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


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

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 analyzer
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 Application
    •          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)

1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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