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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


Ket-on, A., Pongmongkol, N., Somwangthanaroj, A., Janjarasskul, T., Tananuwong, K. Properties and storage stability of whey protein edible film with spice powders. 2016. Journal of Food Science and Technology , 1-10.

Malay, A., Sato, R., Yazawa, K., Watanabe, H., Ifuku, N., Masunaga, H., Hikima, T., Guan, J., Mandal, B., Damrongsakkul, S., Numata, K. Relationships between physical properties and sequence in silkworm silks. 2016. Scientific Reports 6

Plengudomkit, R., Okhawilai, M., Rimdusit, S. Highly filled graphene-benzoxazine composites as bipolar plates in fuel cell applications. 2016. Polymer Composites 37 (6) , 1715-1727.

Tangsadthakun, C., Kanokpanont, S., Sanchavanakit, N., Pichyangkura, R., Banaprasert, T., Tabata, Y., Damrongsakkul, S. Systematic methods and tools for design of sustainable chemical processes for CO2 utilization. 2016. Computers and Chemical Engineering 87 , 125-144.

Samthong, C., Deetuam, C., Yamaguchi, M., Praserthdam, P., Somwangthanaroj, A. Effects of size and shape of dispersed poly(butylene terephthalate) on isothermal crystallization kinetics and morphology of poly(lactic acid) blends. 2016. Polymer Engineering and Science 56 (3) , 258-268.