Doctor of natural science (Dr. rer. Nat.) in Macromolecular Chemistry

University of Wuppertal, , Germany

Diploma degree in Engineering (Polymer Chemistry)

University of Applied Science Reutlingen, Germany

Field of Specialization

Design, synthesis and functionalization of organic materials andย polymers

Research Interest

  1. Synthesis and characterization of organic nanomaterials and applications
  2. Functionalization of nanoparticles
  3. Polymer encapsulation


Professional Experience

Postdoctoral associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research in Potsdam, Germany

Selected Publications

9. Rattanathamwat N., Wootthikanokkhan J., Nimitsiriwat N., Thanachayanont C. , Asawapirom U., Keawprajak A., (2014) , “Poly(3-hexyl thiophene)-b-fullerene functionalized polystyrene copolymers (P3HT-b-PSFu) as compatibilizer in P3HT/phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) solar cells” , International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 63, 448–455,
7. Keawprajak A., Koetniyom W., Piyakulawat P., Jiramitmongkon K., Pratontep S. Asawapirom U., (2013) , “Effects of tetramethylene sulfone solvent additives on conductivity of PEDOT:PSS film and performance of polymer photovoltaic cells” , Organic Electronic, 14, 402-410
8. Thiramanas R., Jangpatarapongsa K., Asawapirom U., Tangboriboonrat P. Polpanich D., (2013) , “Sensitivity and specificity of PS/AA-modified nanoparticles used in malaria detection” , Microbial Biotechnology, 4, 406-413,
6. Koetniyom W., Keawprajak A., Piyakulawat P., Jiramitmongkon K., Nukeaw J., Pratontep S., Asawapirom U., (2012) , “Effect of Trichlorobenzene Additive on the Performance and Morphology of Polyfluorene and Fullerene Derivative Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells” , The Canadian journal of chemical engineering, 90, 897-902,
3. Piyakulawat P., Keawprajak A., Jiramitmongkon K., Hanusch M., Wlosnewski J., Asawapirom U., (2011) , “Effect of thiophene donor units on the optical and photovoltaic behavior of fluorene-based copolymers” , Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 95, 2167-2172,
4. Polpanich D., Asawapirom U., Thiramanas R., Piyakulawat P., (2011) , “Self-colored nanoparticles containing naphthalene-bisimide derivatives: synthesis and protein adsorption study” , Mater. Chem. Phys., 129, 495-500,
5. Piyakulawat P., Keawprajak A., Forster M., Asawapirom U., (2011) , “Low band gap copolymer containing naphthalene-1,4,5,8-tetracarboxylic bisimide: synthesis, properties and organic solar cell applications” , Synthetic Metals, 161, 1238-1244,
1. Keawprajak A., Piyakulawat P., Klamchuen A., Iamraksa P., Asawapirom U., (2010) , “Influence of crystallizable solvent on the morphology and performance of P3HT:PCBM bulk-heterojunction solar cells” , Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 94, 531-536,
Piyakulawat P., Keawprajak A., Chindaduang A., Helfer A., Asawapirom U., (2010) , “Novel low-band-gap conjugated polymers using an alternating donor/acceptor repeat unit” , e-Polymers, ISSN 1618-7229, 071,