Quy Don Tran

Quy Don Tran

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Quy Don Tran received his B.Eng degree in Chemical and Pharmaceutical in 2018 and M.Eng in Chemical Engineering in 2019, both from the University of Adelaide. He has chosen to proceed with his post-graduate study at the University of Adelaide as a Ph.D. student from 2020. He has participated in Flow Chemistry in Space project under the supervision of Professor Volker Hessel since 2018. Currently, he is working on Moon Dust tablet project and Ultra-High Purification of Critical Materials by the Process Intensification Concept "Solvent Functional Factory". His research focuses on micro-technologies, micro-extraction processes, and biopharmaceutical products.

micro-technologies, micro-extraction processes, radiation study

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - 2022 Teaching Assistant University of Adelaide
    2021 - 2021 Teaching Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Scholarship Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Industrial organic chemistry and biotechnology (IOCB), University of Bielefeld Germany -
    2022 Scholarship University of Adelaide Research Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia -
  • Language Competencies

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

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2018 - 2019 University of Adelaide Australia Master of Engineering
    2016 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Hessel, V., Tran, N. N., Asrami, M. R., Tran, Q. D., Nguyen, V. D. L., Gelonch, M. E., . . . Sundmacher, K. (2022). Sustainability of Green Solvents – Review and Perspective. Green Chemistry, 24(2), 410-437.
    DOI Scopus114 WoS63
    2022 Tran, Q. D., Tran, V., Toh, L. S., Williams, P. M., Tran, N. N., & Hessel, V. (2022). Space Medicines for Space Health. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 13(8), 1231-1247.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2022 Le, T. N. Q., Hessel, V., Tran, Q. D., Tran, N. N., Priest, C., Skinner, W., . . . Cook, N. J. (2022). Critical Elements: Opportunities for Microfluidic Processing and Potential for ESG-Powered Mining Investments. Green Chemistry, 24(23), 8879-8898.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS1
    2021 Nijhuis, J., Tran, Q. D., Tran, N. N., Dinh, T., Phan, H. -P., Nguyen, N. T., . . . Hessel, V. (2021). Toward on-board microchip synthesis of CdSe vs. PbSe nanocrystalline quantum dots as a spectral decoy for protecting space assets. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 6(3), 471-485.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Tran, Q. D., Tran, N. N., & Hessel, V. (2022). Frontier Medical Technologies to Support Space Exploration. In V. Hessel, J. Stoudemire, H. Miyamoto, & I. Fisk (Eds.), In-Space Manufacturing and Resource Earth and Planetary Exploration Applications (pp. 47-65). Online: Wiley-VCH.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2021 Tran, Q. D., Spooner, N., Geoghegan, S., Stoudemire, J., Tran, N. N., Fisk, I., & Hessel, V. (2021). Cosmic-ray Irradiation Study of a Space Medicine for Future On-Orbit Manufacturing. Poster session presented at the meeting of Luxembourg Space Resources Week 2021. Luxembourg.
    DOI
    2021 Tran, Q. D., Rahman, S., Thavarajah, S., Zeckovic, O., Stoudemire, J., Tran, N. N., & Hessel, V. (2021). Long-duration stability study of medicines on the International Space Station providing data for potential future on-orbit manufacturing. Poster session presented at the meeting of 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Virtual Platform.
    2018 Tran, Q. D., Tran, N. N., Hessel, V., Shen, S., Nguyen, H., & Arjomandi, M. (2018). Guardian Satellite-based Flow-Chemistry System Producing Quantum Dots as Counter Measure to Divert Missile Attack. Poster session presented at the meeting of 18th Australian Space Research Conference.
    DOI
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Solvent Extraction of Metals using Hydrophobic Natural Deep Eutectic Solvents The University of Adelaide - Honours Part Time Ralph Solano
    2022 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Extraction of Cu and Fe with hydrophobic deep eutectic solvent using novel micro-flow reactors The University of Adelaide - Honours Part Time Coco Q.M. Jian1

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