2020.06 Vicky receives courtesy appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

2020.04 Paul Cuillier, Dustin Goetz, and Catrina Wilson receive prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) research fellowships. Former REU student Jenna Bustos receives NSF GRFP Honorable Mention. Congratulations to Paul, Dustin, Catrina, and Jenna!

See announcement from OSU Engineering here

See announcement from Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering here

2020.03 Doan-Nguyen Lab (along with most of OSU not currently working on COVID-19 research) starts remote working.

2020.03 Patricia Loughney receives prestigious Defense Associated Graduate Student Innovators (DAGSI) research fellowship. Congratulations to Patricia!

See announcement from Air Force Research Lab here

2020.02 Vicky attends the Batteries Gordon Research Conference

2019.12 Vicky completes Autumn 2019 Course Design Institute from Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning (formerly known as UTIL).

2019.11 Vicky has been selected to receive the American Physical Society 2019 Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship. Link:,

2019.10 2nd annual SPARK kick-off at Gladden House!

2019.07 Vicky attends North American Solid State Chemistry Conference

Photo credit: fellow conference attendee using Ram Seshadri’s camera

2019.05 Doan-Nguyen Lab in the news for SPARK program. Link:

2019.05 Vicky gives invited talk at OSU’s Materials Week! Link: Twitter

2019.05 Congratulations to Dustin on his award from NASA Ohio Space Grant Consortium!

2019.04 Vicky and CEMAS and Engineering students scope out battery-operated materials for the 2nd annual Scoping Out Renewable Energy Technologies event with the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland. Thank you CEMAS and the Transportation Research Endowment Program for sponsoring the event!


2019.04 Congratulations to Dustin on his Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Outstanding Research Award!

2018.10 Doan-Nguyen Group, Society of Women Engineers, and OSU engineering undergraduates head to Gladden House for SPARK [Science Partnerships and Resources for Kids] Materials Discovery Kick-off.

2018.08 Drew heads off to this chemical engineering co-op.

2018.08 Catrina Wilson (PhD candidate) joins the group!

2018.07 Vicky attends the Solid State Chemistry Gordon Research Conference.

2018.06 Kevin Tran (CBE BS candidate) and Drew Noble (CBE BS candidate) join the group!

2018.05 VDN receives ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

2018.05 VDN gives invited talk at OSU Materials Week.

2018.05 Amanda Gibson wins Top 10 Best Student Poster Award at Institute of Materials Research (IMR) 2018 Materials Week 


2018.05 Amanda Gibson is selected for OSU’s Advanced Undergraduate Researcher Award

2018.04 Group Outing to Escape It!

2018.03 Constructing Battery-Powered and Solar-Powered Vehicles with Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis

Thanks to our volunteers from MSE, MAE, and Society of Women Engineers. Partners/Sponsors: Honda-Ohio State Partnership, CEMAS, Institute for Materials Research. OSU Underrepresentation in STEM Group of the Humanities & Arts Discovery Theme Science and Technology Studies


2018.03 Consumer Reports-VDN’s tips on how get better laptop battery life:


2012.07 The Energy Endgame Debate: Vicky speaks with Nobel laureates Mario Molina and Robert Laughlin about energy research and the economics of energy production.