The chemistry graduate program offers a diverse range of research projects many of which involve interdisciplinary work, often in collaboration with institutions in and outside Thailand. A feature of the program is that students typically apply a range of techniques to the systems they study including X-ray diffraction, NMR, UV/visible, infrared and EPR spectroscopies, electrochemistry, chromatography and computer modeling. Thus, graduates acquire multiple skills maximizing their future job opportunities.
Two types of study are available: research only and research with taught courses. Courses are taught by expert faculty members and invited lectures. Study programs are specifically tailored to each student’s needs providing an individual learning experience.
Organic Chemistry: Here the emphasis is on the discovery of new natural products, in particular herbal plants from mangrove forests, with practical applications for medical treatment, agricultural production and compounds that may act as natural dyes.
Analytical Chemistry: Research focuses on modern methods of chemical analysis, and the practical application of analytical methods in environmental studies, clinical procedures, food technology, and agricultural science.
Physical Chemistry: Conformational dynamics of organic molecules by computational methods. Adsorption and thermodynamic studies of natural dyeing on natural fibers such as cotton and silk have been investigated. Dyeing of cotton and silk yarn with the extracted dye from natural dyes using natural mordants and metal salts has been studied.
Inorganic and Materials Chemistry: Research is concerned with the synthesis and design of redox-active, spin crossover and magnetic nanoparticle materials. Nanomaterials for medical and pharmaceutical applications are also being investigated.
Full scholarships are available from:
• Office of the Higher Education Commission
• Royal Golden Jubilee Program
• Biodiversity Research and Training Program
• National Science and Technology Development Agency
• Walailak University
Program Contact Person
Name: Asst. Prof. Dr. Phimphaka Harding
Contact Phone No.: +66 7567 2100, +66 7567 2005-6