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Dr Nghia Truong is an ARC DECRA fellow and a group leader at Monash University. He is also a teaching fellow at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a senior scientist at ETH Zürich. 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 the synthesis of smart polymers and nanostructured materials for a better understanding into the interface of nanomaterials with biological systems (at ETH Zürich) and translating the knowledge of the bio-nano interactions to pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology (at Monash University).


Available projects for master and PhD students:

Lipid polymer nanoformulations for vaccine delivery and cancer immunotherapy

Nanomaterials for treatments of diabetes and Alzheimer

Hybrid nanoformulations for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases

DNA- and protein-mimicking macromolecules

Magnetic liquid metal nanoparticles for the treatment of drug-resistant bacteria



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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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Projects 2018 2023

Research Output 2011 2019

  • 41 Article
  • 3 Review Article
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Comment / Debate

An optimised Cu(0)-RDRP approach for the synthesis of lipidated oligomeric vinyl azlactone: toward a versatile antimicrobial materials screening platform

Grace, J. L., Amado, M., Reid, J. C., Elliott, A. G., Landersdorfer, C. B., Truong, N. P., Kempe, K., Cooper, M. A., Davis, T. P., Montembault, V., Pascual, S., Fontaine, L., Velkov, T., Quinn, J. F. & Whittaker, M. R., 21 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 7, 43, p. 6796-6809 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A pH-responsive nanoparticle targets the neurokinin 1 receptor in endosomes to prevent chronic pain

Ramirez Garcia, P. D., Retamal, J. S., Shenoy, P., Imlach, W., Sykes, M., Truong, N., Constandil, L., Pelissier, T., Nowell, C. J., Khor, S. Y., Layani, L. M., Lumb, C., Poole, D. P., Lieu, T., Stewart, G. D., Mai, Q. N., Jensen, D. D., Latorre, R., Scheff, N. N., Schmidt, B. L. & 5 others, Quinn, J. F., Whittaker, M. R., Veldhuis, N. A., Davis, T. P. & Bunnett, N. W., Dec 2019, In : Nature Nanotechnology. 14, p. 1150-1159 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of Polymerization Components on Oxygen-Tolerant Photo-ATRP

Rolland, M., Whitfield, R., Messmer, D., Parkatzidis, K., Truong, N. P. & Anastasaki, A., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : ACS Macro Letters. p. 1546-1551 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Rapid Assessment of Nanoparticle Extravasation in a Microfluidic Tumor Model

Vu, N. M., Rajasekhar, P., Poole, D. P., Khor, S. Y., Truong Phuoc, N., Nowell, C., Quinn, J. F., Whittaker, M., Veldhuis, N. & Davis, T. P., 29 Mar 2019, In : ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2, 4, p. 1844-1856 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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