Associate Professor Dr. Thawien Wittaya

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CURRENT POSITION

            - Director of Packaging Technology Course

           - Head of Starch and Plant Fiber Research Unit (SPF-RU)

            - Coordinator of Development of biopolymer and Packaging Research Group

Research interests:

1.Production, Properties and Potential Application of Antimicrobial Biodegradable Films Incorporated with Antimicrobial Compounds Derived from Plant Materials

2. Microencapsulation of Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Compounds Derived from Plant materials and Potential Uses in Food Packaging.

3. Production and Improvement of polysaccharide composite biodegradable packaging by cooperating with starch nanocrystals, cellulose, crystalline cellulose and natural rubber.

4.  Hydrocolloids (proteins, polysaccharides and lipids) edible and biodegradable films

5.  Formulation and Production of Coating and Adhesive from Biopolymer for Packaging Industry

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

-Refereed Journal Articles:

Thawien Bourtoom. 2008. Production of edible film from low value fish meat. Thai Packaging, 18: 45-48 (April-June).

Kiatsomboon, N., Chantachum, S. and Wittaya, T.  2011. Antimicrobial Activity and the Properties of Edible Films Incorporated with Encapsulated Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.) Oil. Songklanakarin J Sci. Techno. In press, Corrected Proof.

Thongsane, P., Sridach, W. and Wittaya, T. 2011. Effect of palm pressed fiber (PPF) surface treatment on the properties of rice starch films. International Food Research Journal. 18: 287-302.

Chana-Thaworn, J., Chanthachum, S. and Wittaya, T. 2011. Antimicrobial Activity and Characteristics of Edible Films Incorporated with Phayom Wood (Shorea tolura) Extracts. International Food Research Journal. 18: 39-54

Chana-Thaworn, J., Chanthachum, S. and Wittaya, T. 2011. Properties and Antimicrobial Activity of Edible Films Incorporated with Kiam Wood (Cotyleobium lanceotatum) Extracts. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 44(1): 284-292.

Thongsane, P., Sridach, W., Ariffin, F. and Wittaya, T. 2010. Characteristics and Properties of Edible Rice Starch Films Reinforced with Palm Pressed Fibers. International Food Research Journal. 17:535-547.

Thawien Wittaya and Pairat Sopanodora. 2009. Effect of Some Process Parameters on the Properties of Edible Film Produced from Lizard Fish (Saurida undosquamis) Muscle. KMITL Sci. Tech. J. 9(1): 27-42

Thawien Wittaya. 2009. Microcomposites of Rice Starch Film Reinforced with Microcrystalline Cellulose from Palm Pressed Fiber. International Food Research Journal. 16: 493-500.

Siripongvutikorn, S., Thongraung, C., Usawakesmanee, W., Bourtoom, T., Thammarutwasik, P. 2009. Development of instant garcinia (garcinia atroviridis) tom-yum mix as a high acid seasoning. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation 33 (1): 74-86

Bourtoom T. and Chinnan M.S. 2008. Improvement of water barrier property of rice starch-chitosan composite film plasticized with lipids. Food Science and Technology International. 15: 149-158.  Impact factor = 0.689.

Bourtoom, T. and Chinnan, M.S. 2008. Preparation and properties of rice starch-chitosan blend biodegradable film. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 41: 1633-1641.  Impact factor = 1.589.

Bourtoom, T. 2008. Plasticizer affects the properties of biodegradable blend film from rice starch- chitosan. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology. 30: 149-155.   Impact factor = 0.11

Bourtoom, T. 2008. Factor Affecting the Properties of Edible Film Prepared from Mung Bean Proteins. International Food Research Journal. 15(1): 81-94.

Bourtoom, T., Chinnan, M. S, Jantawat, P., and Sanguandeekul, R. 2008. Recovery and Characterization of Proteins Precipitated from Surimi Wash-Water. LWT-Food Science and Technology. 42: 599-605.   Impact factor = 1.589.

Bourtoom, T. 2008. Edible Films and Coatings: Characteristics and Properties (Review article). International Food Research Journal. 15 (3): 237-248.

Bourtoom, T. 2009. Edible Protein Films: Properties Enhancement (Review article). International Food Research Journal. 16(1):1-9.

Bourtoom, T., Chinnan, M. S, Jantawat, P., and Sanguandeekul, R. 2006. Effect of type and concentration plasticizer on the properties of edible films from water-soluble fish proteins. Food Science and Technology International. 12(2): 119- 126. Impact factor = 0.689.

Bourtoom, T., Chinnan, M. S., Jantawat, P. and Sanguandeekul, R.  2006.  Effect of selected parameters on the properties of edible films from water-soluble fish proteins.  LWT-Food Science and Technology. 39(4): 406-419.; Impact factor = 1.589.

           4.2 - Other Scientific Publications:

Thawien Wittaya. 2009. Influence of Lipids on the Mechanical and Water Barrier Property of Edible Rice Starch-Methylcellulose Blend Film. In 11th Asean Food Conference 2009 “Food Science and Technology: Innovative Approaches and Opportunities for Global Market” October 21-23, 2009, Banda Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Page 435-443.

Jutaporn Chana-Thaworn, Supitchaya Chanthachum and Thawien Wittaya. 2009. Characteristics and Antimicrobial Activity of Edible Films Incorporated with Payom wood (Shorea   talura  Roxb) extracts. In 11th Asean Food Conference 2009 “Food Science and Technology: Innovative Approaches and Opportunities for Global Market” October 21-23, 2009, Banda Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. Page 428-434.

Kiatsomboon, N., Chantachum, S. and  Bourtoom, T. 2009. Antimicrobial Activity and Properties of Edible Films Incorporated with Encapsulated Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata Thunb.) Oils. Paper will be present in “The 10th Annual Conference of Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering “International Conference on Innovations in Agricultural, Food and Renewable Energy Productions for Mankind”, 1-3 April 2009, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Chana-Thaworn, J., Chanthachum, S. and Bourtoom, T. 2009. Properties and Antimicrobial Activity of Edible Films Incorporated with Kiam Wood (Cotyleobium lanceotatum) Extracts. Paper will be present in “The 10th Annual Conference of Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering “International Conference on Innovations in Agricultural, Food and Renewable Energy Productions for Mankind”, 1-3 April 2009, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Thongsane, P., Sridach, W. and Bourtoom, T. 2009. Effect of Chemical Treatments on Palm pressed Fiber for Reinforcement of Edible Rice Starch Films.  Paper will be present in “The 10th Annual Conference of Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering “International Conference on Innovations in Agricultural, Food and Renewable Energy Productions for Mankind”, 1-3 April 2009, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Chantaramee, Sridach, W. and Bourtoom, T. 2009. Effect of coating mediums on alkyd resin coating stability and coated paperboard properties. Paper will be present in “The 10th Annual Conference of Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering “International Conference on Innovations in Agricultural, Food and Renewable Energy Productions for Mankind”, 1-3 April 2009, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Keereekasetsuk, S. and Bourtoom, T. Production and characteristic of edible film produced from red bean proteins Paper will be present in “The 10th Annual Conference of Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering “International Conference on Innovations in Agricultural, Food and Renewable Energy Productions for Mankind”, 1-3 April 2009, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Prukpattapong, T. Sridach, W. and Bourtoom, T. 2009. Effect of coating mediums on alkyd resin coating stability and coated paperboard properties. Paper will be present in “The 10th Annual Conference of Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering “International Conference on Innovations in Agricultural, Food and Renewable Energy Productions for Mankind”, 1-3 April 2009, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Bourtoom, T. 2008. Production and properties of edible film from southern native rice starch Paper presented in14th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, 23-29 October, Shanghai, China.

Thongsane, P. and Bourtoom, T. 2008. Processing and characterization of edible rice starch films reinforced with palm pressed fibers. Paper presented in 14th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, 23-29 October, Shanghai, China.

Keereekasetsuk, S. and Bourtoom, T. 2008. Influence of plasticizers on the properties of edible film from mung bean proteins. Paper presented in 14th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, 23-29 October, Shanghai, China.

Pruckpattapong, S. and Bourtoom, T. 2008. Potential application of alkyd resin for paperboard coating: Effect of emulsifier on coating stability and coated paperboard properties. Paper   presented in 14th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, 23-29 October, Shanghai, China.

Jantarame, V. and Bourtoom, T. 2008. Potential application of alkyd resin for paperboard coating: Effect of modified starches and polyvinyl alcohol on coating stability and coated paperboard properties. Paper presented in 14th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, 23-29 October, Shanghai, China.

Sudchan, S., Bourtoom, T. and Sridach, W. 2008. Effect of packaging materials on the quality decay of dried instant Kang Tai-Pla. Paper presented in 14th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, 23-29 October, Shanghai, China.

Bourtoom, T. 2008. Production and properties of edible film prepared from sago starch (Metroxylon sagu). Paper presented in The 9th International Hydrocolloids Conference, 15-19 June, Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore, 12 Pages.

Bourtoom, T. 2008. Preparation and characterization of rice starch edible films incorporated with methylcellulose. Paper presented in The 9th International Hydrocolloids Conference, 15-19 June, Rasa Sentosa Resort, Singapore, 14 Pages.

Bourtoom, T. 2007. Improvement of water barrier property of rice starch-chitosan biodegradable blend film plasticized with lipids. Paper presented in The 10th Asean Food Conference 2007: Food for Mankind, 21-23 August 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (in English). 9 Pages.

Bourtoom, T. 2007. Factor affecting the properties of edible film prepared from Mung bean protein. Paper presented in The 10th Asean Food Conference 2007: Food for Mankind, 21-23 August 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (in English). 8 Pages.

Thongsane, P. and Bourtoom, T. Nanocomposites of rice starch film reinforced with nanocrystalline cellulose from palm press fibre. Paper presented in The 10th Asean Food Conference 2007: Food for Mankind, 21-23 August 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (in English). 8 Pages.

Chartwangsakyl, N., Siripongvutikorn, S. and Bourtoom, T. 2007. Effect of heat treatment on physical, chemical and microbiological attributes of garcinia (Garcinia atroviridis Griff. Ex T. Anders) Tom-Yam Paste. Paper presented in The 10th Asean Food Conference 2007: Food for Mankind, 21-23 August 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (in English). 6 Pages.

Sridech, W.  and Bourtoom, T. 2007. Repulpability of liquid packaging boards. Paper presented in The 10th Asean Food Conference 2007: Food for Mankind, 21-23 August 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (in English). 5 Pages.

Bourtoom, T. 2007. Effect of some process parameters on the properties of edible film prepared from starches. Paper presented in The 9th Agro- Industrial Conference: Food Innovation, 15-16 June 2007 at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok. (in English). 11 Pages.

Sudchan, S., Sridech, W. and Bourtoom, T.  2007. The effect of different packaging on the quality of Durian Paste. Paper presented in The 9th Agro- Industrial Conference: Food Innovation, 15-16 June 2006 at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok. (in English). 6 Pages.

Bourtoom, T. 2006. Preparation and properties of rice starch- chitosan blend film. Paper presented in The 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology: Food is Life, 17-21 September 2006 at Nante, France. 2 Pages.

Bourtoom, T. 2006. Enhancing properties of rice starch edible films incorporated with chitosan. Paper presented in The 4th National- chitosan conference, 5-6 October 2006 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. (in English). 7 Pages.

Bourtoom, T. and Sopanodora, P. 2006. Production and properties of edible film produced from low value fish muscle. Paper presented in The 8th Agro- Industrial Conference: Food Innovation, 15-16 June 2006 at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok. (in English). 12 Pages.

Bourtoom T., Thanakitjanon, W. and Boontheerareug, N. 2006. Improvement of edible protein film from low value fish muscle properties by cooperating with chitosan. Paper presented in The 8th Agro- Industrial Conference: Food Innovation, 15-16 June 2006 at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok. (in English). 14 Pages.

Bourtoom, T., Chinnan, M. S., Jantawat, P. and Sanguandeekul, R.  2004.  Effect of plasticizer type and concentration on the properties of edible films from water-soluble fish proteins.  In Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts; 2004 July 12-16, Las Vegas, Nevada: Institute of Food Technology.  Abstract No. 83C-12.

Bourtoom, T., Chinnan, M. S., Jantawat, P. and Sanguandeekul, R.  2003.  Effect of selected parameters on the properties of edible films from water-soluble fish proteins.  In Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts; 2003 July 12-16, Chicago, Illinois: Institute of Food Technology.  Abstract No. 45D-2.

Bourtoom, T., Jantawat, P., Sanguandeekul, R. and Chinnan, M. S.  2002.  Recovery of proteins from surimi wash-water.  In Annual Meeting Book of Abstracts; 2002 June 15-19, Anaheim, California: Institute of Food Technology.  Abstract No. 76E-39.

Bourtoom, T., Sopanodora, P. and Towatana, N 1998.  Factor Affecting Metal Binding Capacity of Chitin and Chitosan. The Second IMT-GT UNINET Use of Bioresources and Enviroment : Challenges and Opportunities for the IMT-GT. 29-30 August. J. B. Hotel. Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand.

- PAPERS PRESENTED

            Presented an invited presentation. Production and properties of edible film produced from low value fish muscle. Paper presented in The 8th Agro- Industrial Conference: Food Innovation, 15-16 June 2006 at BITEC Bangna, Bangkok.

- JOURNAL REVIEWER

1. Journal of Food Engineering        

2. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology

3. LWT-Food Science and Technology

4. International Food Research Journal

5. Thaksin Journal of Science and Technology

6. Rajhapat Journal of Science and Technology

7. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (Islamic Republic of Iran)

8. Kasetsart Journal (Science)           

9. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

10. Chiang Mai Journal of Science and Technology

TEACHING

Bachelor student

(Material Product Technology)

Bachelor student

(Food Technology)

Master student

(Packaging Technology and Biotechnology)

Food packaging        

GMP and HACCP in Agro-Industry

Packaging Technology I

Packaging Engineering         

Introduction to Food Processing

Packaging Technology II

Converting of Biopolymer

Materials

Food Processing Lab.

Advanced material  and Packaging Technology

Packaging and Packaging Materials

Advanced food packaging

Food packaging Lab

Research Technique in Packaging Technology

Engineering Technology Lab

Starch Technology

Strength and physical test of biopolymer lab

Research Technique in Biotechnology

Packaging Engineering Lab

Green Packaging

Converting of Biopolymer Materials Lab.

Advanced Pulp and Paper

Packaging and Packaging Materials Lab.               

Rubber Technology Lab.      

RESEARCHE FUNDS

Year

Project Topic

Budget

Grant sources

Remark

2010-2013

Extraction, Separation and Application of Lignin from Palm Fruit Bunch for Producing the Corrugated Board Coating

1,946,000

PSU (NRU)

Project Head

2010-2012

Improvement of biodegradable Chiang rice starch film properties by using cross-linking Agent and UV treatment

913,000

PSU (NRU)

Project Head

2010-2012

Preparation and Application of Starch Nanocrystals Reinforced Rice Starch Film

726,476

PSU

Project Head

2010-2012

Potential production and properties of microcrystalline cellulose from rice bran and applications as reinforcement in biodegradable packaging

619,476

PSU

Project Head

2010-2011

Production and application of natural rubber and chemically modified natural rubber for corrugated paper coating

370,000

TRF

Project Head

2009-2011

Production, Properties and Potential Application of Antimicrobial Edible Films Incorporated with Keam (Cotyleobiumlanceotatum) and Payom

(Shorea tolura) Wood Extracts

480,000

TRF

Project Head

2008

Product development and packaging of ready to cook Southern curry cube: Kuar-Kling and Kang-Som

140,000

PSU

Project Head

2008

Production and application of natural rubber for corrugated paper coatings

90,000

IRPUS (TRF)

Project Head

2008

Cost reduction of adhesive uses in corrugated board industry by reducing the starch content

90,000

IRPUS (TRF)

Project Head

2008

Production, Characterization and Application of Liquid Wax Resin (alkyd resin) from Palm Oil for Corrugated Board Coating

393,500

MUA and SCG

Project Head

2008

Potential production and properties of microcrystalline cellulose from palm pressed fiber

498,900

ARDA

Project Head

2008-2009

Production, Characterization and Application of Coating Material from

Palm Oil alkyd resin to Substitute the Commercial Wax for Corrugated Board Coating

1,000,000

TRF

Project Head

2008-2010

Production and properties of microcrystalline cellulose from palm pressed fiber and sugar palm fruit fiber

300,000

Thai government

Project Head

2008-2009

Production, Properties Development and Potential Application of Edible Films Produced from Native Southern Thai Rice Starch

238,000

Thai government

Project Head

2008-2009

The Property Improvement of Rice Starch Films by cooperating with Cellulose and Crystalline Cellulose from Palm Pressed Fiber

193,000

PSU

Project Head

2008

Product and packaging development for “OTOP”

370,000

Dept. of  Industrial Promotion

Co-project

2007

Shelf–life extension of crispy dried shrimps salad with herbs by packaging  technology

90,000

IRPUS (TRF)

Project Head

2007

Combination effect of selected polymer for commercial wax modification on

printing ability, water absorption and strength of corrugated paper

90,000

IRPUS (TRF)

Project Head

2007

Production and application of coating material from palm oil alkyd resin for

commercial wax replacement for corrugated paper coating: Factor affecting the stability and emulsion stability of coating material from alkyd resin

90,000

IRPUS (TRF)

Project Head

2006

Improvement of printing ability and water absorption of wax for paper coating

90,000

IRPUS (TRF)

Project Head

2006-2007

Production and properties development of wax from crude palm oil and by products from palm oil industry and potential application in the food packaging

800,000

Thai government

Co-project

2006-2008

Production, Properties and Potential Application of Cellulose and Cellulose

Derivatives from Palm Pressed Fiber

1,656,335

Chaipattana foundation

Project Head

2007

Selection and development of packing technique and packaging for instant BUDU

50,000

Rajhapat University

Co-project

2007

Selection and development of packing technique and packaging for instant Phat-Thai sauce

30,000

Rajhapat University

Co-project

2007

Productivity improvement in ice cream industry

229,376

ITAP

Co-project

2006

Development of shrimp products marinated with Tom-Yum and Thai green

1,500,000

BIOTEC

Co-project

2006-2007

Production of low salted fish paste and shelf-life study

499,800

RDH

Co-project

2006-2007

Development of preserved fruit from Garcinia

500,000

RDH

Co-project

2006-2007

Development of Tom-Yam past from Garcinia

500,000

RDH

Co-project

2006-2007

Development of Nam-Prik from Thai herbs

500,000

RDH

Co-project

2006-2007

Factor affecting the properties of edible protein film from beans

480,000

RDH

Project Head

2006-2007

Development and Characterization of Edible Film from Starch

165,000

PSU

Project Head

2006-2007

Development, Characterization and potential application of edible protein film from low quality fish meat

900,000

BIOTEC

Project Head

2005

Selection and development of packing technique and packaging for processed fruit

189,700

MUA

Co-project

2005

Development of snack from mixed fruit

113,000

MUA

Co-project

2005

Improvement of quality, standard and good manufacturing of Kang-Tai-Pla processing

139,100

MUA

Co-project

2005

Selection and development of packing technique and packaging for instant Kang-Tai-Pla

139,100

MUA

Project Head

AWARDS

            - Project profession vote held by IRPUS

            - Thailand innovation awards (Southern region)

            - Outstanding of poster presentation held by PSU (2007)