Wibool Piyawattanametha


Research Interests

·      Advanced light microscopy and endoscopy for cancer diagnosis and treatment
·      Low-cost and portable diagnosis device for low resource settings
·      3D optical image mapping for hallow organs in human
·      Deep learning for disease diagnosis

·      Portable environment diagnostic such as E. coli, coliforms, etc.

Institutional Contact

King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

Biomedical Engineering

Departments of Biomedical and Electronics Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

1 Soi Chalong Krung 1, Ladkrabang

Bangkok 10520, Thailand



Dr. Piyawattanamethareceived Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA in 2004. From 2005 to 2009, he was with the Bio-X Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA as a senior scientist and later become a research associate in 2010. From 2010-2014, he worked as a senior research scientist at the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand. Currently, he is with the King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Ladkrabang, Thailand as the Director of Advanced Imaging Research (AIR) Center. He has authored or co-authored over 160 peer-reviewed publications, has contributed 8 book chapters and 5 patents in areas of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Photonics, and Biomedical Imaging. His h-index is 25.  He is currently serving a conference chair for the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) in MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems XVIII of The Photonics West Conference, USA.  In addition, he served as organizing/program chairs for International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (iCBBE), USA; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics, USA; IEEE CYBER, USA; IEEE Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS); and IEEE Nanomedicine (NANOMED), USA. In 2010, he co-founded and served as an executive member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) based in Berlin, Germany. The GYA represents of the voice of young scientists around the world. In 2013, he was selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Geneva, Switzerland to be one of the 40 top young scientists under the age of 40 who plays transformation role in integrating scientific knowledge and technological innovation to improve the state of the world. In 2014, he was selected to receive the prestigious Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, Germany for his pioneering work in light microendoscopy techniques. He is the first Thai scientist to receive this prestigious award. In 2015, he was awarded the Newton Fund Researcher Links from the British Council, United Kingdom for his novel optical imaging technique for early cancer detection. In 2017, he was selected to be a fellow in Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) from The Royal Academy of Engineering, London, United Kingdom. In 2018, his innovation won a Gold Medal Award from the 46thInternational Exhibition of Inventions Geneva.