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Dr Kunyapat Thummavichai

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

I obtained my PhD in Materials Engineering at the University of Exeter in 2018. My project was focused on the synthesis, characterization and application development of new class metal oxides (mainly WOx) nanomaterials for electrochromic technologies. During the project, I have secured funds from Qioptiq Ltd (UK) and worked as a Research Associate in the “Future Smart Display Glass” project. After my PhD, I worked as research fellow on an EPSRC project to develop advanced Phase Change Materials (PCMs) for Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for compact space heating (n-CoSH project, EPSRC EP/P003435/1). afterthat, I also achieved "100 ASEAN talented Young Scientists " Grant from Guangxi University, China. The project focuses on mechanism investigation of metal- oxide in an energy-related application. My current project at Nothumbria University are focused to develop the self-powered electrochromic device. This technology are conbination of photovotic and electrochromic technoloies. 

Kunyapat Thummavichai

My research interests encompass the structure-process-property relationships by nano- and composite materials, with a passion for creating new generation of innovative nanomaterials and composite materials for sustainable and scalable energy technologies. Specifically, I am driven to investigate the area of transition metal oxide and their unique electrochromic properties for smart glass and flexible display technologies. The materials currently under investigation are reaeearth elements doped metal oxide nanomaterials. 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • DFT and Experimental Studies of Iron Oxide-based Nanocomposites for Efficient Electrocatalysis, Ola, O., Ullah, H., Chen, Y., Thummavichai, K., Wang, N., Zhu, Y. 27 May 2021, In: Journal of Materials Chemistry C
  • Design and Evaluation the Anti-Wear Property of Inorganic Fullerene Tungsten Disulfide as Additive in PAO6 Oil, Chen, W., Thummavichai, K., Chen, X., Liu, G., Lv, X., Zhang, L., Chen, D., Tiwari, S., Wang, N., Zhu, Y. 20 May 2021, In: Crystals
  • Defect-Rich Heterogeneous MoS2/rGO/NiS Nanocomposite for Efficient pH-Universal Hydrogen Evolution, Liu, G., Thummavichai, K., Lv, X., Chen, W., Lin, T., Tan, S., Zeng, M., Chen, Y., Wang, N., Zhu, Y. 8 Mar 2021, In: Nanomaterials
  • Sodium tungsten oxide bronze nanowires bundles in adsorption of methylene blue dye under uv and visible light exposure, Thummavichai, K., Thi, L., Pung, S., Ola, O., Hussain, M., Chen, Y., Xu, F., Chen, W., Wang, N., Zhu, Y. 1 Mar 2021, In: Energies
  • Co-zeolitic imidazolate framework@cellulose aerogels from sugarcane bagasse for activating peroxymonosulfate to degrade p-nitrophenol, Sun, W., Thummavichai, K., Chen, D., Lei, Y., Pan, H., Song, T., Wang, N., Zhu, Y. 27 Feb 2021, In: Polymers
  • Multifunctional porous SiC nanowire scaffolds, Chen, Y., Ola, O., Liu, G., Han, L., Hussain, M., Thummavichai, K., Wen, J., Zhang, L., Wang, N., Xia, Y., Zhu, Y. 1 Jul 2021, In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society

Funded projects

  • Leverhulme trust, early cereer research fellowship, Self-powered switcjing glazing for sustainable energy in buildings (2021-2024) 110K 
  • 100 ASEAN talented Young Scientists, electrochromic machinism project  (2019-2020) £30k
  • Qioptiq Ltd. Smart device project (2015-2018) £26k

  • Engineering PhD June 30 2018
  • Engineering MSc November 20 2012
  • Chemical Engineering BSc August 01 2010
  • MIET Membership Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2019
  • Associate Member (AMRSC) Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) 2015

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