Hung Tran

hung.tran [at]
ES&T 2316
Mailing Address: 

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0100

Educational Background: 
Post-Doctoral Fellow 2017

Research Position


Educational Background

B.S. Chemistry, Vietnam National University, Hanoi College of Science

Ph. D. Chemistry, University of Houston


Profs. Lars C. Grabow and Olafs Daugulis (Ph. D.)

Profs. Christopher W. Jones and William S. Epling (Postdoc)

Project Title

Molecular catalysis for carbon-hydrogen bond functionalization and bifunctional catalyst for tandem reactions.


1.  Tran, H.-V., Wang, S., Grabow, L. G. “Methane Activation by Surface Oxygen Species on Au(111), Pd(111), and Au3Pd(111) Surfaces”, to be submitted.

2.  Wang, S., Tran, H.-V., Epling W. S., Grabow, L. C. “Universal descriptor for methane activation in the presence of oxidizing agents”, to be submitted.

3.  Tran, H.-V., Doan, H. A., Chandler B. D., Grabow, L. C. “Water-assisted oxygen activation during selective oxidation reactions”, Curr. Opin. Chem. Eng. 2016, 13, 100-108.

4.  Tran-Vu, H., Daugulis, O. “Copper-Catalyzed Carboxylation of Aryl Iodides with Carbon Dioxide” ACS Catalysis 2013, 3, 2417-2420.

5.  Do, H.-Q., Tran-Vu, H., Daugulis, O. “Copper-Catalyzed Homodimerization of Nitronates and Enolates under an Oxygen Atmosphere”, Organometallics 2012, 31, 7816-7818.  

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Running and Playing Tennis