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Vicky Trigg

  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science Engineering
  • 1305 Kinnear Road
    Suite 100
    Columbus, OH 43212


Dr. Doan-Nguyen was mostly recently a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Elings Prize Fellow at the California NanoSystems Institute and the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara as well as the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research includes synthesis, in-situ structural characterization, and functional testing of advanced materials for energy storage and conversion. She earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Yale University and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been recognized by the American Crystallographic Association for her work in powder diffraction and in-situ local structure probes of novel battery materials.

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  • March, 2020

    2019 American Physical Society Stanford Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship.

Journal Articles


  • Butala, M.M.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Lehner, A.J.; Göbel, C. et al., 2018, "Operando Studies Reveal Structural Evolution with Electrochemical Cycling in Li-CoS2." Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  • Chao, D.; Lai, C.H.M.; Liang, P.; Wei, Q. et al., 2018, "Sodium Vanadium Fluorophosphates (NVOPF) Array Cathode Designed for High-Rate Full Sodium Ion Storage Device." Advanced Energy Materials 8, no. 16,


  • Dally, R.; Clement, R.J.; Chisnell, R.; Taylor, S. et al., 2017, "Floating zone growth of alpha-Na0.90MnO2 single crystals." JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH 459, 203-208 - 203-208.
  • Ko, J.S.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Kim, H.S.; Muller, G.A. et al., 2017, "Na2Ti3O7nanoplatelets and nanosheets derived from a modified exfoliation process for use as a high-capacity sodium-ion negative electrode." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 9, no. 2, 1416-1425 - 1416-1425.
  • Butala, M.M.; Mayo, M.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Lumley, M.A. et al., 2017, "Local Structure Evolution and Modes of Charge Storage in Secondary Li-FeS2Cells." Chemistry of Materials 29, no. 7, 3070-3082 - 3070-3082.


  • Madhu, S.; Evans, H.A.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Labram, J.G. et al., 2016, "Inside Back Cover: Infinite Polyiodide Chains in the Pyrroloperylene–Iodine Complex: Insights into the Starch–Iodine and Perylene–Iodine Complexes (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 28/2016)." Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 55, no. 28, 8135 - 8135.
  • Madhu, S.; Evans, H.A.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Labram, J.G. et al., 2016, "Infinite Polyiodide Chains in the Pyrroloperylene–Iodine Complex: Insights into the Starch–Iodine and Perylene–Iodine Complexes." Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 55, no. 28, 8032-8035 - 8032-8035.
  • Cargnello, M.; Montini, T.; Smolin, S.Y.; Priebe, J.B. et al., 2016, "Engineering titania nanostructure to tune and improve its photocatalytic activity." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113, no. 15, 3966-3971 - 3966-3971.
  • Cargnello, M.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Murray, C.B., 2016, "Engineering uniform nanocrystals: Mechanism of formation and self-assembly into bimetallic nanocrystal superlattices." AIChE Journal 62, no. 2, 392-398 - 392-398.
  • Li, D.; Yun, H.; Diroll, B.T.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T. et al., 2016, "Synthesis and Size-Selective Precipitation of Monodisperse Nonstoichiometric MxFe3-xO4(M = Mn, Co) Nanocrystals and Their DC and AC Magnetic Properties." Chemistry of Materials 28, no. 2, 480-489 - 480-489.


  • Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Zhang, S.; Trigg, E.B.; Agarwal, R. et al., 2015, "Synthesis and X-ray Characterization of Cobalt Phosphide (Co<inf>2</inf>P) Nanorods for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction." ACS Nano 9, no. 8, 8108-8115 - 8108-8115.
  • Cargnello, M.; Chen, C.; Diroll, B.T.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T. et al., 2015, "Efficient removal of organic ligands from supported nanocrystals by fast thermal annealing enables catalytic studies on well-defined active phases." Journal of the American Chemical Society 137, no. 21, 6906-6911 - 6906-6911.
  • Gordon, T.R.; Diroll, B.T.; Paik, T.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T. et al., 2015, "Characterization of shape and monodispersity of anisotropic Nanocrystals through atomistic x-ray scattering simulation." Chemistry of Materials 27, no. 7, 2502-2506 - 2502-2506.
  • Cargnello, M.; Johnston-Peck, A.C.; Diroll, B.T.; Wong, E. et al., 2015, "Substitutional doping in nanocrystal superlattices." Nature 524, no. 7566, 450-453 - 450-453.


  • Diroll, B.T.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Cargnello, M.; Gaulding, E.A. et al., 2014, "X-ray mapping of nanoparticle superlattice thin films." ACS Nano 8, no. 12, 12843-12850 - 12843-12850.
  • Lynch, J.; Kotiuga, M.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Queen, W.L. et al., 2014, "Ligand coupling symmetry correlates with thermopower enhancement in small-molecule/nanocrystal hybrid materials." ACS Nano 8, no. 10, 10528-10536 - 10528-10536.


  • Cargnello, M.; Doan-Nguyen, V.V.T.; Gordon, T.R.; Diaz, R.E. et al., 2013, "Control of metal nanocrystal size reveals metal-support interface role for ceria catalysts." Science 341, no. 6147, 771-773 - 771-773.
  • Araghchini, M.; Chen, J.; Doan-Nguyen, V.; Harburg, D.V. et al., 2013, "A technology overview of the powerchip development program." IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 28, no. 9, 4182-4201 - 4182-4201.


  • Liu, Y.W.; Ko, D.K.; Oh, S.J.; Gordon, T.R. et al., 2011, "Near-infrared absorption of monodisperse silver telluride (Ag2Te) nanocrystals and photoconductive response of their self-assembled superlattices." Chemistry of Materials 23, no. 21, 4657-4659 - 4657-4659.

Papers in Proceedings


  • Cargnello, M.; Doan-Nguyen, V.; Gordon, T.R.; Bakhmutsky, K. et al. "Catalytic role of the metal-support interface in d(8)-ceria systems prepared using artificial atoms." in 244th National Fall Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS). (8 2012).