Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somkiat Prachayawarakorn

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        AD 2000       Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K.
        AD 1992       M.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
        AD 1990       B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering), Prince of Songkla University, Thailand



  1. Thuwapanichayanan, R., Kumklam, P., Soponronnarit, S. and Prachayawarakorn, S. (2021). “Mathematical model and energy utilization evaluation of a coaxial impinging stream drying system for parboiled paddy”, Drying Technology, DOI: 10.1080/07373937.2020.1775640
  2. AMitsiri, A., Prachayawarakorn, S. and Devahastin, S. (2021). “Wathanyoo Rordprapat & Somchart Soponronnarit (2021): Alternative economic and shortened method for the production of dried germinated rice” , Drying Technology, DOI:
  3. Saniso, E., Swasdisewi, T., Soponronnarit, S. and Prachayawarakorn, S. (2021). “Methods of producing parboiled rice by hot air and combined microwave-hot air fluidized bed drying”, Drying Technology, DOI: 10.1080/07373937.2021.1903031
  4. Srisang, N., Prachayawarakorn., S, · Soponronnarit, S. and Chungcharoen, T (2021). “An Innovative Hybrid Drying Technique for Parboiled Rice Production Without Steaming: An Appraisement of the Drying Kinetics, Attributes, Energy Consumption, and Microstructure”, Food and Bioprocess Technology,
  5. Saniso E., Prachayawarakorn S., Swasdisevi T., & Soponronnarit S. (2020). “Parboiled rice production without steaming by microwave-assisted hot air fluidized bed drying”, Food and Bioproducts Processing, 120, pp. 8-20.
  6. Palamanit, , Musengimana Sugira A., Soponronnarit, S., Prachayawarakorn, S., Tungtrakul, P., Kalkan, F., & Raghavan, V. (2020). “Study on quality attributes and drying kinetics of instant parboiled rice fortified with turmeric using hot air and microwave-assisted hot air drying”, Drying Technology, Vol. 38, pp. 1-14.
  7. Kumklam P., Prachayawarakorn S., Devahastin S., & Soponronnarit S. (2020). “Effects of operating parameters of impinging stream dryer on parboiled rice quality and energy consumption”, Drying Technology, 38, pp. 634-645.
  8. Techo, J., Soponronnarit, S., Devahastin, S., Wattanasiritham, L.S., Thuwapanichayanan, R., & Prachayawarakorn, S. (2019). “Effects of heating method and temperature in combination with hypoxic treatment on γ-aminobutyric acid, phenolics content and antioxidant activity of germinated rice”, International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 54, pp. 1330-1341.
  9. Somchart, S., Somboon, W., & Somkiat, P. (2019). “Change of mechanical Properties related to starch gelatinization and moisture content of rice kernel during fluidized bed drying”, Drying Technology, 37, No. 9, pp. 1173-1183.
  10. Teerasa, S., Somchart, S., Adisak, N., & Somkiat, P. (2019). “Evaluation of new parboiled rice process using humidified hot air fluidized bed drying”, Drying Technology, 37, No. 8, pp. 1044-1052.
  11. Rattanamechaiskul C., Junka N., Prachayawarakorn S., & Soponronnarit S. (2018). “Modeling the improved textural properties of purple waxy rice dried through fluidization”, Drying Technology, 36, pp. 1061-1075.
  12. Junka N., Rattanamechaiskul C., Prachayawarakorn S., & Soponronnarit S. (2018). “Drying guideline to control colour quality of para rubber sheet by computation method”, Biosystems Engineering, 176, pp. 151-161.
  13. Somkiat, P., Somchart, S., Nittaya, J., Chalermchai, W., & Chaiwat, R. (2017). “Influence of hot air fluidized bed drying on quality changes of purple rice”, Drying technology, 34, No. 12, pp. 1462-1470.
  14. Surapit, T., Somkiat, P., & Somchart, S. (2017). “Optimum condition of producing crisp osmotic banana using superheated steam puffing”, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 97, pp. 1244-1251.

International Conference

  1. Wathanyoo, R., Sakamon, D., Asadayut, M., Somchart, S., & Somkiat, P. (2019), December 14-17). “Continuous fluidized bed drying of germinated paddy”, 10th Asia-Pasific Drying Conference, Laxmi Villas Palace, Vodohara, India, 1-5.
  2. Somkiat, P., Somchart, S., Sakamon, D., & Ponlakrit, K. (2017, September 24-26). “Effect selected operating parameters of impinging stream dryer on energy consumption and rice quality”, The 9th Asia-Pacific Drying Conference, Picturesque Hotel, Wuxi, China, 1-6.
  3. Somkiat, P., Eleeyah, S., Thanit, S., & Somchart, S. (2018, September 18-21). “Process of Parboiling Rice by Microwave-assisted Hot Air Fluidized Bed Technique”, International Drying Symposium, València, Spain, 1-19.