2021-07 [L to R: Sam Mendez, Matt Newman, Patricia Loughney, Jerry Gourdin, Catrina Wilson, Paul Cuillier, Amanda Gibson, Sedzro Tamakloe, Sogol Lotfi, Mohamed Nawwar, Vicky Doan-Nguyen]

Vicky Doan-Nguyen, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator


Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (courtesy)

Prof. Vicky Doan-Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. She joined OSU in August 2017 as part of the Discovery Themes’ Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability Initiative. As part of OSU’s Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS), her cross-cutting research includes synthesis, in-situ structural characterization, and functional testing of smart materials as well as advanced materials for energy storage and conversion. Before joining OSU, she was a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSB with Prof. Ram Seshadri and Bruce Dunn (UCLA). She received her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania working in the Christopher Murray Group and B.S. in Chemistry (2nd major: Women’s and Gender Studies) at Yale University. She has been recognized by the American Physical Society with the Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship, the American Crystallographic Association with the Margaret C. Etter Lecturer Award and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Power Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. VDN is also spearheading and contributing to projects on development of K-12 STEM education in the Columbus area and beyond.

Gerald (Jerry) Gourdin, Ph.D.

2019.11 - present

Paul Cuillier

2019.08 - present

Amanda Gibson

2017.11 - present

Patricia Loughney

2019.08 - present

Samantha (Sam) Mendez

2020.08 - present

Mohamed Nawwar

2020.08 - present

Matt Newman

2021.01 - present

N. Sedzro Tamakloe

2020.08 - present

Catrina Wilson

2018.08 - present