Research Areas

Filter by Research Area

Organic Chemistry

Research in organic chemistry addresses a broad interest of important problems and includes investigations at the basic understanding. Much of current research also takes place at the interface of organic chemistry and other areas such as biology, medicine, materials, and agriculture. Specific areas of research include bioactive compounds from natural resources, organic synthesis and catalysis.

Aphiwat Teerawutgulrag
Organic chemistry
Aroonchai Saiai
Natural Product, Bioactive compound, Traditional Thai plants
Kongkiat Trisuwan
Natural Products Chemistry
Mookda Pattarawarapan
Organic Synthesis, Green chemistry, Synthetic methodology
Napapha Promsawan
Organic and Natural Products Chemistry
Natthawat Semakul
Organic Synthesis, Catalysis, Materials Chemistry
Nuchnipa Nuntawong
Bioactive Natural Product
Pakawan Puangsombat
Natural Product Chemistry
Puttinan Meepowpan
Organic synthesis, Organic catalytic, Ionic liquid, N-Heterocarbene, Ring-opening polymerization, Modification of natural product, Chiral derivatizing agent, Chiral resolving agent
Sugunya Mahatheeranont
Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Rice Phytochemicals
Thiti Junpirom
Organic Synthesis, Ionic Liquids, N-heterocyclic Carbene
Thunwadee Limtharakul
Natural products
Wong Phakhodee
Organic Synthesis, Synthetic Methodology, Natural Product

Physical Chemistry

The unifying theme of our researches in Physical Chemistry can be classified into two broad strands. One strand involves experimental studies of the connections and relations among the underlying structure of a material, its properties, its processing methods and its performance in multiple industrial applications in medical, plastic, dye, textile, electronic, pharmaceutical and food industries as well as environmental remediation. The researches also include surface/interface functionalization and modification of (bio) polymers, carbon-based materials and semiconductor catalysts for designing novel materials with targeted properties. The other strand covers theoretical chemistry employing computational modelling and simulation to assist in solving chemical problems including how matter behaves on a molecular and atomic level and how chemical reactions occur. In many cases, through internal and external research collaborations, computational studies are complemented by experimental investigations, leading to important advances as better theories are developed.

Burapat Inceesungvorn
Heterogeneous Photocatalysis
Chanisorn Ngaojampa
DFT calculation, ab initio molecular dynamics
Kanarat Nalampang
Polymer Synthesis
Kiattikhun Manokruang
Polymer physics and chemistry, Smart polymers, Stimuli responsive polymers, Drug delivery, Injectable hydrogels
Kontad Ounnunkad
Electrochemistry, Biosensors, Supercapacitors, 2D Nanomaterials
Laongnuan Srisombat
Colloids and Surface, Nanoscience, Material Chemistry
Narin Lawan
QM/MM calculations, Molecular modeling, Enzyme mechanisms, Molecular dynamics
Nawee Kungwan
Quantum chemical calculations for fluorescent and optoelectronic materials
Paralee Waenkaew
Electrocatalysis, Polymer, Fuel cell
Patnarin Worajittiphon
Polymer composites, Biopolymers, Nanomaterials
Piyarat Nimmanpipug
Physical chemistry, Molecular modeling, Atomistic and mesoscopic simulations, Model compound
Runglawan Somsunan
Polymer Chemistry, Hydrogel, Bioplastics
Saengrawee Sriwichai
Conducting Polymer, Biosensor, Electrochemisty
Sorapong Janhom
Surface modification and colloid chemistry, Wastewater treatment
Surin Saipanya
Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Surface analysis, Electromaterials
Wasut Pornpatcharapong
Molecular Dynamics, Mathematical Modeling
Wimol Naksata
Fire Retardant Materials, Novel Cellulose Materials
Winita Punyodom
Polymers, Biodegradable polymers, Bioplastics, Biomaterials, Catalyst

Analytical Chemistry

Analytical chemistry at Chiang Mai University is the pioneering analytical chemistry Ph.D. program in the country. Our faculty developed cutting-edge analytical techniques in a range of applications. Major topics in analytical chemistry research include separation science, analytical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chemometrics and environmental chemistry.

Chanida Puangpila
Chromatography, Colourimetry
Chumni Sangphagdee
Nanomaterials Remediation Applications
Jaroon Jakmunee
Flow-based analysis, Biosensors, Electroanalysis
Kate Grudpan
Flow based Chemical Analysis, Green Chemical Analysis, Local Wisdom based Innovation
Kritsana Jitmanee
Flow based analysis
Phumon Sookwong
Functional compounds from agricultural sources, Analytical Chemistry, Chromatography, Food and Oleo Chemistry
Pitchaya Mungkornasawakul
Environmental Chemistry, Natural Products
Pumis Thuptimdang
Biofilms, Antimicrobial toxicity of hazardous substances, Water treatment
Sila Kittiwachana
Chemometrics, Artificial neural network, Process monitoring, Post-harvest technology, NIR spectroscopy
Sittichai Wirojanupatump
Thermal spray technology, Wear and corrosion protection, Materials characterization
Somchai Lapanantnoppakhun
Flow based analysis techniques
Somporn Chantara
Air pollution, Air quality monitoring, PM2.5, Aerosols, Atmospheric deposition
Teraboon​ Pojanagaroon
Microfluidic system
Tinakorn  Kanyanee
Flow based chemical analysis, Miniaturization and Down-scaling chemical analysis
Urai Tengjaroensakul
Environmental chemistry, Atomic spectroscopy
Wan Wiriya
Air pollution, Biomass burning, Chemical composition, Low Cost Sensor

Biochemistry and Biochemical Innovation

Research related to Biochemistry at our department address basic biochemical understanding of molecular genetics, proteomics, enzymology and molecular biology. In addition to fundamental research, we also applied those biochemical technologies to address challenging problems in food, energy, environment, and human diseases.

Apinun Kanpiengjai
Functional Foods, Enzyme Technology, Fermentation Technology
Hataichanoke Niamsup
Molecular biology, Biochemistry
Jidapha Tinoi
Biotechnology, Biorefinery, Fermentation, Bioenergy, Production of high value-added products
Kanchana Dumri
Environmental Biochemistry, Clay and Mineral cosmetics
Lalida Shank
Protein Chemistry, Enzymology and Analytical Biochemistry
Nopakarn Chandet
Enzyme Technology, Fermentation Technology, Microbiology
Nuttee Suree
QM/MM calculations, Molecular modeling, Enzyme mechanisms, Molecular dynamics, HIV, Protein Assay, Human Cell Assay, Virus, Biochemistry
Padchanee Sangthong
Forensic Science, Anti-cancer agents, Molecular Genetics, Proteomics, Translational control
Panchika Prangkio
Drug delivery, Peptides, Pore formation, Liposomes
Pensiri Sriburi
Food Biochemistry
Woraluk Angsuwarangoon
Flavor and Aroma Technology
Worraanong Leewattanapasuk
Molecular genetics

Inorganic Chemistry

At Chiang Mai University, we are one of the leaders in the fields for coordination polymer, metal-organic framework, battery, photocatalysis, and chemosensor materials. We incorporate the knowledge on basic coordination chemistry, crystallography, spectroscopy, acid-base theory, organometallic chemistry to create novel chemistry that is state-of-the-art in each area.

Apinpus Rujiwatra
Coordination Polymer, Metal-Organic Framework, Lanthanide, Sensing, Gas storage
Chamnan Randorn
Inorganic synthesis and applications, Heterogeneous photocatalysis, Materials chemistry, Biomaterials
Kullapa Chanawanno
Inorganic synthesis, Ferrocene chemistry, Dyes synthesis and applications
Praput Thavornyutikarn
Fluorescent chemosensors, Fluorescence sensing, Cations and Anions Recognitions, AIE-based chemosensors
Saranphong Yimklan
Inorganic Syntheses, Materials Chemistry, X-ray Crystallography and Synchrotron
Sulawan Kaowphong
Photocatalysis, Heterostructure, Semiconductor, Nanomaterial
Thapanee Sarakonsri
Lithium-ion battery, Anode materials, Renewable energy