Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Tran Anh Tuan

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NTU)

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 5494
Office: N3-02c-72

  • PhD (Theoretical & Applied Mechanics) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2011
  • MSc (Theoretical & Applied Mechanics) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2006
  • BEng Vietnam National University 2004
Dr. Tran joined the Division of Thermal and Fluids Engineering on 31 July 2013 as a Nanyang Assistant Professor. He received his BSc degree in Engineering Mechanics from the Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam in 2004. He then pursued his graduate study which focused on thin-film flows and turbulent frictional drag at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Upon completion of his PhD degree in 2010, he worked at the Physics of Fluids Group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, as a post-doctoral researcher.
Research Interests
* Drop-surface interactions
* Thermal management using surface modification
* Boiling at microscales
* Microfluidics
Current Projects
  • Altered Food Chain: Eco Life System along the Mekong River through Photo, Video, and Digital Sculptural Installation
  • Development of various 3D printed antenna design and its characterization
  • Elucidating Interfacial Events that Underpin Dynamic Motion of 3 Phase Contact Lines
  • Embedded Identifier Module
  • Liquid - vapor phase transition at microscales
  • Micropillar Array Actuators for Microfluidic Functions
  • NWI 2: Image Correlation Methods for Defect Detection
  • NWI 3: In Process Thermal-Imaging Acquisition Methods
  • NWI 4: Modeling of the Thermal field on a porous surface with defective features
  • Pilot Project on Technology Readiness of Additive Manufacturing in Maritime and Oil & Gas Industry Sectors - An in-depth Case Study Analysis on Repair Applications
  • Project NWI 1: In-Process Optical Imaging Acquisition Methods
  • Restoration of damaged printed circuit boards (PCBs) and circuits using 3D Printing
Selected Publications
  • Mohammad Khavari and Tuan Tran. (2017). Universality of oscillating boiling in Leidenfrost transition. Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 96(4), 043102.
  • H Kellay, T Tran, W Goldburg, N Goldenfeld, G Gioia, P Chakraborty. (2012). Testing a Missing Spectral Link in Turbulence. Physical Review Letters, 109(25), 254502.
  • Wilco Bouwhuis, Roeland CA van der Veen, Tuan Tran, Diederik L Keij, Koen G Winkels, Ivo R Peters, Devaraj van der Meer, Chao Sun, Jacco H Snoeijer, Detlef Lohse. (2012). Maximal air bubble entrainment at liquid drop impact. Physical Review Letters, 109(26), 264501.
  • T Tran, H J J Staat, A Prosperetti, C Sun, D Lohse. (2012). Drop Impact on Superheated Surfaces. Physical Review Letters, 108(3), 036101.
  • T Tran, P Chakraborty, N Guttenberg, A Prescott, H Kellay, W Goldburg, N Goldenfeld, G Gioia. (2010). Macroscopic effects of the spectral structure in turbulent flows. Nature Physics, 6(6), 438-441.

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