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


  • 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.


Polymer Engineering Laboratory (PEL)
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Chulalongkorn University Payathai Road, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330