Dr. Pimpa Limthongkul

Research Team Leader
National Energy Technology Center (ENTEC), National Science and Technology and Development Agency, Thailand
Dr. Pimpa 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.  During last 2 decades, her work has been geared towards the development energy storage materials and systems throughout the value chain to prepare for the transition to electric vehicles, renewable energy and efficient power grid.  She is a co-authored of over 70 scientific publications, a co-inventor of over 20 patents/patents applications, led over 70 research projects funded by both government and private sectors.  Her research work has also helped found 2 battery companies: A123 Systems (2001) and 24M Technologies, Inc USA (2010).   Beside leading a research team, Dr. Limthongkul also served as a technical expert in various National leveled committee/sub-committee such as Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT), Thailand National Electric Vehicle Policy Infrastructure sub-committee.  She recently co-found 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.