Dr Chuong Nguyen

PhD, ME (Hons), BE (Hons)

Biography

Chuong is a materials scientist with strong engineering background. He worked for a number of multinational companies in various technical and commercial roles before obtaining post-gradute degrees from the University of Auckland. He is currently a Project Director for the Product Accelerator, an MBIE funded programme.  He manages multiple industry-led research projects in different areas ranging from corrosion resistance, food safety to heat and mass transfer. He also coordinates the Product Accelerator’s basic research projects for long-term benefits to New Zealand.
 

 

Research | Current

  • Origin and application of large repeating fragments in time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) spectra of oxides and hydroxides.
  • Interaction between energetic beam and matters.
  • Adhesion between components of composite structures and its effects on overall mechanical and electrical properties.

Distinctions/Honours

  • 2010: University of Auckland Doctoral Completion Award
  • 2009: SIMS Research Awards at 17th International SIMS Conference, Toroto, Canada
  • 2006-2009: University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2003-2004: Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship for Master's study

Areas of expertise

  • Surface and interface analysis and design;
  • Composite structures in construction and transportation;
  • Project management.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Nguyen, C. L., Preston, A., Tran, A. T. T., Dickinson, M., & Metson, J. B. (2016). Adhesion enhancement of titanium nitride coating on aluminum casting alloy by intrinsic microstructures. Applied Surface Science, 377, 174-179. 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.03.117
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Anh Tran, James Metson, Michelle Dickinson
  • Nguyen, C., De Silva, K., Kennedy, J., Johnston, J., Graichen, F., & Taylor, M. (2015). Consultative paper for functionalization of surfaces in manufacturing - Establishing a pathway to highest value creation for New Zealand. Brush Strokes, 23-32.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/31607
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karnika De Silva, Mark Taylor
  • Das, R., Navaranjan, N., Browne, P., Riley, G., & Nguyen, C. (2015). Finite Element Analysis of Interfacial Fracture in Polyurethane Foam–Steel Composites at Micro-Scale. International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 07 (06), 1550078-1550078. 10.1142/S1758825115500787
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Raj Das
  • Sittisart, P., Hyland, M. M., Hodgson, M. A., Nguyen, C., & Fernyhough, A. (2014). Developing a Cost-Effective Composite Based on Electroless Nickel-Coated Cellulose Fibres for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding. Journal of Renewable Materials, 2 (4), 264-269. 10.7569/JRM.2014.634123
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Hyland, Michael Hodgson
  • Sittisart, P., Hyland, M. M., Hodgson, M. A., Nguyen, C., & Fernyhough, A. (2014). Preparation and characterization of electroless nickel-coated cellulose fibres. Wood Science and Technology, 48 (4), 841-853. 10.1007/s00226-014-0643-2
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Margaret Hyland, Michael Hodgson
  • Blache, R., Nguyen, C., De Silva, K., Cooney, R., & Taylor, M. (2013). A National Innovation Network in New Zealand: the Materials Accelerator. Paper presented at ISPIM Conference 2013: Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth, Helsinki, Finland. 16 June - 19 June 2013. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karnika De Silva, Mark Taylor
  • Nguyen, C. L., & Metson, J. B. (2013). Differential sputtering and the formation of repeating fragments in ToF-SIMS spectra of light metal alloy surfaces. Surface and Interface Analysis, 45 (1), 449-452. 10.1002/sia.5013
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: James Metson
  • Yan, L., Yuan, X., Nguyen, C., & Chouw, N. (2012). Compressive behaviour of flax FRP tube confined coir fibre reinforced concrete. Paper presented at 8th RILEM International Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concrete: Challenges and Opportunities, Guimaraes, Portugal. 19 September - 21 September 2012. Proceedings pro088. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nawawi Chouw