Pre-IMRP Training Course

November 2-4, 2022

Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Co-organized by Kasetsart University, (KU, the University of Agriculture to promote the “Knowledge of the Land” for the well-being of the nation and the global community) and the International Irradiation Association (iia), the pre-conference training course on radiation processing of materials primarily intends to create synergies with IMRP20 through the complementarity of the scientific and technological contents.

The 3-day long training course will offer a condensed overview of radiation processing applied to material enhancement. It will emphasize the physical phenomena, the chemical mechanisms and the technological aspects of radiation processing. The attendees will thus have the keys for apprehending the sessions on advanced radiation chemistry that will be presented the following week during IMRP20. The course will strengthen participants’ capabilities to carry out their academic or professional activities with a strengthened background.

Target Audience

Graduate students (MSc, PhD) and young professionals with a background in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering with strong interest and motivation to acquire additional skills in the field of radiation processing. Several traineeships might become available. More information will be provided here in the coming weeks.

Depending on the number of registrants, the course might also be open to other professionals seeking complementary knowledge or specialization.

Radiation processing for advanced and renewable materials – From basics to industrialization.

The program will be composed of lectures, tutorials, demos and technical visits organized over three days. The lectures will be given by international and local experts from academia, research and industry.

Tuesday 1st November 2022

  • 18.00 Welcome desk at hotels – basic information for transfers

Day 1:  Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Faculty of Science, Lecture hall
  • 08.00 Registration – General information
  • 08.30 Official welcome – opening (KU President and/or Dean, KU, Faculty of Sciences, iia)

    Presentation of training course – Program

  • 09.00 Lecture 1A – Ionizing radiation (basic features: typology, energy deposition (D, dose rate, LET), quantities and units –Radiation-matter interaction (elementary concepts)- Penetration of radiation (LET) – Dose control and dosimetry – Xavier Coqueret

    Lecture 1B – Radiation sources and generators – Overview of applications– Yves Henon

  • 10.00 Coffee break – Self-presentation of participants (and lecturers of the day)
  • 10.30 Lecture 2 – Fundamental radiation chemistry 1 (Ionization of matter, primary species, timeframe, mechanisms, Quantification of radiation effects: G-values, ) – Piotr Ulanski
  • 11.30 Lecture 3 – Fundamental radiation chemistry 2 – Monitoring of radiation-induced reactions – Kinetic studies based on pulse radiolysis – Piotr Ulanski
  • 12.30 Lunch – Buffet
  • 13.30 Lecture 4 – Radiation X-linking of thermoplastics and elastomers – Ageing of irradiated polymers – Xavier Coqueret
  • 14.30 Lecture 5 – Basics of polymerization chemistry / polymer analysis – Xavier Coqueret
  • 15.30 Coffee break
  • 16.00 Tutorial 1 – Questions related to lectures, exercises, aspects to be clarified based on the participants experience and research – All lecturers present
  • 17.00 Transfer to Restaurant
  • 18.30 Welcome dinner (At a restaurant near KU)

Day 2:  Thursday 3rd November 2022

Faculty of Science, Lecture hall
  • 08.00 Lecture 6 – Radiation-induced polymerization 1 – Basics of polymerization chemistry – Curing by cross-linking polymerization (inks, coatings, composites) – Xavier Coqueret
  • 09.00 Lecture 7 – Radiation induced polymerization 2 – Grafting, principles and applications – Kasinee Hemvichian
  • 10.00 Coffee break
  • 10.30 Lecture 8 – Rad.-induced formation of hydrogels and nanogels – Piotr Ulanski
  • 11.00 Lecture 9  – Radiolytic synthesis of nanoparticles, nanostructured materials – Wanvimol Pasanphan
  • 11.30 Lecture 10 – Radiation chemistry of natural polymers – introduction to the lab demonstrations – Wanvimol Pasanphan
  • 12.30 Lunch – Buffet
  • 13.30 Lecture 11– Effects of ionizing radiation on living organisms – Food and agricultural applications – Yves Henon
  • 14.30-
    Demonstration of lab experiments

    Presentation of demos at the radiation chemistry laboratory, Center of radiation processing of polymer modification and nanotechnology (CRPN) – Wanvimol Pasanphan

    Coffee break

    Low energy electron beam for materials modification

    X. Coqueret / W. Pasanphan / T. Piroonpan/ CRPN KU staffs

    4 groups with 1 guide – 4 x 30 min workshops – 10 min for transfer

    • EB facility and examples sample preparation (low energy accelerator presentation of main components, operation parameters, examples of lab experiments curing, pre-irradiation)
    • Characterization of radiation-processed materials #1 (FTIR, UV-Vis, DLS, GPC, UTM)
    • Characterization of radiation-processed materials #2 (SEM, AFM, XRD, TEM) (subject to future updates)
    • Tutorial for lectures of the day

Day 3:  Friday 4th November 2022

Faculty of Science, Lecture hall
  • 08.00 Transfer to TINT (by bus, 1 hr)
  • 09.00 Visit of Irradiation center at TINT Technopolis (Contact at TINT: Chatchawan Mansaithong and Pimporn Uttayarat)

    • Introduction of TINT and activities
    • Dosimetry
    • Visit of EB and gamma facilities
  • 12.15 Return to KU (by bus, 1 hr – lunch break)
  • 13.30 Lecture 12 – Main industrial applications / the role of IAEA – Bum Soo Han
  • 14.00 Lecture 13 – Radiation-technologies for environmental protection and remediation – Bum Soo Han
  • 14.30 Coffee break
  • 15.00 Lecture 14 – Sterilization of healthcare products – Nishad Dhurandhar
  • 16.00 Conclusion – issuance of certificates, assessment of the course by participants, closing of the course, cocktail (KU, iia)

TC’s Program and Organization Committee

  • Ms. Wanvimol Pasanphan, KU, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Ms. Pimporn Uttayarat, TINT, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mr. Sakchai Laksee, TINT, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mr. Xavier Coqueret, URCA, Reims, France
  • Mr. Bum Soo Han, IAEA, Vienna, Austria
  • Mr. Yves Hénon, iia, France

Registration and Fees

Registration is open to graduate students (Master and PhD) and young professionals and includes the Pre-IMRP Training Course and registration to IMRP20.
The Pre-IMRP Training Course can not be purchased as a stand alone activity. 

Student all inclusive package (training course & full conference) – $450 USD


Option 1: Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

The Hotel is connected to the Central Plaza Department Store and easily accessible from KU by BTS skytrain (4 stops ~ 6 min)

Address: 1695 Phahonyothin Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900

Option 2 : Paholyothin Park Place

The hotel is nearby Kasetsart University and close to BTS sky train (Department of Forestry Station) (1 stop for free)

Address: 2547 Paholyothin Road, Chatuchak, Ladyao, Bangkok, Thailand 10900

Room type: standard room with single bed and twin beds

Price: 1200 baht/night (single bed) and 1300 baht/night (twin beds)


  • Private bathroom, TV and desk
  • 2 Bottles of water / day and toiletries
  • 1 Key card


  1. Go to Kasetsart University (KU) by BTS sky train (Free) from “Department of Forestry Station” to “KU Station”
  2. Go to Science Building by shuttle bus No. 1, 3 and 4 from bus stop at Paholyothin Gate to bus stop at Siam Commercial Bank inside KU.
  3. Walk to Science building 600 meters (5 min)


Travelling from airport to hotel / KU campus

Taxi is inexpensive (200 to 300 Bahts) and convenient. You can save more money by reserving via the mobile application “AOT Airports” (QR code below). It is necessary to register before using the service.

Travelling inside Bangkok

The skytrain (BTS) and the underground metro (MRT) are cheap and effective ways to move around Bangkok