Research Interests

Viable solutions for energy storage are essential for the development of sustainable (yet intermittent) energy sources such as solar and wind energies. I want to contribute to the field of energy storage (specifically rechargeable batteries) by exploring the properties of promising known materials, new complex materials and new structures. Particularly, I’m interested in developing advanced cathode materials for next-generation batteries including Na-ion, Li-S, Mg-ion batteries.


Selected Publications

  • Improvement of the sodiation/de-sodiation stability of Sn (C) by electrochemically inactive Na2Se
    Hoang X. Dang, Melissa L. Meyerson, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mullins
    RSC Advances, 5, 82012-82017, (2015)
  • Tin microparticles for a lithium ion battery anode with enhanced cycling stability and efficiency derived from Se-d...
    Hoang X. Dang, Kyle C. Klavetter, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mullins
    Journal of Materials Chemistry A 3, 13500-13506, (2015)
  • Lithium insertion/de-insertion characteristics of nanostructured amorphous tantalum oxide thin films
    Hoang X. Dang, Yong-Mao Lin, Kyle C. Klavetter, Trevor Cell, Adam Heller, and C. Buddie Mu...
    ChemElectroChem, 1(1), 158-164, , (2015)
  • Visible-light active NiV2O6 films for photoelectrochemical water oxidation
    Hoang X. Dang, Alexander J. E. Rettie, and C. Buddie Mullins
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119 (26), 1452414531, , (2014)
  • Nanostructured Ta3N5 films as visible-light active photoanodes for water oxidation
    Hoang X. Dang, Nathan T. Hahn, Hyun S. Park, Allen J. Bard, and C. Buddie Mullins
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(36), 19225-19232, , (2012)
  • Synthesis of Ta3N5 nanotube arrays modified with electrocatalysts for photoelectrochemical water oxidation
    Yanqing Cong, Hoang X. Dang, C. Buddie Mullins, and Allen J. Bard
    Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(27), 14541-14550, (2012)
  • Tantalum Cobalt Nitride Photocatalysts for Water Oxidation under Visible Light
    Yanqing Cong, Hyun S. Park, Hoang X. Dang, Allen J. Bard, and C. Buddie Mullins
    Chemistry Materials, 24(3), 579-586, (2012)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA, 2015
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2007
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Hanoi University of Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2005

Professional Profile

  • 2015 – present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2007 – 2009: Lecturer, Hanoi University of Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, Hanoi, Vietnam

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)

Awards

  • ​V​​​EF Graduate Fellowship, 2009-2011
  • Best Poster Award, VEF conference, Albany, New York, 2010
  • Graduation honors (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Hanoi University of Technology, 2005 and 2007
  • Odon Vallet scholarship for outstanding students, Vallet Foundation, 2003-2004

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)