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Professional and Research Experiences

Apr 2015 - present    Associate Professor,  Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Apr 2014 - Oct  2017    Deputy head of the department of physics,  Department of PhysicsFaculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Oct 2013 - present    Chairman of the M.Sc. program in physics,  Department of PhysicsFaculty of Science , Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Apr 2012 - Apr 2015    Assistant Professor,  Department of PhysicsFaculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Feb 2010 - Apr 2012    Lecturer,  Department of PhysicsFaculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

Jan 2008 - 2010        Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, The University of  Western Ontario, London, On, Canada

                                  Advisor : Asst. Prof. Mikko Karttunen, Ph.D.



2003 - 2007   Ph.D. (Physics), Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand with GPA 4.00 

                    Thesis : " Effects of electromagnetic fields on biological system: Leptospira " 
                    Advisor : Prof. I Ming Tang, Ph.D.,
                                   Asst. Prof. Wannapong Triampo, Ph.D.
                                   Assoc. Prof. Galayanee Doungchawee, M.Sc.

1999 - 2003   B.Sc. with 1st class honored (Physics), Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 

                     Senior project : " The non-equilibrium aspects of metals: an exact calculation on a small system "
                     Advisor : Asst. Prof. Wannapong Triampo, Ph.D




1.      Mesayamas Kongsema*, Sudtirak Wongkhieo, Mattaka Khongkow, Eric W.F. Lam, Phansiri Boonnoy, Wanwipa Vongsangnak and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut* Molecular mechanism of Thiostrepton on FOXM1 Inhibition in Breast Cancer Cells: in silico and in vitro studies, Submitted

2.      Boontariga Wongsa, Nachon Raethong, Pramote Chumnanpuen, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Kobkul Laoteng*, Wanwipa Vongsangnak*, Alternative metabolic routes in channeling xylose to cordycepin production of Cordyceps militaris identified by comparative transcriptome analysis, Accepted for Genomics

3.      Pornkamon Nalakarna, Phansiri Boonnoy, Mikko Karttunend and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*,Dependence of fullerene aggregation on lipid saturation due to a balance between entropy and enthalpy, Scientific Reports, Vol. 9, January 2019, 1037


4.     Phansiri Boonnoy, Mikko Karttunen*, and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*,Does alpha-tocopherol flip-flop help to protect membranes against oxidation?, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 122(45), October 2018, pp. 10362-10370

5.     Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Wanwipa Vongsangnak, Wasinee Khuntawee,  Production Process of Cordyceps Powder for Enhanced Cordycepin Release, Submission ID 1803002126

6.      Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Wanwipa Vongsangnak, Wasinee Khuntawee, Teerapong Yata, and Katawut Namdee, Microencapsulation of Cordyceps Extract and Production Process, Submission ID 1703002400 


7.     Jiramate Kitjanon, Wasinee Khuntawee, Thana Sutthibutpong, Phansiri Boonnoy, Saree Phongphanphanee, and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*Transferability of Polymer Chain Properties between Coarse-Grained and Atomistic Models of Natural Rubber Molecule Validated by Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Siam Physics Congress 2017 (SPC2017), IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series, Vol. 901, 2017, 012096

8.      Wasinee Khuntawee, Mikko Karttunen, and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*, Molecular Dynamics Study of Conformations of Beta-Cyclodextrin and its Eight Derivatives in Four Different Solvents, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 19(35), September 2017, pp. 24219 - 24229

9.      Phansiri Boonnoy, Mikko Karttunen, and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*, Alpha-tocopherol inhibits pore formation in oxidized bilayers, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 19(8), February 2017, pp. 5699-5704, This article was featured in 2017 PCCP HOT Articles


10.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*and Mikko Karttunen*, The good, the bad and the user in soft matter simulations, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Biomembranes, Vol. 1858(10), October 2016, pp. 2529-2538

11.   Nachon Raethong, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Kobkul Laoteng, Wanwipa Vongsangnak*, Annotation and Functional Assessment of Transporters in Aspergillus oryzae Metabolism, BioMed Research International,Vol. 2016, 2016, 8124636 

12.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*and Mikko Karttunen, Molecular dynamics simulation of water permeation through Alpha hemolysin channel, Journal of Biological Physics, Vol. 42(1), January 2016, pp. 133-146,


13.  Phansiri Boonnoy, Viwan Jarerattanachat, Mikko Karttunen*, and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*,Bilayer deformation, pores & micellation induced by oxidized lipids, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Vol. 6, November 2015, pp. 4884–4888,

14.   Bin Liu, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Mikko Karttunen, Molecular dynamics simulation of surfactant monolayers, "Computational Methods for Complex Liquid-Fluid Interfaces", Rahni, Karbaschi, Miller (Eds.). Taylor & Francis, 2015

15.  Wasinee Khuntawee, Peter Wolschann, Thanyada Rungrotmongkol, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*, Supot Hannongbua, Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Interaction of Beta Cyclodextrin with Lipid Bilayer, Journal of Chemical Information and Modelling, Vol. 55 (9), August 2015, pp. 1894–1902,

16.  Nililla Nisoh, Mikko Karttunen, Luca Monticelli, and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*,Lipid monolayer disruption caused by aggregated carbon nanoparticles, RSC Advances, Vol. 5 (15), January 2015, pp. 11676 – 11685,


17.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Introduction to Quantum mechanics, KU-press, Bangkok, 180 pages, September 2014


18.  Viwan Jarerattanachat, Mikko Karttunen, and Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*Molecular Dynamics Study of Oxidized Lipid Bilayers In NaCl Solution, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B,Vol. 117 (28), July 2013, pp 8490–8501

19.  Mohsen Pourmousa, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Michale Patra, and Mikko Karttunen, Molecular dynamics studies of transportan interacting with a DPPC bilayerJournal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 117 (1), 2013, pp. 230–241


20.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut*, and Mikko Karttunen, Assessment of common simulation protocols for simulations of nanopores, membrane proteins & channels, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Vol. 8, Issue 8, August 2012, pp. 2905–2911,

21.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Viwan Jarerattanachat, Tunyarat Phasiri and Mikko Karttunen, The Effects of NaCl on Oxidized Lipid Bilayers, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 102, No. 3, 2012, pp. 648A,doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2011.11.3527


22.  Elio Cino, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Mikko Karttunen, and Wing-Yiu Choy, Molecular Dynamics Simulations Indicate that Prothymosin Alpha and Nrf2 Bind to Keap1 via Preformed Structural Elements and Coupled Folding and Binding, Plos ONE, Vol. 6, No. 11, November 2011, pp. e27371,


23.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Markus Miettinen, Cristiano L. Dias, Mikko Karttunen, Static charges cannot drive a continuous flow of water molecules through a carbon nanotube,Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 5, September 2010, pp. 555-557,

24.  Cristiano L. Dias,Tapio Ala-Nissila, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut,Ilpo Vattulainen,  Martin Grant and Mikko Karttunen,Reply to the Comment by Graziano on “The hydrophobic effect and its role in cold denaturation”, Cryobiology, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2010, pp. 356-357, doi:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2010. 03.006

25.  Sudarat Chadsuthi, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut,Wannapong Triampo,  Galayanee Doungchawee, andDarapond Triampo, Comparison of the effects of UV-A radiation on Leptospira interroganserovar Bataviae, Canicola, and Pomona,African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 9, No. 21, 2010, pp.3196-3206

26.  Cristiano L. Dias,Tapio Ala-Nissila, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut,Ilpo Vattulainen,  Martin Grant and Mikko Karttunen,The hydrophobic effect and its role in cold denaturation, Cryobiology, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2010, pp. 91-99, doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2009.07.005   


27.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Sudarat Chadsuthi, Wannapong Triampo, Galayanee Doungchawee, Darapond Triampo, and Chartchai Krittanai, Leptospirosis research, Response of pathogenic spirochete to ultaviolet-A irradiation,African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2009,pp. 3341-3352. 


28.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Svetlana Baoukina, Wannapong Triampo, I-Ming Tang, D. Peter Tieleman, and Luca Monticelli,Computer simulation study of fullerene translocation through lipid membranes, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 2, 2008, pp. 363-368, doi:10.1038/nnano.2008.130, Cover story on the June 2008 issue.


29.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut,Zhitao Xu, Wannapong Triampo, I-Ming Tang, D. Peter Tieleman, and Luca Monticelli, Effect of lipid peroxidation on the properties of lipid bilayers: a molecular dynamics study,  Biophysical Journal,  Vol. 93, No. 12, 2007, pp 4225-4236,  doi:10.1529/biophysj.107.112565.

30.  Luca Monticelli, Jirasak Wong-Ekkabut, Svetlana Baoukina, D. Peter Tieleman, Interactions between carbon nanoparticles and lipid bilayers: insights from MD simulations with a coarse-grained model, Biophysical Journal Suppl. S, 2007, pp. 539A.

31.  Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, Luca Monticelli, Zhitao Xu, Svetlana Baoukina, Wannapong Triampo, I Ming Tang, and Peter Tieleman, Effect of peroxidation on the properties of a palmitoyl-2-linoleyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine bilayer, Biophysical Journal Suppl. S, 2007, pp. 427A. 

32.  W. Triampo, D. Baowan, I.M. Tang , N. Nuttavut, J. Wong-ekkabut, and G. Doungchawee,A Simple Deterministic Model for the Spread of Leptospirosis in Thailand, International Journal of Biomedical Sciences, Vol. 2, No.1 2007, pp. 22-26


33.  A. Boondirek, J. Poulter, W. Triampo, J. Wong-ekkabut, I. M. Tang, and P. Picha, A Stochastic Model of Cancer Growth with Immune ResponseJournal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol.49, No.4  October 2006, pp.1652-1666.


34.  J. Wong-ekkabut,W. Triampo, I-Ming Tang, D. Triampo D. Baowan, and Y. Lenbury, Vacancy-Mediated Disordering Process in Binary Alloys at Finite Temperatures: Monte Carlo Simulations, Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol.45, No.2  August 2004, pp.310-317.

35.  Wannapong Triampo, Galayanee Doungchawee, Darapond Triampo, Jirasak Wong-ekkabut, and I-Ming Tang, Effects of Static Magnetic Field on Growth of Leptospire, Leptospira interrogans serovar canicola: Immunoreactivity and Cell Division, Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Vol. 98, No.3 , 2004 pp.182-186 . 


36.  Wannapong Triampo, I-Ming Tang, and Jirasak Wong-ekkabutExplicit Calculations on Small Non-equilibrium Driven Lattice Gas Models, Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol.43, No. 2 August 2003, pp.207-214.