Dr. Uracha Ruktanonchai won a British council Scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. education in UK. She finished her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Advanced Drug delivery) from University Of Nottingham in 2002. During 2002-2003, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at School of Biomedical Sciences, Queen’s Medical center, University of Nottingham working on Biomaterial research. Dr. Ruktanonchai has started up her career as a lecturer at Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand from 2003 to 2004 and then taken a research position at the National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC, Thailand) in 2004. Currently, she is a principal researcher and Director of Nanotechnology Research unit (NRU). Her research expertise is on encapsulation technology to control release and target bioactive compounds intended to be used for medical and agriculture applications. Her research interest is in lipid dispersion, biocompatible polymeric nanoparticles and functionalized nanoparticles for Advance drug delivery system. She has published research findings in more than 60 international publications with more than 20 patent applications. She also serves as an advisor and guest lecturer for various universities in Thailand. She was awarded a “Young Scientist of 2010” from the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, “2011 For Women in Science” fellowship from UNESCO-L’Oreal Thailand. She was selected as one of “66 Young Leaders Shaping Thailand’s Future of 2012” by the Bangkok Post newspaper which celebrated its 66 years in operation, chosen as 1 of 10 prestigious keynote speakers of Top careers for 2020 “This’s My Future” (2009) organized by Thaikom foundation and 1 of 10 “prestige Women of the Year 2006” by Prestige magazine, The nation, and Bangkok Business.

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