In 2002, the Royal Thai Embassy in Berlin launched the “Academic and Research Partnership Project” with an aim to encourage and increase academic and research linkages between universities and research institutes of Thailand and Germany. During the first three years, the projects had been focused on agricultural development, biotechnology as well as environment and renewable energy. In 2006, the Embassy started to promote collaboration on nanotechnology. The first project was carried out in 2006 with the study visit of Thai academic delegation to the government agencies, universities, research institutes as well as leading manufacturers in Munich, Nuremberg, Berlin, Dresden and Potsdam. The success of the first project in 2006 led to the organization of the first German-Thai Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (GTSNN). The German-Thai Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Network was formed under the collaboration network consisting of Chulalongkorn University, Suranaree University of Technology, Kasetsart University, Chiang Mai University, Naresuan University, Mahidol University, Khon Kaen University, Burapha University, National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) and Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI).


Our aim and objectives

  • To enhance the collaboration between German and Thai researchers in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
  • To motivate young Thai scientists in Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and related fields to engage in the international collaborative research.
  • To stimulate young scientists to meet with the authorities in the fields.
  • To allow the passing-on of research experiences from generation to generation.
  • To promote Nanoscience and Nanotechnology research activities in Thailand.


Topics include:

  • Nanostructure and Nanoscale Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
  • Nanodevices, Nanosensors and Micronanosystems
  • Nanophysics, Nanoelectronics, Nano-optics and Nanomagnetism
  • Nanofabrication and Processing of Nanoscale Materials
  • Nanocatalysis and Properties of Nanoscale Materials
  • Structure Analysis at Atomic, Molecular, and Nanometer Range
  • Computational Nanotechnology
  • Nanobiotechnology and Biomedical Nanotechnology
  • Synchrotron Spectromicroscopic Techniques and Their Applications