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10/2015 - Present: Director, Center for Advanced Chemistry, Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam.

05/2015 - 09/2015Researcher & Lecturer, Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam.

09/2013 - 04/2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Academy Professor Jukka Seppälä’s group, Polymer Technology Laboratory, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.

03/2013 - 08/2013: Researcher, Polymeric Materials Laboratory, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea 

07/2007 - 02/2008: Researcher, Plastic and Rubber Techology Center, Hochiminh City, Vietnam

Education

2013: Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea.

2006: Bachelor in Material Science, University of Science Hochiminh City, Vietnam

Publications

A. Patents

[1]      L. H. Sinh, N. D. Luong, and J. Seppälä. Functional graphene via thiol-ene click chemistry and preparation of its metal nanocomposites (Pat. Appl. US62/022228, 2014).

[2]      N. D. Luong, L. H. Sinh, and J. Seppälä. Thermoplastic/thermoset polyurethane containing castor oil for photo-curable 3D printing and bulk applications (Pat. Appl. US62/013174, 2014).

[3]      N. D. Luong, L. H. Sinh, and J. Seppälä. Reduced graphene oxide/nanocellulose composite-based electrochemical supercapacitor (invention disclosures submitted, 2014).

 B. Journals

[4]      P. Kanninen, N. D. Luong, L. H. Sinh, J. Flórez-Montaño, H.Jiang, E. Pastor, J. Seppälä, T. Kallio, Highly active platinum nanoparticles supported by nitrogen/sulfur functionalized graphene composite for ethanol electro-oxidation, Electrochimica Acta, 2017, 242, 315-326, DOI 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.05.019

[5]      C. M. Vu, L. H. Sinh, H. J. Choi, T. D. Pham, Effect of micro/nano white bamboo fibrils on physical characteristics of epoxy resin reinforced composites, Cellulose, 2017, just accepted, DOI 10.1007/s10570-017-1503-7.

[6]      L. H. Sinh, C. M. Vu, L. T. Pham, H. J. Choi, Preparation and physical characteristics of epoxy resin/ bacterial cellulose biocomposites, Polymer Bulletin, 2017, Just accepted, DOI 10.1007/s00289-017-2162-4.

[7]      V. T. Le, B. C. Tran, T. K. N. Tran, X. V. Tran, D. D. Nguyen, M. –H. Nguyen, T. T. T. Dang, T. H. Nguyen, L. H. Sinh, Preparation of cross-linked magnetic chitosan particles from steel slag and shrimp shells for removal of heavy metals, Environmental Technology, 2017, just accepted. DOI 10.1080/09593330.2017.1337236.

[8]      H. J. Kim, S.-Y. Lee, L. H. Sinh, C. S. Yeo, Y. R. Son, K. R. Cho, Y. Song, S. Ju, M. K. Shin, S.-J. Park, S.-Y. Park, Maximizing volumetric energy density of all-graphene-oxide-supercapacitors and their potential applications for energy harvest, Journal of Power Sources, 2017, 346, 113-119, DOI 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.02.040

[9]      D. D. Nguyen, Y. S. Yoon, N. D. Nguyen, Q. V.Bach, X. T. Bui, S. W. Chang, L. H. Sinh, W. Guo, H. H. Ngo, Enhanced efficiency for better wastewater sludge hydrolysis conversion through ultrasonic hydrolytic pretreatment, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2017, 71, 244-252, DOI 10.1016/j.jtice.2016.12.019

[10]      P. Kanninen, N. D. Luong, L. H. Sinh, I. V. Anoshkin, A. Tsapenko, J. Seppälä, A. G. Nasibulin, T. Kallio, Transparent and flexible high-performance supercapacitors based on single-walled carbon nanotube films, Nanotechnology, 2016, 27, 235403; DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/27/23/235403.

[11]      H. Korhonen, L. H. Sinh, N. D. Luong, P. Lehtinen, T. Verho, J. Partanen, J. Seppälä, “Fabrication of graphene-based 3D structures by stereolithography”, Physica Status Solidi (a), 2016, 213, 982-985. DOI10.1002/pssa.201532761.

[12]      L. H. Sinh, H. Korhonen, M. Liikanen, M. Malin, N. D. Luong, J. Weisser, T. Walter, M. Schnabelrauch, J. Seppälä, Novel photo-curable polyurethane resin for stereolithography, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 50706-50709; DOI: 10.1039/C6RA05045J.

[13]      N. D. Luong*, L. H. Sinh*, M. Malin, J. Weisser, T. Walter, M. Schnabelrauch, J. Seppälä, Synthesis and characterization of castor oil-segmented thermoplastic polyurethane with controlled mechanical properties, European Polymer Journal, 2016, 81, 129-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2016.05.024 (*: Share first authors)

[14]      P. Jungebluth, M. L. Lim, S. Sjöqvist, L. H. Sinh, H. Korhonen, J. Seppälä, A. Mäkitie, H. Dienemann, “Orthotope Transplantation eines mittels 3-D Printing generierten trachealen Grafts”, Zentralbl Chir 2015; 140 - FV32. DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1559967.

[15]      L. H. Sinh, N. D. Luong, L.-S. Johansson, J. Campell, J. Seppälä, “Functional graphene via thiol-ene click chemistry”, Chemistry- A European Journal, 21, 3183-3186 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/chem.201405734.

[16]      L. H. Sinh, N. N. Trung, B. T. Son, S. Shin, D. T. Thanh, J.-Y. Bae, “Curing behavior, thermal, and mechanical properties of epoxy resins cured with a novel liquid crystalline dicarboxylic acid curing agent”, Polymer Engineering & Science, 54(3), 695-703 (2014), DOI: 10.1002/pen.23585.

[17]      L. H. Sinh, S. Shin, D.-G. Lim, N. N. Trung, B. T. Son, J.- Y. Bae, “A novel wholly aromatic liquid crystalline epoxy monomer based on 2,7-naphthalene mesogen: synthesis and curing with aromatic diamine”, Macromolecular Research, 21(10) 1105-1109 (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s13233-013-1153-z

[18]      L. H. Sinh, B. T. Son, N. N. Trung, D. -G. Lim, S. Shin, J. -Y. Bae, “Improvements in thermal, mechanical, and electric properties of epoxy resin by chemical modification with a novel amino-terminated liquid crystalline copoly(ester amide)”, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 72 (8), 542-548 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2012.05.004

[19]      L. H. Sinh, J.-M. Hong, B. T. Son, N. N. Trung, J. –Y Bae, “Thermal, dielectric, and rheological properties of aluminium nitride/liquid crystalline copoly(ester amide) composite for the application of thermal interface materials”, Polymer Composites, 33(12), 2140-2146(2012). DOI: 10.1002/pc.22320

[20]      N. N. Trung, Q.-P Luu, B. T. Son, L. H. Sinh, J.- Y Bae, “Enhanced fluorescence, morphological and thermal properties of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots incorporated in silicone resin”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 13(1), 434-442 (2013). DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2013.7081

[21]      B. T. Son, J. S. Kim, E. J. Jung, L. H. Sinh, N. N. Trung, J.- Y. Bae, “High optical density and low dielectric constant black matrix containing graphene oxide and carbon black on color filters”, Displays, 34(3), 192-199 (2013), DOI: 10.1016/j.displa.2013.03.003

[22]      N. N. Trung, Q. –P. Luu, B. T. Son, L. H. Sinh, J. –Y Bae, “Preparation of silicone resin nanocomposite containing CdSe/ZnS quantum dots”, Polymer Composites, 33(10), 1785-1791 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/pc.22320

[23]      N. D. Luong, U. Hippi, J. T. Korhonen, A. J. Soininen, J. Ruokolainen, L. S. Johansson, J. D. Nam, L. H. Sinh, J. Seppälä, “Enhanced mechanical and electrical properties of polyimide film by graphene sheets via in situ polymerization”, Polymer, 52 (23), 5237-5242 (2011). The 5th in top 25 hottest papers in Polymer in October to December 2011. The 21st in top 25 hottest papers in January to March 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.09.033

[24]      Y. –G. Cho, L. H. Sinh, M. Park, J. –Y. Bae, “Study on the composite of soluble aromatic liquid crystalline polyesters and acetylene-terminated thermoset resins”, Polymer (Korea), 35 (2), 176-182 (2011).

C. Conferences

[25]      H. Korhonen, L. H. Sinh, N. D. Luong, J. Seppälä, Graphene-based Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Prepared by 3D Printing, 27th  European Conference on Biomaterials 30th August – 3rd September 2015, Krakow, Poland.

[26]      P. Jungebluth, M. L. Lim, S  Sjöqvist, C. H. Johannes, L. H. Sinh, H. Korhonen, J. Tuomi, J Partanen, Y. Gustafsson, N. Keune, G. Lemon, A. Beltrán Rodríguez, J. Seppälä, P. Macchiarini, A. Mäkitie, Orthotopic Transplantation of a Newly Developed 3-D Printed Tracheal Graft in Rats, ISSCR 2015 Annual Meeting, 24th-27th June 2015, Stockholm, Sweden.

[27]      L. H. Sinh, M. Liikanen, S. Asikainen, M. Malin, H. Korhonen, J. Seppälä, J. Weisser, T. Walter, M. Schnabelrauch, ”Biobased Polyurethane Elastomer for Blood Vessels Model by Stereolithography”, Euro BioMat 2015, 21st -22nd April 2015, Weimar, Germany.

[28]      L. H. Sinh, N. D. Luong, J. Seppälä, “Polyurethane/functionalized graphene composite via grafting-from approach”, Graphene2014, 06-09th May 2014, Toulouse, France.

[29]      L. H. Sinh, J.-Y. Bae, “Preparation of soluble liquid crystalline polyesters for thermal interface materials”, Polymer Science and Technology, August 2009, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea.

[30]      B. T. Son, L. H. Sinh, N. N. Trung, J.-Y. Bae, “Effect of Acrylic Copolymer Dispersants Bearing Epoxy Groups on Dielectric Properties of Carbon Black-filled Epoxy System”, 14th Asian Chemical Congress 2011, 05-08th September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand.

Projects
  • Research project at Duy Tan University (05/2016- 05/2018)

- Principal investigator of Nafosted project “Synthesis of bioadhesive hydrogels exhibiting antibacterial properties from starch and chitosan in water”, No.:106-NN.02-2015.13.

- Key researcher of Nafosted project "High-power Graphene-based Enzymeatic biofuel cells for renewable energy productionand biomedical applications". No: 103.99-2016.95

  • Research projects at Aalto University (09/2013- 04/2015)

- Artivasc 3D, Artificial vascularised scaffolds for 3D tissue regeneration (FP7,grant agreement No. 263416)

- Graphene supported fuel cells electrocatalyst for efficient conversion of biofuels into electricity project (GRACE; 7510431)

- Flexible and transparent all-carbon nanomaterial supercapacitors (FLEXCAP; 7510422)

  •  Research projects at Sungkyunkwan University (3/2008- 3/2013)

- Preparation of liquid crystalline copoly(ester amide)s (supported by Samsung Electronics)

- Synthesis of high glass transition temperature compounds (supported by Korea institute of industrial technology-KITECH)