Dr DUONG Hai Minh
Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore
9 Engineering Drive 1, Block E2-02-34
Singapore 117575
Contact: +65-6516-1567 (O)
+65-9769-9600 (M)

Homepage: http://www.cnt-nus.com/

Postdoc (Jan- Oct 2010) University of Cambridge, UK; Postdoc (2008-2010) MIT, USA; Postdoc (2006-2008) University of Tokyo, Japan; Postdoc (2004-2006) University of Oklahoma, USA; PhD (2000-2004) University of Melbourne, Australia

Research Interests
My research interests include a number of emerging fields such as nanomaterials and their applications, manufacturing process simulations and transport phenomena in small-scale and/or biological systems. The focus of my research is on the science and applications of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and obtaining a fundamental understanding of heat conduction of CNT arrays and CNT-dispersed nanomaterials with industrial interest through experimental and computational studies. CNTs exhibit electrical conductivity as high as copper, thermal conductivity as high as diamond, strength 100 times greater than steel at one-sixth the weight, and high failure strain. If these characteristics can be fully utilised, the field of nanotechnology will revolutionize next-generation materials with advanced properties for a wide range of applications, such as fabricating novel chemical sensors and computers, and facilitating heat transfer in micro-channels and composite materials.

Selected Publications

12. K. Bui, H.M. Duong, A. Striolo, D.V. Papavassiliou, Heat Transfer Properties of Graphene Sheet Nanocomposites and Comparisons to Carbon Nanotube Composites, J. Phys. Chem. C, (2010) submitted.

11. M. Panzer, H.M. Duong, J. Okawa, J. Shiomi, B.L. Wardle, S. Maruyama and K.E. Goodson, Temperature-Dependent Phonon Conduction in Metalized Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Arrays, Nano Letters (2010), 10 (7), 2395.

10. H.M. Duong, N. Yamamoto, D.V. Papavassiliou, B.L. Wardle and S. Maruyama, Mophology Effects of Aligned Single- and Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays on Heat Conduction of Nanocomposites, J. Phys. Chem. C, (2010), 114 (19), 8851.

9. H.M. Duong, K. Ishikawa, J. Okawa, K. Ogura, E. Einarsson, J. Shiomi and S. Maruyama, Mechanism and Optimization of Metal Deposition onto Vertically Aligned Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays, J. Phys. Chem. C, (2009), 113(32), 14230.

8. H.M. Duong, D.V. Papavassiliou, K.J. Mullen, B.L. Wardle and S. Maruyama, A Numerical Study on The Effective Heat Conductivity of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Biological Fluids, Int. J. Heat Mass Trans., (2009), 52, 5591.

7. H.M. Duong, N. Yamamoto, D.V. Papavassiliou, B.L. Wardle and S. Maruyama, Inter-carbon Nanotube Contact in Thermal Transport of Controlled-morphology Polymer Nanocomposites, Nanotechnology, (2009) , 20, 155702.

6. N. Yamamoto, A.J. Hart, B.L. Wardle, E.J. Garcia, S.S. Wicks, H.M. Duong, A.H. Slocum, High-yield Growth of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes on Ceramic Fibers for Multifunctional Enhancement of Structural Composites, Carbon, (2009), 47(3), 551.

5. H.M. Duong, D. V. Papavassiliou, K. J. Mullen, B.L. Wardle and S. Maruyama, Calculated Thermal Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Suspensions, J. Phys. Chem. C, (2008), 112(50), 19860.

4. H.M. Duong, E. Einarsson, J. Okawa, R. Xiang and S. Maruyama, Thermal Degradation of Vertically Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., (2008), 47,1994.

3. H.M. Duong, D.V. Papavassiliou, K.J. Mullen and S. Maruyama, Computational modeling of thermal conductivity of single walled carbon nanotube polymer composites, Nanotechnology, (2008), 19, 065702.

2. E. Einarsson, Y. Murakami, M. Kadowaki, H.M. Duong, M. Inoue, S. Maruyama, Production and applications of vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes, Therm. Sci. Eng., (2006), 14(3), 47.

1. H.M. Duong, D.V. Papavassiliou, K.J. Mullen, L.L. Lee, Random Walks in Nanotube Composites: Improved Algorithms and the Role of Thermal Boundary Resistance. Applied Physics Letters, (2005), 87(1), 013101.