2017_10_31_Akkawutvanich Chaicharn_4Chaicharn Akkawutvanich

ORCID: 0000-0003-0833-6505

Mr. Chaicharn Akkawutvanich was born in Chonburi province in the eastern part of Thailand. Recently, he is studying Ph.D. program of School of Information Science and Technology (IST) at Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand. He received his Bachelor of Engineering with second class honours in Electrical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 2006. His interest at that time was on the development of Chlorophyll’s type and quantity measurement under Bioelectronics Research Laboratory (BERL). With the fascination of multidisciplinary knowledge, from 2009 until 2012, he pursued Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany. During the study, he had a chance to work and do the internship on the project jointed between Institute of Imaging and Computer Vision (LFB) and Institute and Out-Patient Clinic of Occupation Medicine to evaluate computer-aided diagnosis (CADx). After that he continued to do the research based on image processing with CT scan data to find the suitable method of 3D modeling, visualization, and volumetric measurement of Pleural Thickening.

Besides academic area, after graduation in 2006, he worked in petrochemical industry with Rayong Engineering Public Company (REPCO) which is subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG) Chemicals as an instrument and electrical maintenance engineer. In 2013 for a short period of time, he had a chance to be a research assistant in Knowledge Elicitation and Archiving laboratory (KEA) of National Electronics and Computer Technology (NECTEC) in Thailand working mainly on data mining and graph. Subsequently from 2014 until 2017, he moved entirely into business area by being selected to participate Engineering Graduate Program (EGP) of Siemens Healthcare Ltd., Thailand and later getting promoted to customer service business support manager.

Current research interests:

The development of adaptive exoskeleton system for improving human walking ability which will lead to gain better understanding of how bio-inspired control and machine can be applied for complex human locomotion control. Particularly, the natural and smooth human machine interaction is going to be established.



  1. K. Chaisaowong, C. Akkawutvanich, E. Ochsmann, and T. Kraus, “Evaluierung und Zuverlässigkeitstest eines computer-gestützten Systems zur Detektion von pleuralen Verdickungen in 3D CT-Daten,” in 53. Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Arbeitsmedizin und Umweltmedizin e.V. (DGAUM), Arbeitsmedizin in Europa, Muskel-Skelett-Erkrankungen und Beruf, Bregenz (Austria), March 13–16 2013, p. 144.
  2. C. Akkawutvanich, F. I. Knudsen, A. F. Riis, J. C. Larsen, and P. Manoonpong, “Adaptive parallel reflex- and decoupled CPG-based control for complex bipedal locomotion,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 134, p. 103663, 2020. [Online]. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921889020305030


  1. K. Chaisaowong, C. Akkawutvanich, C. Wilkmann and T. Kraus, “A fully automatic probabilistic 3D approach for the detection and assessment of pleural thickenings from CT data,” 2013 Fourth International Workshop on Computational Intelligence in Medical Imaging (CIMI), 2013, pp. 14-21, doi: 10.1109/CIMI.2013.6583852.


  1. Akkawutvanich, C., Manoonpong, P. Exoskeleton control system, Patent Filing No: 2101004084, Filing Date: 09 July 2021. (Thai Patent Office) (VISRA)


Aug 2017 – Present

Sep 2009 – Jul 2012

Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)

Wangchan Valley, Rayong, Thailand

Ph.D. student, Information Science and Technology (IST)

RWTH Aachen

Aachen, Germany
M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering
Thesis topic: A Close-To-Reality 3D Modeling and Visualization towards the Volumetry of Pleural Thickening from CT Data
May 2002 – Apr 2006 Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand
B.Eng., Electrical Engineering (2nd Class Honours)
Thesis topic: The Development of Chlorophyll’s Type and Quantity Measurement
May 1999 – Mar 2002 Triam Udom Suksa School
Bangkok, Thailand
Secondary School, Mathematics and Science
Mar 2014 – Jul 2017 Siemens Healthcare Ltd.
Bangkok, Thailand
  • Customer Service Business Support Manager
  • Engineer of Engineering Graduate Program
Mar 2013 – Dec 2013 Knowledge Elicitation and Archiving Laboratory (KEA), NECTEC
Pathum Thani, Thailand
  • Research assistant
Feb 2011 – Jul 2011 Institute of Imaging and Computer Vision, and Institute and Out-Patient Clinic of Occupation Medicine, University hospital, RWTH Aachen
Aachen, Germany
  • Student assistant and internship
Jun 2008 – Oct 2008 Magicshine Network Company Limited
Bangkok, Thailand
  • Freelancer
Jun 2006 – Jan 2008 Rayong Engineering Public Company (REPCO), SCG Chemical
Rayong, Thailand
  • Instrument and electrical maintenance engineer
Oct 2006 – Dec 2006 Yokogawa (Thailand) Ltd.
Bangkok, Thailand
  • Trainee
Mar 2005 – May 2005 Vigilant Technology Company Limited
Bangkok, Thailand
  • Trainee
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