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Phung ML Le

Phung ML Le

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Dr. Phung LE is currently a scientist in the group of Electrochemical Materials and Systems. She started joining Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in January 2019. She also holds a joint position of Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Science — VNU HCM (Viet Nam). Dr. Phung Le got Ph.D degree in Electrochemistry from Grenoble Institute of Technology, France and also conducted her postdoctoral research on the application of Raman spectroscopy to diagnostic the degradation phenomena in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell.

Her research interest has been focused on designing the new material for energy conversion and storage systems. She has extensive experiences with electrochemitry and physical chemistry aspects of liquid electrolyte solutions (ionic liquid, etc.). She has been leading different research projects related to development of innovative materials for lithium/sodium batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cell in Applied Physical Chemistry Key Laboratory — VNU HCM. She has authored/co-authored more than 30 papers including Electrochimica Acta, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Journal of Electrochemical Society.

Research Interests

  • Synthesis of functional materials (electrode materials and electrolytes) for energy storage and conversion systems
  • Understand the synthesis-structure performance relationship in energy-related materials
  • Safe electrolytes Li-ion/Na-ion batteries.

Education and Credentials

  • 2011-2012 Postdoc, ANR project "Pile aux Biogaz", Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • 2006-2010 PhD, Electrochemistry, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • 2005-2006 MS, Material Science, University of Toulon – Var, France
  • 2001-2005 BS, Chemistry, University of Science, Viet Nam National University of Ho Chi Minh city (VNU HCM)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • 2018 Promotion to Associate Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Science, VNU HCM
  • 2013-now Head of Applied Physical Chemistry Key Laboratory, VNU HCM
  • 2010-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Science, Viet Nam National University of Ho Chi Minh city (VNU HCM)
  • 2011-2012 Postdoc, ANR project “Pile aux Biogaz”, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • 2006-2010 PhD, Electrochemistry, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018 Excellent Research Achievement Award, VNU HCM
  • 2013, 2014 Excellent Research Achievement Award, VNU HCM

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