Prof. Wibool Piyawattanametha
Director, Advanced Imaging Research Center, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand & Adjunct Professor, Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Michigan State University, USA & Founder, DeepPap, Inc.
Dr. Piyawattanametha received 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 170 peer-reviewed publications, has contributed 6 book chapters and 5 patents in areas of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Photonics, and Biomedical Imaging. His h-index is 30. 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 46th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. He has also been appointed as an Adjunct Professor, Institute for Quantitative Health Science & Engineering (IQ), Michigan State University, Michigan, USA since 2018. In 2019, he was invited as a Young Scientist to attend the Science Communication Module organized by the World Economic Forum in London, UK.
11:00-12:30 20 November
Implementation of the S20 recommendations: Scientific solution to keep a balance between promotion of industrial science and warning from environmental science?