Viet Linh Nguyen

Viet Linh Nguyen

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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

I was born in Hanoi, Vietnam. After graduating with a Bs. degree in Applied Physics from Hanoi University of Science in 2002 I moved to South Korea to pursue the PhD in Information and Communications from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), under a prestigious IITA fellowship from the government of South Korea, graduating in 2009. My graduate work focused on the development of fibre-optics devices for applications in fibre sensor, fibre laser and all-optical signal processing. In early 2010 I moved to Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Western Australia. At ECU I brought in complimentary knowledge to the existing researches within the group, initiated a research program in developing fibre-optics sensors for applications in Desalination and seawater-related industries, secured seed fundings and my work at ECU led to a successful major category-1 grant from the Australia Centre of Excellence in Desalination. I joined the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS), School of Physical Sciences at the University of Adelaide in 2011, first as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Super Science Fellow leading a project toward development of rapid protein sensing and blood typing platform at crime scenes, and ccurrently as a Chief investigator of a project on the development of tools for in-field surveillance of pathogens.

My experiences and interests range from fabrication (MCVD, DT) and characterisation of specialty optical fibres to development of fibre devices (grating, sensor, laser, micro-machined fibre etc) for diverse applications in fiber sensors, fiber lasers, all-optical signal processing, biochemical sensing, bio forensics, nano-/micro-engineered optical fibers…

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 - ongoing ARC Super Science Research Fellow IPAS, The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2009 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju South Korea PhD
Research Grants
Funding Body Funding Scheme Amount Date
ARC Super Science Fellowship Fellow 2011-2014
Faculty of Science Travel Grant $1,200 (CI, sole) 2015
CRC Plant Biosecurity $750,000 (2 CIs) 2014-2017
Industry (foreign) Pilot grant $50,000 (3 CIs) 2018
Industry (foreign) Research contract $35,000 (2 CIs) 2019
Industry (foreign) Research contract $45,000 (2 CIs) 2020
US Airforce AFOSR $1,500,000 (6 CIs) 2020-2023


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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 - 2024 Co-Supervisor Design and Development of Microstructured Optical Fibre Pressure Sensor Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Istiaque Reja
    2020 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Machine learning for quantitative fibre optic sensing Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Darcy Leonard Smith
    2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Optical fibre cavities for sensors and lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Liushun Xie

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