Pat Pataranutaporn

Pat Pataranutaporn is a creative biologist, designer, coder and an undergrad student from Thailand at Arizona State University. He is enthusiastic in prototyping impossible things as he presented in his TED X talk “Prototyping the Impossible ”. His works examine the symbiotic relationship between human and technology beyond traditional contexts ranging from using AI to cope with mental health issue on social media, designing how human interact with DNA computer, and making bioinspired device that capture proteins from insects and convert into 3D printed food.

Pat and his team’s projects have been featured on FastCompany, Time, Disruptive Innovation Festival, National Geographic, The Guardian, and UNEP. Pat believe that the innovation must converges aesthetics, functionality, and community to create sustainable future. Pat is the co-founder of Humanity X and BioX, award winning tech startups, and Freaklab (Futuristic Research in Enigmatic and Aesthetics), an open research lab in Thailand focusing on designing the future and beyond.


2014 – currentUndergrad student (Biological Sciences)
Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University (ASU)


2017 (Summer) Research Intern at IBM Computational Biology Center, NY

2016 (Summer) Visiting Researcher at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2015 – 2016 Social media chair at ASU Changemaker Central, Arizona State University

2015 – 2016 Research fellow at Synthesis Center, School of Art, Media + Engineering, Arizona State University

2014 – 2016 Researcher at Biodesign Insitute, Arizona State University Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology


Co-founder of the Futuristic Research Group – Freak Lab (since 2016)

Co-founder of Humanity X , tech company for social good(since 2014)


  • Presenter at MIT Media Lab Biosummit  "Bio HCI" [September 22, 2017] Video
  • Invited speaker TED X ASU "Prototyping the Impossible" [March 22, 2017] Video
  • Invited panelist at SXSW Eco 2015 at Austin, TX [October 5-7, 2015]
  • Invited speaker at Ignite ASU "SCIENCE + ART = ?" [November 4, 2015] Video



Zhou, C., Liu, Z., Pataranutaporn, P., Vannela, R., Hayes, K. F., & Rittmann, B. E. (2015). Biogenic nano-particulate iron-sulfide produced through sulfate and Fe(iii)-(hydr)oxide reductions was enhanced by pyruvate as the electron donor. RSC Advances, 5(122).


Suwinyattichaiporn, T., Varghese, S., & Pataranutaporn, P. (2018). An Exploratory Study Examining the Use of Virtual Reality in Intercultural Communication Education. In International Communication Association.

Agurto, C., Pataranutaporn, P., Eyigoz, E. K., Stolovitzky, G., & Cecchi, G. (2018). Predictive linguistic markers of suicidality in poets. In IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing.

Pataranutaporn, P., Ngamkajornwiwat, P., Unprasert, T., Umnajsasithorn, W., Luksanayeam, S., Loha-Unchit, S., … Jain, S. (2017). Hormone couture: Biopolitics, aesthetics, and technology. In ACM Proceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC.

Ngamkajornwiwat, P., Pataranutaporn, P., Ngamarunchot, B., & Suwinyattichaiporn, T. (2017). Understanding the Role of Arts and Humanities in Social Robotics Design : An Experiment for STEAM Enrichment Program in Thailand. In IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), Hong Kong, 2017, pp. 457-460.

Mihaleva, G., Pataranutaporn, P., & Ingalls, T. (2017). Generative Membrane. In International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA). ISEA.

Pataranutaporn, P., & Ngamarunchot, B. (2017). Reinterpreting 3D Food Printing as Neo-Print Capitalism : Fabrication, Food, and Futures. In Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. SLSA.

Pataranutaporn, P., & Fazel, V. (2017). Shakespeare and Speculative Biodesign Futures. In Annual Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. SLSA.

Suwinyattichaiporn, T., & Pataranutaporn, P. (2017). Centralizing Marginality: Teaching Race Issues Through the Use of Virtual Reality. In Western States Communication Association.

Pataranutaporn, P., Valencia, A. V., & Kusumi, K. (2016). Visualizing Biodesign: transforming research through interactive technology. In Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory.

Suwinyattichaiporn, T., & Pataranutaporn, P. (2016). When interactive animation and communication research converge: an innovative presentation and gamification of research findings. In Western States Communication Association.

Mihaleva, G., Pataranutaporn, P., & Ingalls, T. (2016). Wearable Installation and Human Interaction - Generative Membrane. In 3D-Festival BEYOND. Karlsruhe, Germany.

Pataranutaporn, P., & Suphapol, S. (2011). Biodegradation of polystyrene foam by the microorganisms from landfill. In Bayer, UNEP - BYEE Conference. Leverkusen, German. Retrieved from

Pataranutaporn, P., & Sukhoom, A. (2010). Isolation of polystyrene foam biodegradable bacteria from contaminated soil. In The 36th National Conference on Science and Technology (p. 69). Bangkok, Thailand.


Fernando, P., Pandelakis, M. & Kuznetsov, S. Practicing DIYBiology In An HCI Setting. in Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '16 2064-2071 (ACM Press, 2016). doi:10.1145/2851581.2892325

Under Review

Making Food with the Mind: Integrating Brain-Computer Interface and 3D Food Fabrication (CHI 2018)

Buddha Bot: Exploration of the Embodied Spiritual Machine and Chatbot (CHI 2018)

Suwinyattichaiporn, T., Pataranutaporn, P., & Varghese, S. (2018). Learning Mindfulness in Intercultural Interactions through Virtual Reality. In Western States Communication Association.


Pataranutaporn, P., McCollum, K., Sarabu, C., Bates, J., Lester, N., Suwinyattichaiporn, T., & Bloner, C. (2017). Co-designing Compassionate and Empathetic Interactions in Post Artificial Intelligence Medicine. In Stanford Medicine X (pp. 1–2). Retrieved from

Bates, J., Pataranutaporn, P., McCollum, K., Polur, R., & Lee, B. (2016). The future of innovation: Transforming our society for saving lives. In Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory.

Intellectual Properties

Thintawornkul, T., Sorawit, P., Chayaphat, N., Pataranutaporn, P., Kuptajit, P., Tantisanghirun, ratchaphak t., & Promnara, K. (2016). The process of 3D printing of starch-based Thai food via materials extrution (กระบวนการผลิตขนมไทยตระกูลแป้งและคุกกี้ที่พิมพ์ผ่านหัวฉีดสำหรับเครื่องพิมพ์สามมิติ). 1601005808. Thailand.

Pataranutaporn, P. (2014). Talung App (Copy Right) 306157. Thailand.


2017 – Newman Civic Engagement Fellow

2016 - Global Biomimicry Design Challenge (Top 3 winner - Final/prototype round)[October 22, 2016]

2016 - MIT Media Lab Reality, Virtually, Hackathon : the Most Refined Mobile VR Experience & Best Up and Coming hackers for VR Story Tellers [October 7, 2016]

2016 - Pitchfork award : Changemaker Entrepreneur of the Year [April 7, 2016]

2016 - Finalist Pakis Social Entrepreneurial Challenge for ARKHumanity/Humanity X Technologies, LLC [February 4, 2016]

2015 - Global Biomimicry Design Challenge (The 1st runner up - proposal round) [October 4, 2015]

2015 - Changemaker Innovation Challenge (First prize winner)

2015 - Dean's List student, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

2014 - Hacks for Humanity (First prize winner)

2014 - Codeday Portland (Overall award winner)

2012 - Asia - Pacific gifted youth summit, Dubai (Winner)

2012 - JAXA - NSTDA student zero gravity flight experiment contest(Second place winner)

2011 - Representative from Thailand to join United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bayer Conference (BYEE), Germany


2018 – Transmediale and CTM Vorspiel Urban Media Art Kitchen, Berlin (Emoti-khon)

2018 – Essex Peabody Museum, MA (Jube)

2017 – ISWC’ 17, Hawaii (Hormone Couture)

2017 – IEEE VIS’ 17 (Guest), Arizona (Genomics Mask)

2017 – IEEE VIS’ 17 (Guest), Arizona (Generative Membrane)

2017 – ISEA : International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Columbia (Generative Membrane)

2017 – Biomimicry : Inspired by Nature Exhibition at National Taiwan Science Education Center, Taiwan (Jube)

2016 – IDEA Museum, Arizona – Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality exhibition (Futuretopia)

2016 – Bioneers Conference, San Francisco (Jube)

2016 – Biomimicry Innovation Showcase at Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco and Autodesk Gallery, San Francisco (Jube)

2015 – Spark Festival of Creativity at Mesa Arts Center (Human Emotion Installation)

2015 – SouthWest Maker Festival at Central Mesa (Human Emotion Installation)

2014 – ASU’s Digital Culture Showcase (Human Emotion Installation)

2014 – Collaborative Exhibition at IceHouse Gallery (Human Emotion Installation)


2018 Teaching Assistant: Fashion and Wearable Technology (

2018 Program Lead/ Program Designer : HACK BIODESIGN for High School Student under Junior Science Talent Project (JSTP)

2017 Program Lead/ Program Designer : AI in Agriculture Unschooling Camp for High School Student under Junior Science Talent Project (JSTP)

2016 Program Lead/ Program Designer : Social Robot Design Unschooling Camp under Junior Science Talent Project (JSTP)

2015 Program Designer : Biomimicry in the mud : designing mudskipper robot

What I love to do 🙂