Center of Excellence in Particle and Material Processing Technology

The Chemical Engineering Department offers an integrated curriculum of course work and research in the area of Particle Technology and Material Processing (PTMP). PTMP Lab aims at generating new knowledge and training innovative researchers as well as carrying out R&D on Particle Technology and Material Processing to promote its applications in the diverse industries: chemical, mining, ceramic, cement, metallurgical, food, agricultural, pharmaceutical, medical, biological etc. PTMP Lab has received substantial research grants from Thailand Research Fund, MTEC, NECTEC and so on. PTMP Lab and Thai Powder Technology Center (TPTC) have co-organized various workshops, training courses and have collaborated with the industrial sector and/or external/internal organizations, both foreign and domestic, in implementing research and development projects. In December 2000 TPTC and the Society of Powder Technology Japan joinly organized the first Asian Particle Technology Symposium in Bangkok, in which 298 participants from 20 countries around the world participated and presented 231 papers. In 1998 Dr.Wiwut become the first engineering faculty member of the University to win the prestigions Science and Technology Award bestowed by Thailand Toray Science Foundation, and his advisee Dr.Sirikalaya Suvachittanont in the first Doctoral graduate in chemical engineering produced in Thailand. Currently, 4 doctoral and 27 masters students are pursuing their research in Particle Technology.

Research Interest

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Encapsulation Technology for Food and Chemical Engineering
  • Developments of nanocomposite membranes
  • Desalination
  • Synthesis and applications of Carbon Nanoparticles
  • Synthesis and applications of Zn Compound Nanostructure
  • Hydrothermal Technology Application for Renewable Energy
  • Membrane technology
  • Microreactor technology
  • Nanofibers synthesis via electrospinning
  • Thin film materials for solar energy related applications
  • Unit Operation in Chemical Engineering Design
  • Nanomaterials synthesis
  • Particle Technology for Handling Climate Change
  • Porous Materials
  • Process ScaleUp and Design
  • Solar cells
  • Solution-based processes for thin film and nanoparticle synthesis
  • Spray drying
  • Waste water treatment


Methaapanon, R., Kornbongkotmas, S., Ataboonwongse, C., Soottitantawat, A. Microencapsulation of n-octadecane and methyl palmitate phase change materials in silica by spray drying process. 2020. Powder Technology, 361, 910-916.

Sittisak, P., Charinpanitkul, T., Chalermsinsuwan, B. Enhancement of carbon monoxide removal in an underground car park using ventilation system with single and twin jet fans. 2020. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 97, 103226.

Dokmai, V., Methaapanon, R., Pavarajarn, V. Corrosion of amorphous alumina in deionized water under mild condition. 2020. Applied Surface Science, 499, 143906.

Kumnorkaew, P., Rattanawichai, N., Ratanatawanate, C., Yoriya, S., Lohawet, K., Zhao, Y., Vas-Umnuay, P. Influence of PbS Quantum Dots-Doped TiO 2 Nanotubes in TiO 2 Film as an Electron Transport Layer for Enhanced Perovskite Solar Cell Performance. 2019. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 10 (1), 287-295.

Thür, R., Corvilain, M., Klaysom, C., Hartanto, Y., Vankelecom, I. F. Tuning the selectivity of thin film composite forward osmosis membranes: Effect of co-solvent and different interfacial polymerization synthesis routes. 2019. Separation and Purification Technology, 227, 115671.

Methaapanon, R., Chutchakul, K., Pavarajarn, V. Photocatalytic zinc oxide on flexible polyacrylonitrile nanofibers via sol–gel coaxial electrospinning. 2019. Ceramics International.

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