Chemical Engineering Dept. | University of Louisville 

Ernst Hall | Louisville, KY 40292

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© 2015 Tik Research Group

SHORT BIO

 

Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh (or his colleagues call him ‘Tik’ for short)
received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. After completing his Ph.D.,
Tik joined the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2011 as a postdoctoral fellow in collaboration with Professors Harvey Blanch, 
Blake Simmons & Jay Keasling. Tik joined Chemical Engineering
Dept. at the University of Louisville in 2015. His research theme
focuses on catalyzing renewable materials for productions of fuels, chemicals, and polymers.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

 

Postdoc., Physical Biosciences Div., 2015, Lawrence Berkeley Nat’l Lab, CA

Ph.D., BioSystems Eng., 2011, Virginia Tech, VA

M.S., Chem. Eng. & Applied Econ., 2007, Auburn University, AL

M.S., Mechanical Eng., 2003, Southern Illinois University, IL

B.S. Chemical Eng., 1999, Thammasat University, Thailand

Noppadon Sathitsuksanoh (Tik)

Current group members

Anwar Hossain (Graduate student)

Anwar completed his B.S. in chemical engineering at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh) in 2012. After graduation, he strolled in industries for 3.5 years. Then he found out about all the fun things we do at ARM. Anwar joined ARM in the Fall of 2016.

Shahin Rahaman (Graduate student)

Shahin completed his B.S. in chemical engineering at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Bangladesh) in 2012. After graduation, he strolled in industries for 3.5 years. Then he found out about all the fun things we do at ARM. Shahin joined ARM in the Fall of 2017.

Colin Suttles (Graduate student)

Colin completed his B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Louisville in 2018. He is working on his MS in Chemical Engineering. His project involves the upgrading of natural gas (methane, ethane,  and propane). 

Michael Willis (Graduate student)

Michael completed his B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Louisville in 2018. Currently, he is working on his MS in Chemical Engineering. His project involves the upgrading of plastic wastes and lignocellulose using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). 

Kyle Mills (Undergraduate student)

Kyle is working toward his B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Louisville. He is working on the packed bed and batch reactors for lignin upgrading. He will be away for co-op in the Spring of 2020. We will miss you Kyle!

Ashten Molley (Undergraduate student)

Ashten is working toward her B.S. in chemical engineering at the University of Louisville. She is working on the batch reactions for lignin upgrading. She nominated herself as a queen of the lab and she won that title!  She will be away for co-op in the Spring of 2020. We will miss you more than Kyle for sure!

Past group members

Thanh Khoa Phung (Postdoc)

 

In 2016, he decide to join the dark side, Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Louisville, as a postdoctoral fellow. Prior to joining UofL, Khoa worked for Nguyen Tat Thanh University. He recieved his B.S. in Chem. Eng. in 2006 from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam, and his M.S. in Chem. Eng.in 2011 from Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea. He completed his Ph.D. in Materials Sci. & Tech. in 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Guido Busca at University of Genova, Italy. When he is not in the lab, he likes to play soccer and tries out different restaurants---Korean, Italian, and Vietnamese food. He is on a mission to find the real American food!  Do McDonald, Taco Bell, and KFC count??? 

Thanh Khoa Phung (Postdoc)

 

In 2016, he decide to join the dark side, Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Louisville, as a postdoctoral fellow. Prior to joining UofL, Khoa worked for Nguyen Tat Thanh University. He recieved his B.S. in Chem. Eng. in 2006 from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam, and his M.S. in Chem. Eng.in 2011 from Pukyong National University, Republic of Korea. He completed his Ph.D. in Materials Sci. & Tech. in 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Guido Busca at University of Genova, Italy. When he is not in the lab, he likes to play soccer and tries out different restaurants---Korean, Italian, and Vietnamese food. He is on a mission to find the real American food!  Do McDonald, Taco Bell, and KFC count??? 

Sarttrawut Tulaphol (Visiting Ph.D. student)

Current position: Lecturer at the King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok

 

Sarttrawut---we call him 'New' for short ---is a Thai visiting shcolar.  He is working on his Ph.D. at Thammasat University (Thailand). His research interest is in the 'undecided' arena.