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International Programs/Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program

Academic

International Programs/Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Programs

Bachelor’s Degrees

Bachelor of Engineering - B.Eng. (Mechanical Engineering)
This is a 4-year program in which students are introduced to the theoretical and practical aspects of the engineering sciences in the lecture rooms and laboratories, and the vocational aspects of engineering via cooperative education and ‘hands-on’ training in industrial sectors. Designed to produce highly qualified graduates, capable of providing leadership in industry and service to the community, this program will equip students with knowledge of contemporary, cutting-edge technology, an awareness of environmental conservation, and the management skills necessary for both the business administrator and the entrepreneur.
For more information, please visit the Faculty of Engineering website: www.eng.cmu.ac.th

Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS)
This 4-year program is designed to produce professional nurses qualified to provide nursing care for health promotion, disease prevention, ongoing care, and rehabilitation for all age groups in all states of health, in both hospital and community settings. Upon successful completion of the program graduates are awarded their degree to be able to practise as registered nurses and midwives.
For more information, please visit the Faculty of Nursing website: www.nurse.cmu.ac.th

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
The BSc. in Software Engineering international degree program is an interdisciplinary program collaboratively developed and administered by faculty in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, CMU. The program is designed to offer students an opportunity to learn theoretical aspects of software engineering in the lecture room and laboratory and practical aspects of the engineering profession via co-operative education and professional training in software industrial sectors.

This is a project-intensive program in which students learn by example and by practice. Theory and practice are introduced by applying them to relevant software engineering problems. They are reinforced through case studies, exercises, and projects.

The emphasis of the program is to produce graduates with the capacity to create a body of knowledge in software engineering, provide leadership in information and communication industries as a software professional or an entrepreneur at international level as a global citizen. This includes preparing students with good communication and language skills as well as an understanding of foreign cultures.

Objectives
• To produce graduates with an international standard of education, capable of making a significant contribution to the development of and investment in the software industry.
• To produce software engineers to support the software industry at an operational level at the centre of other industrial and communication technologies.
• To produce software engineers capable of analyzing and solving problems, with high ethical and moral principles and a sense of responsibility to society.
• To maintain a competitive advantage in the software industry in support of the government’s ICT city project.
• To support the growth of the software industry’s new economy in the northern region and promote Chiang Mai to be the centre of Information and Communication Technology in Greater Mekong Sub-region.

For more information, please visit the College of Arts, Media and Technology website: www.camt.info


Master’s Degrees
With the exception of the one-year MSc. in Petroleum Geoscience, all master’s degree programs take two years. While most are conducted mainly through taught courses, both required and elective, some are by research and thesis only.


M.A. in Sustainable Development
CMU is the only university in Thailand to offer this International MA in Sustainable Development degree program. This multidisciplinary program integrates the social science disciplines of geography, sociology, political science, economics, and law with natural science. The program is designed to enhance students’ abilities to analyze the complexities of development processes and problems in the Mekong region which result from the impact of changes in cultural and political movements, state policy implementation, legal systems, economic and trade relations, patterns of production and resource use, and health issues. In the study of development processes, four main social science concepts are emphasized: the holistic approach, the process of spatial interaction, local knowledge, and ethnicity and gender perspectives. This program will produce graduates who are able to generate innovative alternatives for sustainable development focusing on ecological sustainability and the security of local livelihood through the participation of local people. Visiting scholars from the USA, Sweden, Vietnam, Canada, Australia, and Thai institutions contribute to the core and elective modules, which culminate in a research thesis.

Research activities focus on the study of the development process based on ecological sustainability and the security of livelihood within the four main social science dimensions of: The Holistic Approach - Interrelated problems that affect livelihood; historical development of conflicting changes; adaptation of diverse local groups to the political system and policies on environmental and resource use; The Process of Spatial Interaction - The impact of dynamic historical and cultural processes on the interaction between state, market, and local communities in the Mekong Basin; Local Knowledge - The impact of power relations on the potential for local groups to adapt to change; and Ethnicity and Gender issues - The potential of intra- and inter-group relations differentiated by socio-cultural factors; rights to participate in sustainable management and development of local resources.

For more information, please visit the Regional Centre for Social Science and Sustainable Development website: http://rcsd.soc.cmu.ac.th


MNS in Nursing Administration
Recognized internationally for its high standard of academic excellence, the Faculty of Nursing offers this two-year multidisciplinary program, specifically designed for professional nurses who wish to become leaders in the field of Nursing Administration. Graduates of this program will have the ability to analyze the issues and concepts related to nursing administration, apply their knowledge of nursing administration, social sciences, and other related fields of study to manage problems and improve the quality of nursing care, conduct research and implement research findings in nursing administration, and develop leadership qualities in both health care organisations and the nursing profession.

Areas of thesis and independent study include: Evidence-based Decision Making in Nursing Management; Policy and Planning for Nursing and Health Care Management System; Training, Development, Deployment, and Utilization for Nursing Workforce; Laws, Regulations, and Ethics in Nursing Practice; Health Care Quality and Health Outcome Management.
For more information, please visit the Faculty of Nursing website: www.nurse.cmu.ac.th


MSc. in Agricultural Systems
This program is designed for agricultural researchers, extension and development agents, and planners from government and non-government organizations working in developing countries. The program offers students 3 fields of specialization: agricultural production systems, agricultural management and development, and agribusiness management.
The majority of students enrolling in this program are from countries in the Asian region, including: China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, and Thailand.

This is an interdisciplinary course that combines theoretical concepts, analytical tools, practicum, case studies, seminars and workshops, to enable the student to identify key interactions and research and development priorities for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

Through core courses and specialist complementary and elective courses, students develop an understanding of a range of systems concepts. As a key component of this program, students have the opportunity to conduct research for their thesis in their own country.
The dual objectives of this program are to support students in acquiring knowledge and developing capacity and skills in the areas of problem identification and analyses, and design and planning to implement effective research and development program plans and projects, and to increase students’ capacity to anticipate and successfully manage the demand for innovative strategies for agricultural and resource development in countries in this region.

Thesis Research Areas include but are not limited to: Sustainable Agriculture; Agricultural Production Systems; Agronomic and Socio-economic Aspects of Agroforestry; Soil Fertility Management for Sustainable Agriculture in Field Crops and Orchard Crops; Participatory Technology Development and Farmers Adoption; Women in Development; Agribusiness Management; Agricultural Marketing; Futures and Options Markets Analysis; Land and Water Natural Resource Management; Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Resource Management; Integration of Spatial Information System for Supporting Decisions in Agriculture; Agricultural Systems Modeling; Development and Application of Crop and Soil Models for Decision Support Systems; Development and Application of Expert Systems in Agronomic Management.

For more information, please visit the Multiple Cropping Centre website: http://www.mcc.cmu.ac.th


MSc. in Applied Geophysics
This interdisciplinary program is conducted under the auspices of the Faculty of Science’s Departments of Geological Sciences and Physics and can be undertaken as either a research-only program or a coursework and research program. The objectives of the program are: to produce internationally qualified geophysicists and researchers capable of both developing and implementing international policies for resource development, to provide a research degree for outstanding students, to provide research opportunities for experienced geophysicists from both academic institutes and industrial sectors, and to develop the knowledge and promote the progress of research in applied geophysics.

Research activities, which include cooperative research with international universities, involve studies of the geophysics of energy resources, water resources, mineral resources, and the environment. The primary objective of the research activities is to collect quantitative and qualitative information on energy, water and mineral resources, as well as the environment of Northern Thailand.

For more information, please visit the Department of Geological Sciences website: www.geol.science.cmu.ac.th


MSc. in Environmental Science
Rapid economic development brings with it serious environmental problems such as deforestation, soil erosion, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and climatic changes. This multidisciplinary program integrates pollution monitoring, land use planning, eco-system rehabilitation, and the preparation of environmental impact reports for development projects, to provide students with the basic tools and concepts for environmental monitoring, assessment, analysis and problem solving for environmental sustainable development issues in developing countries.

This program focuses on four main areas of Environmental Science: The development of knowledge and understanding of the technology needed both to solve existing pollution problems, and to create innovative preventive strategies for the future; Research to determine the potential detrimental effects of pollutants on the ecosystems, human health and agricultural production; Training in surveying and monitoring techniques to identify the original condition of the ecosystem and enable rapid assessment for hazard prevention; and Research to promote the appropriate management of natural resources to minimize waste and detrimental effects to health and the environment.

Conducted under the auspices of international collaboration with universities in Germany, Switzerland, the U.K. Australia, Japan and the USA, students study core and elective courses leading to a research project and thesis.

Research areas include but are not limited to: Bioindicators for water, air, soil and forest quality; Reforestation Technologies; Environmental Effects of Power Plants; Quality and Hydrogeology of Underground Water; Risk Assessment for Health Hazards from Drinking and Household Water; Flow-based Analysis of Environmental Samples; Water Pollution Monitoring and Wastewater Treatment; Chemical Hazardous Waste Monitoring; Chromatographic Techniques for Environmental Samples Analysis.

For more information, please visit the Faculty of Science website: http://www.science.cmu.ac.th


MSc in Health Sciences
This is a multidisciplinary research-only program. Conducted under the collaborative auspices of the Graduate School, the Research Institute for Health Sciences (RIHES), and the six CMU Health Science faculties: Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Associated Medical Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine, students will study in-depth and complete a thesis on an aspect of public health relevant to their own area of expertise. In the course of their research, students will develop their skills and knowledge in the field of research methodology and the ability to conduct effective research, and learn new management and leadership skills. Graduates from this program will be qualified health sciences researchers.

Students are expected to select a topic for research that will demonstrate competence in a range of skills. They may either pursue a topic based on their current activities or select a topic from the extensive range offered by the Health Science faculties. Each student will have an advisory committee to guide them in conducting their thesis. Topics for research include but are not limited to: the role of drugstores in health services; the determination of toxic residues of pesticides in vegetables and fruit; the effect of community participation and feed behaviour modification on lipid status in Hyperlipidemic elderly; surveillance of sub-clinical mastitis in dairy cows; an epidemiological study of enteric and blood parasites in captive elephant in Northern Thailand; reproductive performance in captive elephants; oral health care for older people; macronutrients, micronutrients and antioxidants of cooked vegetarian foods in Chiang Mai; the status of fat soluble vitamins in aging people; the relationship between the prevalence of Goitre in school children and urinary iodine, selenium and fluoride excretions; the production of recombinant MSP1 protein and DNA for the induction of immunity to malaria; the development of an immunoassay for the determination of DDT residues in animal fat; risk assessment of volatile organic compound exposure among industrial workers.

For more information, please visit the Graduate School website: www.grad.cmu.ac.th


MSc in Petroleum Geoscience
This is a one-year intensive coursework and independent study program designed to provide full training in integrated petroleum geoscience to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a wide range of technical functions in the petroleum industry. It is the only course of this type in Thailand. Graduates from this program will be internationally qualified petroleum geoscientist and researchers, able to promote the advancement of research in petroleum geoscience and energy resource development. The ultimate goal of Petroleum Geoscience is to ensure that a non-renewable natural resource such as petroleum is developed and exploited to its maximum potential with minimal impact to the environment.

Research areas for independent study include but are not limited to: the integration of geological, geophysical and geochemical data in the studies of geology and basin evolution in Thailand and the Southeast Asia region for the appraisal of petroleum potential and for efficient production planning; petroleum system modeling that encompasses the genesis, migration, and accumulation of hydrocarbons; the integration of geological, geophysical, and geochemical data in the studies to enhance hydrocarbon recovery in existing production fields.
For more information, please visit the Department of geological Sciences website: www.geol.science.cmu.ac.th


MSc. in Postharvest Technology
This is an interdisciplinary program conducted under the combined auspices of the Faculties of Agriculture, Science, Engineering, Agro-Industry, and the Postharvest Technology Institute. Students will graduate from this program with the skills to analyze problems, conduct research, and apply postharvest technology to enable them to reduce losses and increase the value of agricultural products, i.e. grains, tropical fruits and vegetables, through improve handling and quality maintenance. This program, which includes principles, practices, and field studies, is designed to produce graduates equipped to solve postharvest problems at local, national and international levels.
Based on their background and interests, a student may either select a research topic from the established list, or approach a potential research advisor with a tentative topic.
For more information, please visit the Postharvest Technology Institute


MSc. in Veterinary Public Health
Open to veterinarians and other professionals, i.e. in agriculture, medical sciences, et al., with a background in veterinary public health or food safety, this is an interdisciplinary joint degree program conducted under the auspices of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chiang Mai University (CMU), and Freie Universitไt, Berlin (FUB). The program is designed to develop human resources in Veterinary Public Health with an emphasis on the Asian issues in the areas of: (a) safety and trade of food from animal origin in line with WTO, OIE, and Codex Alimentarius standards, (b) prevention of cross-border disease transmission and zoonoses, and (c) hazardous residue in food and the environment.

The program uses a modular curriculum structure to facilitate a combination of theoretical knowledge transfer (lectures, group work, seminars, PC labs) and practical laboratory experience (bench work). Each module is completed within a specified period of time at a particular partner institute. The successful completion of each module, both core and elective, leads to the award of European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credit points, in accordance with FUB and CMU study regulations.

Candidates will select a research topic from one of three main areas: Safety and trade of food from animal origin in line with WTO, OIE, and Codex Alimentarius standards; Prevention of cross-border disease transmission and zoonoses; Hazardous residues in food and the environment.

For more information, please visit the Regional Centre for Veterinary Public Health website: www.vphcap.org


M. Eng. In Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering the application of engineering principles and techniques to the medical field, becomes one of the most important fields recently. The expertise of engineers and the medical expertise of physicians are combined to help improve patient health care and the quality of life of healthy individuals. Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary field between science and technology and health science including engineering, medicine, science, associated medical sciences, pharmacy, dentistry, agriculture, etc.

The Master of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering degree will be emphasized in producing a researcher who has a full knowledge in Biomedical Engineering research. This research field is comprised of 5 research fields as follows:

1 Medical imaging
2 Bioinformatics
3 Biomechanics
4 Cell and tissue engineering
5 Cardiac Electrophysiology

This is a two-years study program that will earn a bachelor degree in Engineering, Medical Science, Science, Health Science or equivalent degree.. A student may enroll in some courses in related areas to enhance his/her capability in conducting his/her research with the approval of the Graduate Program Administrative Committee. These courses can be counted as elective courses toward the degree. The student must have at least 1 accepted publication in Journal. As an alternative, he/she must present at least 1 paper in a conference that has peer reviews and this paper must be published in a proceedings. The process of acceptance to publish or in press is acceptable.

For more information, please visit the BioMedical Engineering Center website: http://biomed.eng.cmu.ac.th


M.Sc. in Sustainable Agriculture and Integrated Watershed Management
The new M.Sc. offered by Universitไt Hohenheim, Germany and Chiang Mai University, Thailand seeks to lay the foundation for such integrated approaches in education and training. It addresses post-graduate students from Southeast and South Asia, Latin America and Africa, who want to deepen their knowledge of the complexity of watershed agro-ecosystems, sustainable agricultural practices and new pathways of integrated watershed management. Students from Europe, East Asia and North America are also welcome.

The two-years Joint Degree M.Sc. program consists of four semesters, during which fifteen thematic modules and the Master thesis have to be completed. The first two semesters, offering a broad interdisciplinary training, are to be completed at Chiang Mai University. The third semester offered at Universitไt Hohenheim leads to a specialization in one of three fields, namely (1) agricultural economics and social sciences, (2) natural resource management and (3) animal production systems, The Master Thesis can be prepared at either of the two universities.

For more information, please visit the Co-ordination office SAIWAM website : http://web.agri.cmu.ac.th/saiwam


Doctoral Degrees
All CMU International Doctoral Programs require research and a written thesis. Some programs also require the completion of additional core and optional taught courses.


Ph.D. in Chemistry
With the benefit of more than 30 years of collaboration with institutions in Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan, the UK, and the USA, this research-only program provides researchers with the opportunity to conduct research in various areas of both pure and applied chemistry involving chemical/materials synthesis, characterization and analysis, as well as instrumentation development. The program is designed to produce chemistry researchers to an internationally recognized standard, establish a regional centre of excellence in chemistry research, and strengthen national research through collaboration with leading international institutions.

The Department’s current research is focused mainly on the development of instrumentation, methods of chemical/materials synthesis, product isolation, structural characterization, and property testing. Research Areas include but are not limited to: Miniaturization in analytical science including microfluidics, micro-total analysis system (uTAS), flow injection, sequential injection, bead injection, lab-on-valve, lab-at-valve, lab-on-chip; Optimization and applications of chromatographic & mass spectrometric methods; Environmental monitoring; Electrocoagulation; Rice chemistry; Natural products isolation and characterization; Development of organic synthetic methods; Polymer chemistry, with emphasis on biomedical polymers; Surface modifications and colloids; Computational modeling and simulation; Nanomaterials; Novel inorganic materials: nanocomposites, novel hybrid solids, zeolites; Fuel cell and lithium-ion battery technology; Thermal spray coating and wear-resistant materials; Molecular biology; Flavour and aroma chemistry; and Carbohydrate, enzyme, protein and microbial technology.

For more information, please visit the Department of Chemistry website: http://www.chem.science.cmu.ac.th/


Ph.D. in Dentistry
This is a research-only degree program. The focus of this program is on the production of academic professionals with in-depth knowledge of oral health sciences, and researchers who are capable of conducting high-quality research and applying the results in directions best suited to the development of community dental health services.

Areas of research include but are not limited to: Oral Biology and Pathology; Diagnostic Sciences; Oral Cancer; Pain Control; Pulp Biology; Dental Public Health; Oral Health Promotion; Preventive Dentistry; Geriatric Dentistry; Dental Trauma; Diet and Nutrition; Clinical Sciences; and Biomaterial Sciences.

For more information, please visit the Faculty of Dentistry website: www.dent.cmu.ac.th


Ph.D. in Economics
This is a 3-year multidisciplinary program pursued by the completion of core and elective coursework modules leading to a research project and thesis. The program is designed to produce graduates equipped with the professional skills and knowledge to enable them to carry out economic management, formulate policies, select policy tools, and set price signals and other policy objectives necessary to contribute to sustained economic growth, improve economic efficiency, and manage the risk and volatilities inherent in increasingly interdependent global market economies.

The objectives of the program are: to offer an American-style doctoral education on Asian soil; to increase the number of Asian economists trained in the latest theoretical advances; to develop a high-level research capability in both theoretical and empirical aspects; to develop research specialists and teachers with an international perspective requiring globally oriented economic and social development; to emphasize practical solutions to the key macro- and micro-economic challenges facing Asia in an era of globalization; to provide scholarship aid for needy students, and, lastly, to provide Chiang Mai University’s new Applied Economics Journal with articles on all doctoral theses.

Fields of Specialization include: General Economics and Theory; Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Labor Economics and Industrial Relations; Industrial Organization; International Trade and Finance; Statistics and Econometrics; Public Economics; Economic Development/Transition; Health Economics; and Financial Economics.

For more information, please visit the Faculty of Economics website http://www.econ.cmu.ac.th


Ph.D. in Geology
This is a research-only program within which students have the opportunity to spend one year at one of several foreign partner universities working on their selected research topic. The main objectives of the program are to collect and correlate basic geological data and information on energy, groundwater and mineral resources, and the environments of Northern Thailand and the adjacent regions.

Specialization is offered in four research areas: Field Geology and Structure; Stratigraphy / Paleontology / Sedimentology; Mineralogy and Petrology; Applied Geology.

For more information, please visit the Department of Geology website: http://www.geol.science.cmu.ac.th


Ph.D. in Materials Science
A multidisciplinary research program developed by the Faculty of Science’s Departments of Physics, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry and Geology in collaboration with partner institutes in the UK, USA, China, France and Germany. Within this program, students have the opportunity to study for one year at one of the international partner institutes, working on their selected research topic. The program is designed to produce internationally qualified researchers in Materials Science with an in-depth knowledge of materials that will enable them to develop innovative Materials Science problem solving strategies, and effectively conduct research in Materials Science fields to an international standard.

Research activities primarily focus on the relationship between the structures and the properties of materials. Areas of Research include but are not limited to: Materials processing and characterization; Electroceramics; Glass ceramics; Corrosion and materials degradation; Metals and alloys; Polymers; Composites; Joining of materials; Surface modification of metals; Computer modeling.

For more information, please visit the Department of Physics website: http://physics.science.cmu.ac.th


Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
A multidisciplinary research-only program conducted under the auspices of the CMU Faculties of Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Agro-Industry in collaboration with partner universities in Germany, England and America. Graduate students on this program will spend up to one year at one of our partner universities working on their respective research topics. The program is designed to produce internationally qualified academics who will be capable of generating academic advancement and enhancing the level of expertise in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in institutes of higher education, science and technology research institutes, and industrial sectors.

Areas of Research include but are not limited to: Agro-Industrial Product Development; Analytical Chemistry; Applied Microbiology; Animal Biology; Biochemistry; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Dental Materials Science; Electroceramics; Endodontic Surgery; Human Genetics; Immunology; Industrial Pharmacy; Inorganic Chemistry; Materials Engineering; Materials Science; Medical Biochemistry; Metallurgy; Mineral Processing; Molecular Biology; Molecular Chemistry; Packaging; Physics; Physical Chemistry; Physical Pharmacy; Plant Biotechnology; Plant Pathology; Plant Physiology; Silicate Science and Technology; Solid State Chemistry; Stem Cell Technology; and Zoology.

For more information, please visit the Faculty of Science website: www.science.cmu.ac.th


Ph.D. in Nursing
This program may be pursued either by research-only or by course work leading to a research project and thesis. The program is designed to produce graduates with the developed awareness, judgment and leadership skills necessary for the advancement of nursing science, and the quality of nursing provided in the nursing service and the public health service system. To broaden a student’s access to knowledge and research competency, in addition to working with Thai advisors at CMU, students also spend several semesters at foreign partner universities working with international advisors.

Areas of Research include but are not limited to: Care for the Elderly; Child, Youth and Family Health; HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care; Cancer Nursing; Women, Family, and Reproductive Health; Critical Care Nursing; Chronic Illness, Long-term Care, and Home Health Nursing; Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing; Health Impact Assessment and Occupational Health; Nursing System and Quality Management; Human Resource Development; Substance Abuse and Smoking Cessation; Domestic and Workplace Violence; Infection Control Nursing; Health Promotion; and Community Health.

For more information, please visit the Faculty of Nursing website: www.nurse.ac.th


Ph.D. in Pharmacy
This is a research-only degree program. This program, which is conducted in conjunction with all of the departments in the Faculty of Pharmacy, offers specializations in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Pharmaceutical Care and Public Health. The program is intended to produce qualified researchers in the field of pharmacy. Candidates will develop knowledge and experience by conducting a specific research project and by learning how to develop new skills in solving relevant pharmacy problems.

Research Areas include but are not limited to: Biopharmacy; Clinical Pharmacy; Public Health; Pharmacy Administration; Pharmacognosy; Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Community Pharmacy; Pharmaceutical Technology; Herbal Medicine; and Drug and Cosmetic Formulation.
For more information, please visit the Faculty of Pharmacy website: http://www.pharmacy.cmu.ac.th


Ph.D. in Physics
This program may be pursued either by research-only or by a combination of coursework and research. Developed by the Faculty of Science’s Department of Physics in collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), and with technical support from the International Atomic Energy Agency, (IAEA), Vienna, and the International Physical Science Program (IPPS), this program is designed to produce graduates with enhanced high technology skills, capable of initiating and conducting innovative research. The five areas of research in this program are: Nuclear and Accelerator Physics, Ion and Plasma Physics, Laser and Applied Optics, Solid State Physics, and Material and Nano Physics.

Areas of research include but are not limited to: Nuclear and Accelerator Physics - Experimental investigation of high energy (~100 MeV) neutron induced charged particles emission cross-sections; Development of femtosecond electron beam facility; Generation of coherent far infrared radiation with relativistic electron beam; Development of femtosecond x-ray pulse; Biophysics studies with tera Hertz radiation. Ion and Plasma Physics - Investigation into the mechanism of low energy ion beam induced DNA transfer in biological cells; Investigation into the mechanism of low energy ion beam induced mutation in plant cells; Surface modification of materials by ion implantation and plasma immersion ion implantation and deposition; Development of RF and microwave plasma source; Ion beam analysis of materials. Laser and Applied Optics - Laser in medical applications - in collaboration with Lund University, Sweden; LIDAR-Technique as applied for Chiang Mai city atmospheric pollution monitoring; Laser induced fluorescence applications, e.g. herbs identification; Laser applications in dentistry; Laser in gemstone colour enhancement applications; Laser gyroscope and its applications; Physics of a liquid mixture. Solid State Physics - Fabrication and characterization (30-300 K) of high Tc superconductors of BSCCO and YBCO whiskers; Fabrication and characterization of BSCCO and YBCO Josephson junctions; The Josephson effect in magnetic field and its applications; Investigation into the mechanism of superconductivity and other quantum behaviours of LSCO single crystals; Fabrication and characterization of metal-oxide compounds in the form of thin film and whisker for gas sensor applications; Development of gas sensor for organic vapor sensing applications; Thermodynamic and spectroscopic studies of layered superconductors both in polycrystalline and single crystal samples. Material and Nano Physics - Ion beam and plasma induced nanostructures; Nanoplasma processing of textiles, nanobiology; Fabrication of DLC and nanocrystalline diamond films by cathodic arc deposition and plasma immersion implantation and deposition; Fabrication and characterization of metal-oxide nanostructures by sputtering; Quantum phenomena in one-dimensional nanostructures; Electroceramics (dielectrics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectric); Experimental investigation into corrosion and material degradation; Proton exchange membrane fuel cell.

For more information, please visit the Department of Physics website: http://physics.science.cmu.ac.th


Ph.D. in Social Science
A multidisciplinary program which may be pursued either by research-only or by the completion of core and elective modules leading to a research thesis. The program is designed to enable students to construct an integrated knowledge of the social science disciplines of anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology and law. Graduates will have a holistic understanding of concepts and methodologies in both social and natural science dimensions that can be adapted and synthesized to establish new concepts to explain and analyze the problems and conditions of social change.

Research areas include but are not limited to: Sustainable development in the Mekong region; Resource management; Ethnic and gender relations in development; Developmental Health issues; and Migration and trans-border issues.

For more information, please visit the Regional Centre for Social Sciences and Sustainable Development website: http://rcsd.soc.cmu.ac.th


Ph.D. in Sufficiency Economy
Sufficiency Economy philosophy aims to achieve sustainable development with peace and tranquillity

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