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Polymer Engineering Laboratory


Polymer Engineering Laboratory (PEL) has been established since 1994 as one of the major research groups in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University. The main research area of PEL is ÒModification, Processing, and Applications of Polymer Blends, and CompositesÓ which focuses on the development of multicomponent polymer systems (Alloys, Blends, and Composites).Ê PEL is one of 4 major laboratories in the department which is funded by TJTTP-JBIC of Chulalongkorn University with the budget of about 1.2 million US$ to purchase advanced research equipments within the year 2004.Ê PEL currently has research collaborations with Toyohashi University of Technology (Prof. T. Takeichi), Tokyo Institute of Technology (Assoc. Prof. S. Ando), Nagaoka University of Technology (Prof. T. Shiomi), and Prof. T. Kitano (retired) of AIST, Japan.

Research Interest

Bioplastic for packaging industries
Adhesives for electronics packaging application
Packaging for extending shelf-life of fresh produce, fresh cut, meat and processed food
High Performance Fiber Composites for Ballistic Impact Applications
Shape Memory Polymer Alloys and Composites from Polybenzoxazines
Biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications
Polymer blends, Property modification of polymers
Prediction of material transport properties of polymeric composites


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

Telephone 662.218.6865
Fax 662.218.6877
Email Varun.T@chula.ac.th


Charoeythornkhajhornchai, P., Samthong, C., Somwangthanaroj, A. Influence of sulfenamide accelerators on cure kinetics and properties of natural rubber foam. 2017. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134 (19)

Charoeythornkhajhornchai, P., Samthong, C., Boonkerd, K., Somwangthanaroj, A. Effect of azodicarbonamide on microstructure, cure kinetics and physical properties of natural rubber foam. 2017. Journal of Cellular Plastics 53 (3) , 287-303.

Ratanavaraporn, J., Soontornvipart, K., Shuangshoti, S., Shuangshoti, S., Damrongsakkul, S. Localized delivery of curcumin from injectable gelatin/Thai silk fibroin microspheres for anti-inflammatory treatment of osteoarthritis in a rat model. 2017. Inflammopharmacology 25 (2) , 211-221.

Kongton, P., Ratanavaraporn, J., Kitsongsermthon, J., Damrongsakkul, S. Physical characteristics and curcumin entrapment efficiency of gelatin/Thai silk fibroin microspheres. 2017. BMEiCON 2016 - 9th Biomedical Engineering International Conference

Rompothi, O., Pradipasena, P., Tananuwong, K., Somwangthanaroj, A., Janjarasskul, T. Development of non-water soluble, ductile mung bean starch based edible film with oxygen barrier and heat sealability. 2017. Carbohydrate Polymers 157 , 748-756.