The UpWater project involves a wide range of work, so it requires a diverse set of expertise, from sophisticated laboratory testing, to product design and engineering, to community education, to data survey, to job training, for example. We need four languages (Thai, English, Mon, and Karang) for the project operations! That's why our team is unique and comprises members who have many different backgrounds and capabilities.

Our affiliations and primary roles in the UpWater project are as followed:

  • National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA):
    • Project design and conception
    • Design and development of SODIS X water-treatment technology
    • Testing and assurance of SODIS X's water-disinfecting efficacy
    • Testing and assurance of SODIS X's material safety
    • Design of community health survey
    • Design, development, and implementation of health educational campaign
    • Development and initiation of local business to support distribution of SODIS X
    • Development of media, communication of findings, and dissemination of knowledge and designs
    • Project leadership and management
  • Pattanarak Foundation (PRF):
    • Testing and assurance of SODIS X's water-disinfecting efficacy
    • Testing and assurance of SODIS X's material safety
    • Design and implementation of community health survey
    • Design, development, and implementation of health educational campaign
    • Development and initiation of local business to support distribution of SODIS X
    • Community liaison
  • School of Global Studies (SGS) of Thammasat University:
    • Design, implementation, and analysis of community health survey

And here we are. Glad to meet you!

Anna   PRF   Facilitator, Field Welfare

Anna
PRF
Facilitator, Field Welfare

Apinya Panupat, Ph.D.  MTEC  Co-Investigator, Education and Intervention Campaigns

Apinya Panupat, Ph.D.
MTEC
Co-Investigator, Education and Intervention Campaigns

Aree Thanaboonsombut, Ph.D.  MTEC  Project Advisor

Aree Thanaboonsombut, Ph.D.
MTEC
Project Advisor

Asoke Polbumrung   PRF   Facilitator, Community Relations

Asoke Polbumrung
PRF
Facilitator, Community Relations

Chongrak Polprasert, Ph. D.  Thammasat University  Mentor to PI

Chongrak Polprasert, Ph. D.
Thammasat University
Mentor to PI

Daeng    PRF    Health Data Collector

Daeng
PRF
Health Data Collector

Joda Dabue   PRF   Community Health Promoter

Joda Dabue
PRF
Community Health Promoter

Kittipol Traisangkhlachawengrob   PRF   Community Health Promoter

Kittipol Traisangkhlachawengrob
PRF
Community Health Promoter

Laymoosaw   PRF   Community Health Promoter (alum)

Laymoosaw
PRF
Community Health Promoter (alum)

Matthias Saladin  Fundación SODIS  Consultant, Microbiology and Intervention

Matthias Saladin
Fundación SODIS
Consultant, Microbiology and Intervention

Nitaya Vajanapoom, Ph.D.   SGS   Advisor, Health Data

Nitaya Vajanapoom, Ph.D.
SGS
Advisor, Health Data

Nudjarin Ramungul, Ph.D.  MTEC  Project Advisor

Nudjarin Ramungul, Ph.D.
MTEC
Project Advisor

Nuttakorn Keratipaiboon  MTEC  System Engineer

Nuttakorn Keratipaiboon
MTEC
System Engineer

Panida Muangkasem   MTEC   Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Panida Muangkasem
MTEC
Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Paradee Bunrong  MTEC  Project Facilitator

Paradee Bunrong
MTEC
Project Facilitator

Phetcharaporn Ninwilai  MTEC   Project Coordinator, General Affairs

Phetcharaporn Ninwilai
MTEC
Project Coordinator, General Affairs

Phitchaya Muensri  MTEC  Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Phitchaya Muensri
MTEC
Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Pimpa Jai-inpun   SGS    Health Data Collector (alum)

Pimpa Jai-inpun
SGS
Health Data Collector (alum)

Piyawan Phomat  PRF  Project Coordinator, Field Operations

Piyawan Phomat
PRF
Project Coordinator, Field Operations

Saisamorn Khunhom   MTEC   Facilitator and Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Saisamorn Khunhom
MTEC
Facilitator and Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Seri Thongmak  PRF  Co-Investigator, Field Operations and Community Relations

Seri Thongmak
PRF
Co-Investigator, Field Operations and Community Relations

Sittha Sukkasi, Ph.D.  MTEC  Principal Investigator and Chief  Product Designer

Sittha Sukkasi, Ph.D.
MTEC
Principal Investigator and Chief  Product Designer

Srisamran Roipong   PRF   Facilitator, Field Operations

Srisamran Roipong
PRF
Facilitator, Field Operations

Sukanda Plungsuchon   SGS   Data Officer, Community Survey

Sukanda Plungsuchon
SGS
Data Officer, Community Survey

Supachai Songngam   MTEC   Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Supachai Songngam
MTEC
Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Supamas Danwittayakul, Ph.D.   MTEC   Chief Researcher, Material Study

Supamas Danwittayakul, Ph.D.
MTEC
Chief Researcher, Material Study

Sutthisak Srisawad   SGS   Data Officer, GPS (alum)

Sutthisak Srisawad
SGS
Data Officer, GPS (alum)

Taedee   PRF   Research Assistant, Field Operations

Taedee
PRF
Research Assistant, Field Operations

Taweeke  PRF  Community Health Promoter

Taweeke
PRF
Community Health Promoter

Tipawan Fhulua   MTEC   Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Tipawan Fhulua
MTEC
Laboratory Specialist, Material Study

Weerawat Terdthaichairat  Kasetsart University  Product Engineer

Weerawat Terdthaichairat
Kasetsart University
Product Engineer

William E. Brady  SGS Co-Investigator, Health Data

William E. Brady
SGS
Co-Investigator, Health Data