UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Manaswee Suttipong

Manaswee received B.Eng. in Petrochemical and Polymeric Materials with second class honours from Silapakorn University, Thailand in 2009. She got M.S. in Petroleum Technology from The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand in 2011. She then joined the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, the University of Oklahoma, USA as a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering. In 2013 she transferred to the Chemical Engineering Department at University College London.

Research project

Title: Self-Assembly of Aqueous Surfactants on Laterally-Confined Geometries

Surfactant adsorption and self-assembly is a key process that enables a number of technologies, from breathing to nano-materials manufacturing, from artistic artifacts preservation to detergency.
My research interest is surfactant self-assembly under confinement using computational simulations (atomic and mesoscopic levels). One of my research work focuses on understanding how self-assembled surfactant aggregates change morphology depending on the features of the nanoparticle (i.e., carbon nanotube diameter). Another is to understand how roughness (both in a surface area and a morphological sense) affects adsorption of surfactants. The results are provided a molecular-based explanation that will allow us to design surfactants to stabilize specific nanoparticles in aqueous environments and to complement and enrich experimental observations.


Ph.D. candidate in Chemical Engineering
The school of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering
The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, USA 2011-2013

M.S. in Petroleum Technology
The Petroleum and Petrochemical College
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand 2011

B.Eng. in Petrochemical and Polymeric Materials
Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology
Silpakorn University, Thailand 2009