IoT Nanomechanical Sensor: Solving Vietnamese Health/Food Problems

Day: Friday, June 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 – 12:00,

Venue: VJU - My Dinh Campus Map


Vietnam Japan University (VJU) is pleased to organize a seminar by Dr.NGO Huynh Thien from the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan on "IoT Nanomechanical sensor: Solving Vietnamese health/food problems"

About the speaker: Dr. NGO Huynh Thien is currently working as a Research Associate at National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan. His research interests focus on Synthetic Organic Chemistry – Nanomechanical Sensors – Supramolecular Chemistry – Materials science – Hydrogel – Molecular Machines and Switches – Molecular Assembly and Recognition.

Dr. NGO has been delivered a range of invited talks at many universities/conferences, such as Oxford University (England), Humboldt Seminar tour in Germany (FUB, TUM, Bonn, Aachen, Essen, Dortmund, Kiel, Regensburg), 9th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, Nanjing, China University of Messina (Italy), University of Jena (Germany), Catholic University of Leuven and University of Hasselt (Belgium), etc. in terms of material science and nanotechnology.

About the seminar:

Three major topics:

1) Showing demands for new sensors to detect or identify target molecules are rapidly growing in various fields, such as food, agriculture, medicine, security, and environment. Nanomechanical sensors have potential to contribute to these global demands owing to their intrinsic versatility. Based on the newly developed platform “Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor (MSS)”, we are trying to realize useful nanomechanical sensor systems which fulfill the practical requirements, such as portability, low-cost, ease of use, in addition high sensitivity and selectivity.

2) Disclosing a non-covalent construction of mechanical interlocked supramolecules to influence the atomic architecture. This approach gives access to rotaxanes in which the detailed electronic properties can be controlled and whose steric properties are transformed by the mechanical “picket fence” provided by the threaded rings.

3) Showing how to use simple toys to construct electromagnetic tesla coil and using them to align carbon nanotubes. Such alignment will control the anisotropic properties of the materials, such as directional conductivity.

Opportunities for graduate students:

Dr. NGO shared about the objective of his visit to Vietnam: “The seminar is to establish a long-lasting collaboration involving different groups in NIMS-MANA and Vietnamese universities and institutes. Furthermore, we are seeking a way to commence a network for student exchange. We are eagerly looking for Master and Ph.D. students to give them grant to perform research as “NIMS Junior Researcher” through the NIMS University of Tsukuba and Tokyo Joint Graduate School program.”

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