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Center of Excellence on Catalysis
and Catalytic Reaction Engineering


Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering is the leading research laboratory in the field of catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering in Thailand. The laboratory was established in 1979 by Prof. Dr. Piyasan Praserthdam. In late 1997, the center has become the core laboratory for catalysis research activity in the university and technology transfer from well-established laboratory to other institutes. In January 2001, the center has received international recognition by hosting Bangkok International Conference on Heterogeneous Catalyst, the first international conference on catalyst in Thailand, with over 150 participants around the world attending the meeting.

Research Interest

Catalyst development for petrochemical industries
Olefin polymerization catalysis
Solid catalyst for alcohol reaction
Supported metal catalysts for petrochemical production
Multifunctional reactor, biorefinery, and CO2 utilization
Environmental catalysis and photocatalysis
Catalysis on C1-chemistry
Electrochemical engineering
Selective catalytic reduction of NO and hydroxylation of aromatic compounds


Department of Chemical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University
Payathai Road, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330

Telephone 662.218.6766
Fax 662.218.6769
Email catalyst@chula.ac.th
Website http://cat.chem.eng.chula.ac.th


Sunsandee, N., Phatanasri, S., Ramakul, P., Pancharoen, U. Thermodynamic parameters and isotherm application on enantiomeric separation of levofloxacin using hollow fiber supported liquid membrane system. 2018. Separation and Purification Technology 195 , 377-387.

Tantikhajorngosol, P., Laosiripojana, N., Jiraratananon, R., Assabumrungrat, S. A modeling study of module arrangement and experimental investigation of single stage module for physical absorption of biogas using hollow fiber membrane contactors. 2018. Journal of Membrane Science 549 , 283-294.

Ratova, M., Klaysri, R., Praserthdam, P., Kelly, P. Visible light active photocatalytic C-doped titanium dioxide films deposited via reactive pulsed DC magnetron co-sputtering: Properties and photocatalytic activity. 2018. Vacuum 149 , 214-224.

Wanotayan, T., Panpranot, J., Qin, J., Boonyongmaneerat, Y. Microstructures and photocatalytic properties of ZnO films fabricated by Zn electrodeposition and heat treatment. 2018. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 74 , 232-237.

Suttibut, P., Suriye, K., Praserthdam, P., Panpranot, J. Synthesis and characteristics of CaO/MgO mixed oxides for the double bond isomerization of 1-butene. 2018. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 18 (1) , 439-444.