Tuan specialises in Colloid & Interface Science, Computational Molecular Science, and Organo-Mineral Interactions


Tuan has evolved in a wide range of research activities in the fields of colloid and interface science, and their practical applications in various disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts, including agriculture, environment, and oil/gas/minerals processing.

Tuan's recent contributions to the field have been a series of studies on the heat and mass transfer of evaporating nanofluid droplets, self-assembly of nanoparticles within confined spaces, assembly of peptides into conducting-fibril, assembly of polymers and their interaction with other micro- (surfactants) and macro-(dsRNA) molecules.

Tuan recently joined the Sustainable Minerals Institute to work on research to develop cost-effective and sustainable technologies for rehabilitating mine waste tailing.

RHD available projects from Tuan:

#1. Adsorption and Precipitation of Complex Ferric Polymers on Mineral Surfaces

#2. Natural-fiber reinforced mineral-gel based composites as Functional Materials in Remediation and Rehabilitation of Contaminated Environments

#3. From discrete to micro-/macro-aggregated structures of mine tailing subjected to effective stress and weathering process: Trajectory of Pedogenesis

#4. Preferential Fluid Flow and Salt Efflorescence within Heterogeneous Structure of Mine Tailing Deposits

#5. Understanding Fate and Transport of Fine and Ultra-fine Particulate Matters in Mining Environment

Tuan's Research Impacts:

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=ncKzwu8AAAAJ&hl=en

UQ's News: https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2018/11/uq-one-step-closer-transforming-mine-waste-management