The Synchrotron Light Research Institute (Public Organization) is equipped with high level scientific laboratories, providing services in synchrotron light and related technologies for research for organizations, educational institutions and industries. SLRI is also prepared to provide services in vacuum and engineering technologies for comprehensive solution processes for the industrial sector. SLRI also provides scientific training through seminars and workshops for the general public, ranging from high school to doctoral, and also provides graduate scholarships.
Experts from the Applied Economics Research Center, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University, assessed SLRI operations in 2014 fiscal year, and concluded that SLRI has had very beneficial impact on Thailand’s economy: adding economic value reflecting efficiency and effectiveness of SLRI’s operations. SLRI has upped Thailand’s research level, promoted research projects, as to promote international publications, 64 in number. SLRI has also encouraged new products or solved challenges and improved production processes in the industrial sector, saving money otherwise spent for research abroad. The rubber and polymer; the food, drug and cosmetics; the metal and materials; the electronics; the gem; and nano-parts production industries have benefited in particular. Thus in 2014, SLRI has been estimated to generate 1,906.85 million baht in economic value addition.
|Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj , Minister of Science and Technology, said, “Thailand must escape from the middle income trap through science and technology.”||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Weerapong Paesuwan, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Science and Technology, as well as the SLRI Board Chair, said that “ SLRI is the expert in science and technology research and analysis using advanced light technology to respond to challenges in industry and create academic progress.”|