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Dr. Soorathep Kheawhom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering at the same university in 1997, after which he worked there for two years. From 1999 to 2004, he pursued his Master's and Doctorate degrees in Japan under the mentorship of Prof. Masahiko Hirao, earning his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo.

Upon completion of his studies, Dr. Kheawhom returned to Chulalongkorn University's Department of Chemical Engineering. His early research utilized mathematical tools to support control, operation, and maintenance activities in chemical processes, as well as to explore significant phenomena in industrial chemical processes.

Dr. Kheawhom's current research pivots around the development of next-generation batteries, specifically zinc-air, zinc-ion, and zinc-iodine batteries. He has contributed significantly to the field, authoring numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and frequently presenting at international energy storage technology conferences.

In addition to his research, Dr. Soorathep also commits time to mentorship, advising and guiding undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral associates. His experience and knowledge continue to shape the future engineers and researchers in the energy storage sector.





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Zinc-air battery

Zinc-air batteries have garnered considerable interest as potential energy storage solutions. They offer high energy density and are cost-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly, making them a promising option in the field.

2001 - 2004

The University of Tokyo

Ph.D. Chemical System Engineering

Zinc-ion battery

The escalating demand for rechargeable batteries that are safe, possess high energy density, and are cost-effective is on the rise. In this context, zinc-ion batteries (ZIBs) have drawn significant attention due to their exceptional safety, plentiful zinc sources, and environmentally friendly characteristics.

1999 - 2001

The University of Tokyo

M.Eng. Chemical System Engineering

1993 - 1997

Chulalongkorn University

B.Eng. Chemical Engineering

Printed electronics

Printing technology, an additive manufacturing technique, has been widely explored as an effective method for fabricating electronic devices. Its attributes of simplicity, cost-effectiveness, high throughput, and environmental friendliness make it a promising approach in the field of electronics manufacturing.

Optimization based and model predictive control

Model Predictive Control (MPC) is acknowledged as a sophisticated control algorithm that is proficient at managing multiple-input multiple-output processes with constraints, showcasing its capability to deal with complex systems effectively.

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