Education

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering (Ceramic Option)

1996
The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

MSc. in Ceramic Science

1992
The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.

BSc. in Materials Science (Ceramics)

1988
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Field of Specialization

Material Science, Technical Ceramics, Glasses, Technical Glasses, Solid oxide fuel cell distributed generator Specialties: Ceramic Processing and Fabrications, Ceramic reinforced Geopolymer Composites

Research Interest

  • Mullite-Zirconia Composites for Refractory Brick
  • Ceramic reinforced geopolymer composites
  • 1-3 kW Tubular SOFC Stack for Household Distributed Generator
  • Development of Ceramic Membrane for Micro- and Ultra-filtration and Zeolite Membrane for Ethanol Separation
  • Development of Honeycomb Ceramic Catalysts for Practical Fuels for SOFC Applications
  • Fabrication and Heat Characteristic of Zeolite Adsorbent for Energy Storage
  • Construction of a 50-Watt Electric Generator fuel Cell Using Ethanol
  • Development of glucose sensor by screen printing technique
  • Investigation of electric generation using molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs)
  • Development of electrode materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)
  • Study of fabrication and properties of PZT thick film composites
  • Development of high porosity ceramic body for water filter application
  • Synthesis of ceramic thin films by sol-gel route

Professional Experience

Deputy Executive Director, National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) (2016-Now)
Chief Technology Officer, ATCeramics Limited (2009-2012)
Co-Founder of the company ATCeramics Limited (2009)
Principal Researcher, National Metals and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) (2005-2016)
Senior Researcher, National Metals and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) (2003-2005)
Ceramics Program Leader, MTEC (2001-2003)
Invited Lecturer at KMUTT (1997-2009)
Invited Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University (1997-2008)

Selected Publications

Patamas Bintachitt, Puntipa Suaprasert & Pavadee Aungkavattana (2016) , Effect of temperature, humidity, and crack initiation on properties of PZT micro-actuator , Integrated Ferroelectrics
P. Timakul, V. Rattanaprasit and P. Aungkavattana, (2016) , Enhancement of compressive strength and thermal shock resistance of fly ash-based geopolymer composites , Construction and Building Materials, 121 (653-658)
Khanthima Hemra and Pavadee Aungkavattana (2016) , Effect of cordierite addition on compressive strength and thermal stability of metakaolin based geopolymer , Advanced Powder Technology, 27 (1021-1026)
Patthamaporn Timakul, Weerada Rattanaprasit, Pavadee Aungkavattana (2016) , Improving Compressive Strength of Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Composites by Basalt Fibers Addition , Ceramics International 42
Anuwat Srisuwan, Darunee Wattanasiriwech, Suthee Wattasiriwech, Pavadee Aungkavattana (2014) , Fabrication of SOFCs on Ni/NiAl2O4 support , Journal of Power Sources, Volume 250 (352-358)
Malinee Meepho, Darunee Wattanasiriwech, Suthee Wattanasiriwech, Pavadee Aungkavattana (2013) , Preparation of NiO-YSZ Substrate for Electrophoretic Deposition of Thin YSZ Film , Energy Procedia, Volume 34, 2013, Pages 714-720.
D. Kunnakorn, T. Rirksomboon, K. Siemanond, P. Aungkavattana, N. Kuanchertchoo, P. Chuntanalerg, K. Hemra, S. Kulprathipanja, R.B. James, S. Wongkasemjit, “Techno-economic comparison of energy usage between azeotropic distillation and hybrid system for water–ethanol separation”, Renewable Energy, Vo (2013) , Techno-economic comparison of energy usage between azeotropic distillation and hybrid system for water–ethanol separation , Renewable Energy, Volume 51, Pages 310-316
Dacho Kunnakorn, Thirasak Rirksomboon, Pavadee Aungkavattana, Neeranut Kuanchertchoo, Duangduen Atong, Khantima Hemra, Santi Kulprathipanja, Sujitra Wongkasemjit (2011) , Optimization of synthesis time for high performance of NaA zeolite membranes synthesized via autoclave for water–ethanol separation , Desalination, Volume 280, Issues 1–3, Pages 259-265.
Dacho Kunnakorn, Thirasak Rirksomboon, Pavadee Aungkavattana, Neeranut Kuanchertchoo, Duangduen Atong, Santi Kulprathipanja, Sujitra Wongkasemjit (2011) , Performance of sodium A zeolite membranes synthesized via microwave and autoclave techniques for water–ethanol separation: Recycle-continuous pervaporation process , Desalination, Volume 269, Issues 1–3, Pages 78-83.
C. Andres Lozano, M. Ohashi, S. Shimpalee, J.W. Van Zee and P. Aungkavattana (2011) , Comparison of Hydrogen and Methane as fuel in Micro-Tubular SOFC using Electrochemical Analysis , Journal of The Electrochemical Society,158, issue 10, B1235-B1245
Kowit Lertwittayanon, Duangduen Atong, Pavadee Aungkavattana, Thanakorn Wasanapiarnpong, Shigetaka Wada, Viboon Sricharoenchaikul (2010) , Effect of CaO–ZrO2 addition to Ni supported on γ-Al2O3 by sequential impregnation in steam methane reforming , International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Issue 22, Pages 12277-12285.
Jiratchaya Ayawanna, Darunee Wattanasiriwech, Suthee Wattanasiriwech, Pavadee Aungkavattana, (2009) , Effects of cobalt metal addition on sintering and ionic conductivity of Sm(Y)-doped ceria solid electrolyte for SOFC , Solid State Ionics, Volume 180, Issues 26–27, Pages 1388-1394
P. Timakul, S. Jinawath and P. Aungkavattana, (2008) , Fabrication of Electrolyte Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell by Tape-Casting , Ceramics International 34 (867-871)
N.Kuanchertchoo,R. Suwanpreedee, S.Kulprathipanja, P.Aungkavattana, D.Atong,K.Hemra,T.Rirksomboon and S. Wongkasemjit (2007) , Effects of Synthesis Parameters on Zeolite Membrane Formation and Performance , Journal of Applied Organometallic Chemistry,
N.Kuanchertchoo,R. Suwanpreedee, S.Kulprathipanja, P.Aungkavattana, D.Atong,K.Hemra,T.Rirksomboon and S. Wongkasemjit (2007) , Effects of Synthesis Parameters on Zeolite Membrane Formation and Performance , Journal of Applied Organometallic Chemistry,
Khanthima HEMRA, Duangduen ATONG and Pavadee AUNGKAVATTANA (2007) , Preparation of Micro-Porous Alumina Sheet Support for Ceramic Membrane by Extrusion , Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 4, (547-555).
N.Kuanchertchoo,S.Kulprathipanja,P.Aungkavattana, D.Atong,K.Hemra,T.Rirksomboon and S. Wongkasemjit (2006) , Preparation of Uniform and Nano-sized NaA Zeolite Using Silatrane and Alumatrane Precursors, , Journal of Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 20 (775-783)
S. Kuharuangrong, T. Dechakupt, P. Aungkavattana, (2004) , Effects of Co and Fe addition on the Properties of Lanthanum Strontium Manganite , Materials Letters 58 (pp1964-1970)
P. Aungkavattana, B. Haartz, C.O. Ruud, and S. Trolier-McKinstry (1995) , In-Situ X-Ray Studies of Phase Transformation in Lead Zirconate Titanate Thin Films During Annealing, , Thin Solid Films, 268, pp 102-107

Awards

หลักสูตรบริหารการรักษาความสงบเรียบร้อยของสังคมภาครัฐร่วมเอกชน (บรอ.รุ่นที่ 5) 2561 - Royal Thai Police College
Director Certification Program (DCP) Certificate 143 (2011) - Thai Institute of Directors (IOD)