Nghia Truong Phuoc


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Dr Truong is an ARC DECRA Fellow and a group leader at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), Monash University, Australia. He also holds an appointment as a senior scientist at the Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Dr Truong received his bachelor and master degrees in Chemistry from Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City and then his PhD in nanotechnology and gene delivery from the University of Queensland, Australia. After that, he took up a postdoctoral position at MIPS to apply his knowledge in polymer chemistry and nanotechnology to pharmaceutical sciences and successfully developed a number of new synthesis techniques and targeted delivery platforms. Dr Truong’s work uniquely spans across multiple research fields (polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, materials, biology, immunology, medical imaging and pharmaceutical sciences), allowing him to solve complex challenges in both fundamental synthesis and biomedical applications. He has regularly published landmark papers on top scientific journals (e.g., Nature Chemistry, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, JACS, Angewandte, Chem, ACS Nano, Small) and has successfully attracted extremely competitive fundings as a chief investigator (ARC DECRA, ARC DP and NHMRC Idea grant). His current work focuses on making advanced polymers and nanomaterials for delivering drugs and vaccines to the right targeted tissues/cells in our body, and exploiting these newly developed platforms to address global health challenges including pandemics, cardiovascular diseases, cancers and antibiotic resistance.

Research area keywords

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Drug delivery
  • Gene delivery
  • Nanomaterials
  • Emulsion polymerization
  • Stimuli-responsive polymers
  • Nanoparticle Shapes
  • Nanoworm
  • Controlled/living radical polymerizations
  • Self-assembly
  • Synthetic Chemistry


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