thidarat imyen, Ph.D.

iCeMS Kyoto Junior Fellow Assistant Professor

Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS),

Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University

Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan


Professional Experiences

2021 – Present
iCeMS Kyoto Junior Fellow Assistant Professor, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University, Japan

2020 – 2021
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University, Japan

2018 – 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Energy Science and Engineering, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand

Scholarships and Awards

  • The Royal Golden Jubilee (RGJ) Ph.D. Scholarship, the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and Kasetsart University, Thailand

  • Visiting Ph.D. Student, Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria

  • The Best Poster Presentation Award in the 8th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-8)

  • The Honorable Mention Award for Ph.D. Thesis, Kasetsart University, Thailand

  • The Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, Kasetsart University, Thailand

International Publications

C. Wechwithayakhlung, S. Wannapaiboon, S. Na-Phattalung, P. Narabadeesuphakorn, S. Tanjindaprateep, S. Waiprasoet, T. Imyen, S. Horike*, P. Pattanasattayavong*, Mixed-metal Cu-Zn Thiocyanate Coordination Polymers with Melting Behavior, Glass Transition, and Tunable Electronic Properties, Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 16149.

T. Imyen, K. Saenluang, P. Dugkhuntod, C. Wattanakit*, Investigation of ZSM-12 Nanocrystals Evolution Derived from Aluminosilicate Nanobeads for Sustainable Production of Ethyl Levulinate from Levulinic Acid Esterification with Ethanol, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 2021, 110768.

P. Wetchasat, S. Salakhum*, T. Imyen, D. Suttipat, W. Wannapakdee, M. Ketkaew, A. Prasertsab, P. Kidkhunthod, T. Witoon, C. Wattanakit, One-Pot Synthesis of Ultra-Small Pt Nanoparticles Supported on Hierarchical Zeolite Nanosheets for Mild Hydrodeoxygenation of Lignin-Derived Compounds, Catalysts 2021, 11, 333.

T. Imyen, E. Znoutine, D. Suttipat, P. Iadrat, P. Kidkhunthod, S. Bureekaew, C. Wattanakit*, Methane Utilization to Methanol by a Hybrid Zeolite@Metal–Organic Framework, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 23812.

T. Imyen, W. Wannapakdee, S. Ittisanronnachai, T. Witoon, C. Wattanakit*, Tailoring Hierarchical Zeolite Composites with Two Distinct Frameworks for Fine-Tuning the Product Distribution in Benzene Alkylation with Ethanol, Nanoscale Adv. 2020, 2, 4437.

K. Saenluang, T. Imyen, W. Wannapakdee, D. Suttipat, P. Dugkhuntod, M. Ketkaew, A. Thivasasith, C. Wattanakit*, Hierarchical Nanospherical ZSM-5 Nanosheets with Uniform Al Distribution for Alkylation of Benzene with Ethanol, ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2020, 3, 3252.

T. Imyen, W. Wannapakdee, J. Limtrakul, C. Wattanakit*, Role of Hierarchical Micro-Mesoporous Structure of ZSM-5 Derived from an Embedded Nanocarbon Cluster Synthesis Approach in Isomerization of Alkenes, Catalytic Cracking and Hydrocracking of Alkanes, Fuel 2019, 254, 115593.

P. Dugkhuntod, T. Imyen*, W. Wannapakdee, T. Yutthalekha, S. Salakhum, C. Wattanakit, Synthesis of Hierarchical ZSM-12 Nanolayers for Levulinic Acid Esterification with Ethanol to Ethyl Levulinate, RSC Adv. 2019, 9, 18087.

T. Imyen, W. Limphirat, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay*, Roles of ZnO in Cu/Core-Shell Al-MCM-41 for NO Reduction by Selective Catalytic Reduction with NH3: The Effects of Metal Loading and Cu/ZnO Ratio, ACS Omega 2019, 4, 1077.

T. Imyen, N. Yigit, Y. Poo-Arporn, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay*, Promotional Effects of Zn Doping on Cu/Core-Shell Al-MCM-41 for Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO with NH3, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2019, 19, 743.

A. Poungsombate, T. Imyen, P. Dittanet, B. Embley, P. Kongkachuichay*, Direct Synthesis of Dimethyl Carbonate from CO2 and Methanol by Supported Bimetallic Cu-Ni/ZIF-8 MOF Catalysts, J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. 2017, 80, 16.

T. Imyen, N. Yigit, P. Dittanet, N. Barrabés, K. Föttinger, G. Rupprechter, P. Kongkachuichay*, Characterization of Cu-Zn/Core-Shell Al-MCM-41 as a Catalyst for Reduction of NO: Effect of Zn Promoter, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2016, 55, 13050.


  • Methane to Methanol using Hierarchical Zeolites, Thai Patent Application 1903002523.

  • Methane Utilization to Methanol over Zeolites@MOFs Composites, Thai Patent Application 1901005472.


2013 – 2018 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Kasetsart University, Thailand

2009 – 2013 B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering (1st Class Honors), Kasetsart University, Thailand

2009 – 2013 B.B.A. in Marketing, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand

Field of Interests

  • Material Chemistry

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis