Assistant Professor Amornchai Arpornwichanop, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, has received the Wiley–Chemical Society of Thailand (CST) Award for Contributions to Green Chemistry 2013. The award was presented at the opening ceremony of the Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference (PACCON 2014) at the Convention Center of Centara Hotel, Khon Kaen, Thailand, on January 8, 2014.
Amornchai Arpornwichanop is honored for his work on clean electricity generation from fuel cell technology and biofuel and biochemical production from sustainable resources.
Amornchai Arpornwichanop studied chemical engineering at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, were he received his Bachelor’s degree in 1997 and his Ph.D. in 2003. Since then, he has worked at Chulalongkorn University, firstly as a lecturer, and from 2011, as the head of the computational process engineering research group. In 2008, he spent a brief period as a research fellow at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, and recently, he was a visiting Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Arpornwichanop is interested in process control and systems engineering and his research is focused on reactive distillation, solid oxide fuel cells, batch and semi-batch reactors, and continuous stirred-tank reactors.
- Performance analysis of an integrated biomass gasification and PEMFC (proton exchange membrane fuel cell) system: Hydrogen and power generation,
Bhawasut Chutichai, Suthida Authayanun, Suttichai Assabumrungrat, Amornchai Arpornwichanop,
Energy 2013, 55, 98–106.
- Design methodology for bio-based processing: Biodiesel and fatty alcohol production,
Lida Simasatitkul, Amornchai Arpornwichanop, Rafiqul Gani,
Comput. Chem. Eng. 2013, 57, 48–62.
- Hydrogen production from catalytic supercritical water reforming of glycerol with cobalt-based catalysts,
Thirasak Pairojpiriyakul, Eric Croiset, Worapon Kiatkittipong, Kunlanan Kiatkittipong, Amornchai Arpornwichanop, Suttichai Assabumrungrat,
Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2013, 38, 4368–4379.