Technical Programme

The technical program of AMC-2024 will consist of plenary sessions, invited talk, short oral presentation and poster presentations.

The theme of AMC-2024 will be focusing on following fields and subfields of research.

Advanced Materials Research: Nano materials, catalysts, green materials, smart materials, polymer & composites.

Advanced Analytical Techniques for characterization: Chromatography & mass spectrometry, hyphenated techniques and automation, food science, environmental science, pharmaceutical science, polymer, and material science.

Waste Plastics and Microplastics issues: Microplastics-occurrence, detection, monitoring, toxicology, plastic pollution, waste plastics management, plastic waste to energy.

Program Outline


Venue: Dept of Chemical Technology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Day 1 – 24 July 2024 (Wednesday)

Conference Theme: Waste Plastics and Microplastics Research

8.00 AM – 9.00 AM


9.00 AM – 9.15 AM

Opening Ceremony

9.15 – 9.45 AM

Plenary Talk: Role of Pyrolysis Technology in Circular Economy and Carbon Neutrality

Prof. Toshiaki Yoshioka, Tohoku University, Japan

9.45 – 10.15 AM

Keynote 1:  Standardization of microplastic measurement/analyses to establish the Atlas of Ocean Microplastic (AOMI) database.
Prof. Atsuhiko Isobe, Kyushu University, Japan

10.15 – 10.45 AM

Coffee Break

Session 1

Microplastics Analysis: New Developments in Analytical Techniques and QA/QC

10.45 – 11.05 AM

Keynote 2 Machine Learning – An upcoming scalable technology to analyse microplastics data. Dr. Benedikt Hufnagl, Austrian Delegate for ISO/TC 61/SC 14/WG 4 , Hufnagl Chemometrics GmbH

11.05 – 11.20 AM

Invited Lecture – Microplastics in the Air: Case study in Bangkok Metropolitan Region Dr Ekbordin Winijkul, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

11.20 – 11.35 AM

Invited Lecture: Mass based analysis of microplastics by Py-GCMS
Dr. Sathrugnan Karthikeyan, Frontier Laboratories, Singapore

11.35 – 11.50 AM

Short Oral Presentation – Detection of Microplastics in Agricultural Soil,
Sarala Selambakkannu, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Malaysia

11.50 AM – 12.05 PM

Short Oral Presentation – Microplastic Behaviour and Removal Efficiency During Sea Salt Crystallization Processes, Janga Venkatesh, IIT Guwahati, India

12.05 – 12.20 PM

Short Oral Presentation – Beyond Beads: The story of plastic microbeads regulations and future policy needs, Riya Kumbukattu Alex, CUSAT, Kerala, India

12.20 – 13.30 PM


Session 2

Environmental Monitoring – Sampling and Sample Preparation

13.30 – 13.50PM

Keynote 3 Waste Plastics Recycling by Pyrolysis Prof. Dr. Tharapong Vitidsant, Dept of Chemical Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

13.50 – 14.10 PM

Keynote 4- Microplastics in Drinking Water, Thailand
Dr Sandhya Babel, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology,
Thammasat University

14.10 – 14.25 PM

Invited Lecture: Simultaneous polymer assessment and ecological risk indexes associated with microplastics found in the surface water of tropical rivers

Dr. Sabiqah Anaur, Universiti of Terengganu Malaysia

14.25 – 14.40 PM

Invited Lecture: Size segregated Microplastics analysis in Airborne Particulate Matter: Sampling and analysis by Py-GCMS
Dr Atsushi Watanabe, Frontier Laboratories, Japan

14.40 – 14.55 PM

Invited Lecture – Analysing microplastics by FTIR in accredited commercial operations, Dr Drillet, Guillaume, EHS Business manager, SGS Singapore

14.55 – 15.10 PM

Invited Lecture – Microplastics and seafood in Thailand

Prof. Suchana Chavanich, Marine Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

15.05 – 15.20 PM

Invited Lecture: End-to-End Solution for Microplastics Analysis, Dr Zhang Nicole, Regional Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Singapore

15.30 – 16.30

Tea Break

Session 3

Waste Plastics Recycling: Challenges and Solutions

16.30 – 16.45 PM

Invited talk – Synergistic Approach to Sustainable Energy via Co-Pyrolysis using Groundnut Shell and Plastics for Bio-oil Quality Enhancement
Prof. Abhishek Sharma, Manipal University, Jaipur, India

16.45 – 17.00 PM

Short Oral Presentation – Investigation of catalytic pyrolysis of waste plastics using Tandem Microreactor-GCMS,
Dr Janejira Ratthiwan, Postdoctoral Researcher, Thammasat University

17.00 – 17.15 PM

Short Oral Presentation – Decentralized Plastic Waste Management in Kerala, India: An Analysis of Community Engagement and Public Perception, P K Madhuraj, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India

17.15 – 17.30 PM

Short Oral Presentation: Sustainable Utilisation of Plastic Wastes (spi#7) using non-Catalytic and Catalytic fast pyrolysis,
Subhan Pal, IIT Madras, India

17.30 – 17.45 PM

Short Oral Presentation – Isolation and characterization of microplastics from cosmetics and its effects on Artemia salina and human skin cell line, Guria Saha, Vellore Institute of Technology, India

17.45 – 18.00 PM

Short Oral Presentation Effect of Polyethylene Addition on Soil Quality and

Growth Responses in Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers., Krishnakumar Pandey, BHU, Varanasi, India


Day 2 – 25 July 2024 (Wednesday)

Conference Theme: Advanced Materials and Characterization


9.00 – 9.45 AM

Plenary Talk: Advanced Materials – Greener Nano Materials-Efficient Intensification of nano- materials process through cavitation,
Prof Sivakumar Manickam,
Dept of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam

9.45 – 10.15 AM

Keynote Talk 5:  Catalytic upgrading of bio-oil derived from fast pyrolysis of biomass wastes- Prof Guoqing Guan, Hirosaki University, Japan

10.15 AM – 10.45 AM

Coffee Break


Session 4:

Advanced Materials Characterization

10.45 -11.05 AM

Invited Talk – Driving Sustainable Change, focuses on waste recycling and circular solutions in laboratory settings
Mr Mark Cris Cano, Head of Laboratories- S&T, Nestle R&D, Singapore

11.05 – 11.25 AM

 Invited talk:  Detailed polymer characterization using comprehensive analysis of Pyrolysis GC-TOFMS and MALDI-TOFMS
Dr. Takaya Satoh, MS Sales Promotion Manager – JEOL Ltd., Japan

11.25 – 11.45 AM

Invited talk – Pyrolysis-GC/MS System incorporated with On-line Micro-UV Irradiation for Rapid Evaluation of Photo, Thermal, and Oxidative Degradation of Polymers: Studies on EPDM and HIPS
Dr Michael Soll, Frontier Laboratories, Germany

11.45 AM – 12.05 PM

Invited talk: Nano Materials Characterization
Dr. Pongtanawat Khemthong, National Nanotechnology Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency, THAILAND

12.05 – 12.20 PM

Short Oral Presentation – Preparation, Characterization & Application of Bi4Ti3O12 ceramic, Prof. Dhanesh Tiwary, IIT, Varanasi, India

12.20 – 12.35 PM

Short Oral Presentation – The functionalities of LDPE film modified with Nigella Sativa oil for potential use in active food packaging NOR AZWIN SHUKRI, Malaysia Nuclear Agency, Malaysia

12.35 PM – 14.00 PM


Session 5

Advanced Materials-Nano Materials

14.00 – 14.20 PM

Invited talk – Cu1-O3 Species in Single-Atom Cu/ZrO2 Catalyst for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol, Prof Tan Li, State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fuzhou University, China

14.20 – 14.35 PM

Invited Talk:  Carbon Nanotube Synthesis Through Activation of Nanosized Bimetallic Ni-Based Catalyst at Low Carbon Monoxide Concentrations
Dr. Wan Nor Roslam Wan Isahak,  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

14.35 – 14.50 PM

Short Oral Presentation – Dielectric and electrical properties of complex perovskite Nanomaterials, Prof. K. Mandal, IIT, Varanasi, India

14.50 – 15.05 PM

Short Oral Presentation – Robust All-Waterborne Superhydrophobic Coating with Photothermal Deicing and Passive Anti-icing Properties, Liu xudong, Southeast University, China

15.00 – 16.00 PM

Tea Break

Session 6

Advanced Analytical Techniques-Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry


16.00 – 16.20 PM

Invited Talk – Unveiling the Molecular Underpinnings of the Anti-Angiogenic Activity of Compound EL50 from Eurycoma longifolia : A Deep Dive into Endothelial Cell Proteomics Prof. Mohd Nazri Ismail, USM, Malaysia

16.20 – 16.35 PM

Invited Talk – Identification of Protein-Coenzyme A Adduct: A Biochemical Approach to LC-MS/MS Sample Preparation Dr. Yugo Tsuchiya, SCAS, Singapore

16.35 – 16.50 PM

Invited Talk – Comparative Analysis of Recycled Plastics Using GC/MS and Various Sample Preparation Techniques

Ms Chiew Mei, Application Specialist, CTC Analytics, Singapore

16.50 – 17.05 PM

Invited Talk – Magic Chemisorbers for Trace VOC Analysis: Flavors and Fragrance
Dr Sathrugnan, Frontier Lab, Singapore 

17.05 – 17.20 PM

Short Oral Presentation: Development of an efficient and cost-effective extraction method for microplastics (MPs) adsorbed organic pollutants and its sorption behaviour in different environmental matrices, Midhun Nair, CIFT ICAR, India

17.20 – 17.35 PM

Short Oral Presentation: Sampling and Analysis of Micro rubber in Road Dust Collected from Federal and State Roads: a study in Selangor, Malaysia, Nor Salmi Abdullah, NAHRIM, Malaysia


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Day 3 – 26 July 2024 (Friday)

Conference Theme: Advanced Materials and Characterization

9.00 – 09.30AM

Keynote Talk 6: Functional Polymers in circular economy Prof.Pakorn Opaprakasit, SIIT, Thailand

09.30 -10.00 AM

Keynote Talk 7: Analytical Pyrolysis for understanding polymer degradation and Resource recovery from diverse feedstock Prof Vinu, IIT Madras, India

10.00 – 10.30 AM

Special Lecture: New changes in Academic Curriculum of UG/PG Program to meet Industrial Needs – Professor Rajasekaran Pillai, Vice Chancellor, Somaiya University, Mumbai, India

10.30 – 11.00 AM

Tea Break

Session 7

Nano Technology and Nano Medicine

11.00 – 11.15 AM

Invited talk – Timing of Silicon Application for Improved Rice Growth Under Limited Water Availability Dr Hayat Ullah, Asian Institute of Thailand

11.15 – 11.30 AM

Invited talk – Design and optimization of textile-based electrodes
for ECG and EMG measurement Prof. Elizabeth Rufus, VIT Vellore, India

11.30 – 11.45 AM

Invited Talk – Recent advances in nanomedicine against microbial infections
Dr Sougata Ghosh, Kasetsart University, Thailand

11.45 – 12.00 PM

Short Oral – Fabrication of robust and room-temperature curable superhydrophobic composite coatings with breathable and anti-icing performance, Yuanlong Wu, Southeast University, China

12.00 – 12.30 PM

Conference Closing & Presentation Awards

12.30 – 14.00 PM

Lunch Break


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