Nguyen Dang Tung

Nguyen Dang Tung, Asst. Prof., PhD

Faculty, Mechanical Engineering program, College of Engineering and Computer Science


Dr. Nguyen Dang Tung is a materials scientist, specializing in flexible and wearable devices made from organic materials. Dr. Tung graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (France) with an Engineering degree in 2012, and from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Switzerland) with a PhD in Materials Science in 2017. During his PhD, he invented a new technique to create micro and nano patterns on fibers and textiles, leading to several applications in bioengineering and three international patents. He then moved to UCSB (U.S.A.), working with Prof. Thuc Quyen Nguyen to develop biosensors based on organic electronics. There he developed the first dual-mode organic transistors, 50 years after the invention of dual-mode inorganic transistors. These novel transistors have been used in reconfigurable electronics and biomedical devices.

His work has been published in Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Nature Nanotechnology and other top-tier journals. Dr. Tung has supervised fifteen junior researchers at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, nine of which were co-authors in his publications.

• Smart fibers for IoTs and green textiles
• Electronic-ionic conductive materials for healthcare and energy applications
• AI techniques in Materials Discovery

1. Yan, W., Page, A., Nguyen‐Dang, T., Qu, Y., Sordo, F., Wei, L., & Sorin, F. (2019). Advanced multimaterial electronic and optoelectronic fibers and textiles. Advanced materials, 31(1), 1802348.
2. Qu, Y., Nguyen‐Dang, T., Page, A. G., Yan, W., Das Gupta, T., Rotaru, G. M., … & Sorin, F. (2018). Superelastic multimaterial electronic and photonic fibers and devices via thermal drawing. Advanced Materials, 30(27), 1707251.
3. Das Gupta, T., Martin-Monier, L., Yan, W., Le Bris, A., Nguyen-Dang, T., Page, A. G., … & Sorin, F. (2019). Self-assembly of nanostructured glass metasurfaces via templated fluid instabilities. Nature nanotechnology, 14(4), 320-327.
4. Lill, A. T., Cao, D. X., Schrock, M., Vollbrecht, J., Huang, J., Nguyen‐Dang, T., … & Nguyen, T. Q. (2020). Organic Electrochemical Transistors Based on the Conjugated Polyelectrolyte PCPDTBT‐SO3K (CPE‐K). Advanced Materials, 32(33), 1908120.
5. Yan, W., Richard, I., Kurtuldu, G., James, N. D., Schiavone, G., Squair, J. W., … & Sorin, F. (2020). Structured nanoscale metallic glass fibres with extreme aspect ratios. Nature nanotechnology, 15(10), 875-882.
6. Nguyen‐Dang, T., De Luca, A. C., Yan, W., Qu, Y., Page, A. G., Volpi, M., … & Sorin, F. (2017). Controlled sub‐micrometer hierarchical textures engineered in polymeric fibers and microchannels via thermal drawing. Advanced Functional Materials, 27(10), 1605935.
7. Nguyen-Dang, T., Chae, S., Harrison, K., Llanes, L. C., Yi, A., Kim, H. J., … & Nguyen, T. Q. (2022). Efficient fabrication of organic electrochemical transistors via wet chemical processing. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 14(10), 12469-12478.
8. Nguyen‐Dang, T., Chae, S., Chatsirisupachai, J., Wakidi, H., Promarak, V., Visell, Y., & Nguyen, T. Q. (2022). Dual‐Mode Organic Electrochemical Transistors Based on Self‐Doped Conjugated Polyelectrolytes for Reconfigurable Electronics. Advanced Materials, 34(23), 2200274.

2017: Ph.D. in Materials Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland/
2012: Engineering Degree, Ecole Polytechnique, France.

Young Scientist award by the European Materials Research Society
Eiffel Scholarship by the French government
Graduate Fellowship by Japan National Institute for Materials Science
Mobility Fellowship by the Swiss National Fund
Otis William Fellowship from Santa Barbara Foundation