Associate Professor Kitirote Wantala, Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)

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Biography:  Kitirote Wantala is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University. He began his career as a lecturer in 2011 and served the academic world for over 11 years. He obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Thammasat University, Thailand, in 2010.  His research focuses on catalysis, especially photocatalysis and VOC oxidation in the gas phase, reaction engineering, and renewable energy in liquid and solid biofuels. He synthesizes and characterizes photocatalysts such as N-TiO2, Fe- TiO2, Fe-N- TiO2, Fe- TiO2/GAC, Fe-TiO2-C, SrTiO3, CeSrTiFeO3, LaSrTiFeO3, ZnO, K-OMS-2, Cu-OMS-2, etc. and tests its performance on organic pollutant degradation in liquid and gas phases. He also studies liquid biofuel production via pyrolytic catalysis cracking (PCC) under atmospheric pressure from waste cooking oil and palm oil. Then, he also explores upgrading the pyrolytic oil produced from biomass pyrolysis. Additionally, he focuses on hydrochar synthesis via hydrothermal carbonization and hydrothermal co-carbonization from industrial and agricultural wastes.

Over the academic years, he managed to secure more than 20 national grants. He has published in more than 70 peer-reviewed journals. Regarding editorial work, he is an associate editor and guest-editor in Scopus journals such as Applied Environmental Research (AER), Asia-Pacific Journal of Science and Technology (APST), Sustainability, and Material Today: Proceeding. He was the conference chair for an international conference on advanced materials in environment, energy, and health applications-AMEEHA 2022. He is also an active reviewer for many high-impact journals published by Elsevier, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, and Springer. He is also actively involved in consultation projects and continues contributing his knowledge to solve industry problems.


Work Experiences:

  • 2018. 05 ~ Present Associate Professor, Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • 2013. 11 ~ 2018. 05 Assistant Professor, Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • 2011. 10 ~ Present Head of Chemical Kinetics and Applied Catalysis Laboratory (CKCL), Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Engineering.
  • 2011. 10 ~ 2013.10 Lecturer, Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • 1998. 07 ~ 2011. 09 Scientist, Srinakharinwirot University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering.


  • 2008. 01 ~ 2008. 05 Internship program, International Environmental Research Center (IERC), Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Sciences & Technology (GIST), Korea.
  • 2007. 06 ~ 2010. 06 Thammasat University, Thailand, Ph.D. Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
  • 2002. 01 ~ 2002. 07 Internship program, Carolina Environmental Program (CEP), Environmental Sciences and Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), USA.
  • 2000. 06 ~ 2004. 05 King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, M.Sc Environmental Technology.
  • 1993. 06 ~ 1997. 11 Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand, B.Sc. in Environmental Science.

Field of Interest/ความถนัดและความสนใจพิเศษ:

  • Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs): Photocatalysis, Fenton-Like process
  • Heavy Metal Adsorption Process
  • Carbon Footprints: Carbon Footprint Products (CFP), Cabon Footprint Organizations (CFO)
  • Catalysis Technology
  • Environmental Catalysis
  • Bio-Fuel Production: Bio-Gasoline, Bio-Kerosene and Bio-Diesel
  • Coal-like or Hydrochar production via Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC)


Editorial Boards of Journal

 My Subjects:

  1. Process Design for Petroleum industries
  2. Process Modeling and Simulation
  3. Chemical Reactor Design



  • ผู้ทวนสอบการขอขึ้นทะเบียนฉลากคาร์บอนฟุตพริ้นท์ของผลิตภัณฑ์ Carbon Footprint Products (CFP) ของผลิตภัณฑ์ (23-03-59) 
  • ที่ปรึกษาการขอขึ้นทะเบียนฉลากคาร์บอนฟุตพริ้นท์ของผลิตภัณฑ์ (Carbon Footprint Products, CFP) ของผลิตภัณฑ์ (2554 – ปัจจุบัน)
  • ที่ปรึกษาการขอขึ้นทะเบียนฉลากคาร์บอนฟุตพริ้นท์ขององค์กร (Carbon Footprint for Organization, CFO) ของผลิตภัณฑ์ (2561 – ปัจจุบัน)

Selected International Journal List

Selected National Journal List

Honors and Awards

My Supervision