Dr. Nonglak Meethong completed her primary school at Wat Wimolpracharat (Wat Nongkheewua) and secondary school at Stri Nakhonsawan School. She received a Royal Thai Government Scholarship to continue her study in USA. She went to high school at St. George’s School in Rhode Island in 2001, received B.Sc. (Magna Cum Laude) in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University (AU), New York in 2004. She received Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2009.
Dr. Meethong is currently the Head of the Materials Science and Nanotechnology Program and Asst. Prof. in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University (KKU). After she started working at the Department of Physics, she received several national research grants. At present, her research work is mainly related to developing electrode materials for Li-ion batteries for use in portable electronic devices, hybrid and electric vehicles, and as energy storage devices for wind and solar farms.
Dr. Meethong and her research team at KKU had received several awards, such as the winner of the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup from the 4th National Competition on Innovative Nanotechnology in 2013, the special recognition award from Thai Rice Foundation under Royal Patronage and National Invention Agency of Thailand in 2014, the Young Researcher Award from the Faculty of Science (KKU) in 2015, the Excellent Synchrotron User Award in 2016, the most excellent thesis award recognized by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) in 2014, the Battery Division Student Research Award from the Electrochemical Society (USA) in 2009. She has been awarded the 2015 Young Scientist Award of Thailand from Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology Under the Patronage of His Majesty the King.

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