About us

Welcome to the Laboratory of Advanced Materials at the University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City! Founded in 2002 and located in Block F, our laboratory is dedicated to cutting-edge research in Transparent Conducting Oxide (TCO) materials, such as Zinc Oxide and Indium Tin Oxide, which are crucial components in electronic devices such as solar cells and flat panel displays. With a focus on materials for opto-electronic devices, we are committed to creating new materials with high efficiency that will drive advancements in the field.

As part of our mission, we also strive to expand our research interests into other areas, including materials for Thermoelectric devices like delafossite and ZnO. Our team of experienced researchers and scientists work diligently to develop innovative materials that can contribute to the next generation of advanced technologies.

In addition to our research efforts, we are dedicated to sharing our findings with the scientific community through high-quality publications. Our commitment to publishing our research in reputable journals demonstrates our dedication to academic excellence and advancing the field of materials science.

Join us at the Laboratory of Advanced Materials as we push the boundaries of scientific discovery, creating novel materials that have the potential to revolutionize the field of opto-electronics and beyond. Come be a part of our innovative and dynamic research team, driving advancements in advanced materials for the future. Welcome to a world of limitless possibilities!


Latest Publications

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[2024]

#8 – Ceramics International

Title: Defect modification in enhancing thermopower factor of ZnO films without doping
Authors: Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Lan Tuyet Thi Nguyen, Y Nhu Ngoc Duong, My Tra Thi Le, Hoa Thi Lai, Dung Van Hoang, Uyen Tu Thi Doan, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Sungkyun Park, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham✉ 
ISI-Q1; IF 5.2


#7 – Materialia

Title: Nanostructuring and oxygen-vacancy tuning to repress thermal transport and activate thermoelectric properties of green-synthesized ZnO

Authors: Uyen Tu Thi Doan, Ngoc Kim Pham, Nhi Hoang Nguyen, Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Sungkyun Park, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham

ISI-Q2; IF 3.4


#6 – Applied Physics Letters

Title: Tailoring stress relaxation for dopant-free ZnO thin films with high thermoelectric power factor
Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Dai Cao Truong, Trang Thuy Thi Phan; Nhi Hoang Nguyen; Taekjib Choi; Thu Bao Nguyen Le; Hoa Thi Lai,  Ngoc Van Le; Thuy Dieu Thi Ung; Vinh Cao Tran, Gerald Jeffrey Snyder; Thang Bach Phan
Nature index, ISI-Q1, IF 4.0


# 5 – Surfaces and Interfaces

Title: Limitation of micro-X-ray fluorescence for chemical quantification in nanocrystalline films
Authors: Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Vinh Cao Tran, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham
ISI-Q1; IF 6.2


#4 – Vacuum

Title: Modification of Cl doping efficiency in transparent ZnO electrode films by tuning deposition temperature

Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Vu Huynh Nguyen, Nhi Hoang Phan Vo, Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Sungkyun Park, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

ISI-Q1; IF 4.0


#3 – Ceramics International

Title: Co-doping effects of fluorine and indium on ZnO transparent electrode films
Authours: Truong Huu Nguyen, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Tram Ngoc Le Pham, Tan Minh Le, Truc Thi Duong, Dung Van Hoang, Khanh Duy Nguyen, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran
ISI-Q1; IF 5.2
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#2 – Optical Materials

Title: Exploring the synergistic effects of aluminum and hydrogen impurities on high-electron-mobility sputtered-ZnO thin films
Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Hanh Duc Thi Dinh, Truong Huu Nguyen, Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran 
ISI-Q1; IF = 3.9
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#1 – Advanced Composite Materials

Titile: Impact of Zn doping on the structural properties and thermoelectric performance of CuCr0.85Mg(0.15-x)ZnxO2 (x ≤ 0.05) delafossite materials
Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Truong Huu Nguyen, Thang Bach Phan & Vinh Cao Tran
ISI – Q2; IF = 2.9
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[2023]

#8 – Ceramics International

Title: Oxygen vacancy-activated thermoelectric properties of ZnO ceramics

Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Trung Bao Tran, Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Vien Quoc Doan, Uyen Tu Thi Doan, Hoa Thi Lai, Nhat Minh Quang Tran, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Phuong Dinh Doan, Hien Bui Thi Thu, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan

ISI – Q1; IF = 5.2

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#7 – Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

Title: Study of digital and analog resistive switching memories based on methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3) perovskite by experiments and DFT calculations

Authors: Tung Thanh Ngo8Uyen Tu Thi Doan8Quyen Truc Thi VoTruong Lam HuynhNam Hoang VuHanh Kieu Thi TaLe Thi Mai HoaYoshiyuki KawazoePhuong Tuyet Nguyen and Ngoc Kim Pham

ISI-Q1; IF = 8.0

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#6 – ChemPhysChem 

Title: Tuned Transport Path of Perovskite MAPbI3-based Memristor Structure

Authors: Uyen Tu Thi Doan, Duy Khanh Le, Truong Lam Huynh, Tung Thanh Ngo, Trieu Quang Vo, Minh Thu Tran Thi, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Vinh Cao Tran, Phuong Tuyet Nguyen, and Ngoc Kim Pham

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# 5 – Physica B: Condensed Matter

Title: Fine-tuning high electrical conductivity of Mg-Doped CuCrO2 delafossite thin films through preferred-(110) orientation and film thickness control

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Hanh Duc Thi Dinh, Truong Huu Nguyen, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Tu Uyen Doan Thi, Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Ke Huu Nguyen, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

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#4 – Chemical Engineering Journal

Title: Transparent-flexible thermoelectric module from In/Ga co-doped ZnO thin films

Authors: Athorn Vora-ud *Anh Tuan Thanh Pham *, Dai Cao Truong, Somporn Thoawankeaw, Hoa Thi Lai , Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Nhat Minh Quang Tran, Mekhala Insawang, Pennapa Muthitamongkol, Mati Horprathum, Manish Kumar, Sungkyun Park, Gerald Jeffrey Snyder, Tosawat SeetawanThang Bach Phan.

ISI-Q1; IF = 15.1

* These authors contributed equally.

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#3 – Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices

Title: Synergy of indium doping and hydrogenation for good-performance and high-mobility ZnO electrode films

Authors: : Anh Tuan Thanh Pham ✉, Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Truong Huu Nguyen, Dung Van Hoang, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Uyen Tu Thi Doan, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran ✉


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#2 – Ceramics Internation

Title: Calcination-dependent microstructural and optical characteristics of eco-friendly synthesized ZnO nanoparticles and their implementation in analog memristor application
Authors: Quan Phu Pham, Quy Ngoc Le Nguyen, Ngoc Hong Nguyen, Uyen Tu Thi Doan, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Ngoc Kim Pham

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#1 – Science and Technology Development journal

Title: Relationship between electrical and optical characterization of Ga-doped ZnO thin films deposited by magnetron sputtering
Authors: Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham , Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

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[2022]

#6 – Science and Technology Development journal

Title: Structural, electrical and thermoelectric characterizations of bismuth-doped ZnO ceramic material

Authors: Thang Minh Bui, Dai Cao Truong, Phung Y Nguyen, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham ✉, Dung Van Hoang   Truong Huu Nguyen, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan

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#5 – Acta Materialla

Title: Coupling modification of Fermi level, band flattening and lattice defects to approach outstanding thermoelectric performance of ZnO films via tuning In and Ga incorporation

Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham ✉, Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Kuei Hsien Chen, Sung kyun Park, Thang Bach Phan ✉, Vinh CaoTran

[ISI Q1; IF = 9.209]

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#4 – Science and Technology Development journal

Title: Impacts of Ga doping on structural and thermoelectric properties of ZnO bulks sintered by solid-state reaction

Authors: Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham ✉, Truong Huu Nguyen, Dung Van Hoang, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

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#3 – Vacuum

Title: Enhancing transparent thermoelectric properties of Sb-doped ZnO thin films via controlled deposition temperature

Authors: Anh Tuan Thanh Pham , Oanh Kieu Truong Le, Trang Thuy Thi Phan, Dung Van Hoang, Truong Huu Nguyen, Ngoc Duong Le, Thang Bach Phan, Vinh Cao Tran

[ISI-Q1; IF = 3.627]

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#2- Applied Physics Letters

Title: Tailoring orientation of microstructure for improving thermopower factor in Mg-doped CuCrO2 thick films

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Truong Huu Nguyen, Hoa Thi Lai, Dai Cao Truong, Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Masataka Ohtani, Vinh Cao Tran, Thang Bach Phan

[ISI Q1 – IF = 3.791]

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#1-Applied Surface Science

Title: New record high thermoelectric ZT of delafossite-based CuCrO2 thin films obtained by simultaneously reducing electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity via heavy doping with controlled residual stress

Authors: Dung Van Hoang, Anh Tuan Thanh Pham, Takahiro Baba, Truong Huu Nguyen, Thu Bao Nguyen Le, Thuy Dieu Thi Ung, Jongill Hong, Jong-Seong Bae, Hongjun Park, Sungkyun Park, Isao Ohkubo, Takao Mori, Vinh Cao Tran✉, Thang Bach Phan✉

[ISI Q1 – IF = 6.707]

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