Xuan Thang Vu
Associate lecturer - Research group leader (Chair for Micro- and Nanosystems)
Biography and Research interests
Dr. Xuan Thang Vu was born in Thai Binh, Vietnam, in 1979. He graduated in Materials Sciences in 2003 from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam. From 2003 to 2006, he worked as a researcher at the International Training Institute for Materials Science (ITIMS), HUST, Vietnam.
In 2006, he came to Germany to start his doctoral education on the topic "Top-down fabrication of silicon nanowire transistor arrays for biosensor applications" under Professor Andreas Offenhäusser at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in the group of Sven Ingebrandt. In 2011, Xuan Thang Vu received his Dr. rer. nat degree in Physics from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern, Germany, in the Biomedical Signalling Group under Professor Sven Ingebrandt, where he focused on exploring micro- and nanoscale devices for biomedical applications. From 2014 to 2018, he moved to RWTH Aachen University, working as a postdoctoral at the Dynamics of Amorphous Semiconductors research group led by Dr. Martin Salinga at the 1st Institute of Physics (IA), Physics of New Materials. During this time, he focused on the fabrication of nanoscale phase-change memory (PCM) devices enabling studies of the switching kinetic of PCM devices using both electrical and in situ/operando TEM methods. Since July 2018, he has joined the Institute for Materials in Electrical Engineering 1 (IWE1), RWTH Aachen University as an associate lecturer and led the Micro- and Nanoelectronic Sensors group.
His research interests are micro- and nanoelectronic devices for sensing applications focusing on field-effect transistors, including silicon nanowires, 2D materials and polymers. Main interest of the Micro- and Nanoeletronic Sensors' group are thermocouple for flexible electronics using novel materials, novel temperature sensors platform for heat transfer study of new materials, gas sensing for health care applications, wearable electronics, environmental sensing focusing on agriculture, energy harvesting for wearable or remote sensing.