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Center of Excellence
in Particle 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;Chemical
Developments of nanocomposite membranes
Hydrothermal Technology Application for Renewable Energy
Membrane technology
Microreactor technology
Nanofibers synthesis via electrospinning
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
Synthesis and applications of Carbon Nanoparticles
Synthesis and applications of Zn Compound Nanostructure
Thin film materials for solar energy related applications
Unit Operation in Chemical Engineering Design
Waste water treatment


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

Telephone 662.218.6894
Fax 662.218.6877
Email ctawat@chula.ac.th


Kosoljitkul, P., Rakkroekkong, P., Vas-Umnuay, P. Parameter-controllable microchannel reactor for enhanced deposition of copper sulfide thin films. 2018. Thin Solid Films 646 , 150-157.

Jiwanuruk, T., Putivisutisak, S., Vas-Umnuay, P., Bumroongsakulsawat, P., Cheng, C., Assabumrungrat, S. Modeling of thermally-coupled monolithic membrane reformer for vehicular hydrogen production. 2017. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42 (42) , 26308-26319.

Termvidchakorn, C., Itthibenchapong, V., Songtawee, S., Chamnankid, B., Namuangruk, S., Faungnawakij, K., Charinpanitkul, T., Khunchit, R., Hansupaluk, N., Sano, N., Hinode, H. Dehydration of D-xylose to furfural using acid-functionalized MWCNTs catalysts. 2017. Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 8 (3)

Maneeintr, K., Charinpanitkul, T. A comparative performance of new materials for carbon dioxide removal in absorption process. 2017. Materials Science Forum 890 MSF , 176-179.

KERDNAWEE, K., KUPTAJIT, P., SANO, N., TAMON, H., CHAIWAT, W., CHARINPANITKUL, T. Catalytic ozonation of oxy-tetracycline using magnetic carbon nanoparticles. 2017. Nihon Enerugi Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 96 (9) , 362-366.