Asst. Prof. Dr. Wonsiri Punurai and Asst. Prof. Dr. Yasothorn Sapsathiarn from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Asst. Prof. Dr. Chakrit Suvanjumrat and Mr. Krirkkajon Tanadrob from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University participated in the kick start meeting under the Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) through a project entitled "REliability and Safety Engineering and Technology for large maritime engineering systems (RESET)" funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and International Workshop on Maritime Safety and Smart Shipping (MSSS) at Wuhan University of Technology, Chutian International Hotel, Wuhan, China, during September 24- 26, 2017.
The RESET project with total funding of €1,417,500 from EU is collaborative research among 9 universities from 7 countries - Liverpool John Moores University (UK), Aalto University (Aalto-Korkeakoulusäätiö; Finland), Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade of Lisbon (Portugal), Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), University of Plymouth (UK), Mahidol University (Thailand), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia; Malaysia), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia), and Wuhan University of Technology (China). The overall aim of this exchange programme is to bring together an international team of researchers with a wide variety of skills in reliability and safety research of large maritime engineering systems, and to tackle the challenges faced by industry requiring specialist knowledge and innovation. The RESET project leader at Mahidol University is Asst. Prof. Dr. Wonsiri Punurai and the team members include Asst. Prof. Dr. Trakarn Prapaspongsa, Asst. Prof.Dr. Yasothorn Sapsathiarn, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Teraphan Ornthammarath from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. Under this project, there will be short- and long-term visits of professors and researchers from all partner universities in order to carry out research and organise seminars as well as international conferences.