After obtaining his Ph.D. from MIT in 2004, Dr. Nuwong returned to MTEC to work in the field of biofuel for transportation ranging from production, characterization, standardization to utilization in engines. His numerous research projects domestically and internationally has earned him 2009 Green Talents award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany and 2018/2019 ASEAN Science and Technology Fellow. His novel biodiesel upgrading process called H-FAME from Japanese collaboration has been adopted in Thailand’s Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP: 2015-2036), which serves as the basis for the revised national standard of biodisel (B100) and B10 for commercial use in 2019.
His research has expanded toward sustainable mobility, where he worked under the ASEAN German Technical Cooperation (GIZ) on Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Mitigation in the Land Transport Sector with a focus on fuel economy. This research work has resulted in the ASEAN Fuel Economy Roadmap which was adopted in the 24th ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting on 8-9 November 2018. In addition, he was a founding member of the Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) in 2015. He has served as a committee member ever since to help drive EVs in Thailand. He has co- authored more than 103 international journal publications with h-index of 15 from Scopus.