Research in Chemistry

Asst. Prof. Dr. Upsorn Boonyang

My research interests are mainly in biomaterials synthesis; bioactive glasses, hydroxy /fluoroapatite, porous materials, biocomposite materials, and their applications.

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.

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. 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.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Montra Chairat

My research interest concerns 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.

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. Parawee Rattanakit

My research interests are in the fields of green chemistry, nanoparticles, flow-based system and environmental analysis.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Apirak Payaka

My research interest is in the area of computational chemistry. At the present, I focus on searching the receptor-bound conformations of Monoamine Oxidase and its substrates.

Asst.Prof.Dr.Hathaichanok Kommen

My interest of research is in Natural Products. Study of active compounds from plants. I am also interested in chemistry education which is the study of the teaching and learning of chemistry in universities. The topics would include understanding how students learn chemistry, how best to teach chemistry, and how to improve learning outcomes by changing teaching methods.

Asst.Prof.Dr.Kowit Kittiwutthisakdi

My research interests are Atom and Molecular modeling for education and Application of deep learning in education.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Sujittra Poorahong

My research interests span across the fields of the interface between 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.

Dr. Pilan Saensuk

My interests are the field of use of natural products from seeds of the Arecaceae family, Elucidation of chemical compounds from seeds of the Arecaceae family, including purification by chromatography.

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.

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.

Dr. Kotchaphan Kanjana

My research experiences include chemical kinetics of fast reactions, aging and corrosion of nuclear materials, and functionalized activated carbon for energy storage.

Dr. Piyaluk Nurerk

My research interest is focused on development of sample preparation techniques and optosensor. I intend to apply porous materials and nanomaterials for the development of sample preparation techniques coupled to chromatography and develop fluorometric optosensor based quantum dots for the determination of trace organic contaminants in environment and food