Education

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Materials Science

2000-2004 :
Department of Materials Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Master of Science (MSc) in Petrochemistry and Polymer Science

1996-1999 :
Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

1992-1996 :
Kasetsart University , Thailand

Field of Specialization

Synthesis and characterization of Nanomaterials, photocatalysts and absorbents

Research Interest

1.Nanoparticle synthesis, characterization and applications
2.Superabsorbent materials and hydrogels
3.Photocatalysts

Professional Experience

Associate Fellow of the Royal Society of Thailand (Materials Technology) Office of the Royal Society of Thailand. (since 2017)
A Committee Member of the Royal Institute Dictionary - Pulp, Paper & Packaging, Office of the Royal Society of Thailand. (since 2017)
A Technical Committee Member for Nano labeling (NanoQ), Nanotechnology Association of Thailand. (since 2016)
Principal Researcher and Director of Nanometrology Characterization and Engineering Unit, National Nanotechnology Center, NSTDA. (since 2016)
Principal Researcher and Director of Nanostructure and Nanometrology Research Unit, National Nanotechnology Center, NSTDA. (2015-2016)
A Committee Member of the Royal Institute Dictionary - Nanomaterials, Office of the Royal Society of Thailand. (2011-2017)
Secretary of the Microscopy Society of Thailand. (2010-2013)
Senior Researcher and Lab Head of Hybrid Nanostructure and Nanocomposite Lab, National Nannotechnology Center, NSTDA. (2008-2015)
An Executive Committee Member of the Microscopy Society of Thailand. (2007-2009)
Lab Head of Nanocoating Lab, National Nanotechnology Center, NSTDA. (2006-2008)
Researcher at National Nanotechnology Center, NSTDA. (2005-2008)
Postdoctoral Associate at Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University (under TRF Senior Research Scholars Grant) (2004-2005)
1-year research at Key Centre for Polymer Colloid (KCPC) School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, Australia. (2001-2002)

Selected Publications

Mitoraj D, Lamdab D, Kangwansupamonkon W, Pacia M, Macyk W, Wetchakun N, Beranek R. (2018) , Revisiting the problem of using methylene blue as a model pollutant in photocatalysis: the case of InVO4/BiVO4 composites. , J Photochem Photobio A: Chem. 366, 103-110
Kangwansupamonkon W, Klaikaew N, Kiatkamjornwong S (2018) , Green synthesis of titanium dioxide/acrylamide-based hydrogel composite, self degradation and environmental applications. , Euro. Polym. J., 107, 118-131
Chaiwichian S, Wetchakun K, Kangwansupamonkon W, Wetchakun N. (2017) , Novel visible-light-driven BiFeO3-Bi2WO6 nanocomposites toward degradation of dyes. , J. Photochem Photobio A: Chem.; 349, 183-192
Pingmuang K., Chen J., Kangwansupamonkon W., Wallace G.G., Phanichphant S., Nattestad A. (2017) , Composite photocatalysts containing BiVO4 for degradation of cationic dyes. , Scientific Reports, 7: 8929, 1-11
Chaiwichian S, Wetchakun K, Phanichphant S, Kangwansupamonkon W, Wetchakun N. (2016) , The Effect of Iron doping on the photocatalytic activity of a Bi2WO6–BiVO4 composite. , RSC Adv.; 6, 54060-54068
Issarapanacheewin S, Wetchakun K, Phanichphant S, Kangwansupamonkon W, Wetchakun N. (2016) , Efficient photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B by a novel CeO2/Bi2WO6 composite film. , Catalysis Today.; 278 Part2, 280-290
Lamdab U, Wetchakun K, Phanichphant S, Kangwansupamonkon W, Wetchakun N. (2016) , InVO4–BiVO4 composite films with enhanced visible light performance for photodegradation of methylene blue. , Catalysis Today.; 278 Part 2, 291-302
Chaiwichian S, Inceesungvorn B, Wetchakun K, Phanichphant S, Kangwansupamonkon W, Wetchakun N. (2014) , Highly efficient visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity of Bi2WO6/BiVO4 heterojunction photocatalysts. , Mater Res Bull.; 54, 28-33. The Science Direct Top 25 Hottest Articles in Materials Science
Laohhasurayothin K, Pookboonmee S, Viboonratanasri D, Kangwansupamonkon W. (2012) , Preparation of magnetic photocatalyst nanoparticles- TiO2 / SiO2 / Mn-Zn ferrite-and its photocatalytic activity influenced by silica interlayer. , Mater Res Bull.; 47(6): 1500-1507
Yiamsawas D, Boonpavanitchakul K, Kangwansupamonkon W. (2011) , Optimization of exoerimental parameters based on the Taguchi robust design for the formation of zinc oxide nanocrystals by solvothermal method. , Mater Res Bull.; 46(5): 639-642
Kangwansupamonkon W,Jitbunpot W, Kiatkamjornwong S. (2010) , Photocatalytic efficiency of TiO2 / poly[acrylamide-co-(acrylic Acid)] composite for textile dye degradation. , Polym Degrad Stab.; 95(9): 1894-1902
Kangwansupamonkon W, Lauruengtana V, Surassmo S, Ruktanonchai U. (2009) , Antibacterial effect of apatite coated titanium dioxide for textiles applications. , Nanomedicine : Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine; 5(2) : 240-249
Satainpattanakoon C, Yiamsawas D, Kangwansupamonkon W, Nuisin R. (2008) , Synthesis and characterization of zinc oxide nanocrystals by solid-state and solvothermal techniques. , Adv. Mater. Res.; 55-57: 657-660
Aungsupravate O, Kangwansupamonkon W, Chavasiri W, Kiatkamjornwong S. (2007) , Synthesis and properties of high solvent absorptive methyl methacrylate-divinyl benzene copolymer beads. , Polym Eng Sci.; 47(4) : 447-459
Yiamsawas D, Kangwansupamonkon W, Chailapakul O, Kiatkamjornwong S. (2007) , Synthesis and swelling properties of copolymeric acrylamidecrotonic acid superabsorbents. , React Func Polym.; 67(10): 865-882
Yiamsawas D, Kangwansupamonkon W, Chailapakul O, Kiatkamjornwong S. (2007) , Synthesis and swelling properties of copolymeric acrylamidecrotonic acid superabsorbents. , React Func Polym.; 67(10): 865-882
Kangwansupamonkon W, Kiatkamjornwong S. (2005) , Modification of natural rubber by grafting with hydrophilic vinyl monomers. , Macromol Phys Chem.; 206(24) : 2450-2460

Awards

Gold Medal Award : Conversion of polystyrene foam waste to a high performance oil and organic solvent adsorbent. - At the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. 2018
Excellent Achievement Award : Controlled release fertilizer by coating with biodegradable nanocomposite polymer film. - At the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. 2018
Outstanding Research Project Award in Public-related Area: Toxicological evaluation of silver nanoparticles containing fabrics. - Thailand Research Fund (TRF). 2015
Highly efficient visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity of Bi2WO6/BiVO4 heterojunction photocatalysts. Materials Research Bulletin, 54, 2014: 28-33. - The ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Materials Science (April to June 2014)
Antibacterial effect of apatite coated titanium dioxide for textiles applications. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 5(2), 2009: 240-249. - The ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Immunology and Microbiology (July to September 2009)
Synthesis and swelling properties of copolymeric acrylamide-crotonic acid superabsorbents. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 67(10), 2007: 865-882. - The ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Materials Science (October to December 2007)