ACHIEVEMENTS


Awards
  1. Sep. 2020: The best oral presentation award at the 7th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (SPESE 2020) (Online) 
  2. Jun. 2019: The best paper award at the 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems, Madrid, Spain 
  3. Jul. 2014: The best student oral presentation award at the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, Taichung, Taiwan 

Journal articles
2021
  1. H.U.D. Nguyen, D.T. Nguyen, and K. Taguchi, “A Novel Design Portable Plugged-Type Soil Microbial Fuel Cell for Bioelectricity Generation,” Energies, vol. 14, no. 3, p. 553, Jan. 2021, doi: 10.3390/en14030553. 
  2. Hoang-Uyen-Dung Nguyen, Dang-Trang Nguyen and Kozo Taguchi, "A portable soil microbial fuel cell for sensing soil water content", Measurement: Sensors(Elsevier) IF 3.927, 18, 100231 (2021). 
  3. Toshiki Iwai, Dang-Trang Nguyen, Kozo Taguchi, "Study of Activated Carbon Sheets Used for Air-Cathodes of Portable Quasi-Solid Aluminum-Air Batteries", IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Wiley) IF 0.752, 16 (4), 653-655 (2021).
  4. Y Ito, DT Nguyen, K Taguchi, "Aluminum-Air Battery with Buckypaper Air Cathode", Key Engineering Materials 891, 99-104 (2021). 
  5. W Kubota, DT Nguyen, K Taguchi, "The Effectiveness of TiO2-Loaded Air-Cathode in a Floating Microbial Fuel Cell", Key Engineering Materials 896, 67-71 (2021).
  6. T Iwai, DT Nguyen, K Taguchi, "Mesoporous SiO2@ TiO2 Core Shell Spheres for Light Scattering Layer in the Photoanode of a Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell", Key Engineering Materials 896, 73-78 (2021). 

2020
  1. D. T. Nguyen, Y. Ito, and K. Taguchi, “A water-activated paper-based battery based on activated carbon powder anode and CuCl2/CNT cathode,” Energy Reports, vol. 6, pp. 215–219, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.egyr.2020.11.259. 
  2. D.-T. Nguyen, T. Tamura, R. Tobe, H. Mihara, and K. Taguchi, “Microbial fuel cell performance improvement based on FliC-deficient E. coli strain,” Energy Reports, vol. 6, pp. 763–767, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.egyr.2020.11.133. 
  3. D.-T. Nguyen, T. Iwai, and K. Taguchi, “Dye-sensitized solar cells based on MK2 dye, PMMA-based quasi-solid electrolyte, and flexible CNT counter electrode,” Energy Reports, vol. 6, pp. 872–876, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.egyr.2020.11.119.
  4. D.-T. Nguyen and K. Taguchi, “A floating microbial fuel cell: Generating electricity from Japanese rice washing wastewater,” Energy Reports, vol. 6, pp. 758–762, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.egyr.2020.11.134. 
  5. Y. Tsuji, D.-T. Nguyen, and K. Taguchi, “Fabrication and evaluation of Ni-based air-cathode,” Int. J. Appl. Electromagn. Mech., vol. Preprint, pp. 1–7, Sep. 2020, doi: 10.3233/JAE-209308. 
  6. T. Okobira, D.-T. Nguyen, and K. Taguchi, “Effectiveness of doping zinc to the aluminum anode on aluminum-air battery performance,” Int. J. Appl. Electromagn. Mech., vol. Preprint, pp. 1–8, Sep. 2020, doi: 10.3233/JAE-209307. 
  7. S. Otani, D.-T. Nguyen, and K. Taguchi, “Enhancing the power generation of Rhodopseudomonas palustris-based MFC,” Int. J. Appl. Electromagn. Mech., pp. 1–8, Sep. 2020, doi: 10.3233/JAE-209444. 
  8. D.-T. Nguyen, K. Iwai, Y. Ito, T. Tamura, and K. Taguchi, “Microbial fuel cells with yeast biofilms anode and buckypaper cathode,” IOP Conf. Ser. Earth Environ. Sci., vol. 463, p. 5 pages, 2020, doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/463/1/012009. 
  9. D.-T. Nguyen, K. Iwai, K. Kawakami, and K. Taguchi, “Anodized stainless mesh for flexible battery anodes Anodize,” IOP Conf. Ser. Earth Environ. Sci., vol. 463, p. 5 pages, 2020, doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/463/1/012137. 
  10. “Enhancing DSSC conversion efficiency by ozone-treated TiO2 photoanode and optimum CNT/PDDA counter electrode,” Y Kurokawa, ND Trang, R Fujimoto, and K Taguchi, International Journal of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 10(3), 2926–2933, 2020. 
  11. “Enhancing the photocatalytic activity of commercial P25 TiO2 powder by combining with handmade ni-doped TiO2 powder,” Y Kurokawa, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE), 10(2), 1782–1790, 2020. 
  12. “Optimization of electrodes in a disposable paper‐based microbial fuel cell,” D Nguyen and K Taguchi, IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 15(2), 311–312, 2020. 
  13. “Enhancing DSSC Photoanode Performance by Using Ni-Doped TiO2 to Fabricate Scattering Layers,” D-T Nguyen, Y Kurokawa, and K Taguchi, Journal of Electronic Materials, 49, 2578–2583, 2020. 
  14. “Comparative study of ZnCl2 ‐activated and steam‐activated carbons used in the anode of microbial fuel cells,” DT Nguyen and K Taguchi, IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 15(2), 313–314, 2020. 
                          2019
                          1. “Enhancing the performance of E. coli-powered MFCs by using porous 3D anodes based on coconut activated carbon,” DT Nguyen and K Taguchi, Biochemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier, 151, 107357, 2019. 
                          2. “A disposable water-activated paper-based MFC using dry E. Coli biofilm,” DT Nguyen and K Taguchi, Biochemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier, 143, 161–168, 2019. 
                          3. “A water-activated battery based on activated carbon,” DT Nguyen and K Taguchi, International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IAES, 9(5), 4053–4059, 2019. 
                          4. “A paper-based biofuel cell generating power from the biofilm of bacillus subtilis bacteria,” DT Nguyen, K Iwai, T Ozawa, and K Taguchi, Journal of the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, JSAEM, 27(1), 91–96, 2019. 
                          5. “Enhancing the efficiency of PMMA-based quasi-solid electrolyte dye-sensitized solar cells by ozone treatment of TiO2 thin films,” DT Nguyen, Y Kurokawa, R Fujimoto, and K Taguchi, Journal of the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, JSAEM, 27(1), 97–101, 2019. 
                          6. “Microbial fuel cells using purple photosynthetic bacteria with dry-surface biofilms,” K Iwai, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, Journal of the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, JSAEM, 27(1), 102–107, 2019. 
                          7. “Effect of ΔiscS deficiency on the current generation of E. coli in Microbial Fuel Cells,” T Tamura, DT Nguyen, D Fujita, R Tobe, H Mihara, and K Taguchi, Advances In Natural And Applied Sciences, AENSI, 13(1), 15–21, 2019. 
                          8. “The characteristics of dry purple photosynthetic biofilm used in microbial fuel cells,” K Iwai, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, IJCEA, 10(5), 154–157, 2019. 
                          9. “The development of a flexible battery by using a stainless mesh anode,” K Iwai, T Tamura, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, International Journal of Renewable Energy Development, DU, 8(3), 225–229, 2019. 
                          10. “Nickel-doped TiO2 multilayer thin film for enhancement of photocatalytic activity,” Y Kurokawa, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, IJMSE, 7(1), 10–19, 2019. 
                          11. “Simplification of aluminum air battery by gelation electrolyte and investigation of material for cathode electrode,” T Okobira, DT Nguyen, and T Kozo, Journal of the Japan Society of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, JSAEM, 27(1), 108–114, 2019. 

                          Patents
                          1. 「フローティングセンサ」特許出願番号2019-199646. 
                          2. 「微生物燃料電池電極基材、その電極基材の製造方法、及びその電極基材を用いた微生物燃料電池」特許出願番号2019-106482.
                          3. 「発電装置及びその製造方法」公開番号2019-117743. 
                          4. 「発電装置用の電極、及び、発電装置」公開番号2019-117746. 
                          5. 「発電装置」公開番号2019-117742. 
                          6. 「発電装置」公開番号2019-053909.
                          7. 「発電装置用の電極」公開番号2019-053906.
                          8. 「細胞状態の検出方法及び装置、並びにプロトプラストの判別方法及び装置 」特許番号6646270.
                          9. 「誘電泳動法を用いた細胞の判別方法及び装置、並びに、細胞の評価方法及び装置」特許番号6573762. 
                          10. 「粒子の分離方法及び装置、並びにプロトプラストの捕捉方法」特許番号6455916.
                          11. 「先端加工光ファイバの製造方法、光ファイバの先端加工装置、及び液面検出方法」特許番号5578663.
                          12. 「光マイクロポンプ」公開番号2004-17203.


                          Book chapters
                          1. DT Nguyen and K Taguchi, “Effective Cathode Catalysts for O2 Reduction Reactions,” in Bioelectrochemical Systems, Springer Singapore, 2020, pp. 169–187.


                          International conference
                          2021
                          1. Scaly Sn3O4/SiO2@TiO2 Particles with Improved Photocatalytic Performance in Indoor Environments, Akihiro Yamazumi, Dang-Trang Nguyen, Kozo Taguchi, International Conference on Sustainable Technology and Development, 31 October – 2 November 2021 China
                          2. A Simple Energy Harvesting Device for Indoor Environment Based on Sn3O4 Photoanode, Syota Yuge, Dang-Trang Nguyen and Kozo Taguchi, The 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2021), June 10-13, Tunisia.
                          3. Soil microbial fuel cells using Co-MnO2/C as an effective air-cathode catalyst, Kosuke Takasugi, Dang-Trang Nguyen and Kozo Taguchi, The 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2021), June 10-13, Tunisia. 
                          4. Rice husk activated carbon for fabricating the electrodes of microbial fuel cell: an examination of the effectiveness of PTFE binder, Yugo Nishio, Dang-Trang Nguyen and Kozo Taguchi, The 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2021), June 10-13, Tunisia.
                          5. Effectiveness of rice husk activated carbon and case type in microbial fuel cells, Naoya Taniguchi1, Dang-Trang Nguyen and Kozo Taguchi, The 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2021), June 10-13, Tunisia.
                          6. Effectiveness of PDDA in stainless steel mesh-based DSSC, Kakeru Higuchi, Dang-Trang Nguyen and Kozo Taguchi, The 3rd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2021), June 10-13, Tunisia.
                          7. A PORTABLE SOIL MICROBIAL FUEL CELL FOR SENSING SOIL WATER CONTENT, Hoang-Uyen-Dung Nguyen, Dang-Trang Nguyen and Kozo Taguchi, XXIII IMEKO World Congress "Measurement: sparking tomorrow's smart revolution", August 30 - September 3, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.
                          8. Improving the Performance of Baker’s Yeast-powered MFCs by Adding Dehydrogenase Enzymes to Oxidize Yeast-produced Ethanol, Hoang-Uyen-Dung Nguyen, Dang Trang Nguyen, Kozo Taguchi, The 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy and Development (ICRED 2021), September 10-12, 2021, Fukuoka, Japan.
                          9. A biodegradable water-activated battery: using an activated carbon-based anode and a CNT-based air-cathode 
                            Dang Trang Nguyen, Hoang-Uyen-Dung Nguyen, Kozo Taguchi, The 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy and Development (ICRED 2021), September 10-12, 2021, Fukuoka, Japan.
                          10. “The effectiveness of TiO2-loaded air-cathode in a floating microbial fuel cell,” W. Kubota, D. T. Nguyen and K. Taguchi, the 6th International Conference on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Energy (ICNNE 2021), Osaka, Japan (Mar. 2021). 
                          11. “Mesoporous SiO2@TiO2 core shell spheres for light scattering layer in the photoande of a dye-sensitized solar cell,” T. Iwai, D. T. Nguyen and K. Taguchi, the 6th International Conference on Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Energy (ICNNE 2021), Osaka, Japan (Mar. 2021). 
                          12. “Flexible Carbon-Based Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,” T. Iwai, D. T. Nguyen and K. Taguchi, Advances in Functional Materials, Jeju, South Korea (Feb. 2021). 
                          13. “Effectiveness of carbon fiber as a binder in double-layered buckypaper electrodes,” Y. Ito, D. T. Nguyen and K. Taguchi, Advances in Functional Materials, Jeju, South Korea (Feb. 2021).
                          14. “Optimization of Scaly Sn3O4/SiO2@TiO2 Particles to Improve the Photocatalytic Performance Under an Indoor Environment,” A. Yamazumi, D. T. Nguyen and K. Taguchi, Advances in Functional Materials, Jeju, South Korea (Feb. 2021).
                          2020
                          1. “Dye-sensitized solar cells based on MK2 dye, PMMA-based quasi-solid electrolyte, and flexible CNT counter electrode,” D. T. Nguyen, T. Iwai, and K. Taguchi, 7th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2020), Fukuoka, Japan (Sep. 2020). 
                          2. “Microbial fuel cell performance improvement based on FliC-deficient E. coli strain,” D. T. Nguyen, T. Tamura, R. Tobe, H. Mihara, and K. Taguchi, 7th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2020), Fukuoka, Japan (Sep. 2020). 
                          3. “A floating microbial fuel cell: generating electricity from Japanese rice washing wastewater,” D. T. Nguyen, and K. Taguchi, 7th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2020), Fukuoka, Japan (Sep. 2020). 
                          4. “A water-activated paper-based battery based on activated carbon powder anode and CuCl2/CNT cathode,” D. T. Nguyen, Y. Ito, and K. Taguchi, 7th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2020), Fukuoka, Japan (Sep. 2020). 
                          2019
                          1. “Anodized stainless mesh for flexible battery anodes” K Iwai, D-T Nguyen, K Kawakami, and K Taguchi, in Proc. International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology (SEGT 2019), Bangkok, Thailand (Dec 2019). 
                          2. “Microbial fuel cells with yeast biofilms anode and buckypaper cathode” K Iwai, Y Ito, T Tamura, D-T Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology (SEGT 2019), Bangkok, Thailand (Dec 2019). 
                          3. “Enhancing the power generation of Rhodopseudomonas palustris-based MFC” S Otani, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. the 19th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (ISEM2019), Nanjing, China (Sep. 2019). 
                          4. “Fabrication and evaluation of Ni-based air-cathode” Y Tsuji, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. the 19th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (ISEM2019), Nanjing, China (Sep. 2019). 
                          5. “Simple manufacturing method of bucky-paper for effective air-cathode” Y Ito, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. the 19th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (ISEM2019), Nanjing, China (Sep. 2019). 
                          6. “Effectiveness of doping zinc to the aluminum anode on aluminum-air battery performance” T Okobira, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. the 19th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (ISEM2019), Nanjing, China (Sep. 2019). 
                          7. “Enhancing DSSC photoanode performance by using handmade Ni-doped TiO2 to fabricate scattering layers” DT Nguyen, W Kubota, and K Taguchi, in Proc. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019), Spain (Jun. 2019). 
                          8. “Improving the performance of yeast-powered MFCs by adding dehydrogenase enzymes to oxidize yeast-produced ethanol” DT Nguyen, T Okobira, and K Taguchi, in Proc. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019), Spain (Jun. 2019). 
                          9. “A biodegradable water-activated battery based on an activated carbon anode and a CNT air-cathode,” DT Nguyen and K Taguchi, in Proc. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019), Spain (Jun. 2019). 
                          10. “Enhancing the performance of E. coli-powered MFCs by using porous 3D anodes based on coconut activated carbon” DT Nguyen, K Iwai, T Tamura, and K Taguchi, in Proc. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019), Spain (Jun. 2019). 
                          11. “Flexible dye-sensitized-solar-cells for indoor energy harvesting” W Kubota, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019), Spain (Jun. 2019). 
                          12. “A simple method for etching and doping zinc to aluminum anodes for high-performance aluminum-air batteries” T Okobira, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019), Spain (Jun. 2019). 
                          13. “Study of activated carbon sheets used for air-cathodes of portable quasi-solid aluminum-air batteries” T Iwai, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019), Spain (Jun. 2019).  
                          14. “CNT coating on surface-processed aluminum anodes for high-performance aluminum-air batteries” T Iwai, DT Nguyen, and K Taguchi, in Proc. 7th European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2019), Spain (Jun. 2019).