Hung has conducted scientific research since 2005 in a variety of topics ranging from analytical chemistry to environmental engineering and materials science.
His most current research, during his PhD (2011-2016) and postdoc (2016-2018) at University of California Santa Barbara, involves in understanding the nanoscale properties and device physics of organic electronic materials and devices.
Over the years, Hung has been advising and mentoring many high-school students, undergraduate students and PhD students. In 2016, Hung established and led an independent volunteer research group to assess the pollution level in seawater, ocean sediment and seafood in the central coast of Vietnam after the mass fish death caused by Formosa’s discharge.
Prior to experiencing PhD life in the US, Hung spent about a year working in Ho Chi Minh City for a French sporting goods company.
Before that, Hung obtained his Master degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in Korea from 2007-2009, then worked there for one year in a research and development center for seawater desalination plant.
From 2002-2006, Hung studied in the Honor Program for his Bachelor degree in Chemistry at Hanoi University of Science. From 2004-2007, Hung did research at the Center for Environmental Technology and Sustainable Development.