Wassana Yantasee Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Chemical and Biological Processes Development
Institution Disciplines
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Engineering
City State / Provence
Richland Washington
Country Website
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Wassana Yantasee joined PNNL after finishing her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, for which she conducted a 5-year research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, to study the buildup of non-process elements (NPEs) in pulping processes.

Dr. Yantasee currently specializes in aqueous-phase metal ion removal (i.e., equilibrium and kinetics modeling of metal ion adsorption on sorbent materials) and development of electrochemical sensors. She has been working with self-assembled monolayers on mesoporous supports (SAMMS) materials both as sorbents for the removal of toxic metal ions and as electrode modifiers for the detection of heavy metal ions and uranium. Since joining PNNL, Dr. Yantasee has been a co-investigator for NIH and EMSP projects, published over 20 peer-reviewed papers, and served as peer-reviewer for Analytical Chemistry, Analytica Chimica Acta, Langmuir, Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, Separation Science and Technology, and 2005-2006 SBIR proposals. She also has experience in preferential oxidation of CO, electrodeposition of polymer nanowires and fluorescence spectroscopy.


• Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, 2001; M.B.A., Oregon State University, 2001; M.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1999; B.S., Chemical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, 1995

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