Dr Nguyen received his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Portland State University, Oregon in 2011 with a GPA of 3.97/4.0. From 2011 to early 2013, he was a product yield engineer at Intel where he received the Intel Global Test Manufacturing Group (TMG) Excellence award in Q4, 2012.
In 12/2016, Dr Nguyen received his PhD in engineering (photovoltaics) from the Australian National University (ANU). In 2017, he was a visiting scientist at the United States' National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Currently, Dr Nguyen is a research fellow and lecturer at the ANU. He has published 49 scientific peer-reviewed papers, delivered 10 international talks and seminars, and is an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, UK. He received CECS's Dean Award for Excellence in Supervision in 12/2018.
Selected Media Releases:
- 03/2019: Hieu at the forefront of ground-breaking study, by ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme - link
- 02/2019: ANU at the forefront of ground-breaking solar research - ANU, PV Magazine, AZoCleantech, PACE (Process & Control Engineering), myScience, Sustainability Matters, Ferret, Vietnamplus, Vietnamnet, etc.
- 01/2019: Say 'bye bye' to faulty mobile phones and solar cells - ANU, WinTV Canberra, 2CC Radio Breakfast Show, Australia Science Channel, TechXplore, newelectronics, ECNmag, myScience, MIRAGE News, Opli, Vietnamplus, Vietnamnet, etc.
- 10/2018: Bendable, biodegradable computer: ANU engineers fight e-waste - ANU, Canberra Times, Daily Heralds, Riot ACT, India Today, ZDNet, Technosecrets, etc.
- 10/2018: Lab of the Month, by Linkam Scientific, UK - link
Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP) Collaboration Grant - Round 5 (11/2018-11/2020).
- Project title: Advanced luminescence characterisation for doped-poly and passivation films in silicon photovoltaics
- Recipient: Hieu Nguyen
- Total value: AUD$184,045 ($58.3K cash and $125.7K in-kind)
Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) R&D Round 3 (03/2018-09/2021).
- Project title: Driving increased efficiency and reliability in silicon photovoltaics - from ingots to modules
- Recipients: Daniel Macdonald (lead), Fiacre Rougieux, Hieu Nguyen, Pheng Phang, Anyao Liu, Kelvin Sio (ANU)
- Total value: AUD$9,153,470 ($3,425,330 cash and $5,728,140 partner in-kind)
ACAP Post-Doctoral Fellowship (01/2018-12/2020).
- Project title: Multiscale and depth-resolved spectral photoluminescence for characterising silicon solar cells
- Recipient: Hieu Nguyen
- Total value: AUD$1,178,000 ($483K cash and $695K in-kind)
ACAP Collaboration Grant - Round 2 (2016-2017)
- Project title: Advanced photoluminescence studies of silicon wafers and solar cells
- Recipients: Daniel Macdonald (lead) and Hieu Nguyen
- Total value: AUD$110,000 ($60K cash and $50K in-kind)
- Mr Thien Truong (primary supervisor, 2018-2022) Outcomes: link 1
- Mr Mike Tebyetekerwa (primary supervisor, 2018-2022)
- Ms Jessica Wu (co-supervisor, 2016-2020) Outcomes: link 1
- Mr Sven Gerritsen (primary supervisor, S1 2019 and S2 2019)
- Mr Ziyuan Cai (primary supervisor, S2 2018 and S1 2019)
- Mr Kilash Pyrke (primary supervisor, S1 2019 and S2 2019)
- Mr Zhuofeng Li (primary supervisor, S2 2018 and S1 2019)
- Mr Boyi Chen (primary supervisor, S1 and S2 2018) Outcomes: link 1
Dr Nguyen is continuously looking for talented and motivated candidates to join his team. If you are looking for 1) a world-leading institute in renewable energy to host you and you have had a scholarship sponsor; 2) research collaborations; 3) both admissions and supporting scholarships; 4) any other opportunities. Please contact him directly. These positions are available for all levels (Masters/PhDs/Post-docs).
- Luminescence spectroscopy and imaging
- Novel characterisation techniques for photovoltaics
- Solar cells
- Energy materials