Dr Bao Nguyen

Dr Bao Nguyen


Research group webpage

Institute of Process Research & Development


Research interests

My group is interested in understanding mechanism of catalytic processes and improving them, and in development of novel technologies in chemical research (e.g. new types of reactors or nanoparticle catalysts). The research is highly collaborative, in both academia and industry, and focuses on the interdisciplinary interface between Physical/Organic/Process Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The current research themes in the group are:

  • CO2 utilisation as chemical feedstock.
  • Mechanistic studies and improvement of metal catalysed coupling reactions.
  • AI/Machine learning approaches to chemical predictions.
  • Water as a viable reaction medium for organic syntheses.
  • Electrochemical flow-reactors for precious metal recovery and catalytic reactions.
  • Synchrotron-based characterisation techniques as mechanistic tools for High Value Chemical Manufacturing processes.


  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Oxford (2008)
  • Bachelor of Science (Advanced stream), Honours, University of Sydney (2002)

Professional memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Process Research and Development
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