Walailak University Organizes the 4th International Forum on Construction Innovation and Sustainable Materials to Exchange Knowledge and Network with International Researchers.

The School of Engineering and Technology, Walailak University, hosted the 4th International Forum on Construction Innovation and Sustainable Materials (CISM 2023) today (3 April 2023). The event took place at Chorpradu Chamber, Walailak University Hospital, and was attended by researchers and experts from seven countries: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Nepal, and Ethiopia.

Professor Dr. Sombat Thamrongthanyawong, President of Walailak University, presided over the event and briefed participants about the university’s achievements during the past few years such as its entry into the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 for the first time, over 90 percent of the university's research being published in Scopus-indexed journals quartile 1 and 2 (updated on 27 March 2023), and the university ranked the number one green university in southern Thailand according to UI Green Metric World University Rankings for three consecutive years since 2020.
“I hope that all participants who attended CISM2023 can establish long-term networking and collaborations that benefit our countries and our peoples,” said Professor Dr. Sombat.
CISM2023 is chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanongsak Imjai, a lecturer from the School of Engineering and Technology, Walailak University, and co-chaired by Professor Reyes Garcia from Warwick University, Professor Ana Bras from Liverpool John Moores University, the UK; and Professor Dr. Mohd Mustafa Abdullah from Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia.

CISM2023 included a session on benchmarking and finding key researchers using SciVal, and a technical session where researchers shared the latest scientific developments related to construction innovation, recycles construction materials, green construction and sustainable materials/ bio-circular-green economy for modern construction, and advanced composite materials in construction. 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanongsak Imjai said that this is the fourth CISM event. After the COVID-19 pandemic situation had improved, the school organized this international forum onsite. “Every researcher who participated in this event would like to meet up with each other. And what we can expect are research collaborations, student and academic staff mobility, joint research grants, and short visiting professor programs."
The event was also in line with Walailak University's mission to promote and conduct world-class research to meet the needs of both the nation and the world.

News and photos by Settaboot Onphakdee
Division of Corporate Communication