Athaphon Kawprasert (Kwan) received his B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Bangkok, in 1998 and M.Eng. in Transportation Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, in 2000. His master thesis title was "Travel Behavior Analysis for Elevated Mass Rapid Transit in Bangkok ". His working experiences include one-year work as a civil engineer at ION Joint Venture for Bangkok Underground Blue Line Construction Project and four-year work at the State Railway of Thailand. Considering that further study will be very useful for his contribution to the development of rail system in his country, he requested a study leave from the State Railway of Thailand. Mr. Athaphon received his PhD in 2010. He was interested in the safety aspects of hazardous material transportation by rail, the analyses of hazardous materials shipment routes, and the applications of Geographic Information System (GIS) on railroad routes and risk analyses. He worked on a project concerning the analyses of the risk associated with the shipment of the hazardous material by rail.
Kawprasert, A. and C.P.L Barkan 2009. Communication and Interpretation of Results of Route Risk Analyses of Hazardous Materials Transportation by Railroad.Transportation Research Record - Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2097: 125-135.
Kawprasert, A. and C.P.L. Barkan 2008. Effects of route rationalization on hazardous materials transportation risk. Transportation Research Record - Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2043: 65-72.
Kawprasert, A., Barkan, C.P.L. Reducing the Risk of Rail Transport of Hazardous Materials by Route Rationalization.Proceedings of the TRB 87th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (January 2008).