Polymer Engineering Laboratory

Since its establishment in 1990, the main mission of the Polymer Engineering Laboratory (PEL) has always been the development of appropriate technologies for modifying, processing, and applying the polymeric composite materials to benefit the industries, society, and environment. The deep understandings of polymerization reactions, curing processes, mechanical and thermal properties, and possible applications of the novel composites are always sought. Presently, PEL is engaging in a variety of technically challenging problems through close cooperation between our staffs, students, and industrial partners.

Research Area

  • Adhesives for electronics packaging application
  • Bioplastics for packaging industries
  • Packaging for extending shelf-life of fresh produce, fresh cut, meat and processed food
  • Biomaterials for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications
  • High performance fiber composites for ballistic impact applications
  • Shape memory polymer alloys and composites from polybenzoxazines
  • Modification of properties of polymeric materials, blends and composites
  • Prediction of material transport properties of polymeric composites


Deetuam, C., Samthong, C., Choksriwichit, S., Somwangthanaroj, A. Isothermal cold crystallization kinetics and properties of thermoformed poly (lactic acid) composites: effects of talc, calcium carbonate, cassava starch and silane coupling agents. 2020. Iranian Polymer Journal, 1-14.

Poolnapol, L., Kao-ian, W., Somwangthanaroj, A., Mahlendorf, F., Nguyen, M. T., Yonezawa, T., Kheawhom, S. Silver Decorated Reduced Graphene Oxide as Electrocatalyst for Zinc–Air Batteries. 2020. Energies, 13 (2), 462.

Laomeephol, C., Guedes, M., Ferreira, H., Reis, R. L., Kanokpanont, S., Damrongsakkul, S., Neves, N. M. Phospholipid‐induced silk fibroin hydrogels and their potential as cell carriers for tissue regeneration. 2020. Journal of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, 14 (1), 160-172.

Tiptipakorn, S., Rimdusit, S. Thermal Stability of Shape Memory Polymers, Polymer Blends, and Composites. 2020. Shape Memory Polymers, Blends and Composites, 167-197.

Chantong, N., Damrongsakkul, S., Ratanavaraporn, J. Gelation Process and Physicochemical Properties of Thai Silk Fibroin Hydrogels Induced by Various Anionic Surfactants for Controlled Release of Curcumin. (2019). Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 22 (6), 1395-1407.

Hombunma, P., Parnklang, T., Mora, P., Jubsilp, C., Rimdusit, S. Shape memory polymers from bio-based benzoxazine/epoxidized natural oil copolymers. 2019. Smart Materials and Structures, 29 (1), 015036.

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

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