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.

Tentative program

Day 1:  Wednesday 2nd November 2022

  • Registration Opening

  • Lecture 1 – Radiation processing technologies (low and high energies) – Overview of industrial radiation processing

  • Coffee break – Self-presentation of participants (and lecturers of the day)

  • Lecture 2 – Basics of radiation-matter interactions – Penetration of radiation – Dose control and dosimetry

  • Lecture 3 – Fundamentals of radiation chemistry 1 : ionization of matter, primary species, timeframe, mechanisms, quantification of radiation effects, G-values,

  • Lecture 4 – Fundamentals of radiation chemistry 2 : monitoring of radiation-induced reactions, kinetic studies based on pulse radiolysis

  • Lecture 5 – Radiation X-linking of thermoplastics and elastomers – Ageing of irradiated polymers

  • Tutorial 1 – Questions to lectures, exercises, aspects to be clarified based on the participants experience and research

Day 2:  Thursday 3rd November 2022

  • Lecture 6 – Basics of polymerization chemistry / polymer analysis

  • Lecture 7 – Radiation-induced polymerization 1 – Basics of polymerization chemistry – Curing by cross-linking polymerization (inks, coatings, composites)

  • Lecture 8 – Radiation- induced polymerization 2 – Grafting, principles and applications

  • Lecture 9 – Radiation–induced formation of hydrogels and nanogels

  • Lecture 10 – Radiolytic synthesis of nanoparticles, nanostructured materials

  • Lecture 11 – Radiation chemistry of natural polymers

  • Tutorial 2 – Lab experiments

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

    Experimental – Low energy electron beam for materials modification

    • EB facility (low energy accelerator presentation of main components, operation parameters, examples of lab experiments curing, pre-irradiation)
    • synthetic chemistry using radiation processed materials
    • characterization of radiation (FTIR, SEC, SEM, AFM)
    • tutorial for lectures of the day

Day 3:  Friday 4th November 2022

  • Lecture 12 – Radiation-technologies for environmental protection and remediation

  • Lecture 13 – Effects of ionizing radiation on living organisms
    Radiation protection – Effects on insects and microorganisms

  • Lecture 14 – Sterilization of healthcare products

  • Lecture 15 – Food and agricultural applications

  • Visit of Irradiation Facilities (gamma, EB, X) at TINT Technopolis

    • Introduction of TINT and activities
    • Dosimetry – Technical tour
  • Conclusion – Closing of the course

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

Application for Traineeships

Selected graduate students and young professionals might be eligible for a traineeship covering travel and living expenses on a lump sum basis.

More information to come soon

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

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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

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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)
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Option 3: Dormitory (students accommodation on the campus)

More information to come soon


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

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