solutions and Services Dept., Siemens Thailand
  • 1999-2000: Mechanical Engineer, Team Consulting Engineering and Management Co., Ltd., Thailand
  List of Publications

International Journal

  1. Olapiriyakul, S., Pannakkong, W., Kachapanya, W., Starita, S., (2019) Multiobjective Optimization Model for Sustainable Waste Management Network Design, Journal of Advanced Transportation, article number 3612809
  2. Olapiriyakul, S., Nguyen, T.T., (2019) Land use and public health impact assessment in a supply chain network design problem: A case study, Journal of Transport Geography, 75, pp. 70-81
  3. Srangsriwong, A., Olapiriyakul, S., Yenradee, P., (2019) Factors influencing public perception and impact distance of a municipal solid waste dumpsite in Thailand, Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, 24(1),APST-24-01-05
  4. Rerkjirattikarn, P., Satitanekchai, S., Olapiriyakul, S., (2017) Safe job rotation scheduling with minimum setup time, Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, 22(4), APST-22-04-03
  5. Olapiriyakul, S., (2017) Designing a sustainable municipal solid waste management system in Pathum Thani, Thailand, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 20(1-2), pp. 37-59
  6. Rerkjirattikarn, P., Satitanekchai, S., Olapiriyakul, S., (2016). Designing safe job rotation schedules with minimum productivity loss, Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, December 2016, pp. 48-60.
  7. Olapiriyakul, S., (2014) Assessing water consumption of S-PVC resin manufacturing process by life cycle assessment, Advanced Materials Research, 931-932, pp. 619-623
  8. Olapiriyakul, S., Caudill, R.J., (2009) Thermodynamic analysis to assess the environmental impact of end-of-life recovery processing for nanotechnology products, Environmental Science and Technology, 43(21), pp. 8140-8146
  9. Olapiriyakul, S., Das, S., (2007) Design and analysis of a two-stage security screening and inspection system, Journal of Air Transport Management, 13(2), pp. 67-74

International Conference

  1. Rerkjirattikal, P., Olapiriyakul, S., (2019) Overtime assignment and job satisfaction in noise-safe job rotation scheduling, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 11471 LNAI, pp. 26-37
  2. Rerkjirattikarn, P., Kaorapapaong C., Olapiriyakul S.,  (2018). Skill-based job rotation scheduling for occupational noise exposure control. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics (ICAROB 2018), 1-4 February 2018, Beppu, Oita, Japan, pp. 161-165.
  3. Chaidilok, W., Olapiriyakul, S., (2017) A framework of factors affecting supply chain flood resilience, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities, ICSGSC 2017 8038554, pp. 84-88 
  4. Nguyen, T.T., Olapiriyakul, S. (2016) Optimizing Facility Location Decisions Considering Health Impact on Local Population, Procedia CIRP, 40, pp. 289-294
  5. Caudill, R.J., Olapiriyakul, S., Seale, B. (2010) An exergy footprint metric normalized to US exergy consumption per capita, Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2010 5507746
  6. Olapiriyakul, S., Caudill, R.J., (2008) A framework for risk management and End-of-Life (EOL) analysis for nanotechnology products: A case study in lithium-ion batteries, IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment 4562877