M.S., Agricultural Engineering The University of Georgia, Athens, GA Aug, 2010
B.S., Food Engineering Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand March, 2002
Research Experiences In Bio-energy And Sustainable Aspects
Graduate Research Assistant: Biomass and Bioenergy Program Jan 2008-Aug 2010 (2 years 7 months)
Current projects: Driftmier Engineering Center, The University of Georgia.
â€¢ Improve powdered fuel produced from thermally treated biomass in terms of grindability and physical properties
â€¢ Study pelleting characteristics of heat treated biomass grinds
â€¢ Develop logistics properties (hygroscopicity) by study sorption isotherm of conventional, torrefied pellets and Bio-chars
Assistant Researcher Jan 2001 â€“ Jan 2002 (1 year)
Thai Government project: â€œOne Village One Productâ€ Phichit, Thailand
â€¢ Provided scientific data upon indigenous produce to support local industry
â€¢ Educated and trained locals on the production processing concepts
Industry Experiences In Production Engineering and Industrial Managment
Production Engineer April 2002 â€“ July 2004 (2 years 3 months)
Dutch Mill Co Ltd., Nakornpatom, Thailand
â€¢ Planned and designed methods and tools to improve efficiency in production
â€¢ Ensured the most efficient and economical use of available manpower
Industrial Management Trainee May 2001 â€“ Sept 2001 (4 months)
SVI Public Company Limited, Pathumthani, Thailand
â€¢ Studied the motion and time of workers in electronic assembly line to maximize productivity
Peer-Reviewed Publication, Proceedings And Presentations (Selected)
Phanphanich, M., Mani, S. 2010. Impact of torrefaction on biomass grinding and physical properties, and pelleting characteristics of torrefied forest residues. Transactions of ASABE. GA/AL sections annual meeting of American Society Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2010, Columbus, GA.
Mani, S., Phanphanich, M. 2009. Moisture sorption isotherms for torrefied biomass and bio-char. Transactions of ASABE. Annual meeting of American Society Agricultural and Biological Engineering 2009, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Phanphanich, M., and Mani, S. "Drying characteristics of pine forest residues." 2009, BioResources, 5(1), 108-121.
Bio-Energy Conversion Related Instrument Skills
â€¢ Combustion Properties: Proximate, Ultimate analyzer, Bomb calorimeter
â€¢ Powdered fuel properties: Particle size and shape analysis
â€¢ Chemical structure of fuels: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Contributions To Scientific & Professonal Societies
â€¢ American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, MI : Member Engineer
â€¢ Agricultural & Biological Engineering Graduate Club (2009-2010), GA: Secretary
â€¢ Food Engineering Alumni, (2002-2004), Bangkok, Thailand: President
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