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-89

  • 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
Research Grant
  • A*STAR (2014-) [by A*STAR Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC)]
  • NRF Innovation Cluster Programme (ICP) (2015-)
  • NRF Innovation Cluster Programme (ICP) (2016-) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
  • NTU Internal Funding - Start Up Grant - Nanyang Assistant Professorship (2013-) [by Nanyang Technological University]
  • (2016-)
Current Projects
  • Development of various 3D printed antenna design and its characterization
  • Embedded Identifier Module
  • Liquid - vapor phase transition at microscales
  • Micropillar Array Actuators for Microfluidic Functions
  • NWI 3: In Process Thermal-Imaging Acquisition Methods
  • Nucleate boiling on passive and active flexible micro-structured surfaces
  • Project NWI 1: In-Process Optical Imaging Acquisition Methods
Selected Publications
  • 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.
  • T Tran, P Chakraborty, G Gioia, S Steers, W Goldburg. (2009). Marangoni shocks in unobstructed soap-film flows. Physical Review Letters, 103(10), 104501.

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