Faculty Member

Saowakon Wongsasulak

Researcher

Education

  • B.Sc. (Food Science and Nutrition), Srinakharinwirot University (1993)
  • M.Eng. (Food Engineering), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (2000)
  • D.Eng. (Food Engineering), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (2005)

Research Interests

Food Nanotechnology; Controlled Release; Electrospinning of Biopolymer

Research/Professional Experiences

March 2006 to Present
  • Site Director, Food Engineering Practice School, Department of Food Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
  • Researcher, Department of Food Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
June 2004-Nov 2005
  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), USA.
  • Research Assistance, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), USA.

Awards and Scholarships

  • The 2nd place winning in poster contest award, Food Innovation Asia Conference 2008. (with Wong-gnam W. and Siriwattanayotin S.) (2008)
  • A Very good Ph.D. thesis Award (Food Science and Biotechnology), Agro-Industry Academic Council Association. (2006)
  • Research Assistant Scholarship, Department of Food science, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), USA. (2005)
  • Ph.D. Scholarship, Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Program, Thailand Research Fund. (2003-2006)
  • Research Scholarship, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand (2002)
  • Excellent Presentation of Senior Project, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Srinakarinvirot University, Thailand (1993)

Selected Professional Services and Memberships:

Invited Speaking Engagements
  • “Advance in food processing: Nanotechnology in foods” Visiting of Rajamangala University of Technology Lannan; KU home, Bangkok: May 29, 2008.
  • “Nanotechnology in foods and packagings” NSTDA Annual Conference (NAC) 2009. National Science and Technology Development Agency, Phathumthani: March 12-13, 2009.
Reviewer of International Journals
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science
  • Drying Technology-An International Journal
Membership
  • Member, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) (2008-present)

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles
  • Wongsasulak S, Yoovidhya T, Bhumiratana S, Hongsprabhas P, McClements DJ and Weiss J. 2006. “Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Egg Albumen–Cassava Starch Composite Films Containing Sunflower-Oil Droplets as Influenced by Moisture Content”, Food Research International. 39: 277-284.
  • Wongsasulak S., Yoovidhya T., Bhumiratana S. and Hongsprabhas P. “Physical properties of composite network of egg albumen and cassava starch formed by salt-induced gelation method”, Food research International. 40(2): 249-256.
  • Wongsasulak S, Yoovidhya T, Kit KM, McClements DJ and Weiss J. 2006. “The effect of solution properties on the morphology of ultrafine electrospun egg albumen-PEO composite fibers”, Polymer. 48(2): 448-457.
  • Wongsasulak S., , Patpeejumruswong M., Weiss J., Suppapol P. and Yoovidhya T. “Electrospinning of food-grade nanofibers of cellulose acetate and egg albumen blend” (Submitted)
  • Wongsasulak S., Tongsin P., Intasanta N. and Yoovidhya T. “Effects of glycerol on morphology, thermal and mechanical properties of electrospun zein film” (Submitted)
  • Wongsasulak S. Sakuldoa S. and Yoovidhya T. “Coaxial electrospinning of cellulose acetate carrying protein drug model nanofibers and its release characteristics” (Manuscript in preparation)
Selected Presentation with Paper/Abstract
  • Wongsasulak S., Yoovidhya T., Bhumiratana S. and Hongsprabhas P. “Effect of aging temperature on diffusion and microstructure of egg albumen-cassava starch composite film”. The proceedings of IFT Annual Meeting+Food Expo®. Las Vegas, USA. July 12-16, 2004.
  • Wongsasulak S, Yoovidhya T, Bhumiratana S, Hongsprabhas P. McClements DJ, Weiss J. The proceedings of IFT Annual Meeting+Food Expo®. New Orleans, USA. July 16-20, 2004.
  • Wongsasulak S., Kit KM, McClements DJ and Weiss J. “Influence of solution properties on electrospun egg albumen-PEO composite nanofibers” 231st American Chemical Society Annual Meeting & Exposition. Atlanta, USA. March 26-30, 2006.
  • Wongsasulak S., Kit KM, McClements DJ and Weiss J. “Effect of molecular weight and solution properties on morphology of chitosan-poly(ethylene oxide) composite electrospun ultrafine fibers” 231st American Chemical Society Annual Meeting & Exposition. Atlanta, USA. July 26-30, 2006
  • Wongsasulak S., Bhumiratana S, Hongsprabhas P. and Yoovidhya T. “Effect of temperature and pH on release property from composite structure of egg albumen and cassava starch”. The Proceedings of IUFoST 2006. 13th World congress of food science and technology. Nantes, FRANCE. Pp. 1049-1050.
  • Wongsasulak S., Theaktum S. and Yoovidhya T. “Release of riboflavin from composite structure of egg albumen and cassava starch”. The Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering, Applied Science, and Technology (ICEAST) 2007. Bangkok, THAILAND. Nov. 21-23. 2007. Pp. 930-933.
  • Rungrojchaipon P., Chaiyasit, P. and Wongsasulak, S. “Morphology Investigation of Polyethylene Oxide Ultrafine Fibers Containing Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles”. The 25th Annual Conference Microscopy Society of Thailand. January 9-11, 2008.
  • Tieamsuwan T., Yoovidhya T. and Wongsasulak S. “Release property of egg albumen-cassava starch composite matrix as influenced by gelatinization transition state of the filling starch”. The Proceedings of Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference (PACCON) 2008. Bangkok, THAILAND. Jan 30-Feb 1, 2008. p.373.
  • Wongsasulak S. “Yield Enhancement of Cooked Shrimp Products”. The Proceedings of Food Innovation Asia 2008: Healthy Food for All. Bangkok, THAILAND. June 12-13, 2008.
  • Wong-ngam W., Siriwattanayothin S. and Wongsasulak S. “The Effect of Soaking Time on Phosphate Uptake, Soaking Yield and Cooking Yield of Cooked Tailed-on Shrimp”. The Proceedings of Food Innovation Asia 2008: Healthy Food for All. Bangkok, Thailand. June 12-13, 2008.
  • Krengvithaya C., Yoovidhya T. and Wongsasulak S. “Fabrication and release characteristics of cellulose acetate-egg albumen blend nanofibrous film”. The Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovations in Food Processing Technology and Engineering (ICFPTE’08), Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand 19-20 January 2009.
  • Changangam S. Rungrojchaipon P. and Wongsasulak S. “Morphology Investigation of Zinc Oxide Nanorod Grown on Hybrid Ultrafine Fibers of Polyethylene Oxide/Cellulose Acetate”. The Proceedings of the 26th MST Annual Conference, Chiangmai, Thailand. 28-30 January 2009.
  • Wongsasulak S., Pittarate C., Intasanta N. and Rungrojchaipon P. “Fabrication and mechanical properties of electrospun fibrous films of cellulose acetate-PEO blend containing ZnO nanoparticles” The proceedings of IFT Annual Meeting+Food Expo®. Anaheim, USA. June 6-10, 2009.
  • Sakuldao S., Yoovidhya T. and Wongsasulak S. “Fabrication of hollow nanofibers from cellulose acetate by coaxial electrospinning technique” The proceedings of IFT Annual Meeting+Food Expo®. Anaheim, USA. June 6-10, 2009.

Contact Information

Tel.: +66 2 470 9243   Fax: +66 2 470 9240
E-mail: saowakon.won@kmutt.ac.th