Nghia Nguyen Trong

Dr Nghia Nguyen Trong

Lecturer

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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


Nghia Nguyen-Trong received the Ph.D. degree with Doctoral Research Medal in electrical engineering from The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia, in 2017.

From 2017 to 2020, he was a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Queensland, Australia. Since 2021, he has been a Lecturer with The University of Adelaide. His main research interests include microwave circuits, advanced materials, absorbers, and various types of antennas.

Since 2014, Dr Nguyen-Trong has published more than 60 IEEE journal articles, including 22 articles in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION and 23 articles in IEEE ANTENNA WIRELESS AND PROPAGATION LETTERS.
Dr. Nguyen-Trong was one of the recipients of the Best Student Paper Award at the 2014 IWAT, the 2015 IEEE MTT-S NEMO, and the 2017 ASA Conferences, and the Best Paper Award at the 2018 and 2020 Australian Microwave Symposium (AMS) Conferences. He has been continuously selected as a Top Reviewer for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, and IEEE ANTENNA WIRELESS AND PROPAGATION LETTERS, in 2018 and 2021. He serves as a Technical Co-Chair for the 2020, 2023 AMS and 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (IEEE ISAP).

Dr Nguyen-Trong is listed among Australia’s Top 40 Early Career Researchers by The Australian, November 2021.

Applied Electromagnetics

  • Antennas and propagation
  • Microwave and milimeter-wave technology
  • Advanced materials, e.g. metamaterials, transparent devices. 
  • Absorbers
  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2017 - 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow The University of Queensland
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Recognition Australia’s Top 40 Early Career Researchers 2021 The Australian Australia -
    2020 Award Best Paper Award - AMS Conference IEEE Australia -
    2018 Award University Doctoral Research Medal The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2018 Award Best Paper Award - AMS Conference IEEE Australia -
    2018 Award Gertrude Rohan Memorial Prize for the best PhD thesis in information and communication technology The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2017 Award Best Student Paper Award - ASA Conference IEEE Australia -
    2015 Award First Prize Student Paper Competition - MTTs NEMO Conference IEEE Canada -
    2014 Award Best Student Paper Award - IWAT Conference IEEE Australia -
    2014 Award University Undergraduate Medal The University of Adelaide Australia -
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 - 2013 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
    2014 - 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD (Electrical Engineering)
  • Research Interests

Grants and Industry Funding

1. BlackTree Technology (Defence Industry, Australia), 2021.

Project: UHF SatCom Antenna: Design and Manufacture

Value:  $117,331

Chief Investigator: Nghia Nguyen-Trong Christophe Fumeaux.

 

2. U-Bloc Ltd, UK, 2021.

Project: Optically Transparent GNSS Antennas (Second Chief Investigator)

Value: $32,000

Chief Investigator: Christophe Fumeaux, Nghia Nguyen-Trong.

 

3. ARC Linkage Project, 2020.

Project: Compact Millimeter-Wave Terminal for LEO Satellite Communications.

Value: $290,000

Chief Investigator: Amin Abbosh, Nghia Nguyen-Trong, John Ness.

 

4. The University of Queensland (UQ) Early Career Researcher Grant, 2020

Project: Antenna Solution for Millimetre-wave 5G Mobile Communication

Value: $25,875

Chief Investigator: Nghia Nguyen-Trong

 

5. UQ Philanthropic Grant, 2018

Project: Wearable antenna array for head scanner system.

Value: $24,400

Chief Investigator: Nghia Nguyen-Trong

 

Scholarship and Travel Grants

6. The Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship (AGRS) for 3 years of PhD research (2014-2017), including tuition fee and living cost of 26,000 AUD/year

 

7. Travel Grants for the ICEAA & IEEE AWPL Conference in Cairns, 2017; IEEE SA-Chapter Travel Grant 2015; and IEEE MTT/AP Chapters Travel Grant 2013, all assessed based on the quality of the submitted paper (nationwide), each worth around 1,000 AUD to 2,000 AUD

 

8. Stipend Research Scholarships (10,000AUD/year for three years) by taking additional research work with Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) in Adelaide

 

9. The IEEE MTT-s Undergraduate Scholarship, 2012 Fall Awardee, competed in international level, worth 2,000 USD.

Courses taught: Vector Calculus and Electromagnetics, Electrical Principles, Engineering Technology and Digital Design, Circuit and SystemMicrowave Engineering, Signal and System, Circuit Analysis, RF Engineering, and Engineering Electromagnetic.

Completed PhD Projects:

Microwave and millimeter antennas for nondestructive testing

Metamaterial-Inspired Antennas for wearable monitoring devices

Antenna System with Pattern Reconfigurability for future Handsets

Metamaterial Antenna Arrays for Body Centric Wireless Communications in Healthcare applications.

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Principal Supervisor RF energy harvesting systems collecting radiated power in the 5G spectrum for IoT Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Junyi Chen
    2023 Co-Supervisor Leaky-wave antenna Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Miantong Sun
    2022 Principal Supervisor Optically Transparent Electromagnetic Structures Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Patrick Joseph Bartley
    2022 Principal Supervisor Large-range frequency-agile reconfigurable filtering antenna for wireless communication Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tianchang Ma
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing Member IEEE United States
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2022 - ongoing Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation IEEE United States
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83133645
  • Email: nghia.nguyentrong@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 3
  • Org Unit: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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