dr. W. Kaewsakul (Wisut)

Assistant Professor

About Me

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.


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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.  


Mangone, C. (2024). Piezoelectric energy harvester for tyres: Bridging the research gap between materials and application. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036559669
Sek, M. M. , Kaewsakul, W. , Anyszka, R. P., Schultz, S., Bandzierz, K. , & Blume, A. (2023). Understanding the Role of Silica Hybrid Particles with Styrene-butadiene Rubber Shells on Tread Compound. Abstract from 204th Technical Meeting of the Rubber Division ACS, 2023, Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
Mangone, C. , Kaewsakul, W., Bandzierz, K. , & Blume, A. (2023). Enabling interfacial adhesion between conductive rubber and piezoelectric polymer for energy harvesting applications. Abstract from IRC RubberCon 2023, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Kraibut, A. , Kaewsakul, W., Sahakaro, K., Saiwari, S. , Noordermeer, J. W. M. , & Dierkes, W. K. (2023). Influence of prolonged silanization time during mixing of silica-reinforced natural rubber. In 13th International Polymer Conference of Thailand, PCT 2023 (pp. 122-128). The Polymer Society of Thailand (PST). http://www.thaipolymersociety.orgpct-13/pct-13 home.html
Kraibut, A., Saiwari, S. , Kaewsakul, W. , Noordermeer, J. W. M., Sahakaro, K. , & Dierkes, W. K. (2022). Degradation behavior during mixing of silica-reinforced Natural Rubber: Changes of the dynamic responses. Abstract from 14th Annual Fall Rubber Colloquium Conference 2022 , Online, Germany.

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- Module 6 - 1B: Product Design (ME Specialization: Designing in Plastics)

- Intensive Rubber Technology Course (Topic: Natural Rubber and Its Applications)

- Academic Research Skills (Supervision)


Affiliated Study Programmes



Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023


- Rubber compounds for better performance tires

- Flexible energy-harvesters

- Reversible silica-rubber couplings

- 3D printing technology for vulcanized elastomers

- Innovative elastomeric materials


Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N218
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N218
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands