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Dr. Pornkamol Unrean

Position

Senior Research Fellow


Cluster

Renewable Energy and Emission Reduction (REER)


Mail

pornkamol.unr@biotec.or.th


Summary

Dr. Pornkamol Unrean is a Senior Research Fellow in Resilience Development Initiative.

Research Interest

Energy sustainable development.

Education
Year Experience
2014

Postdoc, Industrial Biotechnology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

2010

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota, USA.

2005

BSc, Biological & Chemical Engineering (Minor Molecular Biology), University of Wisconsin, USA.

Working Experiences
Year Experience
2017-2019/td>

Visiting researcher at Curtin University, Malaysia.

2010-Present

Senior researcher at National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand

2012

Visiting researcher at Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

2005

Intern, at Bioinformatics Summer Institute, USA.

Selected Publications
    • National Research Collaboration:
    • P. Unrean, S. Khajeeram, V. Champreda (2017). Combining metabolic evolution and systematic fed-batch optimization for efficient single-cell oil production from sugarcane bagasse, Renewable Energy (IF=4.36), 111:295-306.
    • S. Khajeeram, P. Unrean (2017). Techno-economic assessment of high-solid simultaneous saccharification and fermentation and economic impacts of on-site enzyme production and yeast consortium technologies, Energy (IF=4.52), 122:194-203.
    • P. Unrean, S. Khajeeram (2016). Optimization and techno-economic assessment of high-solid fed-batch saccharification and ethanol fermentation by S. stipitis and S. cerevisiae yeast consortium, Renewable Energy (IF=4.36), 99:1062-72.
    • P. Unrean, S. Khajeeram, K. Laoteng (2015). Systematic optimization of fed-batch simultaneous saccharification and fermentation at high-solid loading based on enzymatic hydrolysis and dynamic metabolic modeling, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (IF=3.42), 1-12.
    • N. Suriyachai, N. Laosiripojana, V. Champreda and P. Unrean (2013). Optimized simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation of rice straw for ethanol production by Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Scheffersomyces stipitis co-culture using design of experiments, Bioresource Technology (IF=5.65), 142:171-78.

    • International Research Collaboration:
    • KWD. Gan, ACM. Loy, B. Chin, S. Yusup, P. Unrean, E. Rianawati, and M. Acda (2018). Kinetics and thermodynamic analysis in one-pot pyrolysis of rice hull using renewable calcium oxide based catalysts, Bioresource Technology (IF=5.65), In-press.
    • ACM. Loy, KWD. Gan, B. Chin, MK. Lam, M. Shahbaz, P. Unrean, M. Acda, E. Rianawati, and S. Yusup (2018). Thermogravimetric kinetic modelling of in-situ catalytic pyrolytic conversion of rice husk to bioenergy using rice hull ash catalyst, Bioresource Technology (IF=5.65), 261:213-222.
    • P. Unrean, E. Rianawati, B. Chin, M. Acda (2018). Comparative techno-economic assessment and environmental impacts of rice husk-to-fuel conversion technologies, Energy (IF=4.52), 151:581-593.
    • R. Wang, P. Unrean and C.J. Franzen (2016). Model-based optimization and scale-up of multi-feed simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation leads to efficient ethanol production from steam-pretreated wheat straw at high solid loading, Biotechnology for Biofuels (IF=5.2), 9:88.
    • P. Unrean and C.J. Franzen (2015). Dynamic flux balance model of S. cerevisiae for elucidation of cellular response to furfural perturbation, Biotechnol J (IF=3.44), 10(8):1248-58.
    • P. Unrean and N.H. Nguyen (2012). Metabolic pathway analysis of Scheffersomyces stipitis: effect of oxygen availability on ethanol synthesis and flux distributions, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (IF=3.42), 94:1387-98.
    • P. Unrean and F. Srienc. (2011). Metabolic networks evolve towards states of maximum entropy production. Metabolic Engineering (IF=8.2), 13(6): 666-73.
    • P. Unrean, CT. Trinh, and F. Srienc. (2010). Rational design and construction of an efficient Escherichia coli for production of diapolycopendioic acid. Metabolic Engineering (IF=8.2), 12(2): 112-22.
    • CT. Trinh, P. Unrean, and F. Srienc. (2008). Minimal Escherichia coli cell for the most efficient production of ethanol from hexoses and pentoses. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (IF=3.80), 74(12): 3634-43.

    • Patents:
    • P. Unrean, A. Puseenam, N. Roongsawang: Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation process with recycling enzymes and cells for lignocellulosic ethanol production. Thai Petty Patent (No. 1703001160)
    • F. Srienc, A. Gilbert, C. Trinh, P. Unrean (2010): Ethanol-producing microorganisms and methods of using. U.S. Patent (No. 20100255553)
    • F. Srienc, C. Trinh, P. Unrean (2009): E. coli for efficient production of carotenoids. U.S. Patent (No. 20090253164)
Awards

  • BMB Young Scientist Award, 2018
  • The Royal Society - International Exchange Award, 2018
  • National Geographic Society Grant for Research and Exploration, 2018
  • International Foundation for Science Collaborative Research Fund, 2017
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, 2017
  • Newton Fund for Professional Development Program, 2015
  • TRF Young Researcher Award in Engineering & Multidisciplinary Technology, 2014
  • Best Research Award of National Research Council of Thailand, 2012
  • Best Research Award of Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment, 2008
  • Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship, 2004