Dr. Sakamon Devahastin is currently a full professor in the Department of Food Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Bangkok, Thailand. His main research interests are in both thermal and non-thermal processing of foods and biomaterials, in particular the development and study of novel drying technologies for heat- and oxygen-sensitive materials, and also in particulate systems and computational fluid dynamics and heat/mass transfer. He has so far published more than 130 papers in referred international journals and given some 80 presentations at various international conferences. He is an author/co-author of 13 book chapters, author/editor of four books and co-inventor of 4 patents. He has served as Senior Associate Editor of an archival journal Drying Technology and been on the editorial boards of various other journals in chemical and food engineering. Among the many awards bestowed upon him, Dr. Devahastin was awarded the Young Technologist Award by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of H.M. the King of Thailand in 2004; the TRF-CHE-Scopus® Researcher Award in Engineering and Multidisciplinary Category by the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Commission on Higher Education (CHE) and Scopus® as well as the Taylor & Francis Award for Sustained Exemplary Service to Drying Technology and Excellence in Drying Research Contributions by Taylor & Francis, both in 2009. He is the recipient of the 2012 National Outstanding Researcher Award (Engineering and Industrial Research Category) from the National Research Council of Thailand and of the Award for Excellence in Drying from the Association Française pour le Séchage dans l’Industrie et l’Agriculture (French Drying Association for Industry and Agriculture) in 2014. Dr. Devahastin received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 2001.
Professor, Department of Food Engineering
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi