Ngoc Bui

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
email: bui7@llnl.gov
phone: 925 423 7966
 

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut 2013
M.S., Textile Engineering, Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea 2007
B.S., Chemical Engineering, HoChiMinh City University of Technology 2005

Research

Sustainable water and energy production, Membrane-based separation, Engineered osmosis (forward osmosis, pressure-retarded osmosis), Supercapacitor.
Electrospun polymeric, composite and/or (activated) carbon nanofiber, Thin-film composite membrane, vertically-aligned carbon nanotube composite membrane. 

Recent publications

Forward Osmosis
J.R. McCutcheon, N.N. Bui
Chapter 7, in “Desalination: Water from Water”, (2014), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Nanofiber Supported Thin-film Composite Membrane for Pressure Retarded Osmosis
N.N. Bui, J.R. McCutcheon
Environ. Sci. and Tech., (2014) 48(7), 4129-4136.

Hydrophilic nanofibers as new supports for thin film composite membranes for engineered osmosis
N.N. Bui, J.R. McCutcheon
Environ. Sci. and Tech., (2013) 47(3), 1761-1769.

Novel hydrophilic nylon 6, 6 microfiltration membrane supported thin film composite membranes for engineered osmosis
L. Huang, N.N. Bui, M.T. Meyering, T.J. Hamlin, J.R. McCutcheon
J. Membr. Sci., (2013) 437, 141-149

Activated carbon nanofiber anodes for microbial fuel cells
S.S. Manickam, U. Karra, L. Huang, N.N. Bui, B. Li, J.R. McCutcheon
Carbon, (2013) 53, 19-28.

Electrospun nanofiber supported thin film composite membranes for engineered osmosis
N.N. Bui, M.L. Lind, E. Hoek, J.R. McCutcheon
J. Membr. Sci., (2011) 385, 10-19.

Controlling electrospun nanofiber morphology and mechanical properties using humidity
L. Huang, N.N. Bui, S.S. Manickam, J.R. McCutcheon
J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., (2011), 49(24), 1734-1744.

Activated carbon fibers from electrospinning of polyacrylonitrile/pitch blends
N.N. Bui, B.H. Kim, K.S. Yang, ME Dela Cruz, J.P. Ferraris
Carbon, (2009), 47(10), 2538-2539.

Self‐Sustained Thin Webs Consisting of Porous Carbon Nanofibers for Supercapacitors via the Electrospinning of Polyacrylonitrile Solutions Containing Zinc Chloride
C. Kim, N.N. Bui, K.S. Yang, M. Kojima, Y.A. Kim, M. Endo, S.C. Yang
Adv. Mater., (2007), 19(17), 2341-2346.

Synthesis and characterization of porous carbon nanofibers with hollow cores through the thermal treatment of electrospun copolymeric nanofiber webs
C. Kim, Y.I. Jeong, N.N. Bui, K.S. Yang, M. Kojima, M. Endo, J.W. Lee
Small, (2007), 3(1), 91-95.