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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 https://catalystchula.wixsite.com/catalystchula


Supareak Praserthdam and Perla B. Balbuena Performance evaluation of catalysts in the dry reforming reaction of methane via the ratings concept. 2018. Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis 122 (1) , 53-68.

S. Praserthdam and P. B. Balbuena Evaluation of dry reforming reaction catalysts via computational screening. 2018. Catalysis Today (special issue: Computational Catalysis at NAM25) 312 (1) , 23-34.

Klaysri, R., Wichaidit, S., Piticharoenphun, S., Mekasuwandumrong, O., Praserthdam, P. Synthesis of TiO2-grafted onto PMMA film via ATRP: Using monomer as a coupling agent and reusability in photocatalytic application. 2016. Materials Research Bulletin 83 , 640-648.

Aldehani, M., Alzahrani, F., tSaoir, M., Fernandes, D., Assabumrungrat, S., Aiouache, F. Kinetics and reactive stripping modelling of hydrogen isotopic exchange of deuterated waters. 2016. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification 108 , 58-73.

Kasempremchit, N., Praserthdam, P., Assabumrungrat, S. Comparison of physically mixed and separated MgO and WO3/SiO2 catalyst for propylene production via 1-butene metathesis. 2016. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering , 1-7.