Education

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

1996
The Pennsylvania State University, , Pennsylvania, USA

M.S. in Polymer Science

1992
The Pennsylvania State University, , Pennsylvania, USA

B.Sc. in Polymer and Textile (2nd Class Honors)

1988
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Professional Experience

Executive Director of National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) (Present)
Project Leader, Giga Impact Initiative (GII) Project of NSTDA entitled “Innovative Packaging for Tropical Fresh Produce” (2013)
Director of Polymer Research Unit, National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), NSTDA (2010-2016 )
Principal Researcher, Polymer Processing & Film Technology (2006-2016 )
Head of Research Funding Program on ‘Packaging and Machinery for Agro-Industry’ under NSTDA (2006-2010 )
Polymer Researcher, Film Technology Group Head of Plastics Engineering Lab (1997-2005)
Technical research assistant, Polymics Co., PA, USA Participated in contract R&D project with private companies: Catheter and tubing manufacture for biomedical applications and in design and construction of Multifunction Axial Rheometer System (MARS). (1996-1997)
Ph.D. candidate & Research assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, Polymer Science Program, PA, USA Conducted research on the collaborative project entitled “Development of NASA Scientific Balloon Films via Counter-Rotating Blown Film Extrusion and High Performance LCP/PE Blends” (1992-1996)
M.S. Student & Research assistant, The Pennsylvania State University, Polymer Science Program, PA, USA Conducted research on project entitled “Adhesion Improvement in Polypropylene/Aluminum Laminates” (1990-1992)
Research Scientist, National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE), Bangkok, Thailand (1988-1990 )

Selected Publications

Chinsirikul, W., Rojsatean, J., Hararak, B., Kerddonfag, N., Aontee, A., Jaieau, K., Khumsang, P. and Sripethdee, C (2015) , Flexible and Tough Poly(lactic acid) Films for Packaging Applications: Property and Processability Improvement by Effective Reactive Blending , Packaging Technology and Science
Jariyasakoolroj, P., Tashiro, K., Wang, H., Yamamoto, H., Chinsirikul, W., Kerddonfag, N. and Chirachanchai, S (2015) , Isotropically small crystalline Lamellae induced by high biaxial-stretching rate as a key microstructure for super-tough polylactide film , Polymer 68
Winotapun C., Kerddonfag N., Khumsang P, Hararak B., Chonhenchob V., Yamwong T. and Chinsirikul W (2014) , Microperforation of Three Common Plastic Films by Laser and Their Enhanced Oxygen Transmission for Fresh Produce Packaging , Packaging Technology and Science
Wannavilai P. , Hararak B., Kerddonfag N., Kumsung P. and Chinsirikul W., (2013) , Properties of dry Natural Rubber produced by novel continuous process , Advanced Science Letter
Chinsirikul, W., Klintham P., Kerddonfag, N., Winotapun, C., Hararak B., Khumsang P. and Chonhenchob V (2013) , Porous Ultra-high Gas Permeable Polypropylene Film and Application in Controlling In-pack Atmosphere for Asparagus , Packaging Technology and Science
Boonruang, K., Conhenchob, V., Singh, S.P., Chinsirikul, W., Fuongfuchat, A (2011) , Comparison of Various Packaging Films for Mango Export , Packaging Technology and Science
Chonhenchob, V., Chinsirikul, W., Fuongfuchat, A., Chaiwong, S., Boonruang, K. and Kerddonfag, N (2009) , High Permeable Films Used for Modified Atmosphere Packaging Improve Quality and Shelf Life of Baby Corn , Journal of Applied Packaging Research
Chinsirikul, W., Fuongfuchat, A., Kerddonfag, N., Phibulkulsumrit S., Winotapun C. and Khumsang, P (2008) , Preventing Film Blocking and Optimizing Haze Properties of Metallocene PE Blown Films Through Blending with Rigid Polymers” Invited paper, International , Polymer Processing Journal
Trongsatitkul, T., Aht-Ong, D., and Chinsirikul, W., (2004) , Effects of Compositions and Processing Variables on Barrier and Mechanical Properties of Liquid Crystalline Polymer/Polyethylene Blend Films , Macromolecular Symposia, 216
Chinsirikul, W., Hsu, T.C., Harrison I (1996) , Liquid Crystalline Polymer (LCP) Reinforced Polyethylene Blend Blown Film: Effect of Counter-Rotating Die on Fiber Orientation and Film Properties , Polymer Engineering and Science, 36
Chinsirikul, W., and Harrison I (1993) , Adhesion Improvement in Polypropylene/Aluminum Laminates , Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials

Awards

Science and Technology Excellence Award - Science and Technology Excellence Award at the International Packaging Innovation Award
Outstanding Award and First Prize in Focused Innovation Competition Award 2014 - Outstanding Award and First Prize in Focused Innovation Competition Award 2014, for the project entitled “Innovative and Continuous Drying Process of Natural Rubber by Twin-screw Extruder for St
The MOST PROMISING RESEARCH PRIZE - The MOST PROMISING RESEARCH PRIZE” for the presentation titled: “Porous Ultra-high Gas Permeable Polypropylene Film and Application in Controlling In-pack Atmosphere for Asparagus” at the 26th
Chulalongkorn University, Science Faculty Alumni Award - Chulalongkorn University, Science Faculty Alumni Award
Silver Award, True Innovation Awards 2010 - Silver Award, True Innovation Awards 2010 for the project entitled “Smart Ripeness Indicator for
NRCT Invention Award 2010 - NRCT Invention Award 2010 for the project entitled “Innovative Rapid Continuous Drying Process
Silver Medal Invention Award in the field of Agriculture and Agro-industry - Silver Medal Invention Award in the field of Agriculture and Agro-industry, for the project entitled “Innovative Drying Process of Natural Rubber via Twin-screw Extruder” Exhibition of Inventions by D
Outstanding Technologist Award - Outstanding Technologist Award, Team Award for the project titled “Active Packaging Film for Shelf-life Extension of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables” by Foundation for the Promotion of Science and T
Silver Medal Invention Award in Packaging and Storage - Silver Medal Invention Award in Packaging and Storage, for the invention titled “Freshness Preserving Film for Tropical Fresh Produce”, Brussels Eureka! 2004, 53rd World Exhibition of Innovation
Silver Medal Invention Award in Machinery/Industrial Processes - Silver Medal Invention Award in Machinery/Industrial Processes, for the invention titled “Rubber’s Defects Auto-Remover” 31st International Exhibition of Inventions: New Techniques and Products,
National Invention Award - National Invention Award, for the invention titled “Automated Machine for Removing Impurities from Ribbed Smoked Rubber Sheet”, January 30,2002, National Research Council of Thailand
Honorable Mention Finalist Young Inventor Awards 2001 (Far Eastern Economic Review - Honorable Mention Finalist Young Inventor Awards 2001 (Far Eastern Economic Review) for the project entitled “Automated Machine for Removing Impurities from Ribbed Smoked Rubber Sheet”
Maro Publication’s Future Technology Award - Maro Publication’s Future Technology Award for the presentation at the 1997 Society of Plastics Engineering (SPE) ANTEC, paper entitled “Yield Stress Enhancement in LCP Reinforced PE Films via
Woman in Science and Engineering (WISE) Technical Paper Award - Woman in Science and Engineering (WISE) Technical Paper Award for the paper entitled ”Yield Stress Enhancement in LCP Reinforced PE Films via Cold Drawing”.
Second Place Award in Engineering, in The Graduate Research Exhibition - Second Place Award in Engineering, in The Graduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, for the project entitled “LCP/PE In-situ Composites: New Materials for Long Duration Ba