Dr. Pimpa Limthongkul
President of Thailand Energy Storage Technology Association (TESTA)
Dr. Pimpa Limthongkul is a co-founder and is current the president of Thailand Energy Storage Technology Association (TESTA) which has a mission to Exchange-Connect-Nurture-Promote energy storage technologies for clean and efficient power systems in Thailand. She also is currently holding a position as Energy Innovation Research Group Director at the National Energy Technology Center (ENTEC), Thailand.
Dr. Limthongkul earned a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University USA in 1997 and earned a Ph.D. degree in the same field with a minor in Technology and Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 2002. She has over 25 years research and work experiences in both academic, government and private sectors in Thailand and USA. During the last 2 decades, her work has been geared towards the development of energy storage materials and systems throughout the value chain to prepare for the transition to electric vehicles, renewable energy, and efficient power grid. She has co-authored over 70 scientific publications, co-invented over 20 patents/patents applications and led and participated in over 80 research projects funded by both government and private sectors. She has received several prestigious awards including L’Oréal for Women in Science fellowship (Thailand) in 2014, Innovation Award from Petroleum Institute of Thailand (PTIT) in 2019 and is part of the Thailand Academy of Science and Technology. Her research work has also helped found 2 battery companies: A123 Systems (2001) and 24M Technologies, Inc USA (2010). Her research work has also helped found 2 battery companies: A123 Systems (2001) and 24M Technologies, Inc USA (2010).
With her extensive experiences in the energy storage and sustainable energy field, Dr. Limthongkul has served as a technical expert in various National leveled committee/sub-committee, e.g. reviewer on energy storage related standards for Thailand International Standard Institute, Investment committee on Eastern Economic Corridor; Thailand National Electric Vehicle Committee (Infrastructure and Battery Subcommittee); National Energy Storage Industrial Promotion Committee.