2018 Ronald Belcher Award Winner

Ms Kamonwad Ngamchuea
Ms Kamonwad Ngamchuea
University of Oxford


Awarded in recognition of the quality of research in analytical chemistry and in particular for work on human saliva and quantification of glutathione as a biomarker.



About the Winner

Kamonwad Ngamchuea is a DPhil student at the University of Oxford, currently working in the Electrochemistry Group under the supervision of Professor Richard Compton. She graduated with a Master of Chemistry degree from the University of Oxford in 2015. 

Her research is focused on the development of chemical sensors using electroanalytical and spectrophotometric methods. In particular, she has developed a sensor for the detection of glutathione in blood, plasma and saliva, and has collaborated with medical researchers to realise a vision for at point-of-care testing of bipolar disorder. More generally, Kamonwad has been investigating the possibility of saliva as a non-invasive replacement of blood for health monitoring.

In addition to her work on the quantification of biomarkers (indicator of disease), Kamonwad has further developed sensors for the detection of ensembles and individual silver nanoparticles using the novel nano-impact technique. 

To date, she is the primary author of 14 peer-reviewed scientific papers and an invited review article on salivary biomarkers. She has further contributed her expertise to 8 other publications. She has given oral and poster presentations at several international conferences, where she has won several presentation awards. She is funded by the Royal Thai government under the Development and Promotion of Science and Technology Talents Project, and is the recipient of the Anglo-Thai Society Educational Awards for Excellence 2017. 

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