Education

Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng) in Chemical Engineering, ,

2001-2005
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng., 1st Class Honors and Ranked 1st) in Chemical Engineering

1997-2001
Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Posdoctoral Fellow

2005-2007
Kyoto University, Japan

Exchange Research Ph.D. Student

2003-2004
University of Hyogo, Japan

Field of Specialization

Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, especially Nanomaterial&Nanoparticle Technology, Heterogeneous Catalysis, and Biorefinery (Biofuels/Biochemicals/Materials Production and Purification)

 

Research Interest

Nanocatalysis, Petrorefinery, and Biorefinery

Professional Experience

A Member of Thai Academy of Science and Technology Foundation (TAST) (since 2015)
A Board Member of Chemical Society of Thailand under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol (CST) (since 2015)
A License for Professional Practice - Associate Chemical Engineer from A Council of Engineers (since 2012)
Principal Researcher and Director of Nanomaterials and Nanosystems Engineering Research Unit: National Nanotechnology Center, NSTDA (2014-2018)
Principal Researcher and Lab-Head of Nanomaterials for Energy and Catalysis Lab.: National Nanotechnology Center, NSTDA, Thailand (2013-2014)
A Visiting Scientist RIKEN SPring-8 center, Hyogo, Japan: worked on Synchrotron-based X-ray analysis techniques (2011)
Senior Researcher/Lab-Head of Nanomaterials for Energy and Catalysis Lab.: National Nanotechnology Center, NSTDA (2008-2012)
A Full-Time Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), JST Innovation Plaza Kyoto, Japan: worked on the project “Hydrogen Production Catalysts Based on Spinel Oxides for Fuel Cell Application” (2005-2007)
A Post-Doctoral Fellow, Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Kyoto University, Japan (2005-2007)

Selected Publications

T. Tanasaro, K. Adpakpang, S. Ittisanronnachai, K. Faungnawakij, S. Wannapaibool, M. Ogawa, S. Bureekaew* (2018) , Control of Polymorphism Isomerism of Metal-Organic Frameworks using Mixed-Metal Approach , Crystal Growth & Design, 18 (2018) 16-21
M. Lu, J. Fang, L.Han, K. Faungnawakij, H. Li, S. Cai, L. Shi, H. Jiang and D. Zhang*, (2018) , Coke-resistant defect-confined Ni-based nanosheet-like catalysts derived from halloysites for CO2 reforming of methane , Nanoscale
V. Itthibenchapong, A. Srifa, R. Kaewmeesri, P. Kidkhunthod, K. Faungnawakij*, (2017) , Deoxygenation of palm kernel oil to jet fuel-like hydrocarbons using Ni-MoS2/γ-Al2O3 catalysts , Energy Conversion and Management, 134 (2017) 188-196.
Srifa, K. Faungnawakij*, V. Itthibenchapong, S. Assabumrungrat (2015) , “Roles of monometallic catalysts in hydrodeoxygenation of palm oil to green diesel” , Chemical Engineering Journal (COVER PAGE)
S. Sutthasupa*, F. Sanda, K. Faungnawakij, P. Meepowpanet, (2015) , “Synthesis and Copolymerization of Oligo(lactic acid) Derived Norbornene Macromonomers with Amino Acid Derived Norbornene Monomer: Formation of the 3D Macroporous Scaffold" , Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, 53 (2015) 1660 COVER PAGE (back)
A. Srifa, N. Viriya-empikul, S. Assabumrungrat and K. Faungnawakij* (2015) , "Catalytic Behaviors of Ni/γ-Al2O3 and Co/γ-Al2O3 during the Hydrodeoxygenation of Palm Oil" , Catalysis Science & Technology, 5 (2015) 3693-3705.
B. Chamnankid, C. Ratanatawanate, K. Faungnawakij* (2014) , “Conversion of xylose to levulinic acid over modified acid functions of alkaline-treated zeolite Y in hot-compressed water” , Chemical Engineering Journal, 258 (2014) 341-347. COVER PAGE
P. Hirunsit and K. Faungnawakij* (2013) , “Cu–Cr, Cu–Mn, and Cu–Fe Spinel-Oxide-Type Catalysts for Reforming of Oxygenated Hydrocarbons” , Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117(45) (2013) 23757–23765.
K. Faungnawakij*, B. Yoosuk, S. Namuangruk, P. Krasae, N. Viriya-empikul, B. Puttasawat (2012) , “Sr–Mg Mixed Oxides as Biodiesel Production Catalysts” , ChemCatChem,4 (2012) 209-216
S. Namuangruk, J. Meeprasert, P. Khemthong, K. Faungnawakij* (2011) , “A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study on the Hydrolysis of Dimethyl Ether over H-ZSM-5” , Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115 (2011) 11649-11656
K. Faungnawakij*, N. Shimoda, T. Fukunaga, R. Kikuchi, K. Eguchi, (2009) , “Crystal Structure and Surface Species of CuFe2O4 Spinel Catalysts in Steam Reforming of Dimethyl Ether” , Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 92(3–4) (2009) 341–350
K. Faungnawakij, T. Fukunaga, R. Kikuchi, K. Eguchi* (2008) , “Deactivation and Regeneration Behaviors of Copper Spinel–Alumina Composite Catalysts in Steam Reforming of Dimethyl Ether” , Journal of Catalysis, 256(1) (2008) 37–44.
K. Faungnawakij, R. Kikuchi, N. Shimoda, T. Fukunaga, K. Eguchi* (2008) , “Effect of Thermal Treatment on Activity and Durability of CuFe2O4 and Al2O3 Composite Catalysts for Steam Reforming of Dimethyl Ether” , Angewandte Chemie – International Edition, 47(48) (2008) 9314–9317.
K. Faungnawakij, R. Kikuchi*, K. Eguchi (2007) , “Thermodynamic Analysis of Carbon Formation Boundary and Reforming Performance for Steam Reforming of Dimethyl Ether” , Journal of Power Sources, 164(1) (2007) 73–79.
K. Faungnawakij, N. Sano, T. Charinpanitkul, W. Tanthapanichakoon* (2006) , “Modeling of Experimental Treatment of Acetaldehyde–Laden Air and Phenol–Containing Water Using Corona Discharge Technique” , Environmental Science and Technology, 40 (2006) 1622–1628.

Awards

A CST Citation Award 2017 - Chemical Society of Thailand (CST) under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol
A TRF Advanced Research Scholar - Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
A 2017 TRF-OHEC-SCOPUS Researcher Award (Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences) - Elsevier, Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC)
A TRF Outstanding Research Award 2016 - Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
A Runner-Up Young Technologist Award 2016 - Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of H.M. the King
A Newton Fund Professional Development Programme 2015/2016 - Newton Fund
A 2015 NRCT Research Awards - National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT)
A Wiley-CST Award for Contributions to Green Chemistry 2012 - Chemical Society of Thailand (CST) under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol
An S&T Research Grant of TTSF (2012) - Thailand Toray Science Foundation (TTSF)
A 2011 Outstanding Royal Golden Jubilee Alumni Award (Engineering Disciplines) - Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
A Young Scientist Award 2011 (Chemical Engineering) - Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of H.M. the King
A CST Distinguished Young Chemist Award 2010 (Inorganic Chemistry) - Chemical Society of Thailand (CST) under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol
A Royal Golden Jubilee (RGJ) Ph.D. Scholarship - Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
A Gold Medal Honor Award for the Outstanding Engineering Student - Engineering Institute of Thailand under H.M. the King’s Patronage