Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuttawit Wattanasakulpong, Head of Division of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, the researcher who ranked in the world’s top 2% by Stanford University, USA, in 2021, for having the highest career-long citation impact 2020 and the highest single-year citation impact 2020. His expertise is Solid Mechanics, Vibration, Composite Materials, and Computational Analysis.
The study papers are published in the category of advanced composite materials mechanics, which are widely used in the automotive and aerospace industries and other engineering fields—combining various components to develop new materials that can be used for several purposes. From the past to the present, it’s a fascinating research topic. The extension of research to include the development of novel materials, including nanoparticles, will become more critical in the future—the study of the behavior of materials under a variety of mechanical stresses. Using quantitative or mathematical modeling to precisely and adequately describe material behavior is just as vital as laboratory research. The study in this part is challenging and necessitates both prior information and additional investigations from the work of other academics to combine new information.
The following primary goal is to seek new knowledge and research to keep up with international researchers, including elevating the standard of research to a higher level. To benefit academic circles and general study, I attempt to open up fresh ideas. Some researchers did not contemplate updating their research when they were Assistant Professors and performed reflections on a single level. However, it is sufficient to advance to the rank of Associate Professor. They are still researching at the same level, although the number of participants has grown. This isn’t what you’d call intellectual progress. However, producing a new generation of researchers capable of being on par with or even better than ourselves may be a more important goal.
Even if they were all trained by the same mentor, not everyone could be a top researcher. If the dedication is not strong enough, many people can quickly slip out of their dreams. Because strategic research is based on experience, it cannot be taught. A researcher’s talent, as a result, conducting research is both research and research job.
Composed: Asst. Prof. Dr. Warit Wipulanusat