Dr. Tran Cao Vinh

University of Science, VNUHCM

Laboratory of Advanced Materials

Full name: TRAN CAO VINH

Academic title: Full Lecturer


  • Head of Laboratory of Advanced Materials
  • Head of Division of Academic Affairs


  • PhD: VNUHCM – University of Science, Vietnam, 2009
  • Master: VNUHCM – University of Science, Vietnam, 1999
  • BSc: VNUHCM – University of Science, Vietnam, 1994

Phone: +84-08-38308115
Email: tcvinh@hcmus.edu.vn

1. Research Areas:

  • Sputtering technique
  • Transparent conducting oxides (TCO) thin films: ITO, ZnO and doped ZnO thin films (AZO, GZO, IGZO).
  • Memory thin films (ReRAM): Transition metal oxide thin films (ZnO, TiO2, CrOx…)


2. Faculty/Department/Laboratory/Office

  • Laboratory of Advanced Materials
  • Division of Academic Affairs


3. Research Activities

  • Electrical conduction and resistance switching mechanisms of Chromium oxide thin film, The National Foundation for Science and Technology Development – Vietnam (NAFOSTED), 103.02-2012.50 (2012-2014).
  • Stabilizing electrical and optical properties of IGZO thin film for high temperature applications, VNUHCM – JAIST Joint Research Projects (2013).


4. Education lectures

  • Fundamentals of Semiconductor Device, Nanoelectronics


5. SCI Selected Publications:

  • Duy Phong Pham, Huu Truong Nguyen, Bach Thang Phan, Van Dung Hoang, Shinya Maenosono and Cao Vinh TranInfluence of addition of indium and of post-annealing on structural, electrical and optical properties of gallium-doped zinc oxide thin films deposited by direct-current magnetron sputtering, Thin Solid Films, 583, 201–204 (2015). 

  • Duy Phong Pham, Huu Truong Nguyen, Bach Thang Phan, Thi My Dung Cao, Van Dung Hoang, Vinh Ai Dao, Junsin Yi, and Cao Vinh Tran, In and Ga Codoped ZnO Film as a Front Electrode for Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells, Advances in Condensed Matter Physics, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 971528.
  • D. P. Pham, B. T. Phan, V. D. Hoang, H. T. Nguyen, T. K. H. Ta, S. Maenosono and Cao Vinh TranControl of preferred (222) crystalline orientation of sputtered ITO thin films, Thin Solid Films, 570, 16-19 (2014).
  • Ngoc Kim Pham, Do Trung Nguyen, Bang Tam Thi Dao, Kieu Hanh Ta Thi, Vinh Cao Tran, Van Hieu Nguyen, Sang Sub Kim, Shinya Maenosono, and Bach Thang PhanJournal of Electrical materials 43, 2747 (2014).
  • K. N. Pham, T. D. Nguyen, T. K. H. Ta, K. L. D. Thuy, V. H. Le, D. P. Pham, Cao Vinh Tran, D. Mott, S. Maenosono, S. S. Kim, J. Lee, D. T. Pham, and B. T. Phan, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 64, 30102 (2013).
  • T. Le, H. C. S. Tran, V. H. Le, T. Tran, Cao Vinh Tran, T. T. Vo, M. C. Dang, S. S. Kim, J. Lee, B. T. Phan, Journal of the Korean Physical Society. 60, 7, 1087 (2012).
  • H. C. Nguyen, T. T. Trinh, T. Le, Cao Vinh Tran, T. Tran, H. Park, V. A. Dao, and J. Yi, Semiconductor Science Technology. 26, 105022 (2011).


6.Pictures of research activities

X-ray diffraction patterns of ITO thin films with and without O-ITO layer

 Resistivity, carrier concentration, and Hall mobility of IGZO films at various annealing temperatures.

Optical transmittance of IGZO films at various annealing temperatures