School of Manufacturing Systems and Mechanical Engineering (MSME)
Dr. Sun Olapiriyakul (Lecturer )
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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

Internationnal Journals

  1. Pavinee Rerkjirattikarn; Santipap Satitanekchai; and Sun Olapiriyakul (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. 

Internationnal Conferences

  1. Thi Truong Nguyen and Sun Olapiriyakul (2016). Optimizing facility location decisions considering health impact on local population, Procedia CIRP: Proceedings of the 13th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM), 16-18 September 2015, Binh Duong, Vietnam, Vol. 40, 2016, pp. 289-294.