Prof. Wibool Piyawattanametha

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Piyawattanametha, Wibool
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SPIE Membership: 6.2 years total | 5.2 years voting
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | Senior status
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Area of Expertise: Cancer Imaging, MOEMS and MEMS, Optical endoscopic Imaging, Photonics, AI/Deep Learning, Phage Display
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ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2228-8485
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Dr. Piyawattanametha received a 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. Currently, he is a professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a Director of Advanced Imaging Research (AIR) Center, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. He has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, has contributed 7 book chapters and 5 patents. His h-index is 27. 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, California, USA. He gave over 70 keynote or invited talks at prestigious meetings around the world. In 2010, he co-founded and served as an executive member of the Global Young Academy (GYA) based in Berlin, Germany. In 2011, he received the European Union Erasmus Mundus scholarship. In 2013, he was selected by the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland to be one of the 40 top scientists. In 2014, he was selected to receive the prestigious Fraunhofer-Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, Germany. In 2015, he was awarded the Newton Fund Researcher Links from the British Council, the United Kingdom. In 2017, he was selected to be a fellow in Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) from The Royal Academy of Engineering, London, United Kingdom. He has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor, Institute for Quantitative Health Sciences & Engineering (IQ), Michigan State University, Michigan, USA since 2018. In 2021, he was elected to the grade of Fellow of SPIE. Over the past decade, he has established the Optical Preclinical Imaging and Computing Center for low-resource settings where he served as a principal investigator of the Center.

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