Supapan Seraphin

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Mines 151
Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Specific Research Interests: 

  • Green chemistry approach to synthesize nanoparticles for waste-water treatment and carbon dioxide absorption.
  • Synthesis methods that use nontoxic and inexpensive materials, such as egg white, aloe vera and lemon grass extract in producing zinc peroxide, magnetic nanoparticles of ferrites and various ceramics.
  • Alternative production methods that are more environmentally friendly than the conventional ones.
  • Nanoparticles that eliminate toxic chromium ion in waste-water and carbon dioxide absorption to reduce global warming.


  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1990
  • M.S., King Mongkut's University of Technology (Thailand), 1983
  • B.S., Mahidol University (Thailand), 1980