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Polymer Engineering Laboratory

Overview

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

Contact

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

Publications

Prasertsung, I., Chutinate, P., Watthanaphanit, A., Saito, N., Damrongsakkul, S. Conversion of cellulose into reducing sugar by solution plasma process (SPP). 2017. Carbohydrate Polymers 172 , 230-236.

Pattharasiriwong, P., Jubsilp, C., Mora, P., Rimdusit, S. Dielectric and thermal behaviors of fluorine-containing dianhydride-modified polybenzoxazine: A molecular design flexibility. 2017. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 134 (33)

Phupoksakul, T., Leuangsukrerk, M., Somwangthanaroj, A., Tananuwong, K., Janjarasskul, T. Storage stability of packaged baby formula in poly(lactide)-whey protein isolate laminated pouch. 2017. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 97 (10) , 3365-3373.

Sahapaibounkit, P., Prasertsung, I., Mongkolnavin, R., Wong, C., Damrongsakkul, S. A two-step method using air plasma and carbodiimide crosslinking to enhance the biocompatibility of polycaprolactone. 2017. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials 105 (6) , 1658-1666.

Prathumrat, P., Tiptipakorn, S., Rimdusit, S. Multiple-shape memory polymers from benzoxazine-urethane copolymers. 2017. Smart Materials and Structures 26 (6)