Welcome to my page and thank you for visiting. I am Wisut Kaewsakul, an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente, Chair of Elastomer Technology and Engineering, Department of Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces and Systems, Faculty of Engineering Technology. My educational background is ‘Rubber and Polymer Technology’ as I received a Bachelor degree in Rubber Technology and a Master degree in Polymer Technology, both from Prince of Songkla University, Pattani Campus, Thailand. I continued a Ph.D. study under a double degree program between Prince of Songkla University and the University of Twente and graduated in 2013 with a thesis entitled ‘Silica-reinforced natural rubber for low rolling resistance, energy-saving tires’.

I started my career in academia as a lecturer at Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai Campus, immediately after the Ph.D. graduation with the responsibilities of teaching undergraduates and graduates and conducting rubber-related research at the Division of Physical Science: Chair of Polymer Science and Technology, Faculty of Science. In 2017, I moved to the University of Twente, working full-time as assistant professor since then. My duties are to teach all levels of programs relating to Elastomer Technology and Engineering, manage responsible projects and coach research students.


  • Material Science

    • Rubber
    • Silicon Dioxide
    • Filler
    • Temperature
    • Silane
  • Engineering

    • Rubber Compound
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Tread
    • Tire


My research focuses on the development of rubber compounds for better performance tires and other rubber applications, as well as on advanced elastomeric materials and rubber processes: i.e., energy-generating and conductive elastomers and 3D-printing technology for vulcanized elastomers. Besides, I mightily appreciate all open questions from industries and other interested parties, which may lead to further advancement in elastomer science and technology.  


Impact of silica on tire tread: Examining the effect of different silica types, which have become increasingly used in tire production, on the resulting tread rubber, 40-45. UKIP Media & Events. Andrzejewska, Z., Kaewsakul, W., Zeeman, R., Reuvekamp, L. A. E. M. & Blume, A.https://www.ukimediaevents.com/publication/23549369/64Understanding the Role of Silica Hybrid Particles with Styrene-butadiene Rubber Shells on Tread Compound. Sek, M. M., Kaewsakul, W., Anyszka, R. P., Schultz, S., Bandzierz, K. & Blume, A.Influence of prolonged silanization time during mixing of silica-reinforced natural rubberIn 13th International Polymer Conference of Thailand, PCT 2023 (pp. 122-128). The Polymer Society of Thailand (PST). Kraibut, A., Kaewsakul, W., Sahakaro, K., Saiwari, S., Noordermeer, J. W. M. & Dierkes, W. K.http://www.thaipolymersociety.orgpct-13/pct-13%20home.htmlEnabling interfacial adhesion between conductive rubber and piezoelectric polymer for energy harvesting applications. Mangone, C., Kaewsakul, W., Bandzierz, K. & Blume, A.Use of Resins for improving the performance of aircraft tire retreads. Indriasari, Kaewsakul, W., Noordermeer, J. W. M., Dierkes, W. K. & Blume, A.Can ‘organoclay’ enhance abrasion resistance of silica-reinforced NR tread compounds?. Sattayanurak, S., Sahakaro, K., Noordermeer, J. W. M., Kaewsakul, W., Dierkes, W. K., Reuvekamp, L. A. E. M. & Blume, A.Dynamic measurement setups for validating piezoelectric energy harvesters in driving conditions, Article 107932. Mangone, C., Kaewsakul, W., van Swaaij, A. P. J., Bandzierz, K., Gunnewiek, M. K. & Blume, A.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymertesting.2023.107932Dynamic Response and Molecular Chain Modifications Associated with Degradation during Mixing of Silica-Reinforced Natural Rubber Compounds, Article 160. Kraibut, A., Saiwari, S., Kaewsakul, W., Noordermeer, J. W. M., Sahakaro, K. & Dierkes, W. K.https://doi.org/10.3390/polym15010160

Research profiles

- Rubber compounds for better performance tires

- Flexible energy-harvesters

- Reversible silica-rubber couplings

- 3D printing technology for vulcanized elastomers

- Innovative elastomeric materials


University of Twente

Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N218
De Horst 2
7522 LW Enschede

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