Dr. Phanraksa is a policy specialist in the field of intellectual property laws. Currently, she is with the Technology Licensing Office, Technology Management Center at the National Science and Technology Development Agency, Pathumthani, Thailand, as a manager of the Intellectual Property Policy group.
After received a Bachelor of Laws from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Dr. Phanraksa won a prestigious Royal Thai Government scholarship to pursue her education in the USA. She received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Ph.D. in laws from the University of Washington School of Law in 2000 and 2005 respectively.
Her areas of interest include intellectual property laws in particular patent law, and technology management. Since 2010, she has been serving the working committee for the University-Business Incubation (UBI) Project and the University Technology Licensing Office Promotion Project of the Higher Education Commission. Recently, she has engaged the national and regional projects which aim to develop a policy framework to promote capacity building of technology transfer professionals in Thailand, and early career researchers in ASEAN respectively.
This year, in addition to being a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) which aims to empower and mobilize young scientists to address issues of particular importance to early career scientists, Dr. Phanraksa is elected as Co-Chair of the GYA. This has allowed her to engage with top young scientists as well as senior academies to promote good science to society.