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


  • Sutaporn Meephon, Thanyada Rungrotmongkol, Somchintana Puttamat, Supareak Praserthdam, Varong Pavarajarn Heterogeneous photocatalytic degradation of diuron on zinc oxide: Influence of surface-dependent adsorption on kinetics, degradation pathway, and toxicity of intermediates. 2019. Journal of Environmental Sciences 84 , 97-111.
  • Meechoonuck, M., Vas-Umnuay, P., Pavarajarn, V. Synthesis of porous silicon nitride using silica/carbon composite derived from phenol-resorcinol-formaldehyde gel. 2016. Ceramics International 42 (9) , 10879-10885.
  • Phunpee, S., Saesoo, S., Sramala, I., Jarussophon, S., Sajomsang, W., Puttipipatkhachorn, S., Soottitantawat, A., Ruktanonchai, U. Corrigendum to “A comparison of eugenol and menthol on encapsulation characteristics with water-soluble quaternized β-cyclodextrin grafted chitosan” [Int. J. Biol. Macromol. 84 (2016) 472-480]. 2016. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 87 , 623.
  • Tanthapanichakoon, W., Tonanon, N., Siyasuk, A., Poommarin, P., Thongprachan, N., Charinpanitkul, T. Activity and stability performance of multifunctional catalyst (Ni/CaO and Ni/Ca12Al14O33-CaO) for bio-hydrogen production from sorption enhanced biogas steam reforming. 2016. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41 (18) , 7318-7331.
  • Khongthon, W., Jovanovic, G., Yokochi, A., Sangvanich, P., Pavarajarn, V. Degradation of diuron via an electrochemical advanced oxidation process in a microscale-based reactor. 2016. Chemical Engineering Journal 292 , 298-307.


Center of Excellence in Particle and Material Processing Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Chulalongkorn University Payathai Road, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330