Jak Tanthana

Research Chemical Engineer

Jak Tanthana


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Akron
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Akron
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

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As part of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Engineering Technology (T3E) at RTI International, Jak Tanthana provides support for development efforts on process design and material for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology. Dr. Tanthana has led multiple internally funded research and development efforts to expand the application of RTI’s proprietary water-lean solvent; he has also led many experimental efforts and improved process instrumentation and automated controls on various experimental systems, ranging from lab-scale to small-pilot units.

Dr. Tanthana has broad experience with research in multiphase gas absorption processes, heterogeneous catalysis, and catalytic chemistry, as well as applied research in CO2 capture technology using solid amine sorbent, liquid phase absorption using monoethanolamine (MEA), and water-lean solvent systems. He has developed an expertise in designing system control, instrumentation, and human-machine interface for laboratory- and bench-scale experimental systems, and has extensive experience in sample characterization, emission monitoring, and control using infrared (IR) and mass spectrometry techniques.