School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
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.
Date Position Institution name 2016 Teaching Assistant The University of Adelaide 2006 Lecturer Can Tho University, Can Tho
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
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
Year Citation 2020 Hessel, V., Tran, N. N., Orandi, S., Asrami, M. R., Goodsite, M., & Nguyen, H. (2020). Continuous-Flow Extraction of Adjacent Metals—A Disruptive Economic Window for In Situ Resource Utilization of Asteroids?. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 22 pages.
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2020 Sarafraz, M., Tran, N., Pourali, N., Rebrov, E., & Hessel, V. (2020). Thermodynamic potential of a novel plasma-assisted sustainable process for co-production of ammonia and hydrogen with liquid metals. Energy Conversion and Management, 210, 13 pages.
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2020 Sibalic, D., Salic, A., Zelic, B., Nghiep, N. T., Hessel, V., & Tisma, M. (2020). A New Spectrophotometric Assay for Measuring the Hydrolytic Activity of Lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosus: A Kinetic Modeling. ACS SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY & ENGINEERING, 8(12), 4818-4826.
2020 Hessel, V., Sarafraz, M., & Tran, N. (2020). The resource gateway: Microfluidics and requirements engineering for sustainable space systems. Chemical Engineering Science, 225, 17 pages.
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2020 Pho, Q. -H., Losic, D., Ostrikov, K., Tran, N. N., & Hessel, V. (2020). Perspectives on plasma-assisted synthesis of N-doped nanoparticles as nanopesticides for pest control in crops. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 8(5), 1374-1396.
2020 Razi Asrami, M., Tran, N. N., Saien, J., & Hessel, V. (2020). Mass Transfer Characterization of Ionic Liquid Solvents for Extracting Phenol from Aqueous Phase in a Microscale Coiled Flow Inverter. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 59(37), 16427-16436.
2020 Tran, N., Sergiienko, N. Y., Cazzolato, B. S., Ding, B., Ghayesh, M. H., & Arjomandi, M. (2020). The impact of pitch-surge coupling on the performance of a submerged cylindrical wave energy converter. Applied Ocean Research, 104, 1-17.
2020 Ostojčić, M., Budžaki, S., Flanjak, I., Bilić Rajs, B., Barišić, I., Tran, N. N., . . . Strelec, I. (2020). Production of biodiesel by Burkholderia cepacia lipase as a function of process parameters. Biotechnology Progress, e3109.
2020 Deng, Q., Tran, N. N., Razi Asrami, M., Schober, L., Gröger, H., & Hessel, V. (2020). Ionic Liquid/Water Continuous-Flow System with Compartmentalized Spaces for Automatic Product Purification of Biotransformation with Enzyme Recycling. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 59(48), 21001-21011.
2020 Šibalić, D., Šalić, A., Tušek, A. J., Sokač, T., Brekalo, K., Zelić, B., . . . Tišma, M. (2020). Sustainable Production of Lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosus: Process Optimization and Enzyme Characterization. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 59(48), 21144-21154.
2019 Tišma, M., Tadić, T., Budžaki, S., Ostojčić, M., Šalić, A., Zelić, B., . . . Hessel, V. (2019). Lipase Production by Solid-State Cultivation of Thermomyces Lanuginosus on By-Products from Cold-Pressing Oil Production. Processes, 7(7), 1-12.
2018 Tran, N., McMurchie, E., & Ngothai, Y. (2018). Biodiesel production from recycled grease trap waste: a case study in South Australia. Part 1: the pre-treatment of high free fatty acid feedstock. ChemistrySelect, 3(9), 2509-2514.
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2018 Tran, N., McMurchie, E., & Ngothai, Y. (2018). Biodiesel production from recycled grease trap waste: a case study in South Australia. Part 2: optimization of the transesterification process. ChemistrySelect, 3(13), 3626-3631.
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2018 Tran, N., Tišma, M., Budžaki, S., McMurchie, E., Gonzalez, O., Hessel, V., & Ngothai, Y. (2018). Scale-up and economic analysis of biodiesel production from recycled grease trap waste. Applied Energy, 229(C), 142-150.
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