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Dr. Hoang-Phuong Phan

Dr. Hoang-Phuong Phan is a Vietnamese Australian scientist, and 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., Angew Chemie.Nano Energy), 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, the Pro Vice-Chancellor ECR award (2019), and the Vice-Chancellor Excellence in Research Award for ECR (2020). He serves in the Executive Technical Program Committee of the 2021 IEEE International Conference on MicroElectroMechanical Systems (IEEE MEMS21).

List of Awards & Honors



2021 Nov -  Congratulations to Dr. Khoa Nguyen for winning the prestigious 
GU Postdoctoral Fellowship!
Well done and well deserved!

Research Highlights


  • Transfer printing of stretchable SiC nanomembranes

  • Self-powered SiC accelerometers and position sensors

  • Stretchable microfluidics and polymeric respiration sensors

  • Direct bio-printing on SiC MEMS

  • Electrochemical sensors using mesoporous architectures

  • ScAlN/SiC piezoelectric-piezoresistive hybrid systems


  • 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

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