Academic Profile

Dr. Tran joined the Division of Thermal and Fluids Engineering on 31 July 2013 as a Nanyang Assistant Professor. He received his BSc degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam in 2004. He then pursued his graduate study which focused on thin-film flows and turbulent frictional drag at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Upon completion of his PhD degree in 2010, he worked at the Physics of Fluids Group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, as a post-doctoral researcher.
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Assoc Prof Tuan TRAN
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

* Physics of complex fluids
* Drop-surface interactions
* Thermal management
* 3D & Electronic printing
  • 3D printing of polymer based composite materials for structural applications

  • Mechanistic Prediction of Heat Transfer Enhancement on Nanostructured Surfaces

  • Q. Vo & T. Tran, Mediation of lubricated air films using spatially periodic dielectrophoretic effect, Nature Communications 12, 4289 (2021).

  • D. Liu and T. Tran, Sailing droplets in superheated granular layer, Physical Review Letters 125, 168002 (2020).

  • Q. Vo & T. Tran, Critical conditions for jumping droplets, Physical Review Letters 123, 024502 (2019).

  • D. Liu and T. Tran, Vapor-induced attraction of floating droplets, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 16, 4771 (2018).

  • T.B. Nguyen, D. Liu, M.I. Kayes, B. Wang, N. Rashin, P. Leu, and T. Tran, Critical heat flux enhancement in pool boiling through increased rewetting on nanopillar array surfaces, Scientific Reports 8, 4815 (2018).