Researcher

Dr Thanh Nho Do

Biography

Dr Thanh Nho Do  is currently a Scientia Fellow, Lecturer at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (GSBmE), University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.  In 2015, he was awarded his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering (Surgical Robotics) from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.  He also received his B. Eng. degree in Manufacturing Engineering with Honor Program from...view more

Dr Thanh Nho Do  is currently a Scientia Fellow, Lecturer at Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (GSBmE), University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney.  In 2015, he was awarded his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering (Surgical Robotics) from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.  He also received his B. Eng. degree in Manufacturing Engineering with Honor Program from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA. He also worked as a Research Fellow and a Group Leader at Robotic Research Center, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

His main research interests include:

  • Flexible surgical devices, especially Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) systems, for gastrointestinal cancer treatments
  • Soft robotics including stretchable sensors and actuators for haptic/tactile displays and their applications to other robotic systems
  • Variable stiffness structures for flexible endoscopic systems, soft robotics and other biomedical applications
  • Miniature soft magnetic robots for drug delivery systems
  • Soft magnetic capsule endoscopy for obesity treatments and gastrointestinal diagnosis
  • Soft pneumatic/hydraulic actuators
  • Soft programmable planar fabric actuators
  • Advanced wearable systems for haptic/tactile displays and NOTES systems
  • Advanced mechatronic systems for the treatment of tracheal diseases and other respiratory disorders
  • Nonlinear backlash/hysteresis modeling and identification methods
  • Advanced control algorithms (feedforward and nonlinear adaptive control) for flexible medical systems and smart materials and structures
  • Organic field effect transistors (OFETs) sensor for haptic and tactile display

Google Scholar Profile

Research Web Page

OPPORTUNITIES!

Dr. Do is currently looking for undergraduate and postgraduate students to join his research group starting in Term 3 (Sept/2019) OR Term 1 (Feb/2020). The research projects will mainly focus on the design, fabrication, modeling, control of soft robotics (soft sensors and actuators), and flexible mechatronic systems for surgical robotics (gastrointestinal cancer treatments), wearable computing, haptic/tactile displays, capsule endoscopy, tracheal diseases and related respiratory disordersand other biomedical devices. Prospective students with background in mechanical design, mechatronics, robotics, control systems, and soft materials with good hands-on skills please feel free to contact Dr. Do to discuss desired projects. Please also include CV and transcript together with names and contacts of at least two academic referees .

There are several scholarships available for both domestic and international students. Please follow the below links for deadlines and other information:

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Location

Samuels Building F25, Lower Ground, Room LG09, UNSW, Sydney

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Contact

(+61) 432 281 689