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Personal profile


Dr Truong has been a research and teaching fellow at Monash University since 2014. He also holds an appointment as a senior scientist at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Dr Truong received his bachelor and master degrees in Chemistry from Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City and his PhD in nanotechnology & gene delivery from the University of Queensland, Australia. In 2014, he took up a postdoctoral position at Monash Univerisity 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. In 2018, Dr Truong’s received the prestigious DECRA Fellowship and became a group leader. His group research 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 in top scientific journals (e.g., Nature Chemistry, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, JACS, Angewandte, Chem, ACS Nano, Small) and has successfully attracted highly competitive funding 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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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