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Scientist I/ Deputy Dept Head, Polymer Composite


Polymer Composite (PMC) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way. Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

synthesis, design and fabrication high performance nanomaterials and nanocomposites
Material design, synthesis and modification of metal and metal oxides nanomaterials 
Conductive composite and composite reinforced 
Surface functionalization and modification of nanomaterials
Synthesis and fabrication nanocomposites materials
Development of a personal mobility (X-bike) in collaboration with Toyota Tsusho and A*CAR program (Completed)

Development of Silicone Rubber Nanocomposites with High Electrical Conductivity in Laminar Labs (Completed)

Interface Failure Analysis of Polymer Nanocomposites Using Infrared Non-Destructive (NDT) Method in collaboration with NMC (Completed)

Conductive composite laminate in collaboration with Embraer via Aerospace program – ASTAR (Completed)

Epoxy/Clay and Silica Nanocomposites and their Applications to GFRP/CFRP for Composite Riser with SERC-A*STAR (Completed)

No-More-Slip-Down PU with Bronx via MCOI (Completed)

Modelling of Pollution Migration and Surface Preparation of Contaminated Composites to Improve Coating Adhesion in collaboration with Pratt&Whitney and SAFRAN via Aerospace program – A*STAR (Ongoing)

Characterisation of Thermal Damage in Carbon Fibre-Resin Matrix Systems in collaboration with Boeing via Aerospace program – A*STAR (Ongoing)

Evaluating a Composite Scarf Repair Scheme for Improvement in collaboration with ST Aero, Singapore via Aerospace program – A*STAR, project start in Feb 2015 (Ongoing)

Investigation on Coating Adhesion on Contaminated CFRP Surfaces by Different Treatments with Pratt & Whitney via Aerospace Program – A*STAR (Secured)

Efficient Design Techniques for Mitigation of Lightning Direct Effects on Composite Aircraft Structure by Fundamental Research with Bombardier via Aerospace Program – A*STAR (Secured)

Ph.D. (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) National University of Singapore, 2012 
M.Sc. (Polymer Science) Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2005
B.Sc. (Hons) Materials Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 2003
National University of Singapore Research Scholarship (PhD)

Full Scholarship of Master Degree, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University

Silver award student seminar presentation, The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University
Organizing Committee of Asian Workshop on Polymer Processing 2015 (AWPP2015)

Thitsartarn, W., Gulari, E., Wongkasemjit, S. Synthesis of Fe-MCM-41 from Silatrane and FeCl3 via Sol-gel Process and its Epoxidation Activity, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Wiley Interscience online publishing, 2008, 22, 97-103.

Li, P., Thitsartarn, W., Kawi, S. Highly Active and Selective Nanoalumina-Supported Wilkinson’s Catalysts for Hydroformylation of Styrene. Industrial Engineering & Chemistry Research, 2009, 48, 4, 1824–1830.

Thitsartarn, W., Kawi, S. Active and Stable CaO-CeO2 Catalyst for Transesterification of Oil to Biodiesel. Green Chemistry 2011, 12, 13, 3423-3430.

Thitsartarn, W., He C., J. Yeo C. C., Fan X., Yuan D., Sun Y. Simultaneous Enhancement of Strength and Toughness of Epoxy using POSS-Rubber Core-Shell Nanoparticles. Composites Science and Technologies 2015, 118, 63-71.

Thitsartarn, W., Kawi S., Maneerung T. Highly Active and durable Ca-doped Ce-SBA-15 catalyst for biodiesel production. Energy 2015, 89, 946-956.

Phuong B. V., Thitsartarn W., J. Yeo C. C., Liu E., Chua E.-K. EM Performance of Conductive Composite Laminate Made of Nanostructured Materials for Aerospace Application. IEEE - Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility 2015, 57, 1139 – 1148.

Wang M., He C., Thitsartarn W., Fan X. Rheological and mechanical properties of epoxy/clay nanocomposites with enhanced tensile and fracture toughness. Polymer 2015, 58, 43-52.

Yuan D., Li Z., Thitsartarn W., He C., Fan X., Sun J., Li H. ß Phase PVDF-hfp Induced by Mesoporous SiO2 Nanorods: Synthesis and Formation Mechanism. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2015, 3, 3708-3713.

Mo L., Saw E. T., Du Y,, Armando B., Ang M. L., Y. Kathiraser, Li Z., Thitsartarn W., Lin M., S. Kawi. Highly dispersed supported metal catalysts prepared via in-situ self-assembled core-shell precursor route. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2015, 40, 13388 – 13398.

An Electrically Conductive Composite Laminate (ID201322)

Method for Producing Strong and Tough Polymer Nanocomposite (ID201321)

A Low Electrical Resistivity Silicon Rubber (ID201345)

A High Temperature Resistant Polymer Nanocomposite (ID201422)

Novel Fillers for Strong and Tough Polymer Composite (ID201438)

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