2022.09 This website is no longer being maintained as of September 2022.

2022.04 [Award] Vicky Doan-Nguyen is a recipient of the College of Engineering Lumley Research Award.


2021.11 [Funding] Vicky Doan-Nguyen is a recipient of Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award for project "Functional Nanofillers for Polymer Derived Ceramics".

See AFOSR announcement here:

See College of Engineering announcement here:

2021.08 [Funding] OSU Team (PI: Zac Schulz, Co-PIs Susan Olesik, Luis Rodriguez-Saona, Vicky Doan-Nguyen, and Barbara Dunlap) receives $339,084 from the National Science Foundation (CHE-2117225) for acquisition of a photothermal Infrared-Raman microscope Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) imaging microscope.

CHE-2117225 MRI: Acquisition of Photothermal Infrared Raman Microscope for High Resolution Label-free Chemical Imaging

Read abstract here for Award Abstract # 2117225 MRI: Acquisition of Photothermal Infrared Raman Microscope for High Resolution Label-free Chemical Imaging

2021.07 Vicky Doan-Nguyen gives invited virtual talk at the North American Solid State Chemistry Conference (NASSCC) on lithium thioborate solid electrolytes.

2021.05 [Award] Sedzro Tamakloe and Catrina Wilson receive Institute for Materials Research for organizing CEMAS Wellness Committee.

Read about Wellness Committee here []

2021.04 [Award] Vicky Doan-Nguyen receives the OSU David McCarthy Engineering Teaching Award and Dean’s Award for Distinguished Outreach Achievements.

Read the announcement here [].

2021.04 Vicky Doan-Nguyen gives invited talk at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research’s Forum on Hypersonic Materials Current and Future Needs.

2021.04 Sedzro Tamakloe talks about sodium-ion batteries on Engineering Hub’s podcast.

2021.02 Vicky co-organizes the first annual conference of the Materials Research Data Alliance

2021.01 Vicky gives invited Advanced Photon Source-Upgrade (APS-U) Workshop talk on materials synthesis and synchrotron X-ray characterization.


2020.10 Catrina Wilson passed her candidacy exam!

2020.09 [Funding] Team (PI: LS Fan, Co-PIs Joel Paulson, Andrew Tong, and Vicky Doan-Nguyen) receives $2,000,000 National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI DChem EFMA-2029282) grant to convert greenhouse gases into liquid fuels!

EFMA-2029282 EFRI DCheM: One-step conversion of CH4 and CO2 to liquid fuels with the use of a multi-functional pseudo catalytic system

See announcement from Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering here []

2020.07 [Funding] OSU Center for Emergent Materials (CEM), an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), is renewed for $18,000,000 (DMR-2011876). IRG-2 members Vicky Doan-Nguyen and Mohamed Nawwar embark on synthesis of new quantum materials!

DMR-2011876 Center for Emergent Materials, an NSF MRSEC.

See announcement from MRSEC here

See announcement from OSU CEM here

See announcement from OSU Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis here

2020.06 Vicky Doan-Nguyen receives courtesy appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

2020.05 Undergraduate researchers graduate. Patrice Crosby heads off to Cornell University Fiber Science PhD program, Dustin Goetz heads off to UC Santa Barbara Mechanical Engineering PhD program, Jenna Bustos (NSF MRSEC REU student 2019) head off to Oregon State Chemistry PhD program. Congratulations!

2020.04 [Fellowship] Paul Cuillier, Dustin Goetz, and Catrina Wilson receive prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) research fellowships. Former REU student Jenna Bustos receives NSF GRFP Honorable Mention. Congratulations to Paul, Dustin, Catrina, and Jenna!

See announcement from OSU Engineering here

See announcement from Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering here

2020.04 Doan-Nguyen Lab donates masks and gloves to Community for All People

2020.03 Doan-Nguyen Lab (along with most of OSU not currently working on COVID-19 research) starts remote working.

2020.03 [Funding] Patricia Loughney and Vicky Doan-Nguyen receive prestigious Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)’s Defense Associated Graduate Student Innovators (DAGSI) research fellowship. Congratulations to Patricia and Vicky!

See announcement from Air Force Research Lab here

See announcement from College of Engineering here.

2020.02 Vicky Doan-Nguyen attends the Batteries Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, California.


2019.12 Vicky Doan-Nguyen completes Autumn 2019 Course Design Institute from Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning (formerly known as UTIL).

2019.11 [Award] Vicky Doan-Nguyen has been selected to receive the American Physical Society 2019 Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship. Link:,

2019.10 2nd annual SPARK kick-off at Gladden House!

See announcement from APS.

2019.07 Vicky Doan-Nguyen attends North American Solid State Chemistry Conference

2019.05 Doan-Nguyen Lab in the news for SPARK program. Link:

2019.05 Vicky gives invited talk at OSU’s Materials Week! Link: Twitter

2019.05 [Award] Congratulations to Dustin Goetz on his award from NASA Ohio Space Grant Consortium!

2019.04 Vicky Doan-Nguyen and CEMAS and Engineering students scope out battery-operated materials for the 2nd annual Scoping Out Renewable Energy Technologies event with the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland. Thank you CEMAS and the Transportation Research Endowment Program for sponsoring the event with financial and in-kind donations!

2019.04 Congratulations to Dustin Goetz on his Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Research Award!

See announcement from MAE Department.


2018.10 Doan-Nguyen Group, Society of Women Engineers, and OSU engineering undergraduates head to Gladden House for SPARK [Science Partnerships and Resources for Kids] Materials Discovery Kick-off.

2018.08 Drew Noble heads off to this chemical engineering co-op.

2018.07 Vicky Doan-Nguyen and Catrina Wilson attend the American Crystallographic Association Conference in Covington, Kentucky.

2018.07 Vicky Doan-Nguyen attends the Solid State Chemistry Gordon Research Conference.

2018.06 Kevin Tran (CBE BS candidate) and Drew Noble (CBE BS candidate) join the group!

2018.05 [Award] Vicky Doan-Nguyen receives ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

2018.05 Vicky Doan-Nguyen gives invited talk at OSU Materials Week.

2018.05 [Award] Amanda Gibson wins Top 10 Best Student Poster Award at Institute of Materials Research (IMR) 2018 Materials Week

2018.05 Amanda Gibson is selected for OSU’s Advanced Undergraduate Researcher Award

2018.04 Group Outing to Escape It!

2018.03 Constructing Battery-Powered and Solar-Powered Vehicles with Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis

Thanks to our volunteers from MSE, MAE, and Society of Women Engineers. Partners/Sponsors: Honda-Ohio State Partnership, CEMAS, Institute for Materials Research. OSU Underrepresentation in STEM Group of the Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme Science and Technology Studies

2018.03 Consumer Reports-VDN’s tips on how get better laptop battery life.


2017.08 Doan-Nguyen Lab starts at OSU.

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