Ngoc A Nguyen

Research and Development Staff Scientist

Dr. Nguyen received his bachelor and master’s degrees in Chemical and Printing Engineering and was a lecturer at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam for 4 years. He finished his PhD program under the advisement of Prof. Michael E. Mackay in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. He was a postdoc fellow under the advisement of Dr. Amit K. Naskar in the Carbon and Composites Group, ORNL. Currently, he is an R&D Staff Scientist in the Chemical Sciences Division. His research has centered on morphology control and rheology combined scattering techniques for determining and connecting architectural properties to the functionality of polymers, polymer-based composites, and stimuli responsive materials.

Awards

Outstanding Postdoctoral Award, Oak Ridge National Lab, UT- Battelle, Award Night 2018 Best paper Award, CAMX- The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, 2017 SM & MSEG Poster Award for Soft Materials, Materials Science and Engineering - University of Delaware, 2016 Outstanding Graduate student Research Award, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, 2015 SoR Travel Grant, the 87th Annual Meeting of the Society of Rheology, 2015 President of Material Advantage student chapter, Materials Science and Engineering , University of Delaware, 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, 2014 Poster Award Winner, Thermal Analysis Forum of the Delaware Valley, North American Thermal Analysis Society, 2014 Materials in Art Contest Award (second prize), Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware, 2014 Professional Development Award, Graduate and Professional Education, University of Delaware, 2014 American Conference on Neutron Scattering (ACNS), Travel Grant, ACNS 2014 NIST Summer School (only 35 graduate students from North American institutions were selected), The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, 2013 Vietnamese Government Fellowship, 2010-2012 Member of the Society of Rheology Member of the Materials Research Society

Patents

Invention Disclosure 201804112, DOE S-138,779, “Sustainable Composites of Lignin-based Recycled Plastics” Inventors: A. K. Naskar, K. Akato, N. A. Nguyen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)​​​ Invention Disclosure 201804110, DOE S-138,777, “Lignin-based 3D Printing Material” Inventors: A. K. Naskar and N. A. Nguyen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)​ Invention Disclosure 201703895, DOE S-138,553, “Lignin-based polymers with modified melt rheology behavior for enhanced extrusion rate” Inventors: A. K. Naskar and N. A. Nguyen (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)​ Invention Disclosure 201703857, DOE S-138,511, “Tunable Shape Memory Properties of Renewable Composites” Inventors: A. K. Naskar and N. A. Nguyen UD14-32, 01-2014, “Process to make solar paint” Inventors: M.E. Mackay and N.A. Nguyen (University of Delaware)​