Dr. Jonathan Phuong Tran

Dr Tran received his Ph.D. in Theoretical & Applied Mechanics from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, USA and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University, USA. Before joining RMIT, Dr Tran was a research fellow and then a lecturer in Structural Engineering, department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne. Dr Tran’s research interests lie at the interface between solid mechanics and materials engineering with the aim to develop novel materials that exhibit paradigm-shifting properties for extreme loading protection that can impact the general field of lightweight structural materials. He has established a research group on 3D printing of smart materials and biomimetic structures achieving various national and international awards.

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