Yada Nolvachai

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Nolvachai graduated in Bachelor of food technology (Honours) at the University of Queensland in 2009. She then worked in the food industry in the area of food safety and quality control. She completed her PhD in chemistry at Monash University in 2016 and continued as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same university. She has recently transitioned to Deakin University, where she has joined the CASS team as a postdoctoral research fellow within the ARC HyTECH training centre.


Dr Nolvachai’s research expertise lies in the area of advanced analytical methods for food and natural product analysis, specialising in multidimensional gas chromatography and hyphenation techniques, in addition to the use of computer-assisted chromatography through molecular modelling and simulation approaches for experimental design and data analysis. Dr Nolvachai’s recent project was on gas chromatography technique for food authenticity through chemical fingerprinting. Her current research includes advanced multidimensional gas chromatography instrumentation for the analysis of ultra complex samples. As a postdoctoral research fellow, her valuable skills and expertise will play a significant role in contributing to the activities and objectives of the ARC HyTECH training centre.


  • Monash University Dean’s Award for Innovation in Learning and Teaching, 2022
  • Inaugural Ervin sz. Kováts award for young scientists from Hungarian Society for Separation Sciences, Hungary, awarded at 11th Balaton Symposium on High-Performance Separation Methods 2017, Siófok, Hungary.
  • Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science (ACROSS) Outstanding Researcher, 1st Runner up, 2015


Highlighted Publication History:

To date, Dr Nolvachai has more than 45 peer-reviewed articles and 3 book chapters, with a current H-index of 20. Some highlighted publications include:

  • Nolvachai, M.S.S. Amaral, P.J. Marriott, Foods and contaminants analysis by using multidimensional gas chromatography – Recent studies, technology and applications – An update, Analytical Chemistry, 95(2023), 238–263.
  • Nolvachai, M.S.S. Amaral, R. Herron, P.J. Marriott, Teaching analytical instrumentation through remote access – A gas chromatography perspective, Journal of Chemical Education, 100(2023), 1100–1108.
  • Herron, A. Lipphardt, L. Euler, Y. Nolvachai, P.J. Marriott, Person-portable gas chromatography-toroidal ion trap mass spectrometry analysis of coffee bean volatile organic compounds, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 473(2022), 116797.
  • Nolvachai, S. Salzmann, J.S. Zavahir, R. Doetzer, S. Steiner, C. Kulsing, and P.J. Marriott, Structure elucidation using gas chromatography-infrared spectroscopy/mass spectrometry supported by quantum chemical IR spectrum simulations, Analytical Chemistry 93(2021), 15508–15516.
  • Nolvachai, M.F.S. Mota, H.D. Waktola, P.J. Marriott, Gas chromatography ‒ mass spectrometry for characterisation, assessment of quality and authentication of seed and vegetable oils, TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 138(2021), 116238.


All of Dr Yolvachai’s research outputs can be viewed here.