Asst. Prof. Dr. Natthawuddhi Donlao

Assistant Professor, Lecturer in Food Science and Technology Program
Tel: +66 5391 6749


  • Ph.D. (Bioresource science), Chiba University, Japan (2018)
  • M.E. (Food engineering), King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand (2009)
  • B.S. (Food science and technology ), Chiangmai University, Thailand (2002)

Research Interests:

  • Postharvest and food engineering
  • Impacts of environmental factors and manufacturing practices on end-use quality and digestibility of foods
  • Effect of process unit operation on tea quality
  • In vitro digestive recovery of bioactive compounds as affected by food processing
  • Medicinal foods and alternative food sources

Contact Information

Tel: +66 5391 6749

Selected publications:

  • Bunyameen, N., Perin, A. and Donlao, N. 2020. Utilization of Banana Agricultural Waste: — Effects of Processing Conditions on Properties of Unripe Banana ( Musa Cavendish) Pulp and Peel Flours —. Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food 13(4):129-138. [Availble]
  • Donlao, N. and Ogawa, Y. 2019. The influence of processing conditions on catechin, caffeine and chlorophyll contents of green tea (Camelia sinensis) leaves and infusions. LWT – Food Science and Technology 116-108567. [Available]
  • Ogawa, Y., Donlao, N., Thuengtung, S., Tian, J., Cai, Y., Reginio Jr, F. C., Ketnawa, S., Yamamoto, N. and Tamura, M. 2018. Impact of food structure and cell matrix on digestibility of plant-based food. Current Opinion in Food Science 19: 36-41. [Available]
  • Donlao, N. and Ogawa, Y. 2018. Impacts of processing conditions on digestive recovery of polyphenolic compounds and stability of the antioxidant activity of green tea infusion during in vitro gastrointestinal digestion. LWT – Food Science and Technology 89: 648-656. [Available]
  • Donlao, N., Matsushita, Y. and Ogawa, Y. 2018. Influence of postharvest drying conditions on resistant starch content and quality of non-waxy long-grain rice (Oryza sativa). Drying Technology 36(8): 952-964. [Available]
  • Donlao, N. and Ogawa, Y. 2017. Impact of postharvest drying conditions on in vitro starch digestibility and estimated glycemic index of cooked non-waxy long grain rice (Oryza sativa). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 97(3): 896-901. [Available]
  • Susantikan, P. and Donlao, N. 2016. Optimization of green tea extracts spray drying as affected by temperature and maltodextrin content. International Food Research Journal 23(3): 1327-1331. [Available]