Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Tuan TRAN

Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
NAMIC@NTU Hub Deputy Director, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster@Nanyang Technological University

Assoc Prof Tuan TRAN

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
  • 3D printing of polymer based composite materials for structural applications
  • Altered Food Chain: Eco Life System along the Mekong River through Photo, Video, and Digital Sculptural Installation
  • Conversion of in-process optical and thermal data into 3D file representing printing process in Powder Bed Fusion
  • 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
  • Feasibility Assessment of Processes for 3D-printed PCBs
  • Hybrid Manufacturing of Turbine Blade
  • Mechanistic Prediction of Heat Transfer Enhancement on Nanostructured Surfaces
  • Micropillar Array Actuators for Microfluidic Functions
  • NAMIC@NTU - Programme
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Agarwala S, Goh G L, Yap Y L, Goh G D, H Yu, YEONG W Y, TUAN T. (2017). Development of bendable strain sensor with embedded microchannels using 3D printing. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 263, 593-599.
  • 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.

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