Keynote Speaker

Prof.Dr. Prayoot Akkaraekthalin

King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

Title: Innovative Electromagnetic-based Sensor Technology

Abstract: This tutorial focuses on the innovative sensors using electromagnetic sensing principles and sensor systems for various applications in industry and agriculture. Several new materials and techniques have been applied to increase the sensor system performances. Our presented sensors include metamaterial-based gas sensors, waveguide sensors for material characterisation, radio frequency moisture content sensor systems, chipless RFID sensors, and ground penetrating radar for classifying buried objects. The structures and designs for all of these sensors will be given in details. Also, some applications of the sensors will be demonstrated.


Professor Prayoot Akkaraekthalin received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand, in 1986 and
1990, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Delaware, Newark, USA, in 1998. From 1986 to 1988, he worked in the Microtek Co.Ltd., Thailand, as a research and development engineer. In 1988, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at KMUTNB, as an instructor and researcher. His current research interests include passive and active microwave circuits, telecommunications, and innovative sensor systems. Dr. Prayoot is the author and co-author of over 50 papers in international journals, over 300 conference papers, and four books/ book chapters. He is members of the IEEE, IEICE Japan, EEAAT and ECTI Thailand. He was the Chairman for the IEEE MTT/AP/ED Thailand Joint Chapter during 2007 and 2010. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the ECTI Transactions from 2011 to 2013. He was the vice President of EEAAT association, Thailand from 2012 to 2013 and served as the vice President and the President for the ECTI Association, Thailand from 2012 to 2015. He is now the leader of TRF Senior Research Scholar Project of “Innovative Sensor Technology for Thailand Development” granted by the Thailand Research Fund, Thailand.

Professor Kosin Chamnongthai, Ph.D.

Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
King Mongkut’s University

Title: Thermal-Image-Based Categorization and Estimation; Case-Study on Vehicle Categorization and Food Calorie Measurement

Abstract: Thermal signal and thermal image recently become another important and interesting information comparing with conventional signals representing brightness, sound, distance, etc. In some conditions such as nighttime, it is almost impossible to get brightness information to process and categorize object types. As a case study, thermal signal is regarded to be able to apply for vehicle-type categorization at night time and dark areas, since vehicles generally gets heat from their engines, and their heat patterns can be categorized and recognized the vehicle types. Similarly, food that is normally cooked in the warm or even hot temperature level is regarded as possible to classify and recognize food types and their ingredients by using heat pattern. In this talk, research cases of nighttime vehicle-type categorization and food calorie measurement are explained and discussed in order to understand the trend of thermal signal applications.


Kosin Chamnongthai currently works as professor at Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). He has served as president of ECTI Association (2018-2019), editor of ECTI e-magazine during 2011-2015, associate editor of ECTI-CIT Trans during 2011-2016, associate editor of ECTI-EEC Trans during 2003-2010, associate editor of ELEX (IEICE Trans) during 2008-2010, and chairman of IEEE COMSOC Thailand during 2004-2007.


Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., Japan

Title: The Future of energy system and community

AbstractThe megatrends of the future society are carbon-free and data-driven. The environment surrounding electric power utility will be changing faster and more drastically which is driven by five drivers under the megatrends in Japan. These drivers will change the electricity business and society. With the penetration of variable renewable energy, the issues concerning the stabilization of the power system have become apparent. In addition, the resilience of power systems against severe natural disasters is required. The future of the energy system and community, Japan’s efforts to address the issues associated with the penetration of renewable energy, and the severe damage caused by recent natural disasters and how to prepare for them, will be presented.


Shuichi ASHIDATE received his B.Eng, M.Eng and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Japan in 1986, 1988 and 1992, respectively. He jointed Tokyo Electric Power Company. He is currently a General manager of Engineering Management Office, Engineering Strategy Unit in Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc..

Dr. Shuichi ASHIDATE is the Vice-President of Power and Energy Society of Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan.

iEECON 2020

The 2020 International Electrical Engineering Congress