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Principle Investigator

Dr. Hoang-Phuong Phan



"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile" Albert Einstein.


B.E. The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2011 (first class hornor) Supervisor: Y. Nakamura - Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of WAAS

M.E. The University of Tokyo, Japan, 2013, Supervisor: I. Shimoyama, Director of Information & Robot Technology (IRT)

Ph.D. Griffith University, Australia, 2016, Principal Supervisors: D.V. Dao and N.-T. Nguyen (ARC Laureate Fellow)

Adjunct positions:

Stanford University, CA, USA, 2017, Visiting scholar

Northwestern University, IL, USA, 2019, Visiting scholar

Professional service:

Editorial Board Member: Micromachines, Sensors, Scientific Reports

Youth Editorial Board, Soft Science

Reviewer for: ARC grants (DP, LP, FT, DECRA, LIEF), Nature Comm, Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., APL, IEEE EDL, etc.  



Electromechanics (2318ENG)

Kinematics and Dynamics (2517ENG)

Introduction to Electronics (2319ENG)

Robotics (MTRN4230)

Engineering Design (DESN2000) 

Awards and Honors

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Aditya Ashok



B.E. RMK College of Engineering and Technology (Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai), India, 2016

M.Tech. Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India, 2018

PhD, The University of Queensland (Yamauchi group)

Project: Porous semiconductors and sensors

Dr. Aditya joins the group as a postdoc fellow to develop multimodal, flexible electronics (ARC DP230101312)

Dr. Arya Vasanth



Integrated M.Sc. (Physics & Maths), School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham, India, 2018

Ph.D., School of Nano Sciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham, India, 2023 (2D semiconductors and optoelectronic devices)

Dr. Vasanth joins the group as a research associate to develop porous electrodes and soft sensors. 

Post Graduate Students

Thanh-An Truong


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B.E.  Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

M.E. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

PhD Project at UNSW: 3-dimensional soft silicon carbide nanoarchitectures

Chi Cong Nguyen



B.E. Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, 2020


PhD Project at UNSW: Soft surgical robotics using hydraulic actuators

(Co-supervision with Dr. Thanh Nho Do and Prof. Nigel Lovell GSmBE)

Sinuo Zhao


B.E., Mechatronic Engineering, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, China, 2021

M.E., UNSW (2021-2023): Flexible MEMS tactile sensors for surgical robotics

PhD project: Flexible, 3D electronics and soft robotics

Mohammad Alzahrani



B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Albaha University, Saudi Arabia, 2013

M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, PA, USA 

PhD project: Biosensors and Electronics using porous silica templating

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Tran-Bach Dang


B.E., Mechatronic Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, 2023 (First Class Honor - Talented Program)

PhD Project: Flexible, wearable, implantable biosensors using silicon nanomembranes.

Bibhu Sharma


M.E, Biomedical Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand

B.E., Kathmandu University, Nepal ​ R

PhD Project: Advanced Soft Wearable Robotic System for Haptics and Human Augmentation

(Co-supervision with Dr. Thanh Nho Do and Prof. Nigel Lovell GSmBE)

Peter Qiu


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B.E., University of Sydney, Australia, 2022

M.E., UNSW, 2023 -2025

Project: Flexible mesoporous sensors for biomedical robotics

Yunjie Peng



B.E., Mechatronics Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China / Hochschule Schmalkalden, Germany 2021

M.E., Mechatronics Engineering, UNSW, 2023 -2025

Project: Scalable, autonomous transfer printing process for flexible electronics

Isaac Seeto


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B.E.,  (Honours) (Mechatronics), UNSW 

M.E., Biomedical Engineering, UNSW (expected 2024)

Project: NFC Technology

Taylor Chan


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B.E.,  (Honours) (Mechatronics), UNSW 

M.E., Biomedical Engineering, UNSW (expected 2024)

Project: Surgical Robotics 

Josh Sapers


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B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Needham, MA, USA 2013-2017

M.E., UNSW 2023-2025

Undergraduate Students

Mitch Battersby


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B.E. School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, 2024

Project: Wireless pressure sensors

Alex Hunter


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B.Eng in Mechatronic Engineering & Computer Science 2020-2024

Dean's Honours List/Awards 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Project: Wireless, wearable mechanical sensors

Andrew Chen


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Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronic) & Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), 2020 - 2024

Project: Sensors for 3D bio-electronics interfaces

Jamie Cerezo



Bachelor of Engineering - Mechatronics (2020 - 2024)

Dean's Honours List/Awards 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Project: 3D optical sensors for navigation applications

Visiting Scholars / Students

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