Dr. Wirongrong Tongdeesoontorn

Asst. Prof. Dr. Wirongrong Tongdeesoontorn

Assistant Professor, Lecturer in Postharvest Technology Program
Tel: +66 5391 6754


  • Ph.D. (Biotechnology), Chiang Mai University
  • M.S. (Biotechnology), Chiang Mai University
  • B.S. (Biochemistry and Biochemical Technology), Chiang Mai University

Research interests

  • Biodegradable packages
  • Biopolymer films
  • Active packaging, antioxidant films
  • Cellulose utilization from agricultural wastes
  • Edible coating for fruits
  • Antifungal packaging
  • Molded-pulp tray

Publications (selected)

  • Luesuwan, S., Naradisorn, M., Shiekh, K. A., Rachtanapun, P., and Tongdeesoontorn, W. 2021. Effect of Active Packaging Material Fortified with Clove Essential Oil on Fungal Growth and Post-Harvest Quality Changes in Table Grape during Cold Storage. Polymers, 13 (19): 3445 https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13193445
  • Rachtanapun, P., Homsaard, N., Kodsangma, A., phongthai, S., Leksawasdi, N., Phimolsiripol, Y., . . . Jantanasakulwong, K. 2021. Effects of storage temperature on the quality of eggs coated by cassava starch blended with carboxymethyl cellulose and paraffin wax. Poultry Science, 101509. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psj.2021.101509
  • Thanakkasaranee, S., Jantanasakulwong, K., Phimolsiripol, Y., Leksawasdi, N., Seesuriyachan, P., Chaiyaso, T., Jantrawut, P., Ruksiriwanich, W., Rose Sommano, S., Punyodom, W., Reungsang, A., Ngo, T. M. P., Thipchai, P., Tongdeesoontorn, W., Rachtanapun, P. 2021, High Substitution Synthesis of Carboxymethyl Chitosan for Properties Improvement of Carboxymethyl Chitosan Films Depending on Particle Sizes. Molecules. 26(19): 6013. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26196013
  •  Tongdeesoontorn, W., Mauer, L.J., Wongruong, S., Sriburi, P., Reungsang, A., and Rachtanapun, P. 2021, Antioxidant Films from Cassava Starch/Gelatin Biocomposite Fortified with Quercetin and TBHQ and their Applications in Food Models. Polymers, 13: 1117.
  • Sai-Ut, S., Suthiluk, P., Tongdeesoontorn, W., Rawdkuen, S., Kaewprachu, P., Karbowiak, T., Debeaufort, F., and Degraeve, P. 2021. Using Anthocyanin Extracts from Butterfly Pea as pH Indicator for Intelligent Gelatin Film and Methylcellulose Film. Current Applied Science and Technology, 21: 652-661.
  •  Inthamat, P., Hamauzu, Y. and Tongdeesoontorn, W. 2020. Effect of lemon basil (Ocimum basilicum ) seed mucilage and Chinese quince ( Pseudocydonia sinensis ) seed mucilage coating to cherry tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ‘Sida’) fruits. Acta Hortic. 1278: 7-12.
  • Tongdeesoontorn, W.; Mauer, L.J.; Wongruong, S.; Sriburi, P.; Rachtanapun, P. 2020. Physical and Antioxidant Properties of Cassava Starch–Carboxymethyl Cellulose Incorporated with Quercetin and TBHQ as Active Food Packaging. Polymers, 12(2):366.
  • Tantala, J., Rachtanapun, C., Tongdeesoontorn, W., Jantanasakulwong, K., & Rachtanapun, P. 2019. Moisture Sorption Isotherms and Prediction Models of Carboxymethyl Chitosan Films from Different Sources with Various Plasticizers. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2019, 4082439. doi:10.1155/2019/4082439
  • Thitipong Suwanno, Nattakan Soykeabkaew, and Wirongrong Tongdeesoontorn 2019. Phulae pineapple leaf molded pulp tray with ZnOPs. Italian Journal of Food Science, 31(5):116-121.
  • Tongdeesoontorn, W., Rawdkuen, S., 2019. Gelatin-Based Films and Coatings for Food Packaging Applications. Reference Module in Food Science. Elsevier, pp. 1–15. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100596-5.22598-5.
  • Angraeni, L., Hamauzu, Y., Tongdeesoontorn, W., & Naradisorn, M. 2019. Control of Mango Anthracnose by Using Chinese Quince (Pseudocydonia sinensis) Seed Extract. Food and Applied Bioscience Journal, 7(3), 72-89.
  • Suntipabvivattana, N. and Tongdeesuntorn, W. 2017. Shelf-life extending of jasmine garland. Acta Hort. (ISHS), 1167:419-424.
  • Kaewprachu, P., Osako, K., Tongdeesoontorn, W., and Rawdkuen, S., 2017. The effects of microbial transglutaminase on the properties of fish myofibrillar protein film. Food Packaging and Shelf Life, 12: 91-99.
  • Shune Lei Thu, Huynh Lam Minh Tam, Wirongrong Tongdeesoontorn, and Phunsiri Suthiluk, 2017. Quality Changes and Volatile Compounds in Fresh-Cut ‘Phulae’ Pineapple during Cold Storage. CAST, 17, 162-171.
  • Syahira Binti Suhaimi, Inthamat Patthrare, Saekow Mooktida, and Wirongrong Tongdeesoontorn, 2017. Synthesis of Methyl Cellulose from Nang Lae Pineapple Leaves and Production of Methyl Cellulose Film. CAST, 17, 233-244.
  • Crouvisier-Urion, K., Lagorce-Tachon, A., Lauquin, C., Winckler, P., Tongdeesoontorn, W., Domenek, S., Debeaufort, F., and Karbowiak, T. 2017. Impact of the homogenization process on the structure and antioxidant properties of chitosan-lignin composite films. Food Chemistry. 236; 120–126.
  • Pimonpan Kaewprachu, Kazufumi Osako, Soottawat Benjakul, Wirongrong Tongdeesoontorn, and Saroat Rawdkuen, 2016. Biodegradable Protein-based Films and Their Properties: A Comparative Study, Packaging Technology and Science, 29:  77–90.
  • Angraeni, L., Sari, L.K., Hamauzu, Y., Tongdeesoontorn, W. and Naradisorn, M. 2016. Identification of Phenolic Profile of Chinese Quince Seed (Pseudocydonia sinensis Schneid.). Agricultural Sci. J. 47: 2 (Suppl.), 61-64.
  • Patthrare Inthamat, Yasunori Hamauzu, and Wirongrong Tongdeesoontorn. 2016. Storage Life Extension of Japanese Cucumber Fruit Using Edible Coatings from Lemon Basil Seed and Chinese Quince Seed Mucilage, Agricultural Sci. J. 47, 3 (Suppl.): 381-384.
  • Niramon Suntipabvivattan and Wirongrong Tongdeesoontorn, 2015. Effectiveness of Boric Acid on Quality of Fresh Jasmine Garland. Agricultural Sci. J. 46: 3/1(Suppl.): 101-104.
  • Tongdeesoontorn W., Mauer L.J., Wongruong S., Sriburi P., Rachtanapun P., 2012. Mechanical and physical properties of cassava starch-gelatin composite films, International Journal of Polymeric Materials, 61: 778-792.
  • Rachtanapun, P., Tongdeesoontorn, W. 2011. Effect of NaOH Concentration on Sorption Isotherm of Carboxymethyl Rice Starch Films and Prediction Models, Chiang Mai Journal of Science, 38(3): 380-388.
  • Tongdeesoontorn W., Mauer L.J., Wongruong S., Sriburi P., Rachtanapun P., 2011. Effect of carboxymethyl cellulose concentration on physical properties of biodegradable cassava starch-based films, Chem Central J, 5: 6-13.
  • Rachtanapun, P., Tongdeesoontorn, W. 2010. Effect of Antioxidants on Properties of Rice Flour/Cassava Starch Film Blends Plasticized with Sorbitol, Kasetsart Journal (Natural Science), 43: 252-258.
  • Tongdeesoontorn, W. et al., 2009. Water vapor permeability and sorption isotherm of cassava starch based films blended with gelatin and carboxymethyl cellulose. Asian Journal of Food and Agro-Industry, 2: 501-514.
  • Rachtanapun, P., Tongdeesoontorn, W. 2009. Effect of Glycerol Concentration on the Sorption Isotherm and Water Vapor Permeability of Carboxymethyl Cellulose Films from Waste of Mulberry Paper, Asian Journal of Food and Agro-Industry, 2: 478-488.
  • Rachtanapun, P., Tongdeesoontorn, W. 2009. Moisture Sorption Isotherm and Water Vapor Permeability of Carboxymethyl Cellulose from Papaya Peel/Cornflour Blended Films, Asian Journal of Food and Agro-Industry, 2: 791-801.

Contact Information

Tel: +66 5391 6754
Email: wirongrong.ton@mfu.ac.th