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Mr. Sopon Butcha or A is a 5-yr.-Ph.D.-program student under a supervision of Dr. Chularat Wattanakit from the School of Energy Science and Engineering (ESE). He got accepted from the University of Bordeaux by Prof. Dr. Alexander Kuhn to conduct his co-research from November 2018 to October 2020 in France. His research topic is 'Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Chiral Molecules at Modified Mesoporous Mesoporous Metal Eletrodes.


have been in Bordeaux for one year as a Ph.D. student in the double-degree-program between VISTEC and University of Bordeaux. I am now grown up. I gained many experiences in the new environment. I have learned a lot to get new knowledge and skills, which can improve myself and my study. At this moment, I am continuing my research and learning French language and cultures. Because living in France is not easy, the third language is a crucial necessity. Thanks VISTEC and Franco-Thai Scholarship program to give me the worthy opportunity for living in oversea. I am having a whale of a time!!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sopon B.     



Mr. Jakkapan Kumsampao or Bank is a 5-yr-Ph.D. student under a supervision of Prof. Dr. Vinich Promarak from the School of Material Science and Engineering (MSE). He got accepted by the Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) to do research as the International Internship Program Asia (IMS-IIPA) with Prof. Dr. Hiroshi YAMAMOTO from October 2019 to September 2020 in Okazaki, Japan. His research topic is 'Surface-Bound Light-driven Molecular Motors for Reconfigurable spin filters.


I am delighted and honored to get a good opportunity for this researching in oversea. I have been learning new experience about the research that is different from what I used to do at VISTEC. Moreover, I think that living here makes me absorbed and gained more access to Japanese culture. Finally, I would like to thank VISTEC to give me a scholarship and I am going to harvest this experience as much as possible.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jakkapan K.      



Mr. Ponart Aroonratsameruang or Note is a 5-year-PhD. student under a supervision of Dr. Pichaya Pattanasattayavong from the School of Molecular Science and Engineering(MSE). 

His research topic is “Development of photoelectrodes and co-catalysts for photoelectrochemical water splitting”. He collaborates with Dr. Gabriel Loget, Department of Chemistry, University of Rennes.


This is such a great opportunity that I have learnt the working culture in France and met many international friends. I am happy to work with Dr. Gabriel Loget, he is a nice and enthusiastic researcher. However, my working life here is not different from VISTEC, I must always work hard and be curious, in order to get a good result. I hope that we will have an excellent work soon. Finally, I would like to sincerely thanks VISTEC for providing the financial support. After I came back to Thailand, I promise I will share my knowledge to our younger generation and develop the innovation to our society.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ponart A.        



Ms. Duangkamon Suttipat or Tan is a 5-yr-Ph.D. student under a supervision of Dr. Chularat Wattanakit from the School of Energy Science and Engineering (ESE). 

Her research topic is ‘Design Hierarchical Zeolite/Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) composite for para-Xylene Production’. She got an acceptance from Prof. Emiel Hensen, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).


Currently, I have spent for three months at Eindhoven, Netherlands since September 2019. My researches at TU/e interest and excite my Ph.D. life a lot. I have learnt so many things not only in the fields of catalysis, but also other fields from their weekly seminar. In the group of Prof. Emiel Hensen, they work on plenty of researches including heterogeneous catalyst, homogeneous catalyst, electrochemistry and theoretical simulations. I would say that my researches, friends and supervisors at TU/e make me glad to be here. They always support me and help me to solve the problems so quickly. In addition, they gave me the hints and guidance to come up with the new idea from mine. In my case, I am lucky to be here at my last year. I can gain a ton of experiences and also support them to solve their problems on which I ever had my experiences. I would say this is the fantastic sharing experiences for my Ph.D. life. Moreover, I have also shared the knowledge and techniques that I have learnt from here to Thai students in my group at VISTEC. I expected that I can share more experiences when I go back to VISTEC next year. Last but not least, I would like to sincerely thank my advisor “Dr. Chularat Wattanakit” and “VISTEC”, who always support me and give me to be my today version. I will never forget this opportunity to bring me here and I will spend my valuable times with my best.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Duangkamon S.       



Ms.Kusuma Thongchaivetcharat or Pook is a 3-yr-Ph.D. student under a supervision of Assoc. Prof. Daniel Crespy from the School of Molecular Science and Engineering (MSE). She is now, in the frame of her PhD study, in the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) in the department of Professor Katharina Landfester Her research topic in the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research is focusing on preparation of multi-functional microdroplets for anticorrosion application with co-advising of Dr. Héloïse Thérien-Aubin.


I have remembered in every precious moments since I have been here. I gained many experiences not only the field of my work but also gained how to grow up like professional person does. In the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP) which is the famous institute of science in the world, there are many PhD students, Postdocs, and group leaders who come from different countries so we can exchange each cultures, working styles, and also languages. I hope that I could be the one of VISTEC’s students who can be a good representative of Thai student, Thai culture, and Thai science and technology. Furthermore, I could not forget the valuable supports from related people in my every successful step. I would like to thank you VISTEC and my advisor (Assoc. Prof. Daniel Crespy) including Prof. Katharina Landfester  and Dr. Héloïse Thérien-Aubin for giving me a superb opportunity of working in Germany.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kusuma T.     

Ms.Vatcharaporn Aomchad or Pae is a 5 yr.Ph.D. program student under a supervision of Asst. Prof.Dr. Valerio D'Elia from the School of Molecular Science and Engineering (MSE). She got accepted from the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) with Prof. Dr. Arjan W.Kleij from October 2019 to October 2020 in Spain. Her research topic is 'Synthesis of metal bisoxazoline (BOX) complexes for the conversion of CO2 to cyclic carbonates and polycarbonates.


It’s almost two months passed since I’ve been moved to Tarragona, Spain. It’s a great opportunity to work under the supervision of Prof. A.W. Kleij at Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ). Not only gaining in-depth knowledge in my research area but also a chance to work in foreign cultural environment that I’ve learned here. In the first month, I have to adapt myself to live and work here also met new foreign friends. However, at the beginning I have to say that learning Spanish for communication outside the institute is very importance. It will make your life easier here if you know some common words. Anyways, Spanish people, who are really nice and friendly, encouraged me to speak their language. In the weekend, I love to travel around. There have beautiful beaches and roman heritage sites here. Time flies so fast I will continue industriously work here to get the most out of it. Lastly, without the financial assistance of VISTEC scholarship I could not be here. I would like to thank VISTEC and my supervisor Asst. Prof. Dr. Valerio D’Elia for your support in this matter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Vatcharaporn A.   

Ms.Pimpisut Worakajit  or Fern is a 5 -yr.-Ph.D. program student under a supervision of Dr. Pichaya Pattanasattayavong from the School of Molecular Science and Engineering (MSE). She got accepted by the Osaka University with Prof. Akinori Sraki from Sebtember 2019 to Febuary 2020 in Japan. Her research topic is 'Charge carrier tansport mechanism in CuSCN.


It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to be a visiting student at Osaka University under a full scholarship from VISTEC. Here I’ve obtained a lot of knowledge and skills which beneficial for improving my research from discussing with people who have expertise in physical chemistry, especially my host-advisor, Prof. Akinori Saeki. Moreover, I have a chance to use advance equipment that useful for my research. Besides the academic field, I also gained lots of experience from living in Japan particularly in their lifestyle and working culture which I can adapt to myself. I hope that I will contribute a good thing I’ve learned here to all VISTEC members. Finally, I would like to thank VISTEC again to give me a memorable time in my life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pimpisut W.      

Mr. Mongkhol Prawatborisut or Kuang is a 3-yr Ph.D. student under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniel Crespy from the School of Molecular Science and Engineering (MSE). Currently, he is performing research about nanoparticle-protein interactions at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in the Department of Physical Chemistry of Polymers under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester.

Indeed, living in Germany is different from living in Thailand. Therefore, I would like to share 3 short tips as below:

  1. English is 100% important for working in science, but knowing some German words is also totally helpful because you live in a German speaking country.
  2. Always allow yourself to try new things such as traveling, eating German foods, and learning German culture
  3. “Aller Anfang ist schwer – All beginnings are difficult”. Please always be kind to yourself when you start your life and work in Germany.


First of all, I would like to acknowledge VISTEC for providing me the scholarship to conduct research abroad for 2 years. My current work is now focusing on nanoparticles fabrication based on biomaterials and studying their interactions with proteins and cells. At MPI-P, I have opportunities to work with a number of experts in different fields. Working with them really broaden my scientific knowledge and make me know how important of materials I am trying to fabricate. Apart from doing scientific research, I also receive chances to join soft skills courses such as intercultural workshop and German language.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mongkhol P.       

Mr.Taweesak Pila or Ton is a 3-yr.-Ph.D. program student under a supervision of Dr. Kanokwan  Kongpatpanich from the School of Molecular Science and Engineering (MSE). He got accepted by Kyoto University, Japan.  

It is my good opportunity to study abroad and conduct a research in the famous university. I appreciate this opportunity from VISTEC. I have learned many things and gained much good experiences about how to conduct a research efficiently to make the world a better place. During I stay abroad, I also have a chance to visit some nice places which are my best memories.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Taweesak P.