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     Date Submitted:09-10-2013
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     Keywordsoptics, research, nanotechnology, microscopy, material science
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    Profile

    Qualifications

    Experience with working with lasers and optical methods. I have knowledge of microscopy methods, including confocal, widefield and darkfield modalities.

    Skills in analysing and manipulating nanomaterials with light fields.

    Nanofabrication and cleanroom experience as well.

    PhD – The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, 2004

    ‘Dendritic Receptors on Self-Assembled Surfaces for Metal Ion Uptake’

    Developing new surface receptors on a sensor for detection of heavy metal ions using piezoelectric transduction. Dendritic polymers were implemented as sensor functionalities on the gold sensor electrode surface. Surface analysis methods such as XPS and AFM were used during the research.

    BSc (Hons) – The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, Class 1, 1998

    ‘A New Strategy for Self-Assembled Surfaces on a QCM to Probe Metal-Ligand Interactions’

    Working with silica particles as a coating to develop elements of a sensor for detection of heavy metal ions.

    BSc - The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, 1997

    Career Goals

    To be a team leader at an institute/company involved in problem solving of research matters relevant to society.

    Research Interests

    Nanooptics and society; Latest interest and experience involves using lasers for the purpose of research and development.

    Professional Background / Positions

    Nov 2012 – Temporary contract project with ASML

    Presently - Guest researcher in Soft Condensed Matter group, Universiteit Utrecht

    Dec 2008 – Mar 2011 Postdoctoral researcher in Soft Condensed Matter group, Universiteit Utrecht,; ‘FOM programme: Plasmonics: Nonlinear plasmonics’

    Project 1 involved studying and imaging silver nanoparticles in particular silver nanooctohedrons using electron microscopies and optical microscopies. The silver nanoparticles were observed to develop nanoparticulates on the surface as it aged. The roughened silver surfaces were then used for Raman spectroscopic work. For this project I needed to seek out support and expertise of others outside my own group to solve the relevant research problems.

    Project 2 involved creating gold nanorod arrays using e-beam lithographic methods and inducing melting of the nanoparticles using a fast fs – laser. Clean room facilities were used for fabrication. The optical properties before and after were observed. A home-built optical setup was implemented for this study and knowing how to align the laser light was integral part.

    Sep 2008 – Dec 2008 Visiting postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Transport group, Kavli Institute for Nanoscience, TU Delft, ‘plasmonics’

    Feb 2007 – Aug 2008 Institute for Nanoscale Physics and Chemistry (INPAC), Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, , ‘Wide field fluorescence microscopy to study the optical properties of silver nanowires and STM of organic molecular template.’

    Silver nanowires were exposed to wide field laser light. A laser light was directed through a setup into a microscope where the sample was placed. Bright scattering spots were observed along the wire. Operating and aligning the laser to the right position important for this role.

    Oct 2006 – Feb 2007 Visiting Research Fellow in Optics and Photonics Group, University of Bristol (UOB), United Kingdom, ‘FDTD modeling of metallic nanostructures for single photon sources.’

    Sept 2004-Sept 2006 Postdoctoral Research Assistant in (former) Electrochemistry Group, Colloid Sciences Section, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol (UOB) and in conjunction with Hewlett-Packard Research Labs, Bristol and Soft-Matter Group, Physics Department, UOB; United Kingdom, ‘Synthesis of Anisotropic Liquid Crystal Dispersible Pigments.’

    Apr 2004 – Jul 2004 MURI Centre for Photonic Quantum Information Systems postdoctoral research fellow (UQ, Australia), ‘Melanin Electrochemical Systems’

    July 2003 – Aug 2004 Research assistant in Soft Condensed Matter Group, Physics Department, UQ, Australia.

    Research Skills

    Nanooptics/ Single particle spectroscopy

    1. Experience with working with lasers

    2. Wide field fluorescence microscopy, confocal and optical microscopy

    3. Two photon microscopy

    4. Darkfield and white light microscopy/spectroscopy

    5. Optical tweezers – single beam and counterpropagating modes

    Numerical Simulation

    1. Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) modelling

    Nanofabrication

    1. Clean room experience and E-beam lithography of gold nanostructures on silicon, glass and sapphire

    2. Electron microscopies – TEM, SEM

    3. Colloidal based synthesises of anisotropic nanoparticles including CdSe, ZnO nanorods, gold and silver nanoparticles (nanowires, nanospheres and nanocubes), membrane electrodeposition

    4. Experience in working with air-sensitive materials and synthesis using glove box and schlenk lines

    Surface Science and X-ray techniques

    1. Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) Spectroscopy

    2. XPS of organic/inorganic materials, QCM

    3. Surface functionalisation

    Materials Characterization tools

    1. NMR, FTIR, Fluorescence and UV-visible spectroscopies

    2. Room temperature STM and AFM

    Awards and Honours Received at University Level

    2nd Poster prize Holland Research School on Photochemistry, Maastricht (the Netherlands), 2008

    Australian Postgraduate Award recipient (national scholarship to support PhD studies)

    Recipient of inaugural Peter Lawson prize for best student presentation by a PhD student at the Brisbane Inorganic Chemistry Symposium, 2002

    Successful proposal for access to Australian National Beamline Facility at the Photon Factory in Japan through the Australian Synchrotron Research Program, 2001

    Graduate School Research Travel Award, UQ, 2000

    Alumni Travel Fellowship awarded by the Chemistry Department (UQ), 1999

    T.G.H. Jones Prize (UQ) for best performance at third level undergraduate chemistry, 1997

    The RACI Third Level Chemistry Laboratory Prize (UQ), 1997

    Summer Vacation Scholarships (Department of Chemistry, UQ), Dec. 1997 and Dec. 1996

    1. Research into Unimolecular Kinetics involving programming work with Fortran

    2. Research work on platinum (dien) complexes using 1H, 13C and 15N NMR

    General Skills

    1. Seminar Coordinator for the Colloid Sciences Research Group, UOB 2004-2006

    2. Lab management

    3. Project leadership and collaboration

    In the last couple of years I have coordinated and organised a project that involved 3 different research groups in the Netherlands on studying silver nanoparticulate development on silver surfaces.

    In 2005, I was involved in collaborative research with HP, where I conducted research with people from the company and people from another group at the university I was working at.

    In 2004 my research on single photon detectors was part of a worldwide consortium.

    4. Undergraduate student supervision

    5. Report and paper writing

    6. Customer service skills: I have help run a beershop.

    Conference posters/ talks

    Tran M. Linh, C.M. van Kats, D.C. ‘t Hart, M. Bergmeijer, A. van Blaaderen, Laser and heat induced metallic nanoparticle deformation, 21-25 Jun 2010, Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics summer school, (Sweden)

    Tran M. Linh, C.M. van Kats, D.C. ‘t Hart, M. Bergmeijer, A. van Blaaderen,

    Laser and heat induced metallic nanoparticle deformation, 19-20 Jan 2010,

    Physics @ FOM, Veldhoven, (the Netherlands)

    van Kats C.M., Tran M. Linh, ‘t Hart D.C., Bergmeijer M., van Blaaderen A.,

    Laser and heat induced metallic nanoparticle deformation, 4th International

    Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics, 21-26 June 2009, Amsterdam

    (the Netherlands)

    Tran M. Linh, Benigno Silvia P. C., Engelkamp Hans, Uji-i Hiroshi, Hofkens

    Johan, De Feyter Steven and van der Auweraer Mark, May/Jun 2008,

    Observation of Localized Surface Plasmons on Silver Nanowires by Widefield

    Microscopy, Holland Research School on Photochemistry, Maastricht

    (the Netherlands)

    Tran M. Linh, Feb 2008, Optical Response of Localized Surface Plasmons

    on Silver Nanowires Probed by- Wide-field Microscopy, Central European

    Conference on Photochemistry, Bad Hofgastein (Austria).(talk)

    Tran M. Linh, Dec 2007, Optical Response of Localized Surface Plasmons

    on Silver Nanowires Probed by- Wide-field Microscopy, Quantum Transport

    Group Meeting TU Delft, Delft (the Netherlands), (invited talk).

    Tran M. Linh, Benigno Silvia P. C., Engelkamp Hans, Uji-i Hiroshi, Hofkens

    Johan, De Feyter Steven and van der Auweraer Mark, Jun 2007,

    Observation of Localized Surface Plasmons on Silver Nanowires by Widefield

    Microscopy, Leuven Nanoconference, Leuven (Belgium).

    Tran M. Linh, Mason Philip S., de Dominicis Francesco, Riley D. Jason, Aug

    2006, Non-spherical Gold Nanoparticles - Synthesis and Optical Properties,

    57th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry,

    Edinburgh (United Kingdom). (talk)

    Tran M. Linh, Mason Philip S., de Dominicis Francesco, Riley D. Jason, Jul-

    Aug 2006, Non-spherical Gold Nanoparticles - Synthesis and Optical

    Properties, International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology 2006,

    Basel (Switzerland).

    Tran M. Linh, Powell Ben J., Meredith Paul, Apr 2006, Chemical and

    Structural Disorder in Eumelanins – A Possible Explanation for Broadband

    Absorbance, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 06 conference,

    Exeter (United Kingdom).

    Tran M. Linh, Riley D. Jason, Connolly Joan, Richardson Robert M. and

    Klein Susanne, Mar 2005, Suspensions of Metal Particles in Liquid

    Crystalline Hosts, 8th European Conference on Liquid Crystals, Sesto (Italy).

    Tran M. Linh, Dec 2002, Dendritic Receptors on Self-Assembled Surfaces

    for Metal Ion Uptake, Brisbane Inorganic Chemistry Symposium V, Brisbane

    (Australia).

    Tran Linh, Jul 2001, PM-FTIR Spectroscopy in the Study of Dendritic Self-

    Assembled Monolayers on Gold, 4th Australian Conference on Vibrational

    Spectroscopy (ACOVS4), Brisbane (Australia).

    Tran M. Linh, Gentle Ian R., Gahan Lawrence R., Jul 2001, Towards Self-

    Assembled Surfaces for Selective Metal Ion Uptake, World Chemistry

    Congress, Brisbane (Australia).

    Tran M. Linh, Gentle Ian R., Gahan Lawrence R., Sept. 1999, Tailoring Selective

    Surfaces for Metal Ion Uptake, 21st Australian Colloids and Surface Chemistry

    Student Conference, Morpeth (Australia).

    Publications Tran M. Linh, Centeno Silvia, Liang Duoduo, Hutchison James A.,

    Engelkamp Hans, Van Tendeloo Gustaaf, Sels Bert, Hofkens Johan, Uji-i

    Hiroshi, 2008, Control of surface plasmon localization via self-assembly of

    silver nanoparticles along silver nanowires, Journal of American Chemical

    Society, 130 (51), 17240–17241.

    Tran M. Linh, Zvyagin Andrei V., Plakhotnik Taras, 2006, Synthesis and

    spectroscopic observation of dendrimer-encapsulated gold nanoclusters,

    Chemical Communications, 22, 2400-2401.

    Tran M. Linh, Powell Ben J., Meredith Paul, 2006, Chemical and Structural

    Disorder in Eumelanins – A Possible Explanation for Broadband

    Absorbance, Biophysical Journal, 90(3), 743-752.

    Tran M. Linh, Powell Ben J., Meredith Paul, 2005, On the Relationship

    Between the Broadband Absorption and Secondary Structure of Eumelanin,

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Preprint Archive, Quantitative Biology,

    arXiv:q-bio.BM/0506028.

    Tran M. Linh, 2004, Dendritic Receptors on Self-Assembled Surfaces for

    Metal Ion Uptake, PhD thesis, The University of Queensland.

    Tran M. Linh, Gahan Lawrence R., Gentle Ian R., 2004, Structural Studies of

    Copper(II) with Amine-terminated Dendrimers by EXAFS, Journal of Physical

    Chemistry B, 108(52), 20130-20136.

    Tran M. Linh, Bernhardt Paul V., Gentle Ian R., 2002,

    Bis(diethylenetriamine)mercury(II) bis(thiocyanate), Acta Crystallographica,

    Section E: Structure Reports Online, E58(4), m150-m151.


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