Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

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Faculty of Science
Mahidol University
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Type Public
Established 1958
Dean Prof. Skorn Mongkolsuk Ph.D.
Administrative staff
813
Students 2,803
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Campus Urban
Colors Yellow
Website Faculty of Science, Mahidol University

The Faculty of Science was founded as a Premedical School in 1958 by Prof. Dr. Stang Mongkolsuk, and took the name of Faculty of Science, Mahidol University in 1969. The Faculty is located on Rama VI Road, Phaya Thai District, Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, the Faculty consists of 13 departments: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Pathobiology, Pharmacology, Physics, Physiology, and Plant Science. There are approximately 310 academic staff, with 170 being at doctoral level, 100 at Master’s level, and 40 at Bachelor’s level.

The Faculty is responsible for teaching science to all first year undergraduate students of the university, presently numbering 3,500 students per year, using its facilities at the Salaya Campus, and also assists in teaching second year students in the allied health sciences and medicine.

The Faculty of Science offers B.Sc. programs in seven disciplines, namely Chemistry, Computer Science, Biology, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Plant Science, and Physics, to a total of some 300 students per year. The Faculty also has a very strong, well-established international graduate programs, 22 programs at Master’s level and 19 programs at Ph.D. level, in various scientific disciplines. There are about 600 students at Master’s level and 250 at the Ph.D. level. The Faculty is one of the most prestigious institutes for research and post–graduate training in Thailand and ASEAN.

The Faculty of Science places a strong emphasis on research, not only as part of the thesis work for graduate programs, but also as an ongoing commitment to international scientific advancement and national development. This serious and sustained emphasis on research has created an excellent academic atmosphere within the Faculty, which has allowed staff to compete successfully for grants, both nationally and internationally, and to perform work of excellent quality. Moreover, staff from the Faculty have won numerous awards for their outstanding research work at the national, regional and international levels. Staff at the Faculty have also performed many administrative and advisory functions in various academic organizations at the national, regional and international levels.

List of Deans[edit]

  • 1960-1971 - Prof. Stang Mongkolsuk, Ph.D. (Liverpool)
  • 1971-1975 - Prof. Kamchorn Manunapichu, Ph.D. (Liverpool)
  • 1975 - Prof. Stitaya Sirisinha, Ph.D. (Rochester)
  • 1976-1991 - Assist. Prof. Pairoj Prempree, Ph.D.
  • 1991-1999 - Prof. Pornchai Matangkasombut, Ph.D. (Wisconsin)
  • 1999-2003 - Prof. Amaret Bhumiratana, Ph.D.(Michigan State)
  • 2003-2004 - Prof. Prasert Sobhon, Ph.D. (Wisconsin)
  • 2004-2007 - Prof. Amaret Bhumiratana, Ph.D.(Michigan State)
  • 2007- Prof. Skorn Mongkolsuk, Ph.D.(Maryland)

Research areas[edit]

A scenery in the Faculty of Science

The Faculty’s academic staff have excelled in many areas of research, particularly those that are relevant to the national and regional needs. Major research projects undertaken by biomedical science groups involve the application of innovative biotechnology and genetic engineering techniques for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of tropical diseases in humans and animals, i.e. malaria, melioidosis, schistosomiasis, filariasis, liver flukes, babesiosis, dengue and thalassemia; the reproduction of cattle and important food and medical substances for man and animals from indigenous natural materials; the control and improvement of the environment.

The physical science groups have engaged in many important research projects, such as the studies of physico-chemical properties and utilization of liquid crystals, natural and synthetic polymers, the development of ferrite-polymer composites for industrial applications, chemistry and applications of natural products, organic syntheses of drugs for tropical diseases and other useful compounds, and the use of computers in chemistry, chemical physics and mathematical modeling.

Addresses[edit]

Faculty of Science, Mahidol University - Phayathai Campus
272 Rama VI Road,
Bangkok 10400, THAILAND
Tel: +66 2201-5007 Fax: +66 22354-7165
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University - Salaya Campus
25/25 Moo 3, Phuttamonthon 4 Road
Salaya, Phuttamonthon District,
Nakhon Pathom 73170 THAILAND
Tel +66 (0) 2441 9322-3 Fax +66 (0) 2441-9322

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