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Chachanat Thebtaranonth

Senior Advisor at STI, TRF, NSTDA and Professor Emeritus, Mahidol University

STI: National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Office,
TRF: Thailand Research Fund
NSTDA: National Science and Technology development Agency
• Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Liverpool, England 1972.
• Post-doctoral Cornell University 1975-76.
• Mahidol University, Bangkok 1972-1993.
• Science Park Project Director, National Science and Technology Development Agency, NSTDA, 1993
• Vice President, NSTDA 1995
During 1972-1993 Professor Thebtaranonth published over 40 research papers in international journals and authored and co-authored 4 books including one published by John Wiley and one by CRC Press.  Her research areas covered the chemistry of natural products and organic synthesis. She was appointed full Professor in 1989.
IN 1993 Professor Thebtaranonth joined NSTDA and in 2004 established the Technology Management Center, TMC, which focused on developing industrial competitiveness through science, technology and innovation. As TMC Director she pioneered the development of Thailand Science Park, the Incubator, the Thai Business Incubator and Science Park Association, Thai-BISPA, and several SME support programs such as the popular and successful Industrial Technology Assistance Program, ITAP, intellectual property service, technology licensing, as well as NSTDA Investment Center and financial assistance programs.
Professor Thebtaranonth was President of the International Association of Science Parks, IASP (2006-2008), President of the Thai Business Incubator and Science Park Association, Thai-BISPA (2009-2013), Senior Advisor at SCG company (2010-2012),  Member of the National Reform Council (2014-2015), and Advisor to the Minister of Science (2014-2017).
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