Porpin Pungetmongkol, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Mechanical and Control Engineering
Profile Summary

PhD Dissertation Title

A label-free, high-sensitive electrical detection method of biomolecule using very high electric field created in nanogap electrodes


April 2012 – September 2015     Ph.D. Mechanical and Control
                                                    EngineeringTokyo Institute of
                                                    Technology, Japan
Oct 2011 - April 2012                  M.Eng. Mechanical and Control
                                                    Engineering, Tokyo Institute of
                                                    Technology, Japan
May 2007- May 2011                  B.Eng. Nano Engineering,
                                                    Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Research & Work Experience 

Oct 2011 - Sep 2015       Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
                                        M.Eng & Ph.D: 2 Supervisors

                                                            - Nano-Microfluidic devices for Impedance measurement of Biomolecules
                                                            - Study of electrical physics in the nanochannel based on Impedance

Dec 2013 - Feb 2014      California Institute of technology, California, USA
                                        Visiting Scholar: 2 Supervisors

                                                             - Colorimetric DNA detection by gold nanoparticles
                                                             - Qualitative analysis of DNA PCR product

Aug-Dec, 2010                Dartmouth Biomedical Engineering Centre,
                                        New Hampshire, USA
                                        Exchanged Student: 2 Supervisors

                                                             - Characterization of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)
                                                             for knee prosthesis applications
                                                             - Examined the UHMWPE materials from retrieved knee implants and
                                                             (concealed, undisclosed) virgin material that is being developed for
                                                             possible future implants.

May-July, 2010                Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, USA
                                        Visiting Researcher: 3 Supervisors

                                                             - Design and fabrication of Multi-sensor Trapping Structure for Biological
                                                             - Fabrication of micro-well for living cell and integrated with the micro-
                                                             chamber for sensor ​​​​​​in order to use as a single cell analysis system.

June – July, 2009            National Metal and Materials Technology Center
                                        (MTEC), Thailand
                                        Research Assistant: 2 Supervisors

                                               - Synthesis thin film TiO2 using sol-gel process
                                                            - Fabrication of Dye-sensitized solar cell using thin film Titania
                                                            - Photo-oxidation of dissolved cyanide using TiO2 thin film catalyst


Conference & Publications
Journal Paper
  • Porpin Pungetmongkol, Katsuo Mogi, Ryuji Hatsuki and Takatoki Yamamoto. Direct evaluation of the electrokinetic properties of electrolytes in a nanochannel using electrical impedance spectroscopy. Israel Journal of Chemistry, 2014, 54(11-12), 1607-1614.

International Conference (Reviewed)
  • Porpin Pungetmongkol, Katsuo Mogi and Takatoki Yamamoto. Conformation dependent non-linear impedance response of DNA in nanofluidic device, 15th International conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2015), 27-30 July, 2015, Rome, Italy.
  • Porpin Pungetmongkol and Takatoki Yamamoto. Non-linear Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy of DNA in Nanogap Electrode, 7th International Symposium on Microchemistry and Microsystems (ISMM 2015), 8-10 June 2015, Kyoto, Japan.
  •  Ryuji Hatsuki, Porpin Pungetmongkol, Ayae Honda and Takatoki Yamamoto. Evaluation of Electrical Characteristics of Viruses by Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy in A Nanogap Electrode, 12th Internatinal Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels (ASME 2014), 3-7 August, 2014. Chicago, USA.
  •  Porpin Pungetmongkol and Takatoki Yamamoto. Revealing the dynamic structure of electric double layer by electrical impedance spectroscopy, RSC Tokyo International Conference 2013, Analytical Biochemistry & Biophysics, 4-5 September, 2013, Tokyo Japan.
  •  Porpin Pungetmongkol, Ryuji Hatsuki and Takatoki Yamamoto. Electrical evaluation of hydrated diameter dependent thickness of electric double layer in nanochannel, The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS 2013), 16-20 June, 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

International Workshop
  • Porpin Pungetmongkol and Takatoki Yamamoto. Direct evaluation of electric double layer in nanochannel by electrical impedance spectroscopy, International Workshop on Extended-Nanofluidics (IWENF 2015), 26-27 March, 2015, Tokyo, Japan.

Research Interest

Biomolecular Sensing, Micro/Nanofluidic, Micro-fabrication, Nano-sensor