Dai-Phat Bui has been starting his research career in the fields of Chemical and Materials Engineering. He is now a PhD student at the University of Oklahoma.
His research focuses on fabricating, investigating, and applying catalysts and photocatalysts with remarkable properties for energy (H2 evolution) and environmental applications (DeTox, DeNOx, DeVOC, polymer recycling).
He is interested in exploring reaction mechanisms and kinetics, designing highly-durable (photo)catalysts, and developing evaluation indexes.
His research has been sponsored by his advisors, affiliations, and the CHEER Award for Innovation and Creativity (CHEER SAIC, Vietnam & USA). He worked as a member of his advisors’ projects sponsored by the Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM, Vietnam), Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology (DOST, Vietnam), and National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED, Vietnam).
He is the winner of the Eureka Scientific Research Awards (Vietnam), VNUHCM Students Research Contests, and CHEER Award for Innovation and Creativity (Vietnam & USA). In addition, he received the Lawrence S. Ting Scholarship (Vietnam & Taiwan), Chung Yuan Christian University Scholarship (Taiwan), Vallet Scholarship (Vietnam & France), IUPAC bursary for the Emerging Material Technologies Summit (USA), and Certificate of Merit from Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam. He is recommended to pursue his Ph.D. in the USA by the VEF 2.0 program conducted by the Fellows and Scholars of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF, USA).