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Dr Nghia Truong is a Senior Scientist at ETH Zurich and an ARC DECRA Fellow at Monash University. He completed his bachelor and master degrees from Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) and then received his PhD from the University of Queensland, Australia. His current research interest focuses on engineering smart polymers and nanostructured materials for a better understanding into the interface of nanomaterials with biological systems (at ETH Zurich) and translating the knowledge of the bio-nano interactions to pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology (at Monash University).

Current projects for potential PhD students:



  • 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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Projects 2018 2023

Research Output 2011 2019

Controlling Nanomaterial Size and Shape for Biomedical Applications via Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly

Khor, S. Y., Quinn, J. F., Whittaker, M. R., Truong, N. P. & Davis, T. P., Jan 2019, In : Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 40, 2, 22 p., 1800438.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Efficient Binding, Protection, and Self-Release of dsRNA in Soil by Linear and Star Cationic Polymers

Whitfield, R., Anastasaki, A., Truong, N. P., Cook, A. B., Omedes-Pujol, M., Loczenski Rose, V., Nguyen, T. A. H., Burns, J. A., Perrier, S., Davis, T. P. & Haddleton, D. M., 21 Aug 2018, In : ACS Macro Letters. 7, 8, p. 909-915 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Elucidating the Influences of Size, Surface Chemistry, and Dynamic Flow on Cellular Association of Nanoparticles Made by Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly

Khor, S. Y., Vu, M. N., Pilkington, E. H., Johnston, A. P. R., Whittaker, M. R., Quinn, J. F., Truong, N. P. & Davis, T. P., 23 Aug 2018, In : Small. 14, 34, 13 p., 1801702.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Exploiting macromolecular design to optimize the antibacterial activity of alkylated cationic oligomers

Grace, J. L., Schneider-Futschik, E. K., Elliott, A. G., Amado, M., Truong, N. P., Cooper, M. A., Li, J., Davis, T. P., Quinn, J. F., Velkov, T. & Whittaker, M. R., 10 Dec 2018, In : Biomacromolecules. 19, 12, p. 4629-4640 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

One-Pot Sequence-Controlled (SC) Multiblock Copolymers via Copper-Mediated Polymerization

Anastasaki, A., Whitfield, R., Nikolaou, V., Truong Phuoc, N., Jones, G. R., Engelis, N. G., Liarou, E., Whittaker, M. R. & Haddleton, D. M., 2018, Sequence-Controlled Polymers. Lutz, J-F. (ed.). Weinheim Germany: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, p. 417-434 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review