Theoretical and computational molecular science: Molecular transport in nanoporous materials and at interfaces

Quang's research focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms of molecular transport in nanoporous materials and at the interface between two phases.

​Quang is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Bernhardt group at The University of Queensland (UQ).  He completed his undergraduate dual degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at UQ.  He obtained his PhD at the School of Chemical Engineering at UQ under the supervision of Prof. Duong Do and Prof. Nicholson. His PhD research focused on applying Monte Carlo simulations to understand adsorption phenomena in nanoporous materials.

Key Publications

Loi, Q. K., Castano Plaza, O., Herrera Diaz, L. F., Do, D. D. & Nicholson, D., On the microscopic behaviour of the vapour-liquid interface of methane-xenon mixture, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2022, 561: 113536-113550.

Loi, Q. K., Horikawa, T., Do, D. D. & Nicholson, D., Characterization of Non-Graphitized Carbon Blacks - A model with Surface Crevices, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2021, 23: 12569:12582.

Loi, Q. K., Shiliang (Johnathan) Tan, D. D. Do and D. Nicholson, Wedge pore modelling of gas adsorption in activated carbon: Consistent pore size distributions, Carbon, 2020, 166: 414-426.

Loi, Q. K., Horikawa, T., Tan, S., Prasetyo, L., Do, D. D. and Nicholson, D., Characterization of Cabot BP280 with argon and nitrogen adsorption at temperatures above and below the triple point – Energetic vs Structural heterogeneities, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2020, 293: 109762.

Loi, Q. K., Tan, S., Prasetyo, L., Do, D. D. & Nicholson, D., Nonwetting/Prewetting/Wetting Transition of Ammonia on Graphite, 2019, Langmuir, 35(3): 641-652.

Featured projects Duration
Nonequilibrium nanoscale systems
Transport in nanoporous materials