Full name: Nguyen Van Hieu

Date of Birth: April, 16th 1972

Position: Full  Professor       

Nationality: Vietnam

Sex: Male

Marital Status: Married

Address: International Training Institute for Materials  Science (ITIMS), Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), No. 1 Dai Co Viet Str. Hanoi, Vietnam.



May – 1995: Received the Bachelor of Science on Chemistry at Hue University, Vietnam.

July  - 1997: Received the M.Sc. degree on Materials Science at ITIMS, Vietnam.

March-2004: Received the Ph.D. Degree on Electrical engineering, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

PhD. thesis: Multilevel interconnect reliability: On the effects of electrical-thermomechanical stresses”.


Material synthesis: Metal oxide nanowires, hierarchical nanostructures, graphene, hybrid materials of metal oxide and CNTs (or graphene).

Properties interests: Design of multifunctional nanostructures and devices, atomic/electronic structures, Optical properties.

Processing: Functionalization, dispersion, doping, devices fabrications.

Applications: Gas sensor and biosensors, photodetector, hydrogen storage, solar cell


April – 2004:   Research lecture at ITIMS, HUST

2002 – 2008:   Postdoc in Korea University, South Korea

2009-Present: Associate Professor at ITIMS, HUST


2011: Young Scientists for Excellent Research by National foundation for science and technology development (Nafosted)


7/2012- Present: Member of Scientific Committees in Physics of Vietnamese National Foundation for Science and Technology (NAFOSTED)

Journals reviewer: Applied Physics Letters, Sensors and Actuator B, Sensors and Actuator A, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Talanta, Physica B &E, Material Research Bulletin, Materials Science and Engineering B, Colloids and Surface, Industry Engineering and Chemistry Research, Journal Crystal Growth, Sensor Letters, Applied Surface Science.   


2005-2007: Project title: “Carbon nanotubes/nanostructured TiO2(SiO2) composite thin films  for environmental gas-sensing applications”; VLIR-HUT Research Fund; Code: Ap05\Prj3\nr03.

2006-2008: Project title: Improvement of gas sensing properties of SnO2 and TiO2 materials by co-doping metal elements and carbon nanotubes; Funded by MOST; Code: B2006-01.

2009-2011: Project title: Realization of novel electronic and sensing devices based on semiconducting metal-oxide nanowires, Funded by NAFOSTED; Code:

2009-2012: Project title: Development of gas sensors and biosensor based on nanomaterials and MEMS technology; Code: 05/2009/HĐ-ĐTĐL; The application-oriented basic research program supported by MOST.

2011-2013: Project title: A study into the self-heating effect and  surface-functionalization of  semiconductor metal oxide nanowires for gas-sensing application ; Code: 103.02-2011.40  

PUBLICATIONS (over 100 papers, h-index: 31)

1. Nguyen Van Hieu*, Luong Thi Bich Thuy, Nguyen Duc Chien, "Highly sensitive thin film NH3 gas sensor operating at room temperature based on SnO2/MWCNTs composite", Sensors and Actuators B, 129(2008) 888-895. (***ISI impact: 3.12***; Cited 160 times).

2. Nguyen Van Hieu, Hae-Ryong Kim, Byeong-Kwon Ju, Jong-Heun Lee*,"Enhanced performance of SnO2 nanowires ethanol sensor by functionalizing with La2O3, Sensors and Actuators B, 133(2008) 228-234. (***ISI impact: 3.12***; Cited 123 times)

3. Nguyen Duc Khoang, Do Dang Trung, Nguyen Van Duy, Nguyen Duc Hoa, Nguyen Van Hieu*, "Design of SnO2/ZnO hierarchical nanostructures for enhanced ethanol gas-sensing performance", Sensors and Actuators B, 174 (2012) 594-601. (ISSN:0925-4005; ***IF2011:3.89****; Cited 118 times)

4. Do Dang Trung, Nguyen Duc Hoa*, Pham Van Tong, Nguyen Van Duy, T.D. Dao, H.V. Chung, T. Nagao, Nguyen Van Hieu*, "Effective decoration of Pd nanoparticles on the surface of SnO2 nanowires for enhanced of CO gas-sensing performance", J. Hazardous Materials, 265 (2014) 124-132. (***ISI impact: 4.33***; Cited 49 times).

 5. Nguyen Van Toan, Nguyen Viet Chien, Nguyen Van Duy, Hoang Si Hong, Hugo Nguyen, Nguyen Duc Hoa*, Nguyen Van Hieu*, "Fabrication of highly sensitive and selective H2 gas sensor based on SnO2 thin film sensitized with microsized Pd islands", J. Hazardous Materials, 301 (2016) 433-442. (****ISI impact: 6.1***, Cited 22 times).

 6. Phung Thi Hong Van, Nguyen Hoang Thanh, Vu Van Quang, Nguyen Van Duy, Nguyen Duc Hoa, Nguyen Van Hieu*, "Scalable fabrication of high-performance NO2 gas sensors based on tungsten oxide nanowires by on-chip growth and RuO2-functionalization", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6 (2014) 12022-12030. (***ISI impact: 6.72***; Cited 18 times

7. Tran Van Dang, Nguyen Duc Hoa*, Nguyen Van Duy, Nguyen Van Hieu*, "Chlorine gas sensing performance of on-chip grown ZnO, WO3, and SnO2 nanowire sensors",  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (2016) 4828-4837. [***ISI impact: 7.14***Cited 29 times)

8. Ha Minh Tan, Chu Manh Hung*, Minh Ngoc Trinh, Hugo Nguyen, Nguyen Van Duy, Nguyen Duc Hoa, Nguyen Van Hieu*, "Novel self-heated gas sensors using on-chip networked nanowires with ultralow power consumption", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces  9 (2017) 6153-6162. (ISI impact: 7.14;Cited 2 times)

9. Nguyen Van Hieu*, Phung Thi Hong Van, Le Tien Nhan, Nguyen Van Duy, Nguyen Duc Hoa, "Giant enhancement of H2S gas response by decorating n-type SnO2 nanowires with p-type NiO nanoparticles" , Applied Physics Letters, 101 (2012) 253106 (3 pages). (ISI impact: 3.82; Cited 32 times)

10. Quan Thi Minh Nguyet, Nguyen Van Duy, Chu Manh Hung, Nguyen Duc Hoa, Nguyen Van Hieu*, "Ultrasensitive NOgas sensors using hybrid heterojunctions of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and on-chip grown SnOnanowires", (2018) Applied Physics Letters 112 (2018)  153110. (***ISI impact 3.41****; Cited ? times)

11. Thanh-Dinh Nguyen*, Cuong Duc Nguyen, Nguyen Van Hieu, and Mark J. MacLachlan*, "Mesoporous cobalt tungsten oxide nanotoroids for gas sensing", Advanced Materials Interfaces (2018) 1800269 (7 pp) (Communication).(ISI impact: 4.27)