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Nhat Truong Nguyen

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Nhat Truong Nguyen
Office: S-EV 3151 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2305
Website(s): Nguyen Lab


PhD (2017) Materials Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
MSc (2012) Materials Engineering, University of Science and Technology, South Korea
BSc (2010) Chemical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh city - University of Technology, Vietnam

Past Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-2021) University of Toronto, Canada
Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2018) University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Research Activities

Research interest

Nanomaterials, photocatalysis, CO2 conversion, H2 generation, renewable fuels


Selected publications

  1. N T Nguyen, M Xia, P N Duchesne, L Wang, C Mao, A A Jelle, T Yan, P Li, Z-H Lu, G A Ozin, Enhanced CO2 photocatalysis by indium oxide hydroxide supported on TiN@TiO2 nanotubes, Nano Letters 21 (2021) 1311
  2. N T Nguyen, T Yan, L Wang, J Y Y Loh, P N Duchesne, C Mao, P Li, A A Jelle, M Xia, M Ghoussoub, N P Kherani, Z‐H Lu, G A Ozin, Plasmonic titanium nitride facilitates indium oxide CO2 photocatalysis, Small 16 (2020) 2005754
  3. N T Nguyen, S Ozkan, S Hejazi, N Denisov, O Tomanec, R Zboril, P Schmuki, Providing significantly enhanced photocatalytic H2 generation using porous PtPdAg alloy nanoparticles on spaced TiO2 nanotubes, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44 (2019) 22962
  4. N T Nguyen, S Ozkan, O Tomanec, X Zhou, R Zboril, P Schmuki, Nanoporous AuPt and AuPtAg alloy co-catalysts formed by dewetting-dealloying on ordered TiO2 nanotube surface lead to significantly enhanced photocatalytic H2 generation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (2018) 13599
  5. N T Nguyen, S Ozkan, O Tomanec, R Zboril, P Schmuki, Spaced titania nanotube arrays allow the construction of an efficient N-doped hierarchical structure for visible-light harvesting, ChemistryOpen 7 (2018) 131
  6. M Altomare#, N T Nguyen#, S Hejazi, P Schmuki, A cocatalytic electron transfer cascade site-selectively placed on TiO2 nanotubes yields enhanced photocatalytic H2 evolution, Advanced Functional Materials 28 (2018) 1704259
  7. N T Nguyen, I Hwang, T Kondo, T Yanagishita, H Masuda, P Schmuki, Optimizing TiO2 nanotube morphology for enhanced photocatalytic H2 evolution using single-walled and highly ordered TiO2 nanotubes decorated with dewetted Au nanoparticles, Electrochemistry Communications 79 (2017) 46
  8. S Ozkan#, N T Nguyen#, I Hwang, A Mazare, P Schmuki, Highly conducting spaced TiO2 nanotubes enable defined conformal coating with nanocrystalline Nb2O5 and high performance supercapacitor applications, Small 13 (2017) 1603821
  9. N T Nguyen#, S Ozkan#, I Hwang, X Zhou, P Schmuki, Spaced TiO2 nanotube arrays allow for high performance hierarchical supercapacitor structure, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5 (2017) 1895
  10. N T Nguyen#, S Ozkan#, I Hwang, A Mazare, P Schmuki, TiO2 nanotubes with laterally spaced ordering enable optimized hierarchical structures with significantly enhanced photocatalytic H2 generation, Nanoscale 8 (2016) 16868
  11. N T Nguyen, M Altomare, JE Yoo, N Tacardi, P Schmuki, Noble metals on anodic TiO2 nanotubes mouths: Thermal dewetting of minimal Pt co-catalyst loading leads to significantly enhanced photocatalytic H2 generation, Advanced Energy Materials 6 (2016) 1501926
  12. N T Nguyen, M Altomare, JE Yoo, P Schmuki, Efficient photocatalytic H2 evolution: controlled dewetting–dealloying to fabricate site‐selective high‐activity nanoporous Au particles on highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays, Advanced Materials 27 (2015) 320
  13. N T Nguyen, JE Yoo, M Altomare, P Schmuki, Suspended Pt nanoparticles over TiO2 nanotubes for enhanced photocatalytic H2 evolution, Chemical Communications 50 (2014) 9653
  14. N T Nguyen, D Kim, D Y Jeong, M W Kim, J U Kim, Formation behavior of nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide films in hot glycerol/phosphate electrolyte, Electrochimica Acta 83 (2012) 288

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