Research in Chemistry

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phimphaka Harding
Spin Crossover Nanomaterials
Nanomaterials are expected to form the basis of technological materials in the future. Nanomaterials developed from our molecular systems allow the design of truly functional devices. These nanomaterials vary in shape from spheres to cubes to rods. Thin films are also accessible and represent a promising alternative to current technology.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phimphaka Harding
Light harvesting Ru and Zn complexes.
We focus on the design and synthesis of mixed ligand Ru and Zn systems using microwave synthesis as an efficient way to prepare the target molecules. To achieve maximum output we are screening our target molecules by applying TD DFT calculations to the system before we actually synthesize the complexes.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. David J. Harding
Molecular Switches
Spin crossover materials exhibit two magnetic states which may be switched by changes in temperature, pressure or occasionally light. This creates a molecular switch.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. David J. Harding
Molecular Metal Clusters
Discrete metal clusters can display a variety of fascinating magnetic behaviours including single molecule magnet (SMM) behaviour. In these
systems each cluster acts as a high spin molecular switch. Once again, the applications are in data storage, quantum computing and spintronic devices.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. David J. Harding
Applications of Spin Crossover Materials
The ability of spin crossover complexes to act as binary switches and their clear colour changes upon crossover make them suitable for a broad range of applications including high density data storage, quantum computing and sensors.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Worrapong Phupong
My research interests concern natural product chemistry in plants and microorganisms and bioactive compound isolation, structure determination, and evaluation the bioavailability of the pure compounds responsible for the biological activities such as anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation, and antifungal activity.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Montra Chairat
My research interests concern adsorption and thermodynamic studies for dyeing of textiles with natural dyes, Structural modification of natural dyes and/or surface modification of fibers for improving the dye uptake onto fibers and biosorption of dye removal from textile effluents using low-cost absorbents.
Dr. Cholpisut Tantapakul
My research interests are in natural products chemistry field. I’m working on the isolation and elucidation of secondary metabolites from plants and fungi, as well as evaluation of their biological activities including of antioxidant, antibacterial and alpha-glucosidase inhibition. 
Asst. Prof. Dr. Upsorn Boonyang
My research interests are mainly in biomaterials synthesis; bioactive glasses, hydroxy /fluoroapatite, porous materials, biocomposite materials, and their applications.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Parawee Rattanakit
My research interests are in the field of green chemistry, nanoparticles, flow-based systems and environmental analysis.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Apirak Payaka
My research interests are in the area of computational chemistry. At the present, I focus on searching the receptor-bound conformations of Monoamine Oxidase and its substrates.
 Dr. Chompoonoot Nanthamathee
My research interests span across the field of porous materials. Specific topics are synthesis and functionalization of zeolites and Metal-Organic Frameworks for various applications. A range of applications primarily includes gas/ liquid adsorption and separation, wastewater treatment and sensing.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Kowit Kittiwutthisakdi
My research interest is in the applications of Deep Learning. I am working on an automated Thai essay assessment system.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Hathaichanok Kommen
My research interests are in chemistry education which is the study of the teaching and learning of chemistry in universities. Topics include understanding how students learn chemistry, how best to teach chemistry, and how to improve learning outcomes by changing teaching methods.
Dr. Sujittra Poorahong
My research interests span the interface between the fields of surface science, materials chemistry, electrochemistry and nanoscience. I aim to develop novel nanomaterials for the next generation of electrochemical sensor and biosensors, energy conversion and storage.