Mr Thien Truong

PhD Candidate
B.Eng, MSc.

Mr Thien Truong currently a PhD Candidate at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. He received a Degree of Engineer in Machinery Manufacturing Technology from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam in 2015 and with a University Medal. He then received his Master of Science in Intelligent Micro Nano System from Konkuk University, South Korea in 2018 with a GPA of 95/100. Thien is currently working on the applications of advanced characterization techniques for silicon photovoltaics. 


  • BEng. (HCMUTE, VN) 2015
  • MSc. (Konkuk Univ., KR) 2018


  • IEEE Student Member, 2016~present
  • American Chemical Society Member, 2018~present
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Student Member, 2018~present
  • American Physical Society Member, 2019~present 
  • Novel characterisation techniques for photovoltaics

  • Energy and Functional Materials

  • Silicon Solar Cells


  • Tebyetekerwa, M.; Zhang, J.; Liang, K.; Duong, T.; Neupane, G. P.; Zhang, L.; Liu, B.; Truong, T. N.; Basnet, R.; Qiao, X.; et al. Quantifying Quasi‐Fermi Level Splitting and Mapping Its Heterogeneity in Atomically Thin Transition Metal Dichalcogenides. Advanced Materials 2019, 1900522.
  • Truong, T. N.; Yan, D.; Samundsett, C.; Basnet, R.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Li, L.; Kremer, F.; Cuevas, A.; MacDonald, D.; Nguyen, H. Hydrogenation of Phosphorus-Doped Polycrystalline Silicon Films for Passivating Contact Solar Cells. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019.
  • Truong, T. N.; Phan, H. V.; Park, H. C. Design and Demonstration of a Bio-Inspired Flapping-Wing-Assisted Jumping Robot. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2019.


  • Nguyen, H. T.; Liu, A.; Yan, D.; Guthrey, H.; Truong, T. N.; Tebyetekerwa, M.; Li, Z.; Li, Z.; Al-Jassim, M. M.; Cuevas, A.; et al. Sub-Bandgap Luminescence from Doped Polycrystalline and Amorphous Silicon Films and Its Application to Understanding Passivating-Contact Solar Cells. ACS Applied Energy Materials 2018, 1 (11), 6619–6625.
  1. Lab of the month - Sept 2018, Linkam UK, link here.
  2. ANU at the forefront of ground-breaking solar research - Feb 2019, links: ANUCECSAZoCleantech,  PACE (Process & Control Engineering)myScienceMIRAGE NewsFerretVietnamplus.
  3. Scientists unlock the potential of ultra-thin 2D materials - May 2019, links: ANUCECS ANU2CC Radio Canberra WeekenderPhysics.orgOpli, etc.
  4. 05/2019: A (much) better solar cell - ANU Reporter.

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