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Dr Toan Dinh

Dr Toan Dinh
Name Toan Dinh
Position Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering)
Section Centre for Future Materials (Research)
Office B420
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4420
Extension 4420
Email
Qualifications BEngMecht HANU , MScMecht HANU , PhD Griffith

Dr Dinh is currently a Senior Lecturer and DECRA Fellow at University of Southern Queensland (USQ). He worked for Griffith University until 2019 and then joined USQ as a Lecturer (equiv. to Assistant Professor in the US). In 2020, Dr Dinh was named in the Early Achievers Leaderboard as one of Australia’s top 40 Rising Stars researchers. He published over 90 high-impact journal articles, including Science Advances, Nature Communications and many other Nature indexed papers. His work was featured on the cover of reputed journals in the field, as well as selected as Editor's picks and spotlight papers. Dr Dinh served as an editorial board member and reviewer for many high-impact journals. He was ranked in the top 1% of reviewers in Cross-Field on Publons database 2019. Dr Dinh secured over $1.5M funding through several distinguished fellowships and competitive research grants.


Research interests
Micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS)
Physics of semiconductors
Sensors for harsh environments
Soft actuators and robotics
Stretchable and wearable electronics
Biosensors and bioelectronics

HDR Openings: if you are interested in pursuing a PhD/MSCR with Dr Toan Dinh, Please send your CV to Toan.Dinh@usq.edu.au. Scholarship programs will be recommended upon discussion for both domestic and international HDR students.

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
MEC1201 - Engineering Materials

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
11 Years

Research most recent
A.R. Md Foisal, A. Qamar, T. Nguyen, T. Dinh, H.-P. Phan, H. Nguyen, P.G. Duran, E.W. Streed, D.V. Dao, Ultra-sensitive self-powered position-sensitive detector based on horizontally-aligned double 3C-SiC/Si heterostructures, Nano Energy, 2020. (IF: 16.602)

T.-A. Pham, A. Qamar, T. Dinh, M.K. Masud, M. Rais-Zadeh, D.G. Senesky, Y. Yamauchi, N.-T. Nguyen, and H.-P. Phan, "Nanoarchitectonics for wide band gap semiconductor nanowires: Toward the next generation of nanoelectromechanical systems for environmental monitoring," Advanced Science, 2020 (IF: 15.840)

T. Dinh*, T. Nguyen, H.-P. Phan, N.-T. Nguyen, D.V. Dao, J. Bell, "Stretchable respiration sensors: advanced designs and multifunctional platforms for wearable physiological monitoring," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2020 (IF: 10.257)

P. Guzman, T. Dinh, H.-P. Phan, A. P. Joy, A. Qamar, B. Bahreyni, Y. Zhu, M. Rais-Zadeh, H. Li, N.-T. Nguyen, D. V. Dao, "Highly-doped SiC resonator with ultra-large tuning frequency range by Joule heating effect," Materials & Design, 2020 (IF: 5.77)

T.-A. Pham, T.-K. Nguyen, R.K. Vadivelu, T. Dinh, A. Qamar, S. Yadav, Y. Yamauchi, J.A. Rogers, N.-T. Nguyen, and H.-P. Phan, "A Versatile Sacrificial Layer for Transfer Printing of Wide Bandgap Materials for Implantable and Stretchable Bioelectronics", Advanced Functional Materials, 2020. (IF: 15.621)

T. Nguyen*, T. Dinh*, H.-P. Phan, V. T. Dau, T.-K. Nguyen, A. P. Joy, B. Bahreyni, A. Qamar, M. Rais-Zadeh, D. G. Senesky, N.-T. Nguyen and D. V. Dao, "Self-Powered Monolithic Accelerometer Using A Photonic Gate", Nano Energy, 2020, (IF: 15.548)

A. Qamar, H.-P. Phan, T. Dinh, N-.T Nguyen, M. Rais-Zadeh, "ScAlN/3C-SiC/Si platform for monolithic integration of highly sensitive piezoelectric and piezoresistive devices", Applied Physics Letters, 2020 (IF: 3.521)

T. Dinh*, T. Nguyen, A. R. M. Foisal, H.-P. Phan, T.-K. Nguyen, N.-T. Nguyen, and D. Dao, “Optothermotronic effect as an ultrasensitive thermal sensing technology for solid-state electronics ”, Science Adv., 2020 (IF: 12.804)

H.-P. Phan, T. Dinh, T.-K. Nguyen, A. Qamar, T. Nguyen, V. T. Dau, J. Han, D. V. Dao, N.-T. Nguyen, "High temperature silicon-carbide-based flexible electronics for monitoring hazardous environments", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, (IF: 7.650)

T. Nguyen, T. Dinh, H.-P. Phan, T.-K. Nguyen, A. R. Md Foisal, N.-T. Nguyen, and D. V. Dao, Opto-electronic coupling in semiconductors: towards ultrasensitive pressure sensing, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020 (IF: 6.641 )

T. Dinh*, T. Nguyen, H.-P. Phan, T.-K. Nguyen, V. T. Dau, N.-T. Nguyen, D. V. Dao, "Advances in rational designs and materials of high-performance stretchable electromechanical sensors," Small, 2020 (IF: 10.856)

T.-K. Nguyen, H.-P. Phan, K.M. Dowling, A. S. Yalamarthy, T. Dinh, V. Balakrishnan, T. Liu, C.A. Chapin, Q.-D. Truong, V.T. Dau, K.E. Goodson, D.G. Senesky, D.V. Dao, and N.-T. Nguyen, "Lithography and etching-free microfabrication of silicon carbide on insulator using direct UV laser ablation," Adv. Eng. Mater., 2020 (IF: 2.906)


Research most notable
T. Dinh*, T. Nguyen, A. R. M. Foisal, H.-P. Phan, T.-K. Nguyen, N.-T. Nguyen, and D. Dao, “Optothermotronic effect as an ultrasensitive thermal sensing technology for solid-state electronics ”, Science Adv., 2020 (IF: 12.804, Nature Indexed) * Corresponding author

T. Nguyen*, T. Dinh*, A. R. M. Foisal, H.-P. Phan, T.-K. Nguyen, N.-T. Nguyen, and D. Dao*, “Giant piezoresistive effect by optoelectronic coupling in a heterojunction”, Nature communications, 2019 (IF: 11.880, Nature Indexed)

T. Dinh*, H. P. Phan, A. Qamar, P. Woodfield, N. T. Nguyen, D. V. Dao, "Thermoresistive effect for advanced thermal sensors: fundamentals, design considerations and applications ", IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems (JMEMS), 2017. (IF: 2.621)

T. Dinh*, H.-P. Phan, T.-K. Nguyen, A. Qamar, A. R. M. Foisal, N. V. Thanh, C.-D. Tran, Y. Zhu, N.-T. Nguyen and D. V. Dao, " Environment-friendly carbon nanotube based flexible electronics for noninvasive and wearable healthcare,'' J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 10061-10068, 2016. (IF: 6.641)

T. Dinh*, T. Nguyen, H.-P. Phan, N.-T. Nguyen, D.V. Dao, J. Bell, "Stretchable respiration sensors: advanced designs and multifunctional platforms for wearable physiological monitoring," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2020 (IF: 10.257)

T. Dinh*, T. Nguyen, H.-P. Phan, T.-K. Nguyen, V. T. Dau, N.-T. Nguyen, D. V. Dao, "Advances in rational designs and materials of high-performance stretchable electromechanical sensors," Small, 2020 (IF: 10.856)


Publications in ePrints

Nguyen, Thanh and Dinh, ToanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Dau, Van Thanh and Tran, Canh-DungORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1011-4226 and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Nguyen, Tuan-Khoa and Nguyen, Hong Khac and Riduan, Foisal Abu and Guzman, Pablo and Nguyen, Nam-Trung and Dao, Dzung Viet (2021) A Wearable, Bending-Insensitive Respiration Sensor Using Highly Oriented Carbon Nanotube Film. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21 (6). pp. 7308-7315. ISSN 1530-437X

Nguyen, Thanh and Dinh, ToanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Pham, Tuan Anh and Dau, Van Thanh and Nguyen, Nam-Trung and Dao, Dzung Viet (2021) Advances in ultrasensitive piezoresistive sensors: from conventional to flexible and stretchable applications. Materials Horizons (8). pp. 2123-2150. ISSN 2051-6347

Nguyen, Hong Quan and Dinh, ToanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Moghadam, Hamid Amini and Nguyen, Tuan Khoa and Nguyen, Thanh and Han, Jisheng and Dimitrijev, Sima and Zhu, Yong and Nguyen, Nam-Trung and Dao, Dzung Viet (2021) AlGaN/GaN 2-D electron gas for highly sensitive and high-temperature current sensing. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 68 (4):9360320. pp. 1495-1500. ISSN 0018-9383

Dau, Van T. and Vu, Trung-Hieu and Tran, Canh-DungORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1011-4226 and Nguyen, Thanh Viet and Nguyen, Tuan-Khoa and Dinh, ToanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Shimizu, Kazunori and Nguyen, Nam-Trung and Dao, Dzung V. (2021) Electrospray propelled by ionic wind in a bipolar system for direct delivery of charge reduced nanoparticles. Applied Physics Express, 14 (5):055001. pp. 1-5. ISSN 1882-0778

Dau, Van T. and Bui, Tung T. and Tran, Canh-DungORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1011-4226 and Nguyen, Thanh Viet and Nguyen, Tuan-Khoa and Dinh, ToanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Wibowo, David and Rehm, Bernd H. A. and Ta, Hang Thu and Nguyen, Nam-Trung and Dao, Dzung V. (2021) In-air particle generation by on-chip electrohydrodynamics. Lab on a Chip, 21 (9). pp. 1779-1787. ISSN 1473-0197

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