About Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC)

RISC’s goal is to generate and develop ideas and innovations through local and international collaboration to improve quality of life for all beings.

Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) invests in research to create environment-friendly property developments that enhance quality of life for residents, neighboring communities, and wider society. This commitment is fulfilled through collaboration between the property development teams and the Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC).

RISC is a knowledge-sharing environment where researchers in science, engineering, industrial design, and art devise environmentally and socially sustainable solutions for healthier ecosystems.

The center serves as a resource for society, dedicated to reducing the impact of our lifestyles on the environment. It also provides publicly accessible data and information that can improve methods and materials across the property development sector.

Vision

To contribute to the happiness of all living beings and help maintain a sustainable and resilient environment through research and innovation.

Mission

To create a knowledge-sharing research and development center and cultivate world-class researchers with a focus on sustainable developments.

Meet the RISC Team

A diverse group of professionals with an aligned passion to make the world a healthier place for everyone.

Singh Intrachooto (Ph.D.)

Chief Adviser

Dr. Singh Intrachooto is Associate Professor of Building Innovation at Kasetsart University. He is the founding director of the Creative Center for Eco-design and the design principal of Osisu, a design company known for products from ‘upcycled’ materials. He represents Thailand’s National Innovation Agency (NIA) as its Design Innovation Ambassador and heads the country’s technical committee for creating the Upcycle Carbon Footprint label.

Jittapat Choruengwiwat (Ph.D.)

Senior Vice President
(Innovation Integration)

Dr. Jittapat Choruengwiwat is responsible for managing projects and integrating multi-disciplinary research at RISC to devise environmentally and socially sustainable solutions for healthier ecosystems including behavioral psychology; innovative, environmentally sound construction techniques and materials; water- and energy-saving fixtures; and layouts promoting natural lighting and good cross ventilation in compact living spaces.

Sarigga Pongsuwan (Ph.D.)

Vice President
(Innovation for Dissemination)

Dr. Sarigga Pongsuwan oversees a knowledge ecosystem for the center and the public. This hub covers study goals, research data, knowledge management, learning systems, and advocacy for energy-saving and eco-friendly architecture and residential design, informed by insights in psychology, health, and wellness. The resulting expertise helps develop organizational design standards and is shared through various channels.

APICHAT PRADITSMANONT (PH.D.)

Vice President
(Research for Innovation)

Dr. Apichat Praditsmanont is responsible for research, laboratories, and innovation related to developing sustainable well-being. RISC research work in dimensions of well-being such as health and wellness includes indoor and outdoor air quality and air pollution; materials and resources, especially energy and water as well as eco-materials and upcycled products from waste; biodiversity and nature-rich environments; technology and automation, with a specialization in computer simulations for building air ventilation and airflow in urban areas.

Pattrarat Tannukit (Ph.D.)

Adviser

Asst. Prof. Chairat Treesubsuntorn (Ph.D.)

Adviser

Saritorn Amornjaruchit
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Assistant Vice President

Napol Kieatkongmanee
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Senior Sustainable Designer

Panpisu Julpanwattana
TREES-A

Senior Sustainable Designer

Tiptaptim Bhumibhanit
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Senior Sustainable Designer

Vasuta Chan
LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Senior Sustainable Designer

Chanin Kulsurakit
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DGNB consultant

Phetcharin Phongphetkul
TREES-A, WELL AP

Sustainable Designer

Kotchakorn Rattanama

Researcher

Rawintisa Taengsuwannanon

Coordinator

Woraporn Poonyakanok

Senior Sustainable Designer

Sirapach Mangkang

Researcher

Chirapa Horbanluekit

Communication Researcher

Thanawat Jinjaruk

Senior Researcher

Supunnapang Raksawong

Materials Researcher

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