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Singh Intrachooto

Singh Intrachooto heads Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC) at MQDC and is Associate Professor of Building Innovation, architect and design principal of OSISU, Thailand’s pioneering upcyling design venture. He is the founder of Scrap Lab and Head of Creative Center for Eco-design, a design & research hub focusing on circular design & developments at Kasetsart University Architecture. He holds Doctor of Philosophy degree in Design Technology (Architecture) from MIT, USA. His design evolves around sustainability concept as his research focuses on identifying patterns of technological innovation in sensible architecture. Singh’s investigations also include material developments from manufacturing and agricultural by-products as well as waste reclamation from construction debris. He is considered Thailand’s pioneer of circular design. He is Design Innovation Ambassador for Thailand’s National Innovation Agency (NIA) since 2010 and Advisory Committee member for Thailand Creative Economy Agency (TCEA) in 2013-2014. Singh is also Salzburg Global Fellow. In 2009, CNN has listed him as 1 of 20 Thais to follow and, in 2018, he is listed among top 100 Thailand’s Innovators by National Innovation Agency (NIA). Singh is the recipient of the prestigious National Contemporary Artist (Silpathorn) Award 2019 from Thailand’s Ministry of Culture. He now serves on TerraCycle Foundation (Thailand)’s Board of Directors and as an advisor to Habitat for Humanity (Thailand).