Monai Krairiksh

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang Bangkok 10520, Thailand

MonaiHe was a visiting research scholar at Tokai University in 1988 and at Yokosuka Radio Communications Research Center, Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) in 2004. He joined the KMITL and is currently a Professor at the Department of Telecommunication Engineering. He has served as the Director of the Research Center for Communications and Information Technology during 1997-2002. His main research interests are in antennas for mobile communications and microwave in agricultural applications. He was the chairman of the IEEE MTT/AP/Ed joint chapter in2005 and 2006. He served as the General Chairman of the 2007 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, and the advisory committee of the 2009 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. He was the President of the Electrical Engineering/ Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology Association (ECTI) in 2010 and 2011 and was an editor-in-chief of the ECTI Transactions on Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Communications. He was recognized as a Senior Research Scholar of the Thailand Research Fund in 2005 and 2008 and a Distinguished Research Scholar of the National Research Council of Thailand. He has been a distinguished lecturer of IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society during 2012-2014.

Microwave for Agricultural Applications

Abstract – The climate in a tropical zone is suitable for growing agricultural products. However, the competition is extremely high and the customers demand quality control. Conventional agricultural product inspections relied on human expertise which is not consistent. Therefore, it is desirable to develop apparatus for quality control. Microwave is a potential technology suitable for this application and some apparatus have been developed. This talk overviews the microwave technology for agricultural applications.