On June 19, 2017, H.E. Brian Davidson, the British Ambassador to Thailand and diplomatic corps of British Embassy honorably visited Synchrotron Light Research Institute – SLRI during the visit to Nakhon Ratchasima and Khon Kaen province. Director of SLRI, Prof. Wng, Cmdr. Dr. Sarawut Sujitjorn navigated His Excellency for the facility tour to Siam Photon Laboratory. On this occasion, His Excellency has followed up the progress of the Newton Fund partnership between the UK and SLRI in order to support in synchrotron research and capacity development.
At the end of the visit, His Excellency has given the interview regarding the impression upon the visit to SLRI as well as the prospect of UK and SLRI partnership “What’s amazing is the way that SLRI developed the facility from what it was originally, to expand the ability to do research and innovation from this project that quite designed from the technical expertise that is here in terms of people working here. The fact that you’re able to offer use of facility not just to people in Thailand but to people in the region in the way that’s going to help develop the capacity, the technology, the research base of the whole of the ASEAN not just Thailand to use the facility. From the UK’s prospect, we are delighted to be part of the process through our newton Fund to be able to support some of the capacity building to allow SLRI in Thailand from Synchrotron project here to offer more into Thailand, into the region.”