Tran Thi Mai, PhD

Tran Thi Mai, PhD

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering and Computer Science

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Mai Tran is an experimental physicist specializing in microscopy, optics, biophysics, and material science. Her current research concentrates on developing a 3-D polarized light microscope for cells and tissue imaging.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Microscopy, optics, materials science, sensor, biophysics, nanotechnology.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Tran, M.T., and Oldenbourg, R. 2018. Mapping birefringence in three dimensions using polarized light field microscopy: the case of the juvenile clamshell. J. Microsc., 271(3):315-324. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmi.12721

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Physics I, Physics II, Physics III
  • Math for Physicists and Engineers
  • Introduction of Optics

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Honorable mention for excellent teaching assistant, Brown University: 2012
  • Vietnam International Education Development Fellowship: 2008
  • Research scholarship at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Orleans: 2007
  • DAAD scholarship: 2007
  • Certificate of Merit for achieving the Excellent Academic Result: 2006

EDUCATION

  • Postdoctoral Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Massachusetts, USA, 2017-2019
  • PhD, Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2017
  • MSc, Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 2012
  • MSc, Engineering Physics, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, 2008
  • BS, Engineering Physics, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Centre for Gifted Education, Vietnam, 2006