Dr. Hoang-Phuong Phan

Dr Hoang-Phuong Phan is an ARC DECRA fellow at the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University. His research interests cover a broad range of semiconductor devices and applications, including silicon/silicon carbide MEMS/NEMS, integrated sensors, flexible electronics, and bio-sensing applications. Dr. Phan has been a visiting scholar at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan in 2016, Stanford University, CA, USA in 2017, and Northwestern University, IL, USA in 2019. Dr. Phan has published over 80  journal articles (e.g. Nat. Comm.Science Adv.ACS Nano, Adv. Funct. Mater., Adv. Sci.Small), two US patents, and two book/book-chapters, all in micro and nanotechnologies. He was the recipient of the Japanese Government scholarships (MEXT) for undergraduate & postgraduate studies from 2006 to 2013 at the University of Tokyo, Japan, as well as GUPRS & GUIPRS scholarships from Griffith for the doctoral course (2013-2016). Dr. Phan was honored with the GU publication award, the GGRS-IEIS travel grant, the Springer outstanding theses award, the Australian Nanotechnology Network Fellowship, GU Postdoctoral Fellowship, the DECRA award, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor ECR award. He was also nominated as one of the Australian delegates at the 23rd World Micromachines Summit in Barcelona, Spain, 2017.

List of Awards & Honors



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2020 Sep - Dr. Phan received
the Vice Chancellor Award  [Link]

Research Highlights


  • Long-lived flexible SiC electronics for bio-implant

  • Giant piezoresistive effect using opto-mechanic coupling

  • Wireless sensing in harsh environments 

  • SiC/Si-based UV-NIR photodetector 

  • SiC electrodes for  cell stimulation & observation

  • Flexible CNT sensors


  • Microfluidics integrated SiC power  electronics

  • Cryogenic SiC strain sensors

  • First-principle calculation of the PZR effect in n-type SiC

  • SiC flow sensors at 200C

  • Colorimetric and Electrochemical RNA sensors

  • SiC NWs pressure sensors


  • SiC-on-glass anodic bonding

  • 3C-SiC NWs on insulator 

  • Paper-based actuators

  • Excellent Rectifying Properties of the 3C-SiC/Si

  • SiC membranes for cell culture

  • Wearable sensors for respiration monitoring


  • CNT yarn flexible electronics

  • SiC NWs fabricated using FIB

  • Piezo-Hall effect in SiC

  • Si Origami 3D-structures using FIB

  • PZR in SiC at high temperatures


  • Thermoresistive effect in amorphous SiC

  • PZR in top-down Si NWs

  • SiC Van de Paw devices

  • Paper-based graphite sensors

Our research group are grateful to the generous support from the following  funding agencies: