Dr Hoang-Phuong Phan
Senior Lecturer

Dr Hoang-Phuong Phan

Ph.D. (2016), Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Australia

M.E. (2013), Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan

B.E. (2011), Department of Mechano-Informatics, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Hoang-Phuong Phan is a Senior Lecturer and an ARC DECRA fellow at the school of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, the University of New South Wales - UNSW Sydney. His research interests cover a broad range of semiconductor devices and applications, including micro/nano mechatronics, integrated sensors, flexible electronics, and biomedical devices. Dr. Phan has been a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan in 2016, Stanford University, CA, USA in 2017, and Northwestern University, IL, USA in 2019. Dr. Phan has published over 100  journal articles (e.g. Nat. Comm., Science Adv., ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., Adv. Sci., Angew Chemie., Nano Energy), two US patents, and four book/book-chapters, all in micro and nanotechnologies. He was the recipient of the Japanese Government scholarships (MEXT) for undergraduate & postgraduate studies from 2006 to 2013 at the University of Tokyo, Japan, as well as GUPRS & GUIPRS scholarships from Griffith for the doctoral course (2013-2016). Dr. Phan was honored with the GU publication award, the GGRS-IEIS travel grant, the Springer outstanding theses award, the Australian Nanotechnology Network Fellowship, GU Postdoctoral Fellowship, the DECRA award, the Pro Vice-Chancellor ECR award (2019), and the Vice-Chancellor Excellence in Research Award for ECR (2020). He serves in the Executive Technical Program Committee of the 2021 IEEE International Conference on MicroElectroMechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS).

Group website: https://www.phan-lab.com/

208D, Ainsworth Building
  • Book Chapters | 2023
    Dinh T; Nguyen T; Phan H-P; Dau V; Dao D; Nguyen N-T, 2023, 'Physical Sensors: Thermal Sensors', in Encyclopedia of Sensors and Biosensors, Elsevier, pp. 20 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-822548-6.00052-2
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Ashok A; Nguyen TK; Barton M; Leitch M; Masud MK; Park H; Truong TA; Kaneti YV; Ta HT; Li X; Liang K; Do TN; Wang CH; Nguyen NT; Yamauchi Y; Phan HP, 2022, 'Flexible Nanoarchitectonics for Biosensing and Physiological Monitoring Applications', Small, pp. e2204946, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smll.202204946
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen T; Shagle NS; Vu H; Nguyen H; Phan HP; Dau VT; Song P; Wang H; Quoc TD; Nguyen DT; Nguyen NT; Dao DV; Dinh T, 2022, 'Stretchable, Skin-Breathable, and Ultrasensitive Respiration Sensor Using Graphite on Paper With Smart Structures', IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 22, pp. 16804 - 16810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2022.3188271
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen TK; Barton M; Ashok A; Truong TA; Yadav S; Leitch M; Nguyen TV; Kashaninejad N; Dinh T; Hold L; Yamauchi Y; Nguyen NT; Phan HP, 2022, 'Wide bandgap semiconductor nanomembranes as a long-term biointerface for flexible, implanted neuromodulator', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2203287119
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nguyen TK; Yadav S; Truong TA; Han M; Barton M; Leitch M; Guzman P; Dinh T; Ashok A; Vu H; Dau V; Haasmann D; Chen L; Park Y; Do TN; Yamauchi Y; Rogers JA; Nguyen NT; Phan HP, 2022, 'Integrated, Transparent Silicon Carbide Electronics and Sensors for Radio Frequency Biomedical Therapy', ACS Nano, vol. 16, pp. 10890 - 10903, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.2c03188
    Journal articles | 2021
    Nguyen NK; Nguyen TK; Yadav S; Dinh T; Masud MK; Singha P; Do TN; Barton MJ; Ta H; Navid K; Ooi CH; Nguyen N-T; Phan H-P, 2021, 'Wide-bandgap semiconductors for biointegrated electronics: recent advances and future directions', ACS Applied Electronic Materials, vol. 3, pp. 1959 - 1981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.0c01122
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tanner P; Iacopi A; Phan HP; Dimitrijev S; Hold L; Chaik K; Walker G; Dao DV; Nguyen NT, 2017, 'Excellent Rectifying Properties of the n-3C-SiC/p-Si Heterojunction Subjected to High Temperature Annealing for Electronics, MEMS, and LED Applications', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17985-9
    Journal articles | 2016
    Phan HP; Dinh T; Kozeki T; Qamar A; Namazu T; Dimitrijev S; Nguyen NT; Dao DV, 2016, 'Piezoresistive effect in p-Type 3C-SiC at high temperatures characterized using Joule heating', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep28499
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Nguyen H; Nguyen T; Van Nguyen D; Phan HP; Nguyen NT; Dao D; Bell J; Dinh T, 2022, 'Thermo-phototronic Effect for Self-Powered Photodetector using n-3C-SiC/p-Si Heterostructure', in Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SENSORS52175.2022.9967105

  • 2021-2022 Integrated Microelectronic Platform for  Advanced health-Care

      and Therapy (IMPACT Griffith Spotlight)   (Lead CI)                                  AUD$393,960        

  • 2021-2023, ARC Linkage Project  (LP200100016)  - CI                                 AUD$400,000     

  • 2021-2022, IMCRC Grant - Development of SPR sensors (CI)                       AUD$271,193     

  • 2021-2022, IMCRC Grant - SiC Schottky diode (CI)                                     AUD$287,402                   

  • 2020, Griffith University Research Infrastructural Program (Lead CI)             AUD$250,000

  • 2020-2022, ARC DECRA project    (Sole CI)                                                AUD$431,378

  • 2019-2021, Foundation for Australia-Japan Study – Research Project (CI)      AUD$144,573

  • 2018-2019, Griffith-Simon Fraser University Collaboration Scheme (CI)         AUD$13,600

  • 2018-2019 Australia-Germany Join Research Cooperation (Lead ECR)            AUD$12,000

  • 2017-2019, Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lead CI)                    AUD$242,000

  • 2018, Griffith University New Researcher Grant (Lead CI)                              AUD$9,930

  • 2017, Griffith Science Group Equipment Fund (Lead CI)                                AUD$109,000

  • 2017-2018, GU-PKU collaborative scheme (Lead CI)                                     AUD$8,000

  • 2017, Australian Nanotechnology Network Overseas Fellowships                   AUD$6,000

1. Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) for outstanding undergraduate students, 2006-2011

2. Japanese Government Scholarship (MEXT) for outstanding postgraduate students, 2011-2013

3. Griffith University Postgraduate Research and Griffith University International Postgraduate Research scholarships, 2013–2016

4. GGRS-IEIS Conference travel grants - Griffith University & Queensland Micro-Nanotechnology Centre 2015

5. Best paper award 2016 Int. Conf. Nanotech. Nanomater. Energy (ICNNE) (coauthor)

6. Springer outstanding thesis award

7. Australian delegate attending the 23rd World Micromachines Summit

8. ANN Oversea Fellowship

9. Griffith University Postdoctoral Fellowship (i.e. Vice Chancellor's postdoc fellowship) 2017-2019

10. Fresh Science Queensland 2018

11. Griffith University Excellent Internationalization Award (2018)

12. ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2019)

13. Pro Vice Chancellor Early Career Researcher Award (2019)

14. Vice Chancellor Excellence in Research Award - ECR (2020)

​15.  Vice Chancellor - Research Team Award (Micro System Team -MST) (2021)

At the Phan laboratory, we explore the physics of functional nanomaterials, with the ultimate goal being the development of innovative sensing technologies for niche applications. Our group also synthesizes and grows new material systems that are tolerant to harsh environments (e.g. high temperature, high corrosion, extreme irradiation, and bio-fluid) where the conventional silicon counterpart does not function properly. Applications of electronic devices developed at the Phan-Lab include but not limited to environmental monitoring, space applications, and bio-medical devices.  

My Research Supervision

- Heidieh Fallahi (flexible and stretchable lab-on-chips)

- Nhat-Khuong Nguyen (Liquid marble for micro reactors)

- Thanh-An Truong (flexible and 3-dimensional electronics)

- Aditya Ashok (Integrated sensors/flexible electrodes)

My Teaching

MTRN4230 - Robotics