Dr. Phonkrit MANIWARA
Dr. Phonkrit Maniwara in 2015 was awarded a PhD in Horticulture and Postharvest Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Also in 2015, he was awarded a second PhD in Agriculture and Agricultural Systems Engineering, Niigata University, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata, Japan. While a student he was granted scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), and the Royal Project Foundation of Thailand. For a one year term in 2017, he serves as an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Japan. Collaborating with former mentor Professor Kazuhiro Nakano of Agricultural Systems Engineering Laboratory, Niigata University, Dr. Maniwara focuses on several research projects related to postharvest technology: CA/MA storage, packaging, quality monitoring of fresh and minimally processed commodities, non-destructive technologies related to near infrared spectroscopy, hyper-spectral imaging of fresh and processed foodstuffs and various agricultural products. Dr.
Maniwara's published articles include works related to non-destructive techniques, chemometrics, food sciences and technology, and food engineering.