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Dr. Polpat Nilubon | Adaptation | Best Researcher Award

Head of International affairs, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand

Dr. Polpat Nilubon, esteemed Head of International Affairs at Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand, is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in the field of adaptation research. His dedication and innovative approach have earned him the prestigious Best Researcher Award. 🏆 Dr. Nilubon’s contributions have significantly advanced our understanding of adaptation mechanisms in various contexts, paving the way for practical applications and policy interventions. With his expertise, he continues to drive impactful change, ensuring resilience and sustainability in the face of evolving challenges.


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Dr. Polpat Nil-u-bon, born on May 13, 1985, in Bangkok, Thailand, boasts an illustrious career as a highly qualified architect. His expertise lies in the intricate fusion of design and technology, with a specialized focus on Flood Resilience of Urban Systems in Architecture and Urban Design. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), he pursued further education, earning two Master’s degrees from Chulalongkorn University (CU) and The Berlage Institute/TUDelft, along with a Doctoral degree from IHE Delft and TUDelft, Netherlands. Dr. Nil-u-bon’s journey exemplifies dedication to advancing urban resilience strategies. 🌆


Presently, Dr. Polpat Nil-u-bon serves as a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), located in Pathumthani, Thailand. Alongside his academic role, he channels his expertise as a Co-Founder of nppn design and research company, operating through www.nppncompany.com. 🏢 Through these dual capacities, Dr. Nil-u-bon seamlessly bridges academia with practical innovation, fostering a holistic approach to urban resilience and architectural advancement. His commitment to both education and real-world application underscores his impactful contributions to the field, ensuring sustainable solutions for contemporary urban challenges.


In many developing cities, flood adaptation measures face planning challenges, often remaining underdeveloped. This paper explores urban flood adaptation solutions within a climate-vulnerable Southeast Asian city, focusing on the transformative potential of “design workshops.” Through collaboration with designers, planners, and decision-makers, the workshop introduced and experimented with adaptation pathways. Findings highlight the workshop’s role in formulating integrated flood adaptation solutions, fostering urban climate resilience. The adaptation pathways approach facilitates a concrete, time-bound design process for Bangkok’s flood adaptation. Multidisciplinary collaboration is crucial, yet feasibility depends on policy alignment, technical expertise, and local resources. Implementing such strategies requires a concerted effort by local governments, emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to urban planning and flood risk management. 🏙️

Publications Top Notes

“Amphibious architecture and design: a catalyst of opportunistic adaptation? – Case study Bangkok” (2016)

Authors: N. Polpat, V. William, Z. Chris

Published in: Social and Behavioral Sciences

Cited by: 31

“Integrating Climate Adaptation into Asset Management Planning: Assessing the Adaptation Potential and Opportunities of an Urban Area in Bangkok” (2019)

Authors: N. Polpat, V. William, Z. Chris

Published in: International Journal of Water Resources Engineering

Cited by: 8

“Challenges in implementing an Opportunistic Adaptation approach in Bangkok” (2019)

Author: P. Nilubon

Published in: International Journal of Water Resources Engineering

Cited by: 3

“Decision tree method (Flexibility in adaptation – FIA) for evaluating the flexibility of flood risk adaptation options in Lad Krabang, Thailand” (2019)

Authors: N. Polpat, V. William, Z. Chris

Published in: International Journal of Water Resources Engineering

Cited by: 2

“Re-thinking new possibilities for urban climate resilience planning in Bangkok: Introducing adaptation pathways through a multidisciplinary design workshop” (2024)

Authors: N. Polpat, L. Naim

Published in: Environmental Science & Policy



Polpat Nilubon | Adaptation | Best Researcher Award

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