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Wirasak Smitthipong | Polymer | Best Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Wirasak Smitthipong   Professor at Kasetsart University, stands as a distinguished Academician/Research Scholar in the domain of Polymer . Holding a Pursuing Ph.D. at , University of California, their professional journey exemplifies dedication and expertise. 📚

🌐 Professional Profiles:

Areas of Interest 🌿

His fascination spans across an array of areas: from natural rubber and sustainable materials to cutting-edge advancements in BCG materials and the practical applications of SDGs. He delve deeply into the realms of composites, polymer science, and engineering—immersing myself in their synthesis, characterization, and processing equally captivated by supramolecular materials, nano-materials, surface and interface phenomena, adhesion properties, physical chemistry, and materials engineering. Exploring the multidisciplinary intersections of science and technology energizes me, especially in the context of materials for energy.

Academic Qualifications 📚

Post-doctoral Researcher: Materials Research Laboratory and College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (2006-2008)Ph.D. in Chemistry: Institut de Chimie des Surfaces et Interfaces, University of Haute Alsace (UHA), France (2002-2005)Master’s Degree in Chemistry: University of Haute Alsace, France (2001-2002)DELF 1 (French Language Diploma): University of Nancy 2, France (2000-2001)Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Chemistry: Mahidol University, Thailand (1990-1994)

Professional Roles 👨‍🏫

Present: Head of Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand Bringing leadership to the forefront in the Department of Materials Science, driving innovation and fostering academic growth.2019-Present: Head of Specialized Center of Rubber and Polymer Materials in Agriculture and Industry (RPM), Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand Guiding the specialized center focused on Rubber and Polymer Materials, bridging the gap between academia and industry.2019-2022: Head of Office of Research Integration on Target-Based Natural Rubber, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Bangkok, Thailand Steering the strategic initiatives at NRCT focused on integrated research targeting natural rubber, contributing to Thailand’s scientific progress.2018-2020: Assistant Dean for Innovation Development, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand Championing innovation development within the Faculty of Science, fostering an environment conducive to creativity and advancement.2014-2019: Project Coordinator of Natural Rubber Research and Development, Thailand Research Fund (TRF).

Honors and Contributions 🏅

Review Activities:

Actively reviewed manuscripts for prestigious journals such as “Biomacromolecules” (ACS Publications), “Korea-Australia Rheology Journal,” “Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials,” “Journal of Composite Science and Technology,” and “Polymer” by Elsevier.

Professional Memberships

Proud member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), contributing to the scientific community’s growth and development.

Educational Engagement

Volunteered to impart knowledge about “Polymer Introduction” to high school students visiting UCSB, fostering interest and understanding among young minds.


Awarded the Best Poster for “Bioinspired Supramolecular Self-Assembly of Nucleic Acid/Cationic Amphiphile Based-Materials” at the Materials Research Outreach Program (MROP) Symposium in Santa Barbara, USA (2007), showcasing exceptional contributions to the field.

Top Noted Publications by Wirasak Smitthipong  :

Recent Developments in Shape Memory Elastomers for Biotechnology Applications  Paper Published in 2022 cited by 4

Non‐Covalent Interaction on the Self‐Healing of Mechanical Properties in Supramolecular Polymers  Paper Published in 2022 cited by 10

Current challenges in thermodynamic aspects of rubber foam  Paper Published in 2021 cited by 5

Approaches toward High Resilience Rubber Foams: Morphology–Mechanics–Thermodynamics Relationships  Paper Published in  2021cited by 5

Effect of natural extract from waste corn meal on stabilization of natural rubber  Paper Published in 2021 cited by 2

Prospects for rambutan peel extract as natural antioxidant on the aging properties of vulcanized natural rubber  Paper Published in 2021 cited by 8

The albumin/starch scaffold and its biocompatibility with living cells  Paper Published in 2021 cited by 7

The relationship between the morphology and elasticity of natural rubber foam based on the concentration of the chemical blowing agent  Paper Published in 2021 cited by 12

Special issue topic: Advanced rubber and polymer materials in agriculture and industry   Paper Published in  2021


Wirasak Smitthipong’s dedication to reviewing for prominent journals, active involvement in professional organizations, educational outreach, and recognition for innovative research contributions exemplify a commitment to scientific advancement and knowledge dissemination.



Wirasak Smitthipong | Polymer | Best Researcher Award

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