People

Staff members

Dr. Hao Van Bui

Hao obtained a BSc. degree in Physics at Quy Nhon University in 2002, an MSc. degree in Materials Science at ITIMS, Hanoi University of Technology in 2008. From 2008 to 2012, he was a PhD. student at the Semiconductor Components Group, University of Twente, the Netherlands, where he obtained his PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering in January 2013. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the NanoElectronics Group, University of Twente (November 2012 - October 2014) and at the Department of Chemical Engineering, TU Delft, the Netherlands (November 2014 - May 2017). From September 2002 to October 2018, he was also a TA/lecturer at the Department of Physics, Quy Nhon University. Since November 2018, he works as a researcher, leading the ALD Research Group at Phenikaa University.

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Dr. Viet Huong Nguyen

Viet completed a BSc. in Materials Science at National Institute of Applied Science of Lyon (INSA de Lyon), France in 2013, a M.S. in Nanoscale Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, INSA de Lyon and University Lyon 1 with highest honors in 2015, and a PhD. in Materials Science & Engineering from University Grenoble Alpes in 2018. Thanks to his remarkable research work during his PhD., he has won the best Ph.D thesis prize from Chemical Society of France, Solid State Chemistry Division. From November 2018 to June 2019, Viet worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Materials Science and Physical Engineering (LMGP) under the supervision of Dr. David Muñoz-Rojas and Prof. Daniel Bellet. Since August 2019, he works as a researcher in the ALD Research Group at Phenikaa University.

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Dr. Viet-Thong Le

Thong obtained his BSc. degree in Physics at Quy Nhon University in 2005 and MSc. degree in Materials Science at ITIMS, Hanoi University of Technology in 2009. From 2010 to 2014, he joined the research group of Prof. Young Hee Lee at Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea and obtained his PhD. degree in Energy Science in February 2015. From 2015 to 2019, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Ozyilmaz Group at the National University of Singapore, Singapore. Since August 2019, he is a researcher at the Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Phenikaa University.

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PhD Students

Hoang Le Nguyen, MSc.

Le completed his BSc. (2011) and MSc. (2014) degrees in Chemistry, with majors in Inorganic Materials at Ha Noi University of Sciences - Vietnam National University. He worked on the synthesis of oxide thin films from sublimated β-diketonates complexes by CVD method for this thesis graduation. From 2015 to 2021, he was a lecturer at the Department of Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology - Hanoi University of Pharmacy. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD. degree at ALD Research Group under the supervision of Dr. Hao Van Bui. His research focuses on ALD and MLD of oxides and hybrid compounds for pharmaceuticals.

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Research Assistants

My Hang Tran, MSc.

Hang finished her BSc. and MSc. degrees in Environmental Engineering at University of Science, Vietnam National University in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Her previous research activities were on enhancing photocatalytic activity of different metal oxides including CuWO4, TiO2 for degradation of antibiotics pollutants in aqueous environment or textle wastewater treatment. Since March 2021, she works as a research assistant in the ALD research group at Phenikaa University. Her current research focuses on studying Sn- and Cu-based sulfides and oxides by Successive Ionic Layer Adsorption and Reaction (SILAR) and Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) for renewable energy-related applications.

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Thien Thanh Nguyen, MSc. Student


Thanh obtained a BSc. degree in Theoretical Physics at Hanoi National University of Education in 2020. He achieved 3rd prize for student scientific research at the Faculty of Physics in 2020. His work resulted in a paper published in the science magazine HNUE (Volume 65, Issue 3, 2020). After graduation, He taught Physics in English and supported students studying A-level Physics course. From Oct. 2021, he pursues master’s degree in Materials Science and Nanotechnology and works as a research assistant in the ALD Research Group at Phenikaa University.

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Kim Hue Dinh, MSc. Student


Hue obtained her BSc. degree in Chemical Engineering and Technology at the University of Science, Vietnam National University with highest honors in 2021 (rank 1/60). During her undergraduate studies, she worked on increasing photocatalytic activity of graphitic carbon nitrides by coupling metal-oxides for degradation of antibiotics pollutants in aqueous environment and reduction of CO2 in gas phase. From November 2021, she studies MSc in Materials Science and works as a research assistant in the ALD Research Group at Phenikaa University.

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Bachelor Students

Duc Anh Nguyen

Duc Anh is currently 3rd-year B.Sc student at Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Phenikaa University where he is following the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology program. He started working in the ALD research group from May 2022. He is currently working on the development of transparent electrodes based on tin and zinc oxides deposited by atmospheric pressure spatial atomic layer deposition (AP-SALD).

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Huu Phi Bui

Phi is following the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology program of the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering at Phenikaa University. From July 2022, he works on ALD of oxide thin films for pharmaceutical applications at ALD Research Group.

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Ngoc Mai Dinh

Ngoc Mai is now attending the Advanced program in Materials Science and Engineering at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). In September 2022, she joins the ALD Research Group at Phenikaa University, focusing on ALD of nitride thin films for optical and plasmonic applications.

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Viet Hoang Nguyen

Hoang is currently a BSc. student of the Advanced program in Materials Science and Engineering at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). Since September 2022, he joins the ALD Research Group at Phenikaa University, focusing on ALD of oxide thin films for pharmaceutical applications.

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Ly Tran

Ly is currently 2nd-year B.Sc student at Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Phenikaa University. She joins the ALD research group in September 2022. Her research focuses on ALD of thin functional coatings for improving the performances of solid-state Li-ion batteries.

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Thuong Nguyen

Thuong is currently 2nd-year B.Sc student at Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Phenikaa University. She joins the ALD research group in September 2022. Her research focuses on ALD of thin metal oxide coatings over the cathode of Li-ion batteries for improving their stability and performances.

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Trung Thang Hoang

Thang is currently 2nd-year B.Sc student of the Advanced program in Materials Science and Engineering at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). Since September 2022, he joins the ALD Research Group at Phenikaa University, focusing on atmospheric pressure spatial ALD of functional thin films for UV-protective coating applications.

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Ngoc Minh Nguyen

Minh is currently 3rd-year B.Sc student of the Engineering Physics program at Hanoi University of Sciene and Technology (HUST). He joins the ALD research group in September 2022. His research focuses on Area-Selective thin film Deposition (ASD) with a primary focus on vapor-phase thin film formation via atomic layer deposition (ALD) .

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