Hung has conducted scientific research since 2005 on a variety of topics ranging from analytical chemistry to environmental engineering and materials science.
During his PhD (2011-2016) and postdoc (2016-2018) at University of California Santa Barbara, his most current research aims to understand the nanoscale properties and device physics of organic electronic materials and devices.
In 2016, Hung established and led an independent volunteer research group to assess the pollution level in seawater, oceanic sediments and seafood along the central coast of Vietnam after the mass fish death caused by Formosa’s discharge.
Over the years, Hung has advised and mentored many high-school students, undergraduate students and PhD students.
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’s degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from the 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 conducted research at the Center for Environmental Technology and Sustainable Development.