Dr. Prawit Kongjan was a chemical engineer with 8-year professional experience in petrochemical and refinery plant. He got Ph.D from DTU Environment, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2010 with the dissertation entitled “ Biohydrogen production from sugar rich substrates using the dark fermentation processing”. His research program addresses innovative strategies to improve the sustainability to producing bio-fuels/bio-chemicals by deploying anaerobic digestion/fermentation and microbial electrolysis cell.
In particular, Dr. Prawit’s research is focused on two-stage anaerobic digestion for simultaneous gaseous bio-fuel known as bio-hythane and waste stabilization. He has been practicing for applying anaerobic digestion model 1 (ADM-1) for simulation of a two-stage anaerobic digestion of carbohydrate-rich substrates at INRA, UR050, Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environnement (LBE), Narbonne, France/ September-December, 2012 under the Junior Research Program granted by French Embassy in Thailand.
He has also broadened his research area to microbial electrolysis cell to enhancing hydrogen or methane and ABE fermentation for butanol production. Currently, he is the head of Bio-Mass Conversion to Energy and Chemicals (Bio-MEC) Research Unit, Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Pattani Campus, Thailand. Bio-MEC has been established since 2014 to investigating bio-fuels and biochemicals production from organic wastes/biomass. Currently, He has around 39 ISI publication with H-index 17.