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New publication of our group on Nano Energy:

Recent advances and challenges for water evaporation-induced electricity toward applications

Van-Duong Dao*, Hung Ngoc Vu, Hai-Linh Thi Dang, Sining Yun


Highlights

o Advances in the recent development of light to water evaporation-induced electricity systems have been reviewed.

o The ways to improve output power are highlighted.

o The mechanism of electricity generation is discussed.

o The scalable applications of light to steam-induced electricity systems are discussed.

o The crucial challenges in this field are emphasized.


Our research group was televised on VTV1 - one of the most well-known TV channel in Vietnam



New publication of our group on Polymers:

Utilization of leather waste fibers in polymer matrix composites based on acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber

Le Thuy Hang, Do Quoc Viet, Nguyen Phạm Duy Linh, Vu Anh Doan, Hai-Linh Thi Dang, VanDuong Dao*, Pham Anh Tuan


Congratulations on the graduation of our Master student, Mr. Nam Anh Tran


New publication of our group on Solar Energy:

Micro-wheels composed of self-assembled tungsten oxide nanorods supported platinum counter electrode for highly efficient liquid junction photovoltaic devices

Hai-Linh Thi Dang, Van-Duong Dao*, Ngoc Hung Vu, Hong Ha Thi Vu, Tran Nam Anh, Nguyen Thi Khanh Huyen, Xuan-Co Hoang, Nguyen Thi Hanh, Pham Anh Tuan

Highlights

  • Plasma technology is introduced to synthesize Pt/WO3.

  • Pt nanocrystals are homogeneously distributed on the WO3 surface.

  • The Pt/WO3 nanohybrid processed high catalytic activity.

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated with Pt/WO3 shows 8.10% efficiency.


New publication of our group on Science of the Total Environment

An experimental exploration of generating electricity from nature-inspired hierarchical evaporator: The role of electrode materials

Van-Duong Dao*

Highlights

  • A natural-inspired hierarchical evaporator is developed for working at all times of the day.

  • The corrosion of electrode results in generating electricity.

  • The interaction of MWNT with the flowing water can also generate electricity.

  • The distance between two electrodes results in changing output power.


New publication of our group on Journal of Alloys and Compounds

Highly N-doped, H-containing mesoporous carbon with modulated physicochemical properties as high-performance anode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries

Ngoc Hung Vu, Hang T.T. Le, Van Hien Hoang, Van-Duong Dao, Ha Tran Huu, Young-Si Jun, Won Bin Im

Highlights

  • Facile modulation of the properties of N-doped, H-containing mesoporous carbon (NMC).

  • Investigation of NMCs as anode materials for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries.

  • The mechanisms of these enhancements were elucidated.


New publication of our group on Sustainability :

Use of Calcite mud in paper factories in Phosphorus treatment

Hong Ha Thi Vu*, Mohd Danish Khan, Van Tan Tran, Dang Viet Quang, Van Duong Dao, Seongho Lee, Ji Whan Ahn, Seok-ho Jung


New publication of our group on Energies :

Effect of Synthesis Temperature on Structure and Electrochemical Performance of Spinel-Layered Li1.33MnTiO4+z in Li-Ion Batteries

Ngoc Hung Vu*, Van-Duong Dao*, Ha Tran Huu, Won Bin Im



New publication of our group on Solid State Sciences :

Spinel-layered Li2MnTiO4+z nanofibers as cathode materials for Li-ion batteries

Ngoc Hung Vu*, Van-Duong Dao, Hoang Nhu Van, Le Thanh Huy, Nguyen Trong Quang, Ha Tran Huu, Sungho Choi, Won Bin Im*

Highlights

  • Introduction of ultralong spinel-layered Li2MnTiO4+z nanofibers for the first time.

  • Elucidating relationship between structure and electrochemical properties of the nanofibers

  • The nanofibers possess a high capacity and excellent performance

Congratulations on the Vingroup scholarship of our PhD student, Ms. Hai Linh Thi Dang


New publication of our group on Solar Energy:

Nanoporous NiO nanosheets-based nanohybrid catalyst for efficient reduction of triiodide ions

Van-Duong Dao*, Hai-Linh Thi Dang, Ngoc Hung Vu, Hong Ha Thi Vu Nguyen Duc Hoa, Nguyen Van Hieu, Pham Anh Tuan

Highlights

  • Nanoporous NiO nanosheets-based nanohybrid materials have been synthesized

  • The developed nanohybrid materials were applied as CEs od DSCs.

  • The trend of catalytic activity was NiO-Pt > Pt sputtering > NiO-Cdot > NiO-PEDOT:PSS > NiO.

  • The highest efficiency of 9.66% was obtained for cell with NiO-Pt electrode.

New publication of our group on Materials Today Energy: Bimetallic PtSe nanoparticles incorporating with reduced graphene oxide as efficient and durable electrode materials for liquid-junction photovoltaic devices

Van-Duong Dao*

Highlights

  • Bimetallic PtSe nanoparticles/reduced graphene oxide (RGO) are prepared by dry plasma reduction.

  • The electrocatalytic activity as well as electric conductivity is significantly enhanced.

  • The highest efficiency is recorded from DSC employed Pt0.5Se0.5/RGO CE.

  • The strategy is for optimizing Pt utilization in PV-device using bimetallic nanoparticles.

Congratulations on your first SCI paper (Hai-Linh Thi Dang, Nam Anh Tran)

New publication: Carbon nanotubes-ruthenium as an outstanding catalyst for triiodide ions reduction

Journal: Synthetic Metals

Authors: Hai-Linh Thi Dang, Nam Anh Tran, Van-Duong Dao*, Ngoc Hung Vu, Dang Viet Quang, Hong Ha Thi Vu, Thanh Dong Pham, Xuan-Co Hoang, Hanh Thi Nguyen, Hien Thi Nguyen, Pham Anh Tuan (*Corresponding author)

New publication of our group on Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry: Highly transparent Pt-TiO2 as an efficient catalyst for triiodide reduction of bifacial liquid-junction photovoltaic devices

Van-Duong Dao*

Highlights

  • Pt-TiO2 has been synthesized on FTO glass substrate

  • High transmittance and excellent catalytic activity were obtained

  • 9.16 and 6.07% efficiencies were obtained for front-and back-side illuminations, respectively

  • Ultra-stability was reached

Best scientist 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Van-Duong Dao for winning the best scientist in Phenekaa University 2019.

Chemical Society of Vietnam Conference

Our group participated Chemical Society of Vietnam Conference which is held at HUST, December 2019

In Photo: Hai-Linh Thi Dang, Prof. Nguyen Bich Thuy, Dr. Van-Duong Dao, Prof. Tran Vinh Dieu, Hien Thi Nguyen, Nam Anh Tran

A talk at Dongguk University

Dr. Van-Duong Dao gave a talk at Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, December 5, 2019

Title: All-weather harvesting energy and freshwater via solar-driven water evaporation

Plenary talk

Dr. Van-Duong Dao gave a Plenary talk at Solid Physic and Materials Science 2019 (Quy Nhon University, Norvember 2-6, 2019)


Title: All-weather harvesting energy and freshwater via solar-driven water evaporation

New publication of our group on Nano Energy:

Recent advances and challenges for solar-driven water evaporation system toward applications

Van-Duong Dao*, Hung Ngoc Vu, Sining Yun

Highlights

  • Advances in the recent development of solar-driven water evaporation have been reviewed.

  • The way to improve solar-water conversion efficiency is highlighted.

  • The scalable applications of solar-driven water evaporation is discussed.

  • The crucial challenges in this field are emphasized.


New publication of our group on Journal of Power Sources:

All day Limnobium laevigatum integrated nanogenerator self-driven via water evaporation

Van-Duong Dao*, Hung Ngoc Vu, Ho-Suk Choi

Highlights

  • A dual-function Limnobium laevigatum inspired nanogenerator (LLN) is developed

  • A single LLN produces electric power of 248.57/107.38 mW·m-2 under 1-sun/0-sun

  • The highest water evaporation rate of LLN is 1.48 kg·m-2·h-1.

  • LLN can work at all hours of the day

New publication of our group on Journal of Power Sources:

A facile synthesis of ruthenium/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposite for effective electrochemical applications

Van-Duong Dao*, Nguyen Duc Hoa*, Hung Ngoc Vu, Dang Viet Quang, Nguyen Van Hieu*, Tran Thi Ngoc Dung, Nguyen Xuan Viet, Chu Manh Hung, Ho-Suk Choi

Highlights

  • A facile liquid plasma is introduced to synthesize Ru/RGO nanocomposites.

  • Ru nanocrystals are homogeneously distributed on the RGO surface.

  • The Ru/RGO nanocomposites processed high capacitance of 136.7 F·g−1.

  • Dye-sensitized solar cells fabricated with Ru/RGO shows 6.78% efficiency