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Minh Tuan Trinh

Assistant professor

Biography and Research interests

Dr. Trinh is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Physics, the University of South Florida, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 2010. After postdoctoral fellows at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Texas at Austin, he joined Columbia University in the City of New York as an associate research scientist and assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Trinh conducts cutting-edge research in the ultrafast spectroscopic study of novel physical properties of quantum materials, organic semiconductors, magnetic materials, nonlinear optics, and spintronics. He has developed several unique femtosecond spectroscopic techniques to investigate light and matter interaction at nanoscale and to control magnetism by femtosecond laser pulses. His research puts towards the development of next-generation photonic devices including sensors, renewable energy harvesting devices, light-emitting diodes, and spintronic devices.  He serves as a referee for a number of scientific journals and is an associate editor for the Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices (Elsevier B.V.).

Research interests

  • Spectroscopies including transient absorption, multidimensional ultrafast laser spectroscopy, THz spectroscopy, time-resolved second harmonic generation, time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect (TR-MOKE).

  • materials for efficient opto-electronic devices.

  • Two dimensional materials.

  • Multiferroic materials and heterostructures.

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2D single photon emitters

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Ultrafast physics at nanoscale

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Materials for energy conversion



Department of Physics
University of South Florida

4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620, USA

Office: ISA 4211

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