On 29 April- 3 May 2013, SLRI held the 2nd ASEAN Synchrotron Science Camp and opened its Siam Photon Laboratory for more than 100 participants (bachelor-doctoral degree students) of Thailand and ASEAN countries to learnsynchrotron technology at the biggest synchrotron facility in ASEAN located at the Synchrotron Light Research Institute (Public Organization), Nakhon Ratchasima Province, with an expectation that new scientists will create research using synchrotron radiation. The opening ceremony was presided over by Prof. Wng. Cmdr. Dr. Sarawut Sujitjorn, SLRI Director, on 29 April 2013 by 9.00 am.
The SLRI is a public organization under the Ministry of Science and Technology with the main task to develop synchrotron technology for advanced analysis, and create new related knowledge body. The SLRI laboratory is a central laboratory in ASEAN where 10 experimental stations are now installed. All experimental stations can serve research works in various fields both in basic science and applied science. More experimental stations are available as needed. Prof. Wng. Cmdr. Dr. Sujitjorn also mentioned that in the year of 2013, the SLRI aims to enlarge cooperation on synchrotron technology to ASEAN countries to respond the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). In this Science Camp, SLRI received very good response from Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines which will, later, lead to creating the ASEAN students and researchers network through co-research in order to enlarge SLRI user groups in ASEAN countries.
The ASEAN Synchrotron Science Camp is annually held at the SLRI. Participants have a good chance to learn high technology,actually join in research work, and learn research experiences transferred by well known world-scientists.