Mick Tangparitkul


Having been awarded BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering from Chiang Mai University (Thailand) in 2014, Mick was granted the White Elephant Academic Scheme Scholarship from Chiang Mai University to continue his study in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Adelaide (Australia) in 2015 where he performed research in Formation Damage and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) with Prof Pavel Bedrikovetsky. Mick joined the University of Leeds (UK) in 2016 under the supervision of Dr David Harbottle within Colloid and Polymer Engineering Group (CPEG).

Research interests

Mick’s research is focusing on the dewetting dynamics of heavy oil droplet in the enhanced oil recovery (EOR) scheme, e.g. thermal EOR and low-salinity injection. He aims to use the material and surface sciences to emphasize the dewetting phenomena. His research is consequently extended to investigate further on the surface morphology, e.g. surface roughness and porosity, as well as the water chemistry, e.g. nanoparticles.


  • MPetroEng
  • BEng (Hons)
  • Associate Civil Engineer (Thai Chartered Engineer)

Research groups and institutes

  • Complex Systems and Processes