Thanasit Thamsiriroj


Thanasit Thamsiriroj

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Researcher/PhD Student




Education – Thanasit received a BEng in Civil Engineering from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and an MEng in Water Resources Engineering from the same University. He also received an MEngSc in Sustainable Energy from University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. He is currently conducting his PhD research in Biofuels & Bioenergy at UCC.



Working experience – After the completion of his studies in Thailand Thanasit was appointed by the Thai Royal Irrigation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, to work as a hydrologist. His main task was focused at flood forcasting of the Chao Phraya river basin in Thailand. His interest in the construction sector was challenged when he accepted a position as an engineerer at Italthai Trevi Co.Ltd., in Bangkok.


Project Brief:



  1. Thamsiriroj T. Comparison of Analysis Methods for Determining Recurrence Interval of Drought Events Using River Runoff Data. Thesis : Chulalongkorn University, 2002. (Thai).

  2. Thamsiriroj T. Optimal biomass and technology for production of biofuel as a transport fuel. Minor thesis submitted for taught Masters in Sustainable Energy, University College Cork, 2007.




Peer review journal papers


  1. Thamsiriroj T, Murphy JD. Is it better to import palm oil from Thailand to produce biodiesel in Ireland than to produce biodiesel from indigenous Irish rape seed? Appl Energ (2008).

  2. Thamsiriroj T, Murphy JD. How much of the 2010 target for biofuels can be met by biodiesel generated from residues in Ireland?. Paper submitted to Fuel, February 2009.

  3. Thamsiriroj T, Murphy JD. The impact of the life cycle analysis methodology on whether biodiesel produced from residues can meet the EU Sustainability Criteria for biofuel facilities constructed after 2017. Paper submitted to Renewable Energy, July 2009.


Publications in Thai


  1. Thamsiriroj T, Kanchanalak B. Mae Kuang Dam Appraisal Project. Royal Irrigation Department, 2000. (Thai).

  2. Thamsiriroj T. Recurrence Interval Analysis of Drought Events using the Theory of Run. Journal of Thai Hydrologist Assembly. 6(2002) : 209-221. (Thai).

  3. Thamsiriroj T. Runoff Coefficient Determination at Lampao Dam, Kalasin Thailand. Royal Irrigation Department, 2004. (Thai).


Conference Papers


  1. Thamsiriroj T, Murphy JD. Technical comparison of biodiesel produced from palm oil with biodiesel produced from rapeseed oil, for use in Ireland. 17th European Biomass Conference, 2-6 June 2008, Valencia, Spain.

  2. Thamsiriroj T, Murphy JD. A technical analysis of bioenergy production from oilseed rape. World Renewable Energy Congress 2009 – Asia. The 3rd International Conference on ‘Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE 2009)’, 18-23 May 2009, Bangkok, Thailand.

  3. Nicholas E. Korres, Catherine O’Brien, Beatrice Smyth, Abdul-Sattar Nizami, Thanasit Thamisirioj, Rogier Schulte & Jerry D. Murphy. (2009). A preliminary analysis of energy balance and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of biomethane production as a transport fuel from grass/silage. A case study for Ireland. Proceedings of the SETAC Europe 19th Annual Meeting. 31May-4 June 2009, Goteborg, Sweden.

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