Thai award

Kajornsak Faungnawakij, Head of Nanomaterials for Energy and Catalysis Lab at NANOTEC is one of four scientists chosen to receive Thailand's 2011 Young Scientist Award given by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of the king. This isn't Faungnawakij's first award, in 2010 Faungnawakij received the CST Distinguish Young Chemist Award in Organic Chemistry from the Chemistry Society of Thailand. His research interest is in the area of inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering, especially catalysis, nanotechnology, and biofuels; he has been a researcher at NANOTEC since 2008 having earned his Ph.D. in 2005.