Research Topics for Ph.D. in Materials Science and Innovation

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

Asst.Prof.Dr.Phimphaka Harding
Program coordinator
Research Topics Potential Advisors Contact
1. An efficient kiln drying of lumberAssoc.Prof.Dr.Nirundorn Matan
1. Self-assembled Spin Crossover Thin Films
2. Spin Crossover Nanoelectrods
Asst.Prof.Dr.Phimphaka Harding
1. Crystal Engineering of Fe(III) Spin Crossover Materials
2. Chiral Spin Crossover Materials
Assoc.Prof.Dr. David James Harding
1. Utilization of natural reagent coupled with flow-based system in analytical chemistry
2. Green synthesis of nanoparticles and their applications
1. Passivated co-doping approach of titanium dioxide for antimicroorganism and water splitting
2. Identification of causing-color defects in gemstones
3. First-principles study of spin crossover molecules absorbed on 2D materials
Dr.Sutassana NaPhattalung
1. Electrocalyst for water spiting reaction
2. Electrochemical sensors
Dr.Sujittra Poorahong
1. Development of cross laminated timber from local wood species in Thailand for building construction
Asst.Prof.Dr.Suthon Srivaro
1. Porous materials for energy storage applications Asst.Prof.Dr.Uthen
1. The improvement of rubber and palm wood by the impregnation of polymer into the wood Asst.Prof.Dr.Sureurg Khongtong
1. Fungal resistance and properties of essential oil treated rubberwood particleboards
2. Lightweight Sandwich Panel from Oil Palm Wood Core and Rubberwood Veneer Faces
Assoc.Prof.Dr.Pannipa Chaowana
1. Novel process for permanent magnetic MnBi synthesis
2. Synchrotron characterization of rare-earth free permanent magnets
3. Synchrotron characterization of ancient pottery
Assoc.Prof.Dr.Chitnarong Sirisathitkul
1. Natural friendly absorbent for environmental application
2. Three dimensional ordered porous bioactive glass for drug delivery
Asst.Prof.Dr.Upsorn Boonyang
1. Chemical constituents and biological activities from the twigs of Caesalpinia mimosoides Lamk. and Diospyros glandulosa Lace
2. Chemical constituents and biological activities from Derris sp.

Dr.Cholpisut Tantapakul