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Anyarat Watthanaphanit

Assistant Professor Dr.



Room SC4-209

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science,

Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, 999 Phutthamonthon Sai 4 Road,

Tambon Salaya, Amphur Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand  


Tel.: +66 2 441 9817–20, ext 1160

E-mail: anyarat.wat@mahidol.ac.th



Apr 2004–Mar 2009       

Ph.D. in Polymer Science  

       The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (International Program)

  • Dissertation Title: Development of wet-spun alginate fibers for wound dressing applications


Jun 2000–Mar 2004       

B.Sc. in Chemistry (1st Class Honors)

       Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand

  • Dissertation Title: Chemical constituents from the twigs of Garcinia nigrolineata

Research Area

Research Area



Oct 2013                      

 Best Young Scientist Award

Oral presentation entitled “One-step production of colloidal gold nanoparticles in alginate aqueous solution” from The 4th Asian Symposium on Advanced Material (ASAM-4), National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Aug 2013                     

Rising Star Award

Proposed research project entitled “Cellulose conversion over supported metal catalyst via solution plasma process to sugar alcohols” from Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST) of Japan Science and Technology (JST) Agency, Japan

Sep 2009                     

Professional Award

Poster presentation entitled “Preparation and characterizations of wet spun alginate fibers containing emulsified chitosan–citrate complex” from The First Thai–Japan Bioplastics and Biobased Materials Symposium (The 1st AIST–NIA Joint Symposium), Thailand



Liquid-Phase Plasma-Assisted in Situ Synthesis of Amino-Rich Nanocarbon for Transition Metal Ion Adsorption
ACS Applied Nano Materials / 24 January 2020

Synthesis of Au Nanoparticles in Natural Matrices by Liquid-Phase Plasma: Effects on Cytotoxic Activity against Normal and Cancer Cell Lines
ACS Applied Nano Materials / 27 December 2019

Solution plasma applications for the synthesis/modification of inorganic nanostructured materials and the treatment of natural polymers
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics / January 2018

Conversion of cellulose into reducing sugar by solution plasma process (SPP)
Carbohydrate Polymers / 15 September 2017

Sericin-binded-deprotenized natural rubber film containing chitin whiskers as elasto-gel dressing
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules / 1 August 2017

Simple Solution Plasma Synthesis of Hierarchical Nanoporous MnO2 for Organic Dye Removal
ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering / 3 July 2017

Enhanced degradation of chitosan by applying plasma treatment in combination with oxidizing agents for potential use as an anticancer agent
Carbohydrate Polymers / 1 July 2017

Crystallinity and surface state of cellulose in wet ball-milling process
Journal of Applied Polymer Science / 10 June 2017

New insights into vegetable oil pyrolysis by cold plasma technique
Energy Procedia / 2017

Simple introduction of carboxyl head group with alkyl spacer onto multiwalled carbon nanotubes by solution plasma process
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics / 2017

Synthesis of colloidal MnO2 with a sheet-like structure by one-pot plasma discharge in permanganate aqueous solution
RSC Advances / 2016

Verification of Radicals Formation in Ethanol-Water Mixture Based Solution Plasma and Their Relation to the Rate of Reaction
Journal of Physical Chemistry A / 3 December 2015

Accelerated nanoparticles synthesis in alcohol-water-mixture-based solution plasma
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics / 27 October 2015

Water-plasma-assisted synthesis of black titania spheres with efficient visible-light photocatalytic activity
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics / 7 June 2015

Cellulose conversion to sugar alcohol by solution plasma processing
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings / 2015

Fabrication of cellulose nanofiber/chitin whisker/silk sericin bionanocomposite sponges and characterizations of their physical and biological properties
Composites Science and Technology / 23 May 2014

Biomimetic superhydrophobic surface fabrication by plasma processing
Biomimetic Architectures by Plasma Processing: Fabrication and Applications / 1 January 2014

Influence of the discharge time of solution plasma process on the formation of gold nanoparticles in alginate matrix
Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers / 1 November 2014
A novel one-step synthesis of gold nanoparticles in an alginate gel matrix by solution plasma sputtering
RSC Advances / 2014
Effect of polymer concentration on the depolymerization of sodium alginate by the solution plasma process
Polymer Degradation and Stability / May 2013
In situ preparation of gold nanoparticles in alginate gel matrix by solution plasma sputtering process
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings / 2013

Fabrication and applications of alginate-based micro-and nanofibers
Alginates: Production, Types and Applications / 2012

Chitosan whiskers from shrimp shells incorporated into dimethacrylatebased dental resin sealant
Dental Materials Journal / 2012

Preparation of chitosan-coated polyethylene packaging films by DBD plasma treatment
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces / 23 May 2012

Release characteristic and stability of curcumin incorporated in β-chitin non-woven fibrous sheet using Tween 20 as an emulsifier
European Polymer Journal / March 2012

& Proceeding

Conferences and Proceeding

      (1)      Anyarat Watthanaphanit, Hoonseung Lee, and Nagahiro Saito. Cellulose conversion to sugar alcohol by solution plasma processing. Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 2015, 1745, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2015.787

      (2)      Shimpei Nemoto, Anyarat Watthanaphanit, and Nagahiro Saito. Direct deposition of gold nanoparticles on cellulose fiber by solution plasma process. Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 2015, 1723, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2015.13.

      (3)      Anyarat Watthanaphanit, Gasidit Panomsuwan, and Nagahiro Saito. In situ preparation of gold nanoparticles in alginate gel matrix by solution plasma sputtering process. Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 2013, 1569, DOI: 10.1557/opl.2013.766.

      (4)      Anyarat Watthanaphanit, Hiroshi Tamura, and Ratana Rujiravanit. Bilayer alginate/chitosan spotted film formation by phase separation process of chitosan–citrate emulsion from alginate/chitosan suspension. Advances in Chitin Sciences, 2011, 13, 236–241.

      (5)      Anyarat Watthanaphanit, Pitt Supaphol, Tetsuya Furuike, Seiichi Tokura, Hiroshi Tamura, and Ratana Rujiravanit. Wet spun alginate fibers containing emulsified chitosan–citrate complex and their characterization. Chitin and Chitosan Research, 2009, 15(2), 136–137.

      (6)      Anyarat Watthanaphanit, Pitt Supaphol, Tetsuya Furuike, Seiichi Tokura, Hiroshi Tamura, and Ratana Rujiravanit. Antibacterial activity of alginate nanocomposite fibers containing chitosan whiskers and release characteristic of the presence chitosan whiskers. Chitin and Chitosan Research, 2008, 14(2), 148–149.

Anyarat Watthanaphanit, Pitt Supaphol, Hiroshi Tamura, Seiichi Tokura, and Ratana Rujiravanit. Preparation and characterization of alginate containing chitin whiskers. Advances in Chitin Science and Technology, 2006, 440–442.




Teaching Courses

Department of Chemistry



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