Dr Hong Duc (David) Pham

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Role within the Centre

As a postdoctoral researcher, Hong Duc Pham works on “Dual and multivalent ion storage (Zn2+ and Al3+) towards ultrahigh performance hybrid supercapacitors” with Dr Deepak Duabl’s research group. Apart from his research activities, he has involved in the Centre as an Early Career Investigator. His research interests focus on low-cost materials, chemistry, solar cells, biofuels and energy storage devices.

Short Biography

Hong Duc Pham received his BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, one of the best technology universities in Vietnam. Subsequently, he completed his Masters in Pukyong National University (PKNU, South Korea) in 2013. His project aimed to produce biofuels from marine biomass. Since 2016, he commenced his Ph.D. in the research group of Assoc. Prof. Prashant Sonar at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His topic was to develop novel organic compounds for the dopant-free hole transporting layer of perovskite solar cells. After completing his PhD in 2020, he worked on a Catapult project as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the research group of Dr. Deepak Dubal, under the banner of “Empowering waste: Transformation of cotton waste into value-added materials for next generation battery technology”. He is now working on a new project with Dr. Deepak Dubal, entitled “Dual and multivalent ion storage (Zn2+ and Al3+) towards ultrahigh performance hybrid supercapacitors”, which is funded by Centre for Materials Science (QUT).

Selected Publications

“Development of Dopant-free Organic Hole Transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells” Pham, H.D.; Yang, T.C.J.; Jain, S.M.; Wilson, G.J.; Sonar, P. Adv. Energy. Mater. 2020, 10, 1903326.

“Organic interfacial materials for perovskite-based optoelectronic devices” Pham, H.D.; Li, X.; Li, W.; Manzhos, S.; Kyaw, A.K.K.; Sonar, P. Energy Environ. Sci. 2019, 12, 1177-1209.

“Acene-Based Organic Semiconductors for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes and Perovskite Solar Cells” Pham, H.D.; Hu, H.; Wong, F.; Lee, C.; Chen, W.; Feron, K.; Manzhos, S.; Wang, H.; Motta, N.; Lam, Y.M.; Sonar, P. J. Mater. Chem. C 2018, 6, 9017-9029.

“Molecular Engineering Using an Anthanthrone Dye for Low-Cost Hole Transporting Materials: A Strategy for Dopant-free, High-Efficiency, and Stable Perovskite Solar Cells” Pham, H.D.; Do, T.T.; Kim, J.; Charbonneau, C.; Manzhos, S.; Feron, K.; Tsoi, W. C.; Durrant, J.R.; Jain, S.M.; Sonar, P. Adv. Energy Mater. 2018, 8, 1703007.

“Thienylvinylenethienyl and Naphthalene Core Substituted with Triphenylamines – Highly Efficient Hole Transporting Materials and their Comparative Study for Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells” Pham, H.D.; Hu, H.; Feron, K.; Manzhos, S.; Wang, H.; Lam, Y.M.; Sonar, P. Sol. RRL 2017, 1, 1700105.

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