Associate Professor Dr. Pichayada Katemake


Pichayada Katemake

Faculty of Science
Chulalongkorn University


This is my personal website containing information about my career as colour scientist and teacher. My Curriculum Vitae can be accessed on the 'General Info' page and you can see some of my latest activities on the 'List of Events' page. I own several other internet domains containing websites related strictly to my most important research:
www.trichromaticity.com, which is related to my research in trichromatic colour analysis and trichromatic colour matching. The website describes the first distributable software system that turns a flatbed scanner into a colorimeter;
www.thaicolor.name, which describes the stages of my most important colour naming project that already resulted in the first Thai Colour Name dictionary;
www.thaicolour.com, which is the website of the Colour Science Research Unit that I lead since 2013.

In the last 3 years my interest shifted from Psychophysics and Colour Theory to more technical aspects of Colour Science, focusing on pragmatic applications and product development. At the end of 2011, I created the Multimedia and Colour Research Laboratory in the Department of Imaging and Printing Technology. The first product of the research conducted in this laboratory is the Trichromatic Colour Analyser. The product is under continous development and has already been tested in several colour applications, the most important being the identification of traditional Thai colours used in mural paintings. New research is done at this time involving digital cameras and a new method for assessing the quality of light.

In April 2013 I was appointed as head of the Colour Management Research Unit, which had no activity for almost 10 years. I changed the name of the Research Unit from "Colour Management" to "Colour Science" and integrated the activity of my Multimedia and Colour Research Laboratory in it. I also received funds for 2 new projects summing more than 2 million THB, which are currently developed in the Colour Science Research Unit.