Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering

Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering (CECC) is the leading research laboratory in the field of catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering in Thailand. The laboratory was established in 1979 by Prof. Dr. Piyasan Praserthdam. In late 1997, the center has become the core laboratory for catalysis research activity in the university and technology transfer from well-established laboratory to other institutes. In January 2001, the center has received international recognition by hosting Bangkok International Conference on Heterogeneous Catalyst, the first international conference on catalyst in Thailand, with over 150 participants around the world attending the meeting.

Research Interest

  • Catalyst development for petrochemical industries
  • Olefin polymerization catalysis
  • Solid catalysts for alcohol conversion reaction
  • Supported metal catalysts for petrochemical production
  • Multi-functional reactors
  • Biorefinery
  • CO2 utilization
  • Environmental catalysis and photocatalysis
  • Catalysis on C1-chemistry
  • Electrochemical engineering
  • Unit Operation in Chemical Engineering Design
  • Selective catalytic reduction of NO and hydroxylation of aromatic compounds
  • Computational Catalysis
  • Density Functional Theory-based Catalyst Screening
  • Machine Learning in Catalysis


  • Meena Rittiruam,Bunjerd Jongsomjit,Supareak Praserthdam A computational-experimental investigation on high ethylene selectivity in ethanol dehydration reaction found on WOx/ZrO2-activated carbon bi-support systems. 2019. Scientific Reports 9 (19738) , 1-9
  • Ryan Dula Corpuz, Lyn Marie Z. De Juan, Supareak Praserthdam, Rojana Pornprasertsuk, Tetsu Yonezawa, Mai Thanh Nguyen, Soorathep Kheawhom Annealing induced a well-ordered single crystal δ-MnO2 and its electrochemical performance in zinc-ion battery. 2019. Scientific Reports 15107
  • Soraya Hosseini, Ali Abbasi, Luc-Olivier Uginet, Nicolas Haustraete, Supareak Praserthdam, Tetsu Yonezawa, Soorathep Kheawhom The Influence of Dimethyl Sulfoxide as Electrolyte Additive on Anodic Dissolution of Alkaline Zinc-Air Flow Battery. 2019. Scientific Reports 14958
  • 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.
  • Anchittha Liu, Supareak Praserthdam, Suphot Phatanasri Investigation on the increased stability of the Ni-Co bi-metallic catalysts for the carbon dioxide reforming of methane. 2019. Catalysis Today


Center of Excellence on Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering (CECC)
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Chulalongkorn University Payathai Road, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330