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Dr Toan Dinh

Dr Toan Dinh
Name Toan Dinh
Position Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering)
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office B420
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4420
Extension 4420
Email
Qualifications BEngMecht HANU , MScMecht HANU , PhD Griffith
Homepage https://sites.google.com/view/toan-dinh
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Dr Dinh is currently a Lecturer and DECRA Fellow at University of Southern Queensland (USQ). He received his PhD degree from Griffith University (Australia). He was awarded the Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked at Griffith University until 2019. He 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. Dr Dinh's research interests include micro/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), physics of semiconductors, sensors for harsh environments, soft robotics, stretchable & wearable electronics, and biosensors & bioelectronics. He has authored a Springer Nature book and published over 80 high-impact journal articles, including Science Advances, Nature Communications and many other Nature indexed papers. His work has also been featured on the cover of reputed journals in the field, as well as selected as Editor's picks and spotlight papers. Dr Dinh has served as a reviewer for a number of high-impact journals, including Nature Communications and Advanced Materials. He has been placed in the top 1% of reviewers in Cross-Field on Publons global reviewer database 2019. Dr Dinh was awarded Micromachines Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2019. Dr Dinh received several distinguished fellowships and competitive research grants, securing over $1.5M.


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.

Professional memberships
Australian Nanotechnology Network

Industry affiliations
Topic Editorial Board member of Nanomaterials, MDPI
Reviewer Board member of Micromachines, MDPI

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, 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, 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

Nijhuis, Job and Tran, Quy Don and Tran, Nam Nghiep and Dinh, ToanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Nguyen, Nam Trung and Tran, Tung and Losic, Dusan and Hessel, Volker (2021) Toward on-board microchip synthesis of CdSe vs. PbSe nanocrystalline quantum dots as a spectral decoy for protecting space assets. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 6 (3). pp. 471-485.

Foisal, Abu Riduan Md and Qamar, Afzaal and Nguyen, Thanh and Dinh, ToanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Phan, Hoang Phuong and Nguyen, Hung and Duran, Pablo Guzman and Streed, Erik W. and Dao, Dzung Viet (2021) Ultra-sensitive self-powered position-sensitive detector based on horizontally-aligned double 3C-SiC/Si heterostructures. Nano Energy, 79:105494. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2211-2855

Pham, Tuan Anh and Hold, Leonie and Iacopi, Alan and Nguyen, Tuan-Khoa and Cheng, Han Hao and Dinh, ToanORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Dao, Dzung Viet and Ta, Hang Thu and Nguyen, Nam-Trung and Phan, Hoang‐Phuong (2021) Wet oxidation of 3C-SiC on Si for MEMS processing and use in harsh environments: Effects of the film thicknesses, crystalline orientations, and growth temperatures. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 317:112474. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0924-4247

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