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Duy Thang Dao

Staff scientist

Biography and Research interests

Thang Duy Dao started his research career as a researcher at the Center for Quantum Electronics, Institute of Physics (IOP), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST). His researches at IOP were on developing solid-state and dye lasers (a group led by Prof. Nguyen Dai Hung), laser spectroscopy (steady-state and time-resolved spectroscopy) and LiDAR (a group led by Prof. Dinh Van Trung).


Since 2012, he joined the Photonics Nano-Engineering Group led by Prof. Tadaaki Nagao at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan. At NIMS, he studied hybrid plasmonic systems for applications in efficient solar-light harvesting (photocatalysis, light-heat transducer) and sensing applications (UV detector, IR detector, plasmon-enhanced vibrational spectroscopy). After receiving a doctor degree in materials science from Nara Institute of Science and Nanotechnology (NAIST) in 2015 based on his research achieved at NIMS, he continued working at NIMS as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on plasmonic antennas for enhancing light-matter interactions including vibrational spectroscopic sensing, efficient solar thermal energy harvesting and spectroscopic infrared emitters and sensors. In 2016, he was awarded a two-year JSPS postdoctoral fellowship to studying plasmonic rectennas for applications in infrared sensing and thermal energy harvesting.


After more than seven years working at NIMS, he moved to Silicon Austria Labs GmbH (SAL) in Austria to pursuing his research interest in miniaturized MEMS sensors. He is currently a staff scientist at SAL. His current research interests include active-tunable and reconfigurable nanoplasmonics and metasurfaces, integrated photonics and MEMS (from conceptual design, system simulation, device fabrication and testing) for applications in miniaturized sensor systems.

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Microsystem Technologies
Sensor Systems
Silicon Austria Labs GmbH
High Tech Campus Villach ‑ Europastraße 12
A‑9524, Villach, Austria


Phone: +43 664 88200116

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