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Dr. NGUYEN Dan Thien

Scientist I


Electronic Materials (ELE) Department


2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, #08-03, Singapore 138634

Research Details

Design of high performance electrolyte for high energy Li-ion batteries and Mg-ion batteries

Mechanism studies of interfacial reactions at electrolyte-electrode interface

Development of high capacity active materials for Li-ion and Mg-ion batteries based on Si and Sn alloy materials

High energy sulfur-based cathode materials for Li-S batteries and its reduction mechanism

Battery fabrication: Coin-cell, pouch cell, electrochemical cells

Electrochemical techniques:  GCPL, CV, LSV, EIS, GITT

Materials characterization: XRD, TEM, SEM, EDS

Ex situ analysis: XPS, ATR-FTIR, Raman

Multivalent Energy Storage for a Sustainable Future: A Quest beyond Lithium-Ion Technologies  
  • 2017-2018: Postdoc (supervisor Professor Seung-Wan Song) at Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea

    Research topics: Solid polymer electrolyte for Li-ion batteries; Alloy anode for Mg-ion batteries; Reduction mechanism of Sulur cathode in Li-S batteries

  • 2018- present:  Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore  

Research topics: High performance electrolyte for Mg-ion batteries

  • B.S. (2007-2011): Quy Nhon University, Vietnam

  • Ph.D (2012-2017): Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea

  • Postdoc fellowship, Brain Korea 21 Program for Leading Universities & Students (2017-2018)

  • The Odon Vallet Scholarship given by The Meeting Vietnam Organization (2010)

  • The third prize of Viet Nam Chemical Association in the 6th National Chemistry Olympiad for Undergraduate Student (2010)

 8. Alexander Hoefling, Dan Thien Nguyen, Pouya Partovi-Azar, Daniel Sebastiani, Patrick Theato, Seung-Wan Song, Young Joo Lee, Mechanism for the Stable Performance of Sulfur-Copolymer Cathode in Lithium–Sulfur Battery Studied by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, Chemistry of Materials, 30, 2915-2923 (2018). (DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b05105)

7. Dan Thien Nguyen, and Seung-Wan Song, Magnesium stannide as a high-capacity anode for magnesium-ion batteries, J. Power Sources, 368, 11-17 (2017). (DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2017.09.054)

6. Alexander Hoefling, Dan Thien Nguyen, Young Joo Lee, Seung-Wan Song, and Patrick Theato, A sulfur– eugenol allyl ether copolymer: a material synthesized via inverse vulcanization from renewable resources and its application in Li–S batteries, Mater. Chem. Front.1, 1818-1822 (2017). (DOI: 10.1039/C7QM00083A)

5. Dan Thien Nguyen, Xuan Minh Tran, Joonsup Kang, and Seung‐Wan Song, Magnesium storage performance and surface film formation behavior of tin anode material, ChemElectroChem, 3, 1813–1819 (2016). (DOI: 10.1002/celc.201600400)

4. Hyuntak Jo, Jaeram Kim, Dan-Thien Nguyen, Kil Ku Kang, Do-Man Jeon, A-Reum Yang, and Seung-Wan Song, Stabilizing the solid electrolyte interphase layer and cycling performance of silicon–graphite battery anode by using a binary additive of fluorinated carbonates, J. Phys. Chem. C, 120, 22466–22475 (2016). (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b07570)

3. Dan-Thien Nguyen, Joonsup Kang, Kyoung-Mo Nam, Younkee Paik, and Seung-Wan Song, Understanding interfacial chemistry and stability for performance improvement and fade of high-energy Li-ion battery of LiNi0.5Co0.2Mn0.3O2//silicon-graphite, J. Power Sources, 303, 150–158 (2016). (DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.10.089)

2. Joong-Yeon Kim, Dan Thien Nguyen, Joon-Sup Kang, and Seung-Wan Song, Facile synthesis and stable cycling ability of hollow submicron silicon oxide–carbon composite anode material for Li-ion battery, J. Alloys Compd. 633, 92-96 (2015). (DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.01.309)

1. Dan-Thien Nguyen, Cao Cuong Nguyen, Jong-seon Kim, Je Young Kim, and Seung-Wan Song, Facile synthesis and high anode performance of carbon fiber interwoven amorphous nano-SiOx/graphene for rechargeable lithium batteries, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 5, 11234–11239 (2013). (DOI: 10.1021/am4034763)

1. Dan Thien Nguyen, Cao-Cuong Nguyen, Seung-Wan Song. Negative electrode active material comprising silicon composite material for lithium secondary battery, producing method thereof, and lithium secondary battery comprising same. Publication No. 1020160025547A, Korea. (08.03.2016)


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