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Van Anh Nguyen

Asssistant Professor

Biography and Research interests

Dr. Nguyen Van Anh (Dr. Nguyen) has been a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Additive Manufacturing (AM) at Cranfield University since 2021 August. He obtained an MSc (2014) in Welding Engineering at Hanoi University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. (2018) in Material Science and Engineering at Osaka University. His Ph.D. research at Osaka University focused on applying innovative experimental techniques to track the molten metal flow in the weld pool in keyhole welding.

Since graduation until 2021 July, Dr. Nguyen has been employed in the Murata Welding Laboratory in Japan, which is a privately owned company, initially as a researcher and then as the leader of the welding study group. Dr. Nguyen’s team has developed a novel TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding process and a hybrid arc–spot welding technique that provides high-quality, reliable welds of ultra-thin metal sheets. These developments have overcome the difficulties inherent in welding thin metal sheets and are being widely applied internationally. In addition to his team leader, Dr. Nguyen has been appointed as the Principal Investigator of an extensive multinational program sponsored by the Vingroup Innovation Foundation. The project aims to optimize and automate a process for welding ultra-thin metal sheets. The technology that is being developed has essential applications in the manufacture of lithium batteries and integrated-circuit chips.

Dr. Nguyen has achieved awards from (1) the Japanese government for the novel and innovative technology and equipment-robot joining ultra-thin sheets in the stamping industry; (2) American Welding Society for the best research and paper whole 2020; (3) Vietnam government for the outstanding young researchers; Vietnam welding society for contributing on developing novel welding technologies, so forth. Currently, He is PI of the VINIF 2020 project with funding 250.000 USD, Co-PI of Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, Co-PI of Ho Chi Minh City foundation, and several others.

Research interests

  • Composites

  • Manufacturing Systems

  • Aerospace Materials

  • Surface Engineering

  • Welding and Laser Processing


Cranfield University at Shrivenham





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