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PhD in Material Science and Innovation (International Program)

A ll 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 grad.walailak@gmail.com.

  • Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bristol
  • B.Sc. (Hons. 2.1) in Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
  • Spin crossover
  • Crystal engineering
  • Single molecule magnetism
  • Molecular electronics
  • D. Sertphon, K. S. Murray, W. Phonsri, J. Jover, E. Rui, S. G. Telfer, A. Alkaş, P. Harding and D. J. Harding, Slow Relaxation of Magnetization in a Bis-mer-Tridentate Octahedral Co(II) Complex, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 859-867
  • N. Phukkaphan, D. L. Cruickshank, K. S. Murray, W. Phonsri, P. Harding and D. J. Harding, Hysteretic spin crossover driven by anion conformational change, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 9801
  • W. Phonsri, P. Harding, L. Liu, S. G. Telfer, K. S. Murray, B. Moubaraki, T. M. Ross, G. N. L. Jameson and D. J. Harding, Solvent modified spin crossover in an iron(III) complex: phase changes and an exceptionally wide hysteresis, Chemical Science, 2017, 8 (5), 3949-3959
  • D. J. Harding, P. Harding and W. Phonsri, Spin Crossover in Iron(III) Complexes, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2016, 38-61
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  • PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, University of Bristol
  • BSc in Chemistry, Chiang Mai University
  • Spin Crossover Nanomaterials
  • Crystal Engineering
  • Redox coupled-spin crossover complexes
  • T. Boonprab, P. Harding, K. S. Murray, W. Phonsri, S. G. Telfer, A. Alkas, R. Ketkae, Y. Tantirungrotechai, G. N. L. Jameson and D. J. Harding, Solvatomorphism and anion effects in predominantly low spin iron(iii) Schiff base complexes, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 12449-12458
  • D. Sertphon, P. Harding, K. S. Murray, B. Moubaraki, N. F. Chilton, S. Hill, J. Marbey, H. Adams, C. G. Davies, G. N. L. Jameson and D. J. Harding, Self-assembly of a mixed-valence Fe-II-Fe-III tetranuclear star, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 7118-7122
  • W. Phonsri, P. Harding, K. S. Murray, B. Moubaraki and D. J. Harding, Spin crossover in mixed ligand iron(III) complexes, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 13747-13753
  • D. J. Harding, P. Harding and W. Phonsri, Spin Crossover in Iron(III) Complexes, Coord. Chem. Rev., 2016, 38-61
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  • Ph.D. in Physics, Suranaree University of Technology
  • M.Sc. in Physics, Suranaree University of Technology
  • B.Sc. in Physics, Khon Kean University
  • Defects in real materials using density functional theory
  • Na Phattalung, S., Limpijumnong, S., Yu, J. Passivated co-doping approach to bandgap narrowing of titanium dioxide with enhanced photocatalytic activity. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2017; 200: 1-9
  • Na-Phattalung, S., Limpijumnong, S., T-Thienprasert, J., Yu, J. Magnetic states and intervalence charge transfer of Ti and Fe defects in a-Al2O3: The origin of the blue in sapphire. Acta Materialia, 2018; 143: 248-256
  • Na-Phattalung, S., Limpijumnong, S., Min, C.-H., Cho, D.-Y., Lee, S.-R., Char, K., Yu, J. Identification of F impurities in F-doped ZnO by synchrotron X-ray absorption near edge structures. Journal of Applied Physics, 2018; 123: 161528
  • Son, S., Kim, D., Na-Phattalung, S., Ihm, J. First-principles study on the electronic structure of bulk and single-layer boehmite. NANO. 2018; 13: 1850138
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  • PhD in Chemistry, Chiang Mai University
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Naresuan University
  • Green Chemistry
  • Flow-based system
  • Nanomaterial
  • Environmental Analysis
  • N. Jaikrajang, S. Kruanetr, D.J. Harding and P. Rattanakit, A simple flow injection spectrophotometric procedure for iron(III) determination using Phyllanthus emblica Linn. as a natural reagent. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 204 (2018) 726–734
  • P. Rattanakit, K. Prasertboonyai and S. Liawruangrat. Development of sequential injection spectrophotometric method for determination of mercury (II) using pyrogallol red. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 96 (2016) 1415–1429
  • P. Rattanakit and S. Liawruangrath, Performance evaluation of monolith based immobilized acetylcholinesterase flow-through reactor for copper(II) determination with spectrophotometric detection, Journal of Chemistry, article ID 757069, 2014
  • N. Rannurags, P. Rattanakit, T. Wonganan, S. Upalee and S. Liawruangratha, A novel fabrication procedure for the preparation of polymethyl methacrylate Lab-on-a-Chip substrates, Instrumentation Science and Technology 43 (2015) 303-318
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  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Prince of Songkla University
  • M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry, Prince of Songkla University
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Prince of Songkla University
  • Electrochemistry based on Nanomaterials
  • X. T. Tran, S. Poorahong, M. Siaj. “One-pot hydrothermal synthesis and selective etching method of porous MoSe2 sand rose-like structure for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction” RSC Advances (2017):7, 52345- 5235
  • S. Poorahong, R. Izquierdo, M. Siaj. “An efficient porous molybdenum diselenide catalyst for electrochemical hydrogen generation” Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2017) 5: 20993-21001
  • S. Poorahong, C. Thammakhet, P Thavarungkul, W. Limbut, A. Numnuam, P. Kanatharana. “Amperometric Sensor for Detection of Bisphenol A using a Pencil Graphite Electrode Modified with Polyaniline Nanorods and Multiwalled carbon nanotubes”, Microchemica Acta (2012) 176:91–99
  • S. Poorahong, P. Santhosh, G.V. Ramírez, T.-F. Tseng, J. I. Wong, P. Kanatharana, P. Thavarungkul, J. Wang: “Development of amperometric α-ketoglutarate biosensor based on ruthenium–rhodium modified carbon fiber enzyme microelectrode”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2011) 26:3670–3673
  • J. N'Diaye, S. Poorahong, O. Hmam, R. Izquierdo, M. Siaj. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry (2017) 789: 85-91
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  • Ph.D. (Physics), University of Oxford
  • B.Sc. (Physics), Prince of Songkla University
  • Magnetic materials
  • Composites
  • Nanostructures
  • Charoensuk, T., Sirisathitkul, C., Boonyang, U. Macha, I. J., Santos, J., Grossin, D., Sirisathitkul, Y., & Ben-Nissan, B. 2016. In Vitro bioactivity and stem cells attachment of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous bioactive glass incorporating iron oxides, Journal of Non-crystalline Solids, 452, 62
  • Chokprasombat, K., Sirisathitkul, Y., & Sirisathitkul, C. 2016. Magnetic field directed self-assembly of FePt-based nanoparticles on liquid-air interface, Indian Journal of Physics, 90, 1149
  • Pholnak, C., Lertworapreecha, M., Sirisathitkul, C. & Suwanboon, S. 2016. Antibacterial and physical properties of ZnO with pH-sensitive morphology, Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, 11, 1320
  • Charoensuk, T., Sirisathitkul, C., Tangwatanakul, W., Pinitsoontorn, S., & Boonyang, U. 2016. Magnetic phase transitions in macro/mesoporous bioactive glass by ferric nitrate addition in sol-gel synthesis, Journal of Ceramic Science and Technology, 7, 139
  • Tangwatanakul, W., Chokprasombat, K., Sirisathitkul, C., Jantaratana, P., & Sirisathitkul, Y. 2016. Magnetic phase transition of annealed FePt based nanoparticles synthesized by using Fe(β-diketonate)3, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 654, 234
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  • PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
  • MSc in Physical Methods of Materials Characterisation, University of Warwick
  • BSc in Physics, Prince of Songkla University
  • Detection and control of internal stress within wood
  • Collapse in oil palm lumber during drying
  • Color change in rubberwood during processing
  • Efficiency improvement in lumber processing (sawing, chemical impregnation and drying)
  • Sustainable utilization of wood
  • Sataporn Jantawee, Satjapan Leelatanon, Prawate Diawanich and Nirundorn Matan (2016) “A new assessment of internal stress within kiln-dried lumber using a restoring force technique on a half-split specimen” Wood Science and Technology 50(6): 1277-1292
  • Jaipet Tomad, Sataporn Jantawee, Wanchart Preechatiwong and Nirundorn Matan (2018) “Within-tree variability of internal stress generated during drying of rubberwood lumber” European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 76(1): 113-122
  • Suthon Srivaro, Nirundorn Matan and Frank Lam (2015) “Stiffness and strength of oil palm wood core sandwich panel under center point bending” Materials and Design 84: 154-162
  • Sataporn Jantawee, Satjapan Leelatanon, Prawate Diawanich, Sornthep Vannarat and Nirundorn Matan (2018) “Comparison of techniques for quantification of internal stress within industrial kiln-dried timber” European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 76(2): 617-627
  • Wissanee Yingprasert, Narumol Matan and Nirundorn Matan (2015) “Effects of surface treatment with cinnamon oil and clove oil on mold resistance and physical properties of rubberwood particleboards” European Journal of Wood and Wood Products 73(1): 103-109
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  • Ph.D. in Wood Science, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • M.Sc in Forestry, Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • B.Sc in Forestry, Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Wood-polymer system
  • Wood composite manufacturing process
  • Bamboo
  • Barbu, MC, and Chaowana, P. 2018. Universitäre Ausbildung für Holzwissenschaft in Europa und weltweit - Teil 25: Thailand (2). Holztechnologie 59(5): 55-58. (In German)
  • Barbu, MC, and Chaowana, P. 2018. Universitäre Ausbildung für Holzwissenschaft in Europa und weltweit - Teil 24: Thailand (1). Holztechnologie 59(4): 55-58. (In German)
  • Chaowana, P and Barbu, MC. 2017. Bamboo: Potential material for biocomposites. In: Jawaid, M, Tahir, PM and Saba, N. Lignocellulosic Fibre and Biomass-Based Composite Materials - Processing, Properties and Application. Woodhead Publishing, Duxford, United Kingdom. pp 259-289
  • Chaowana, P. 2016. Acidity and solubility of rubberwood and their impacts on the curing behaviour of urea–formaldehyde resin. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 28(1): 51–57
  • Puttasukkha, J, Khongtong, S and Chaowana, P. 2015. Curing behavior and bonding performance of urea formaldehyde resin admixed with formaldehyde scavenger. Wood research 60(4): 645-654
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  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, USA 
  • M.Sc. In Polymer Science and Engineering, Lehigh University, USA 
  • B.Sc. in Rubber technology, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Wood-Polymer composites
  • Rubber Property improvement
  • Phohchuay, P. and Khongtong, S. “Insulated Sandwich Panels from Natural Rubber and Rubber Wood” Srinakharinwirot Science Journal, 2018, 34(1), 31-44
  • Khongtong, S., Hunyek, A., and Sirisatitkul, C. “Effect of cobalt ferrite loading on differential scanning calorimetry of polymer composites” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section A: Physical Sciences, 2015, 85/5, 315-318
  • Puttasukkha, J., Khongtong, S. and Chaowana, P. “Curing Behavior and Bonding Performance of Urea Formaldehyde Resin Admixed with Formaldehyde Scavenger” Wood Research, 2015, 60, 651-660
  • Ruayruay, W. and Khongtong, S. “Impregnation of Natural Rubber into Rubber Wood: A Green Wood Composite” BioResources, 2014, 9(3), 5438-5447
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  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineeirng, Walailak University
  • M.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineeirng, Walailak University
  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Walailak University
  • Wood Science and Engineering
  • Srivaro, S., Matan, N., & Lam, F. (2018). Property gradients in oil palm trunk (Elaeis guineensis). Journal of Wood Science
  • Srivaro, S., Rattanarat, J., & Noothong, P. (2018). Comparison of the anatomical characteristics and physical and mechanical properties of oil palm and bamboo trunks. Journal of Wood Science, 64(3):186-192
  • Srivaro, S. & Jakranod, W. (2016). Comparison of physical and mechanical properties of Dendrocalamus asper Backer specimens with and without nodes. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 74(6): 893-899
  • Srivaro, S., Matan, N., & Lam, F. (2015). Bending stiffness and strength analysis of oil palm core sandwich panel overlaid with rubberwood veneer under three point bending. Materials and Design, 84, 154-162
  • Srivaro, S., Matan, N., Chaowana, P., &Kyokong, B. (2014). Investigation of physical and mechanical properties of oil palm wood core sandwich panels overlaid with a rubberwood veneer face. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 72(5), 571-581
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  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
  • B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), Silpakorn University
  • Porous materials and their applications
  • Energy storage materials
  • Manmuanpom N., Thubsuang U., Dubas S.T., Wongkasemjit S., Chaisuwan T. Enhanced CO2 capturing over ultra-microporous carbon with nitrogen-active species prepared using one-step carbonization of polybenzoxazine for a sustainable environment. J Environ Manage. 2018; 223: 779-786
  • Thubsuang U., Chaisuwan T. Polybenzoxazine for hierarchical nanoporous materials, in: Ishida H., Froimowicz P. (Eds.), Advanced and Emerging Polybenzoxazine Science and Technology. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 611-620
  • Thubsuang U., Laebang S., Manmuanpom N., Wongkasemjit S., Chaisuwan T. Tuning pore characteristics of porous carbon monoliths prepared from rubber wood waste treated with H3PO4 or NaOH and their potential as supercapacitor electrode materials. J Mater Sci. 2017; 52: 6837-6855
  • Thubsuang U., Ishida H., Wongkasemjit S., Chaisuwan T. Advanced and economical ambient drying method for controlled mesopore polybenzoxazine-based carbon xerogels: Effects of non-ionic and cationic surfactant on porous structure. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2015; 459: 241-249
  • Thubsuang U., Sukanan D., Sahasithiwat S., Wongkasemjit S., Chaisuwan T. Highly sensitive room temperature organic vapor sensor based on polybenzoxazine-derived carbon aerogel thin film composite. Mater Sci Eng B. 2015; 200: 67-77
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  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Thammasart University, Thailand
  • Bone like materials
  • Hydroxy/Fluoro apatite
  • Bioactive Glass with Hierarchical Pore Structures
  • Absorbent materials for environmental application
  • Boonyang, U., Li, F., & Stein, A. (2013). Hierarchical structures and shaped particles of bioactive glass and Its In Vitro bioactivity. Journal of Nanomaterials
  • Charoensuk, T., Sirisathitkul, C., Boonyang, U., Macha, I. J., Santos, J., Grossin, D., & Ben-Nissan, B. (2016). In vitro bioactivity and stem cells attachment of three-dimensionally ordered macroporous bioactive glass incorporating iron oxides. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 452, 62-73
  • Pradid, J., Keawwatana, W. Boonyang, U. & Tangbunsuk, S. (2017). Biological properties and enzymatic degradation studies of clindamycin-loaded PLA/HAp microspheres prepared from crocodile bones. Polymer Bulletin, 74, 5181–5194
  • Charoensuk, T., Sirisathitkul, C., Boonyang, U., Macha, I.J., Sirisathitkul, Y., & Ben-Nissan, B. (2016). Effects of phase additions on three dimensionally ordered macroporous structure of SiO2-CaO-P2O5 bioactive glasses. Journal of Ceramic Processing Research. 17(7), 742-746
  • Macha, I.J., Charvillat, C., Cazalbou, S., Grossin, D., Boonyang, U., & Ben-Nissan, B. (2016). Comparative study of coral conversion, Part 3: Intermediate products in the first half an hour. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society 52(1), 177-182
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  • PhD in Applied Chemistry, Mae Fah Luang University
  • BSc of Science (Applied Chemistry), Mae Fah Luang University
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Tantapakul C., Promgool T., Kanokmedhakul K., Soytong K., Song J., Hadsadee S., Jungsuttiwong S., Kanokmedhakul S. Bioactive Xanthoquinodins and Epipolythiodioxopiperazines from Chaetomium globosum 7s-1, an Endophytic Fungus Isolated from Rhapis cochinchinensis (Lour.) Mart. Nat Prod Res. 2018: 1-9
  • Sriyatep T., Tantapakul C., Andersen R. J., Patrick B. O., Pyne S. G., Muanprasat C., Seemakham S., Borwornpinyo S., Laphookhieo S. Resolution and Identification of Scalemic Caged Xanthones from the Leaf Extract of Garcinia propinqua Having Potent Cytotoxicities Against Colon Cancer Cells. Fitoterapia 2017; 124: 34-41
  • William D. E., Izard F., Arnould S., Dalisay D. S., Tantapakul C., Maneerat W., Matainaho T., Julien E., Andersen R. J. Structure of Nahuoic Acids B-E Produced in Culter by a Streptomyces sp. Isolated from a Marine Sediment and Evidence for the Inhibition of the Histone Methyl Transferase SETD8 in Human Cancer Cells by Nahuoic Acid A. J. Org. Chem. 2016; 81: 1324-1332
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