List of Projects for PhD in Agro-Industry and Biotechnology

All applicants who are interested in applying for the international PhD programs at Walailak University must first look up at our potential advisors’s profiles on the College of Graduate Studies website to find the research topic and advisor that matches your field of interest. If you identify research area and potential research advisor, you are encouraged to send a research proposal directly to the advisor you are interested in working with. For scholarships, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Narumol Matan
Program chairman and Coordinator

Thesis Titles/Research TopicsPotential AdvisorsContact
1. Development of antifungal packaging for brown rice from natural fiber materials
2. Enhancement of antifungal activity of essential oil on the surface of biodegradable cellulose based food packaging
3. Process development of high quality intermediate moisture food using essential oil technology
1. Effects of essential oil inhalation on brain functionsAsst.Prof.Dr.Phanit
1. Anti-inflammation and Immuno-modulation of Tithonia diversifolia extracts Asst.Prof.Dr.Poonsit
1. Development of yeast cell for using as expression hostAsst.Prof.Dr.Pijug
1. Protein isolation from aquatic sources using pH-shift processAssoc.Prof.Dr.Manat
1. Functional ingredients from local bioproducts
2. Value-added ingredients from palm oil by-products
3. Nanotechnology for food innovation
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Worawan
1. Survey, classification, conservation and utilization of Nepenthes species in Thailand
2. Molecular marker development for drought tolerance in oil palm
Asst.Prof.Dr. Potjamarn
1. Genetic Improvement of Pacific White Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) for high Growth and disease resistance Asst.Prof.Dr. Sataporn
1. Fish culture with environmental friendly by the fish and plant grow together in recirculating system
2. The smart methods to condition the greenhouse ambient for fish and plant production
3. The monitoring of effluents from the commercial aquaculture for effecting of surrounding area
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Puan
1. Production of plant secondary metabolite from cell culture Asst.Prof.Dr. Padungsak Suksa-Ard