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Department of Chemistry Faculty Members


Department of Chemistry, Walailak University continues research in the traditional programs of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, but is also engaged in applications and interdisciplinary studies culminating in active research programs in, Materials Science,  Environmental Science, Drug Discovery and Computational Chemistry.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Worrapong Phupong
Head of Utillization of Natural Product Research Unit (UNP)


Tel: 075-672090

Research Interests:

  • Natural product chemistry in plants and microorganisms

  • Bioactive compound isolation, structure determination and evaluation the bio- availability of the pure compounds responsible for the biological activities such as anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation and antifungal activity

Dr. Cholpisut Tantapakul


Tel: 075-672023

Research Interests:

  • Natural Products Chemistry

  • Biological Activity (Antioxidant, Antibacterial, Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibition)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Phimphaka Harding
Head of Department
Chair of Chemistry Postgraduate Program
Head of Functional Materials and Nanotechnology CoE (FuNTech)


Tel: 075-672100

Research Interests:

  • Light harvesting Ru and Zn complexes

  • Redox studies of functional materials

  • Magnetic nanoparticles

  • Spin crossover nanoelectrodes

Assoc. Prof. Dr. David J. Harding
Co-Editor of Complex Metals: an Open Access Journal
Member of FuNTech


Tel: 075-672094

Rsearch Interests:

  • Molecular switches

  • Applications of spin crossover materials

  • Molecular metal clusters

Dr. Hathaichanok Kommen
​Member of UNP


Tel: 075-672046

Research Interests:

  • Alternative energy (biofuel)

  • Chemical education

Assist. Prof. Dr. Upsorn Boonyang
Member of FuNTech


Tel: 075-672979

Research Interests:

  • Bone like materials; Hydroxy/Fluoro apatite

  • Bioactive Glass with Hierarchical Pore Structures

Dr. Pilan Saensuk
Member of UNP


Tel: 075-672089

Research Interests:

  • Use of natural products from seeds of Arecaceae family

  • Elucidation of chemical compounds from seeds of Arecaceae family, including purification by chromatography

Assist. Prof. Dr. Parawee Ratanakit


Tel: 075-672082

Research Interests:

  • Miniaturized flow system

  • Biosensor

  • Environmental analysis

Dr. Pamornrat Kueseng


Tel: 075-672980

Research Interests:

  • Molecularly imprinted polymers, composite cryogels for environmental analysis

  • Sample preparation techniques

  • Chromatographic analysis 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Montra Chairat
​Member of UNP



Tel: 075-672041

Research Interests:

  • 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

  • Biosorption of dye removal from textile effluents using low cost absorbents

Assist. Prof. Dr. Supaporn Dokmaisrijan
Head of Theoretical and Computational Modeling (TCM) Research Group


Tel: 075-672045

Research Interests:

  • MD simulation of protein-protein and protein-ligand complexes

  • Gelation of polymers and polymer/gelator complexes

  • Molecular and spectroscopic properties of organic compounds

Assist. Prof. Dr. Apirak Payaka
Member of TCM


Tel: 075-672658

Research Interests:

  • Hydration structure and dynamics of ions in aqueous solution by QM/MM MD simulations

  • Theoretical study of molecular structures of metal oxide complexes 

  • Molecular interactions of protein-substrate complexes

Assist. Prof. Dr. Kowit Kittiwutthisakdi


Tel: 075-672092

Research Interests:

  • Atom & Molecule Modelling for education

  • Agent based modelling

Dr. Chompoonoot Nanthamathee


Tel: 075-672023

Research Interests:

  • Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)

  • Synthesis and characterisation of new MOFs materials

  • Functionalisation of MOFs for a specific application

Dr. Raina Panta
Academic support staff


Tel: 075-672489

Miss Wasinee Saetun

Academic support staff



Tel: 075-672039

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