Asst.Prof.Dr. NAMFON TONGTAVEE

Contact Information:Chemistry Division
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science
Kasetsart University Kamphaeng Saen Campus
Nakhon Pathom 73140, THAILAND

E-mail: faasnft@ku.ac.th, namfon_t@yahoo.com

Phone: 0-3428-1105 ext. 7695
Working Timetable

Education:

2000-2003

Ph.D. (Analytical Chemistry, International program),
Mahidol University Bangkok Thailand
Thesis: Development of methods and their applications to the study of metal bioavailability in soils.

1997-1999

M.S. (Applied Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry),
Mahidol University Bangkok Thailand

1993-1996

B.S. (Chemistry), Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand

 RESEARCH OF INTEREST

Research of interest is in the area of environmental chemistry (soil-water-plant system) and soil remediation. Extension research has been extended to develop some analytical methods for better understanding the study of contaminant behaviors; the toxicity of inorganic and heavy metal, in soil-water-plant system to provide additional information for future sustainable environmental management. |

Recent study is focusing on the lead toxicity in soil samples after the utility of Pamelo peels for waste water management by continuous flow sequential extraction method.

FELLOWSHIPS/RESEARCH GRANTS
2014: Research funded from Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute (KURDI), Kasetsart University
2013:

Research funded from Reserch Promotion and Technology Transfer Centre (RPTTC), Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Kasetsart University.

2006:
Postdoctoral Research funded from USDA and the teaching program of Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University
2003:
Recipient of a Teaching Assistance Scholarship from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand.
2000-2003:
Postgraduate Education and Research Program in Chemistry (PERCH) from Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand.
2000-2002:
Royal Golden Jubilee Grant from the Thailand Research Fund, Thailand. (the grant program enabled undertaking part of my Ph.D. research with Prof. Ronald G. McLaren, December 2001- August 2002, in the Soil and Physical Sciences Group, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand).
1998-1999:
The Shell Centenary Educational Fund from The Shell Companies in Thailand.
1997-1999:

Recipient of a Teaching Assistance Scholarship from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Student Thesis Award (International Conference) (April 2004)
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Excellent Oral Presentation Award (May 2003)
Postgraduate Education and Research in Chemistry Conference II, Pattaya, Thailand

Outstanding Poster Award (August 2002)
The 17th World Congress of Soil Science, Bangkok, Thailand

Student Thesis Award (International Conference) (April 2000)
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

PUBLICATIONS

1. Guo, M., Tongtavee N. and Labreveux M. 2009. Nutrient dynamics of field-weathered Delvarma poultry litter: implications for land applications, Biology and Fertility of Soils, 45, 829-838.
2. Guo. M., Tongtavee N. and Labreveux M. 2009. Integrated management practices for reducing murient runoff  losses from animal manure-fertilized cropland. JEMREST, 6 160-172.

3.

Tongtavee, N., Shiowatana, J., McLaren, R.G. and Buanuam, J. 2005. Evaluation of the distribution and chemical association between cobalt and manganese in soils by continuous-flow sequential extraction, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 36, 2839-2854.

4. Tongtavee, N., Shiowatana, J. and McLaren, R.G. 2005. Fractionation of lead in soils affected by smelter activities using a continuous-flow sequential extraction system. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 85, 567-583.
5. Tongtavee, N., Shiowatana, J., McLaren, R.G. and Gray, C.W. 2005. Assessment of lead availability in contaminated soil using isotope dilution techniques. Science of the Total Environment, 348, 244-256.