Van Truc Ngo

Van Truc Ngo

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

I graduated from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam in the field of Materials Science and Technology in 2008. Then, I moved to Thuyloi University, Hanoi, Vietnam as a lecturer since 2009. In 2016, I joined the Dusan Losic's research group at School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Adelaide (UoA) for Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program. During this period of study, I was doing research with synthesis and characterization of graphene and its derivatives such as graphene oxide, graphene quantum dots, and their advanced composites with metallic-organic framework (MOF) materials for energy storage (i.e., supercapacitors) and sensing (i.e., volatile organic compounds (VOC) sensors) applications with several publications on Carbon, Electrochimica Acta, and Scientific Reports. In the beginning of 2022, I joined the Abel Santos's research group at School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials (CEAM), UoA for Doctor of Philosophy program. I am doing research on nanofabrication of nanoporous anodic alumina (NAA) photonic crystals (PCs) for advanced photocatalysis.

My research interests are design and development of advanced materials for energy conversion (photocatalysis, photoelectrocatalysis), energy storage and environment.

Energy conversion: Photocatalysis and photoelectrocatalysis (i.e., water splitting, CO2 reduction, NH3 oxidation).

Energy storage. (i.e., supercapacitors)

Environments (i.e., degradation of pollutants, organics)




7/2023-12/2023: Adelaide Graduate Research School- Travel Grant: 1500 AUD.

1/2020: Fully-funded scholarship of The University of Adelaide Scholarship for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.

7/2016-7/2018: Fully-funded joint-scholarship between The University of Adelaide and Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training for Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

6/2012-12/2012: Visiting sponsored scholarship of Lecturer Exchange Program at Arkansas University, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA.

2004-2005-2006: Hanoi University of Science and Technology's Encouragement scholarships for excellent students in the academic years.

2004-2005-2006: Steel Companies and Groups Scholarships for excellent students in the academic years.





2009- present: Thuyloi University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Thermal Science (TS), Thermodynamics (TD)

Heat and Mass Transfer (HMT)

Mechanical Behaviors of Materials (MBM)

Surface Treatment Technology (STT)



  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Institute of Photonic and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) Australia

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