Nam  Nghiep Tran

Dr Nam Nghiep Tran

Associate Dean, Internationalisation

School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Nam Tran was born in Can Tho city, a central province in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. He got his BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Can Tho University in 2006. In 2009, he won a prestigious Panasonic Scholarship for his MSc study in Chemical System Engineering at The University of Tokyo, Japan. He began his Ph.D. study at The University of Adelaide in 2014 under the sponsorship of Australian Awards Scholarship. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Sustainable Process Engineering Group headed by Prof. Volker Hessel. His interests include process design and optimization, process simulation, renewable energy, micro-technologies, and life cycle assessment.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Associate Dean, International Strategic Partnerships University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2022 Director of Strategic Partnerships for Southeast Asia University of Adelaide
    2019 - ongoing Research Staff University of Adelaide
    2016 - 2019 Teaching Assistant University of Adelaide
    2006 - ongoing Lecturer Can Tho University, Can Tho
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Japanese Can read, speak and understand spoken
    Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2018 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2009 - 2011 University of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan Master of Engineering
    2001 - 2006 Can Tho University, Can Tho Vietnam BSc of Chemical Engineering
  • Research Interests

1. Title: The functional-solvent enabled factory - Circular biocatalytic production

Funding scheme: ORG121511: Universities Australia - DAAD - Australia Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme

CHEM ENG 2017 - Transport Processes in the Environment

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/105021/1/sem-1/

CHEM ENG 4043 - Special Studies in Chemical Engineering

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/105539/1/sem-1/

CHEM ENG 4054 - Research Project

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/106373/1/sem-2/

CHEM ENG 4014 - Plant Design Project

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/005058/1/sem-2/

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Foods for Space and Remote Off-Sites on Earth: Customisation of Food Materials in Extreme Environments Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Mr George Robert Warne
    2021 Co-Supervisor Microfluidic encapsulation of nanofertilisers with controlled release Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Mr Nguyen Quang Tu Le
    2021 Co-Supervisor Intensification of Gas-liquid Non-thermal Plasma Technology for the Synthesis of Ammonia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Changping Zhuang
    2021 Co-Supervisor Microfluidic Device for Bespoke Levels of Food Product Personalisation Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Ms Thitima Sombuttan
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Associate Editor Green Processing and Synthesis Walter de Gruyter Poland
  • Position: Associate Dean, Internationalisation
  • Phone: 83131471
  • Email: namnghiep.tran@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering Annex, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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