PHAM Tran Nguyen Nguyen, PhD

Associate Professor,
Department of Physical Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry

University of Science, VNUHCM
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 38300595

Scientific Education

  • PhD: Quantum Chemistry, Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium, 2005.
  • MSc: Physical Chemistry, University of Science, VNUHCM, Vietnam,1998.
  • BSc: Physical Chemistry, University of Science, VNUHCM, Vietnam,1994

Academic & Research Experience

  • Computational Molecular and Materials Science
  • QSAR/QSPR Modeling

Publication List (selected from 2013-now)

  1. Hung Pham,Dong Q. Le, Nguyen-Nguyen Pham-Tran, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Duc Nguyen-Manh, Electron Delocalization in Single-Layer Phthalocyanine-Based Covalent Organic Frameworks: A First Principle Study, RSC Advances, 2019, 9, 29440.
  2. Pham, T. L. M.; Vo, D.-V. N.; Nguyen, H. N. T.; Pham-Tran, N.-N., CH versus OH bond scission in methanol decomposition on Pt (111): Role of the dispersion interaction. Applied Surface Science, 2019, 481, 1327-1334.
  3. Tran, P. H.; Phung, H. Q.; Duong, M. N.; Pham-Tran, N.-N., Efficient microwave-assisted direct C-benzoylation of phenols and naphthols with benzoic acid catalyzed by bismuth triflate under solvent-free or ionic liquid conditions. Tetrahedron Letters 58 (16), 2017,1558-1563.
  4. Le, H. M.; Bui, V. Q.; Hoang Tran, P.; Pham-Tran, N.-N.; Kawazoe, Y.; Nguyen-Manh, D., The prospect of sensitizing organic dyes attached to the MoS2 surface: Physical insights from density functional theory investigations. Chemical Physics Letters, 667, 2017, 290-295.
  5. Thi H. Ho, Nguyen-Nguyen Pham-Tran, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, and Hung M. Le, Ab Initio Investigation of O–H Dissociation from the Al–OH2 Complex Using Molecular Dynamics and Neural Network Fitting. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A120 (3), 2016, 346-355.
  6. Khung T.M, Nguyen-Nguyen Pham-Tran, Improving the CH4 adsorption property and CO2/CH4 separation of IRMOF-3 by functionalizing organic linker. Journal of Science and Technology – VNU, 19, 14, 2016, 76-77.
  7. Doan T.L.H.; Nguyen H.L.; Pham H.Q.; Nguyen-Nguyen Pham-Tran.; Le T.N.; Cordova K.E., Tailoring the Optical Absorption of Water-Stable ZrIV- and HfIV-Based Metal–Organic Framework Photocatalysts. Chemistry – An Asian Journal, 10 (12), 2015, 2660-2668.
  8. Khung T.M, Hung Q. Pham, Nguyen-Nguyen Pham-Tran, Effect of Chemical Functionalization on Zr6-AzoBDC to Enhance H2, CH4 storage and CO2 capture: A Theoretical Investigation. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 6 (3), 2015,
  9. K. T. Ngo, H. P. U. Nguyen, T. P. Huynh, N. N. P. Tran, Q. V. Lam, T. D. Huynh, Preparation of gold nanoparticles by microwave heating and application of spectroscopy to study conjugate of gold nanoparticles with antibody E.coli O157:H7. Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6 (3), 2015, 035015.
  10. Hung Q. Pham, Toan Mai, Yoshiyuki Kawazoe, Hiroshi Mizuseki, Duc Nguyen-Manh, Nguyen-Nguyen Pham-Tran, “Engineering of Band Gap in Metal-Organic Frameworks by Functionalizing Organic Linker: A Systematic DFT Investigation”, Journal of Chemical Physics C (2013) J. Phys. Chem. C, 118 (9), 2014, 4567–4577.