Dr Nhiem Tran’s research is focused on self assembled nanomaterials for drug and gene delivery and non-antibiotic nanoparticles for antimicrobial applications.
Physics; biomedical engineering; material sciences.
Dr Nhiem Tran comes to RMIT from the CSIRO. Dr Tran has an interdisciplinary background in physics, biomedical engineering, and material sciences and his research is focussed on self assembled nanomaterials for drug and gene delivery. Nhiem is also working in the area of non-antibiotic nanoparticles such as those based on silver, zinc and iron oxide for antimicrobial applications. His interest in bioactive coatings using hybrids of transition metals and polymers is in modifying these materials to both enhance cellular growth and inhibit infection on the surface of orthopaedic implants. This potentially helps solve issues such as implant loosening or malfunctioning, leading to implant failure.
Dr Tran has been awarded the Science and Industry Endowment Fund John Stocker Fellowship and the Stein Bellet Foundation Fellowship. Nhiem has established research collaborations with, University of Melbourne, QUT, Monash University and the Australian Synchrotron and also researchers in the USA.
Dr Tran was awarded a VC Research Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Science.