Associate Professor Siwaporn Meejoo Smith, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, has received the Wiley–Chemical Society of Thailand (CST) Award for Contributions to Green Chemistry 2015. The prize honors outstanding green chemistry research by young Thai chemists.
The award was presented at the Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference (PACCON 2016) in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 9, 2016.
Professor Smith’s research focuses on photocatalysis, dye sensitized solar cells, oxide and phosphate based materials, as well as graphene and graphene oxide based composites. She and her team use this research to develop simple, economical, and energy-efficient technolgies for pollution remediation, tailored to low- and medium-income countries with growing industry. Projects include the development of reusable sorbents for the removal of heavy metals from water, and catalysts for the rapid removal of volatile organic pollutants from air.
Siwaporn Meejoo Smith studied chemistry at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 2003. She returned to Mahidol University as Lecturer, became Assistant Professor in 2005 and Associate Professor in 2014. Among other honors, she has received an University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) Fellowship in 2006 and the Duo-Thailand Fellowship by the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) in 2007.
- Surfactant effect on the physicochemical characteristics of γ-oryanol-containing solid lipid nanoparticles,
Kullavadee Karn-orachai, Siwaporn Meejoo Smith, Somsak Saesoo, Alongkot Treethong, Satit Puttipipatkhachorn, Sirapat Pratontep, Uracha Rungsardthong Ruktanonchai,
Colloids Surf. A 2016, 488, 118–128.
- Nature of red luminescence in oxygen treated hydrothermally grown zinc oxide nanorods,
Suranan Anantachaisilp, Siwaporn Meejoo Smith, Cuong Ton-That, Soraya Pornsuwan, Anthony R. Moon, Christian Nenstiel, Axel Hoffmann, Matthew R. Phillips,
J. Lumin. 2015, 168, 20–25.
- Microwave solvothermal synthesis of mixed pine tree seed-like/disc-shaped microstructures of MnOx (x = 4/3 and 1) with high specific capacitance for electrochemical capacitors,
Jedsada Sodtipinta, Hyun-Kyung Kim, Suk-Woo Lee, Siwaporn Meejoo Smith, Pasit Pakawatpanurut, Kwang-Bum Kim,
J. Electroceram. 2015, 35, 111–119.
- Transesterification of soybean oil using bovine bone waste as new catalyst,
Siwaporn Meejoo Smith, Chutima Oopathum, Vararut Weeramongkhonlert, Christopher B. Smith, Suwilai Chaveanghong, Pradudnet Ketwong, Supakorn Boonyuen,
Bioresour. Technol. 2013, 143, 686–690.
- Chelating agent- and surfactant-assisted synthesis of manganese oxide/carbon nanotube composite for electrochemical capacitors,
Jedsada Sodtipinta, Weeraphat Pon-On, Waret Veerasai, Siwaporn Meejoo Smith, Pasit Pakawatpanurut,
Mater. Res. Bull. 2013, 48, 1204–1212.
- Chemical and structural investigation of lipid nanoparticles: drug–lipid interaction and molecular distribution,
Suranan Anantachaisilp, Siwaporn Meejoo Smith, Alongkot Treetong, Sirapat Pratontep, Satit Puttipipatkhachorn, Uracha Rungsardthong Ruktanonchai,
Nanotechnology 2010, 21, 125102.
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