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PhD in Engineering (International Program)

It is crucial for all applicants to propose an advisor at the very first step of a PhD application. Here their academic profiles, e.g. educational background, fields of expertise and selected publications, are listed below. If you find an advisor you believe in and whose work you find exciting, please don’t hesitate to make personal contact via an email given here.

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • M.A., Electronic Engineering, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • B.A., Electrical Engineering, Prince of Songkla University
  • Analog circuit design
  • Internet of Thing applications
  • Siraporn Sakphrom and Apinunt Thanachayanont,“ Low Phase Noise CMOS Ring Oscillator Using Self-Biased Inverter Delay Cell”, Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation-2013 (APCAP 2013), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5-7 Aug. 2013
  • Siraporn Sakphrom, Pantelis Georgiou and Apinunt Thanachayanont,“ A sub-100 ppm/oC temperature-compensated high-frequency CMOS relaxation oscillator”, Circuits Systems and Signal Processing (CSSP), ISSN 0278-081X Circuits Syst Signal Process
  • Siraporn Sakphrom, Thunyawat Limpiti, Noraset Wichaipanich and Apinunt Thanachayanont, ‘Sub-30 ppm/oC High-frequency Temperature-Compensated CMOS Relaxation Oscillator‘ the Proceeding of ECTI 2018 Conference, Chiang Rai, Thailand, 18-21 July. 2018

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia
  • M.AppSc. in Food Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • B.Sc. in Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • Rubber technology
  • 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

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK
  • B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering (First-class honor), Prince of Songkla University
  • Catalysis and reaction engineering
  • Adsorption
  • Biodiesel & Biogas
  • Biorefinery
  • Samorn Hirunpraditkoon, Sarawut Srikun, Kamchai Nuithitikul.REMOVAL OF LEAD (II) IONS BY ACTIVATED CARBON PREPARED FROM DURIAN PEEL: ADSORPTION KINETICS AND ISOTHERMS. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 2015, 14: 2771-2782
  • Worawoot Prasitturattanachai. Activity of Sulfated Aluminium-Tin Mixed Oxides for the Esterification of Free Fatty Acids in Crude Palm Oil. International Journal of Green Energy, 2014, 11 : 1097-1106
  • Kamchai Nuithitkul, Sarawut Srikhun, Samorn Hirunpraditkoon. Influences of pyrolysis condition and acid treatment on properties of... peel-based activated carbon, Bioresource Technology, 2010, 101: 426-422

  • PhD. in Environmental Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
  • M.Eng. in Environmental Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
  • B.Eng. in Civil Engineering and Technology, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok
  • Wastes Utilization in Construction Materials
  • Kunchariyakun, K., Asavapisit, S. and Sinyoung, S. (2018). Influence of partial sand replacement by black rice husk ash and bagasse ash on properties of autoclaved aerated concrete under different temperatures and times. Construction and Building Materials, 173, 220-227
  • Sinyoung, S., Kunchariyakun, K., Asavapisit, S. and MacKenzie, K.J.D. (2017). Synthesis of belite cement from nano-silica extracted from two rice husk ashes. Journal of Environmental Management, 190, 53-60
  • Intararit, N., Asavapisit, S., Sinyoung, S. and Kunchariyakun, K. (2017). Effect of Na2SiO3 and Na2CO3 on hydration properties of dicalcium silicate prepared from black rice husk ash. The Journal of Applied Science, 16, 68-74
  • Kunchariyakun, K., Asavapisit, S. and Sombatsompop, K., 2015, Effect of Fine Al-Containing Waste in Autoclaved-Aerated Concrete Incorporating Rice-Husk Ash. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 27, pp. 04014220
  • Kunchariyakun, K., Asavapisit, S. and Sombatsompop, K., 2015 Properties of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Incorporating Rice Husk Ash as Partial Replacement for Fine Aggregate, Cement and Concrete Composites, 55, pp. 11-16

  • Ph.D. in Engineering (Chemical engineering), Prince of Songkla University
  • Engineering (Process engineering), Walailak University
  • Biomass to energy
  • Application of catalyst
  • Environmental treatment technologies
  • VCO production
  • Thongnan, R., Thongpan, H., Rakmak, N. and Siripatana, C. (2016). Modeling of Anaerobic Co- digestion of Pig Manure and Domestic Organic Waste. Jurnal Teknologi, 78:5-6, 117-124
  • Thongpan, H., Thongnan, R., Rakmak, N. and Siripatana, C. (2016). Modeling of Batch and Continuous Anaerobic Digestion of Palm Oil Mill Effluent: The Effect of Wastewater-Sludge Ratio. Jurnal Teknologi, 78:5–6, 125–131
  • Yingthavorn, N., Rakmak, N., Kongjan P. and Siripatana, C. (2016). Mathematical Modeling of Existing Digestion Process for Palm Oil Mill Wastewater, Jurnal Teknologi, 78:10, 21-26
  • Iewkittayakorn, J., Chungsiriporn, J. and Rakmak, N. (2018). Utilization of waste from concentrated rubber latex industry for composting with addition of natural activators. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol, 40 :1), 113- 120
  • Kanabkaew, T., Rakmak, N., and Choosaeng, S. 2557. Assessment of Hydrogen Sulfide Dispersion from Dumpsite Using AERMOD Modeling System. Advanced Materials Research.931-932. p.650-654

  • 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

  • Ph.D. in System Engineering, Yamaguchi University, Japan
  • M.En. in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • B.En in Electronic Engineering, Kobe University, Japan
  • Power Electronics and Control Systems
  • Automation Control Systems
  • Utility-interactive solar photovoltaic power conditioner with soft switching sinewave modulated inverter for residential applications H. Terai ; S. Sumiyoshi ; T. Kitaizumi ; H. Omori ; K. Ogura ; H. Iyomori ; S. Chandhaket ; M. Nakaoka 2002 IEEE 33rd Annual IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference
  • Utility AC interfaced soft-switching sinewave PWM power conditioner with two-switch flyback high-frequency transformer S. Chandhaket ; Y. Konishi ; K. Ogura ; M. Nakaoka IEE Proceedings - Electric Power Applications
  • Smooth filtering DC link type soft-switching two-stage power conditioner Srawouth Chandhaket ; Koki Ogura ; Mutsuo Nakaoka 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems Year: 2015 Page s: 841 - 846

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • B.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
  • Antenna design
  • Dielectric properties determination
  • RF and Microwave circuits design
  • T. Limpiti, A. Chantaveerod, and W. Petchakit, “Design of a Magneto-Electric Dipole Antenna for FM Radio Broadcasting Base Station Antenna Implementation,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, vol. 60, pp. 75-84, 2017
  • T. Limpiti, A. Chantaveerod, and P. Leekul, “A High-Gain Double Reflectors Microstrip-Fed Slot Antenna fow WLAN and WiMAX Applications,” in Proceedings of International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP2017), Phuket, Thailand, 2017
  • T. Limpiti and A. Chantaveerod, “Design of a Log-Periodic Dipole Antenna (LPDA) for 0.8-2.5 GHz Band Applications,” in Proceedings of Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunication and Information Technology Conference (ECTI-CON 2016), Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • T. Limpiti and M. Krairiksh, “Design of a 24 GHz Pattern Reconfigurable Slotted Yagi-Uda Antenna on Substrate Integrated Waveguide,” in Proceedings of Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunication and Information Technology Conference (ECTI-CON 2013)
  • T. Limpiti and M. Krairiksh, “In Situ Moisture Content Monitoring Sensor Detecting Mutual Coupling Magnitude Between Parallel and Perpendicular Dipole Antennas,” IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 61, no. 8, pp. 2230-2241, August 2012

  • 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

  • Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • B. Eng, Chemical Engineering, Khonkaen University, Thailand
  • Photocatalytic oxidation process for air pollution treatment and wastewater treatment
  • Synthesis of cellulose acetate nanofilm from biomass residues
  • Synthesis of biochar from agricultural wastes to be used as adsorbent
  • Renewable energy generation from biomass residues by gasification/pyrolysis processes.
  • Khami, S., Khamwichit, W., Rungupan, R., & Suwannahong, K. (2018). Volatile organic compound (VOC) removal via photocatalytic oxidation using TiO2 coated nanofilms. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology 15(7), 491-501
  • Khami, S., Khamwichit, W., & Siripattana, C., (2016). Kinetic and linear equation of adsorption by TiO2 nanofilm coating in photocatalytic reactor. Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, 11(11), 2490-2494
  • Khamwichit, W., & Sanongraj, W., (2014). Quantity of Formaldehyde in Particleboards. Advanced Materials Research Vols. 931-932, 665-670
  • Wdachasit, P., Khamwichit, W., & Sanongraj, W., (2014). The synthesis of air filters from silk cocoons coated TiO2 for use in air purifier. Advanced Materials Research Vols. 931-932, 281-285
  • Triped, J., Sanongraj, W., & Khamwichit, W. (2017). Preparation and characterization of TiO2-coated silk fibroin filter for photocatalytic oxidation of formaldehyde using waste silk cocoons. Journal of Environmental Biology, Vol. 38(4), 595-601

  • 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