Prof. Hieu Nguyen received the B.S. degree in Physics from Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2005), the M.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Ajou University, South Korea (2009), and the PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Canada (2012). In September 2014, he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has authored/co-authored 1 book chapter, 1 patent, 48 journal articles, and more than 70 conference presentations.
He is the founder and director of the molecular beam epitaxy facility at NJIT. His current research interests focus on developing high-performance nanophotonic devices using nanostructures and their applications in a variety of areas, including light emitting diodes, lasers, and solar cells, as well as in water-splitting, hydrogen generation, and carbon dioxide reduction. He aims to apply his research to develop highly efficient solid-state lighting, digital displays, electronic textiles, water purification systems, solar cells, as well as to devise storable and renewable source of clean energy.