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Pitirat Pholpabu, Ph.D.
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Research Interests:
  • Polymeric biomaterials
  • Controlled drug release


  • 2016 Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • 2010 B.Sc. in Biotechnology (First class honors), Mahidol University, Thailand

Honors and Awards

  • Royal Thai Government Scholarship (2011-2016)


Journal Articles
  • Pholpabu, P., Yerneni, S.S., Zhu, C., Campbell, P.G. and Bettinger, C.J. 2016, “Controlled release of small molecules from elastomers for reducing epidermal downgrowth in percutaneous devices”, ACS Biomaterial Science and Engineering, Vol. 2, pp. 1464-1470.
  • Pholpabu, P., Kustra, S., Wu, H., Balasubramanian, A. and Bettinger, C.J. 2015, “Lithography-free fabrication of reconfigurable substrate topography for contact guidance”, Biomaterials, Vol. 39, pp. 164-172.
  • Ding, H., Zhong, M., Kim, Y.J., Pholpabu, P., Balasubramanian, A., Hui, C.M., He, H., Yang, H., Matyjaszewski, K. and Bettinger, C.J. 2014, “Biologically derived soft conducting hydrogels using heparin-doped polymer networks”, ACS Nano, Vol. 8, No.5, pp. 4348-4357.
Conference Proceedings
  • Pholpabu, P., Somharnwong, P., Huaybun, N., Cherdbaramee, C., Boonpasart, V., Komchum, L. and Phuengsap A. 2019, “Controlled release of dual antibacterial drug from composite hydrogels”, Proceedings of Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON 2019), 19-22 November, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.
  • Poo-arporn,Y., Pakapongpan, S., Pholpabu, P. and Poo-arporn, R.P. 2019, “Voltammetry based disposable sensor for antibiotic contamination in food”, Proceedings of Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON 2019), 19-22 November, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.
  • Bubpamala, T. and Pholpabu, P. 2019, “Mechanical properties of sprayable poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels”, Proceedings of Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference (PACCON 2019), 7-8 February, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • P Pholpabu, S Kustra, H Wu, A Balasubramanianb, CJ Bettinger. Spatially Defined Reconfigurable Topography for Tracking Filopodia Dynamics. Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 2015.
  • P Pholpabu, SS Yerneni, C Zhu, PG Campbell, CJ Bettinger. Regenerative Integration of Percutaneous Devices Using Macrophage Modulating Elastomers. BMES Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2013.
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