Dr Vi Khanh Truong


College of Medicine and Public Health

place Bedford Park (4.22)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr. Vi Khanh Truong is currently Lecturer (Medical Biotechnology) at Flinders University. In the past, he was the recipient of RMIT Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Truong obtained his Ph.D. in Nanobiotechnology in 2012 from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

He is an emerging young researcher in antimicrobial technology both nationally and internationally. He has developed several revolutionary approaches to protect medical devices and other surfaces from bacterial colorization. He was a key player in the team which developed biomimetic surfaces containing sharp nanostructures that can mechanically kill bacteria upon contact. More recently, he has pioneered the field of liquid metal-based antibacterial technologies. This is now a growing and very promising research direction with a high probability of an impact.

His papers were published in high-impact journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, amongst others. Khanh’s 110+ publications have been cited more than 6000 times (more than 50 citations per paper), with H index=35. In his current research, he further investigates the interactions between microbial cellular structures and nanomaterials to understand “antimicrobial resistance” and develop “next‐generation antimicrobial strategies”.

Topic coordinator
BTEC8006 Nanobiotechnology
BTEC9006 Professional Skills for Biotechnology
MDSC3102 Professional Placement
Topic lecturer
BTEC3003 Industrial and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Supervisory interests
Biomedical engineering
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Biomaterials (4)
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