Ataphon (Kwan) Kawaprasert

Graduated: 2010 - PhD

Education

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 ". Mr. Athaphon received his PhD in 2010.

Professional Interests

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. 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.

Ph.D. Dissertation:

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF OPTIONS TO REDUCE RISK OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION BY RAILROAD