Research and Professional Experiences


Research and Professional Experiences

Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering

Associate Professor                                                                                           12/12—present

Assistant Professor                                                                                          9/06 – 12/12

Lecturer                                                                                                                   4/04 – 9/06

Undergraduate Courses: Engineering Materials, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Nano-polymer, Transport Phenomena, Unit Operation Laboratory I, Chemical Engineering Project

Graduate Courses: Blends and Composites, Polymer Processing, Seminar I, II, III, IV and Doctoral seminar


Research grants

“Prolonging shelf life and maintaining quality of straw mushroom with biodegradable plastic packaging from para rubber with consumption safe for exportation,” Office of national research council of Thailand (NRCT) and Thailand Research Fund (TRF), May 2012 – August 2014

“Reflow encapsulant technology,” Mektec International Corporation, Sep 2007 – Dec 2016

“The development of epoxy adhesive whose properties are suitable for head gimbals assembly process,” Western Digital (Thailand) Company Limited, May 2013 – May 2017

“Lubricant for Final Lapping Characterization,” Western Digital (Thailand) Company Limited, May 2013 – May 2014

“Enhancing efficiency of pharmaceutical quality control in production scale by Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) technique,” Government and Development Institute, August 2013 – July 2014

The Study of Factors Affecting Curing and Flow Behavior of Epoxy Adhesive Used in Hard Disk Drive’s Head Gimbal Assembly Process,” RRI-MAG, TRF, August 2013 – July 2014

“Bioplastic pouch for solar dried organic banana,” National Innovation Agency, NIA, June 2013 – January 2014

“Development of  biodegradable plastic film for extending shelf life of Nam Dokmai mango,” CIAS, August 2012 – March 2013

“Green packaging,” Stimulus Package 2 (SP2) of Ministry of Education under the theme of Green Engineering for Green Society, September 2010 – September 2012

“Upgrading dried banana products through bioplastic packaging,” Thailand-EC Cooperation Facility-Phase II, Trade Standard Compliance and Innovations for Agri-Food Supply Chains in Thailand and Neighbouring Countries (CIAS), Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI), Chiang Mai University, April – June 2012

“The development of polylactide packaging films with nano/sub-micron sized natural rubber particle” MAG, TRF, August 2010 – August 2011

“Development of packaging film from bioplastic/clay nanocomposites,” MAG, TRF, August 2009 – July 2011

“Effect of Degree of Dispersion and Loading of Nanoparticle Clay in Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites for Packaging and Automotive Applications,” TRF-CHE Research Grant for New Scholar, May 2008 – May 2010

“Improvement of polylactide/clay nanocomposite blown film for packaging application,” IRPUS, TRF, July 2009 – March 2010

“Development of packaging film to extend shelf life of fresh produces by adjusting gas permeation rate and ethylene gas adsorption of  LDPE composite,” MAG, TRF, October 2008 – September 2009

 “Development of biodegradable nanocomposite films for packaging applications”, IRPUS, TRF, July 2008 – March 2009

“Development of packaging film by using Polypropylene/clay nanocomposite and study the possibility to use clay in Thailand as a raw material,” MAG, TRF, October 2007 – March 2009

PVC/wood composites”, Vinythai Public Company Limited, Sep 2006 – Dec 2008

“Mechanical properties enhancement of polyurethane foam car seat by the addition of nanofiller,” MAG, TRF, October 2007 – September 2008

 “Effect of Degree of Dispersion and Particle Size of ZnO Nanoparticles in Polyimide Films on Light Emitting Properties”, TRF-CHE Research Grant for New Scholar, July 2006 – June 2008

“Effect of compatibilizer and nanoclay on mechanical and barrier properties of polyethylene/clay nanocomposites”, Seed Money Grant, Chulalongkorn University, Apr 2006 – Apr 2008

“Development of packaging film by using LDPE/clay nanocomposite and study the possibility to use clay in Thailand as a raw material” IRPUS, TRF, July 2007 – March 2008

“Mechanical and Barrier Properties of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites for Packaging Application,” Grant for new researcher, NSTDA, 2005 – 06

“Recycling waste fiberglass for new polymer composite to improve mechanical and thermal properties,” Clean Technology, NSTDA, 2004 – 05

“Solid-state mechanical properties and microstructure of polypropylene/ nylon 6 nanocomposites,” Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, 2004 – 05



Polymer Engineering and Science                                                                             2010 – present

17th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE2010)                 2010

Journal of Applied Polymer Science                                                                           2006 – present

Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification                       2007 – present

Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics                                            2008 – present

Pure & Applied Chemistry International Conference (PACCON2008)             2008

the Seventh International Conference on Composite Science and Technology (ICCST/7)   2008

2nd International Conference on Advances in Petrochemicals and Polymers (ICAPP 2007)2007

the National Open competition, Fulbright fellowship                                                                         2007




Chulalongkorn University

Assistant Dean for Research Affairs, Faculty of Engineering, CU                       2013 – present

Industrial Liaison Officer, Faculty of Engineering, CU                                             2013 – present

Associate chair for strategy implementation, Dept. of Chemical Engineering   2009 – 2013

Departmental committee, Dept. of Chemical Engineering                                       2008 – 2013

Assistant chair for graduate studies, Dept. of Chemical Engineering                   2008 – 2009

Graduate study committee, Dept. of Chemical Engineering                                    2004 – 2012

International coordinator, Dept. of Chemical Engineering                                      2004 – 2009

Committee, PhD qualifying examination, Dept. of Chemical Engineering           2004 – 2011

Committee, Senior Project course, Dept. of Chemical Engineering                    2004 – 2011

Curriculum committee, Faculty of Engineering, CU                                                   2007 – 2009

CU-CQA committee, Faculty of Engineering, CU                                                      2007 – 2009


Invited speaker

“Polymer blends and composites in packaging applications,” presented at Department of Materials Science New Materials Design and Synthesis, School of Materials Science, JAIST, Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, October 10, 2013

“Polymer nanocomposites”, NSTDA Annual Conference 2010: NAC2010, March 30, 2010

Current Research and Inspiration”, Technopreneurship and Innovation management Program, CU, February 5, 2010

How the nanotechnology can be used in Thai plastic industries”, Jab-Nguen-Chon-Tong" (Grab money to hit gold) TV Program on Channel 9, May 24, 2007

“How to learn inside and outside university”, at the 1st Fulbright talk series, ACE! The Academy for Education USA, Bangkok, March 20, 2007

Structure and rheology of polypropylene nanocomposites,” presented at Department of Organic and Polymeric Materials, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, April 19, 2005

“Rheology of Polymer Nanocomposites”, presented at Department of Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, January 10, 2005

“Micro-structure and melt-state rheology of polypropylene nanocomposites,” presented at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, May 22, 2003

“Polypropylene nanocomposites,” presented at Schlumberger Ltd., Houston, TX, USA, April 17, 2003


Participant in “Applying Technology to Enhance Growth : Research & Development” group for Thailand Competitiveness Conference 2010 held by TMA


Chemnitz University of Technology, Department of Digital Printing and Imaging Technology

Visiting scholar                                                                                                                             11/10 – 12/10

Printed electronics


University of Michigan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Visiting scholar                                                                                                                          4/08 – 6/08

Synthesized POSS (Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane)


Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Chemistry & Materials Science

Research Fellow                                                                                                                       4/05 – 8/05

Investigated light emitting and passive optical properties of ZnO-nanoparticle-dispersed polyimide films


University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy

Research Scientist                                                                                                           6/03 – 4/04

· Studied the kinetics and mechanism of cocrystal formation of carbamazepine with saccharin and nicotinamide by solid-state milling.

· Quantified the percent of cocrystal transformation by means of IR spectroscopy


University of Michigan, Macromolecular Science & Engineering Program

Graduate Student Research Assistant                                                                        9/97 – 6/03

· Designed and fabricated small angle light scattering (SALS) device to study crystallization kinetics of polymer nanocomposites and the orientation of clay by measurement of birefringence.

· Studied interlayer spacing of clay and morphological behavior of polymer by X-ray diffraction (XRD).

· Quantified domain size of crystallizing polymer by polarized light microscopy.

· Measured rheological properties of polymer clay nanocomposites by means of constant strain-rate rheometry (ARES)

· Studied crystallization and melting temperature of polymer nanocomposites by using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

· Investigated the solid-state mechanical properties such as tensile modulus as a function of temperature by means of dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA).

· Used Braebender plasticorder to prepare polymer clay nanocomposites by melt mixing.

· Measured rheological properties in elongational flow by means of extensional rheometry (RME).

· Synthesized organophilic clay by ion-exchange method.


Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Graduate Student Intern                                                                                                   2/01 – 2/02

· Project: Polymer/clay nanocomposites

· Investigated the effect of temperature on crystal structure of polymer nanocomposites by high temperature wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS).

· Studied solid-state mechanical properties by Instron tensile testing.


3M Company, Adhesive Technology Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

Research Intern                                                                                                                  9/99 – 11/99

Project: Extensional rheometry of polymer melts


President Knitting and Garment Company, Bangkok, Thailand                                                         

Production Engineer                                                                                                         9/96 – 12/96

Planned and scheduled work orders


The East Asiatic Company, Dyestuff Division, Bangkok, Thailand                                                     

Summer Intern                                                                                                                    4/95 – 5/95

Performed laboratory testing and mixing of various dyes and chemicals in order to obtain the exact shade of color as required by the customer


Updated on December 31, 2013