Suwabun Chirachanchai, PhD

suwabun.c@chula.ac.th
02 2184100

Suwabun Chirachanchai, PhD

Professor

Education

  • Ph.D. (Applied Fine Chem., Functional Polymer)/Osaka University, Japan/1995
  • M. Eng. (Applied Fine Chem., Functional Polymer)/Osaka University, Japan/1991
  • B. Eng. (Applied Fine Chem.)/Osaka University, Japan/1989

Research Interests

  • Polymer Modifications, Functional Polymers
  • Controlled Molecular Recognition and Inclusion Compounds
  • Biopolymers, Chitin-Chitosan
  • Nanomaterials, Polymer Composites
  • Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells
  • Biodegradable Plastics

Professional Experience

  • Sep 2016 – Present Dean of The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
  • July 2012 – June 2016 President of Polymer Society of Thailand
  • Noveber 2012 – Present National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), Nanofunctional Textile Laboratory Consultant
  • Oct. 2009 - Present Full Professor in Polymer Science and Engineering, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
  • Oct. 2007- Sep. 2008 Associate Dean of Research Affairs, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
  • Oct. 2004 - Oct. 2007 Deputy Director of Research Affairs, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
  • Apr. 2003 - Oct. 2009 Associate Professor of The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
  • Jun. 2002 - Present Vice Center-Head, Center for Chitin-Chitosan Biomaterials, Chulalongkorn University
  • Oct. 2004 – Apr. 2005 Visiting Professor, Venture Business Laboratory, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Nov. 2002–May 2003 Visiting Scientist, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, USA
  • Oct. 1999 - Apr. 2003 Assistant Professor of The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
  • Oct. 2000 - Oct. 2002 Assistant Director for Research Affairs in The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
  • Oct. 1999-Mar. 2000 Visiting Scientist for Japan Society of Scientific Promotion (JSPS), Department of Macromolecules, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • Oct. 1997 - Mar. 1998 Visiting Lecturer at Department of Chemical Engineering, Thammasart University
  • Jun. 1997- Sep.1997 Visiting Lecturer at Department of Chemical Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen
  • Oct. 1996 - Mar. 1997 Visiting Lecturer at Department of Chemical Engineering, Thammasart University
  • Apr. 1991 -Sep. 1999 Lecturer of The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University (April 1992-Mar. 1995 Leave for Ph.D. Degree in Japan)

Honors and Awards

  • PTT NSTDA Chair Professor/ NSTDA and PTT Public Company Limited, 2015.
  • รางวัลอาจารย์ดีเด่นแห่งชาติ (ปอมท.), 2013.
  • PTIT Innovation Award, 2011.
  • Best National Researcher: Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science, National Research Council of Thailand, 2009.
  • Innovation Ambassador: Bio-based Materials/ National Innovation Agency, 2009.
  • Thailand Innovation Awards/ PTT Chem. and Ministry of Science and Technology, 2007.
  • Innovation Ambassador/ National Innovation Agency, 2006.
  • Micrograph Award (3rd prize), Microscopy Society of Thailand, 2006.
  • Visiting Professor, Venture Business Laboratory, Hiroshima University, 2004.
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis Advisor/ National Council Research, 2004.
  • Science and Technology Research Grant Award, Toray Science Foundation, 2003.
  • Overseas Research Grant Award, The Asahi Glass Foundation, 2003.
  • Micrograph Award (1st prize), Microscopy Society of Thailand, 2002.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Scientific Research, Chulalongkorn University, 2002 -2003.
  • Visiting Scientist Scholar from Japan Society of Scientific Promotion (JSPS), 1999.
  • Hitachi Fellowship Scholar from Hitachi Scholarship Foundation, 1995-Present.

Membership

  • Polymer Society of Thailand
  • Thai Academy of Science and Technology Foundation
  • Chitin Chitosan Center of Excellence (Thailand)
  • Japan Chemical Society
  • Japan Polymer Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • Chitin-Chitosan Society of Japan
  • Material Research Society Japan
  • Material Research Society USA