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Bac Van Dang    LinkedIn

PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia


PhD Title:

"A portable artificial kidney mechanism using microfluidics and multi-step filtration"

Research interests: Medical device manufacturing, micro-fabrication, microfluidics



2021-2023 Design Engineer ( Medical Devices), UNSW & CSL, Sydney
2017-2021 PhD, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW, Sydney 
2014-2016 Master Degree, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea
2011-2013 Production Engineer, HOYA, Viet Nam
2006-2010 Engineering Degree, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Viet Nam


Bac Van Dang, Alexander J Charlton, Qiyuan Li, Yeo Cheon Kim, Robert A Taylor, Pierre Le-Clech, Tracie Barber. “Can 3D-printed spacers improve filtration at the microscale?”, Separation and Purification Technology, 256, 117776 (2020).

Bac Van Dang; Robert A. Taylor; Alexander J. Charlton; Pierre Le-Clech; Tracie Barber. “Towards portable artificial kidneys: The role of advanced microfluidics and membrane technologies in implantable systems”, IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering 13, 261–279 (2019).


Bac Van Dang, Amin Hassanzadeh-Barforoushi, Maira Syed, Danting Yang, Sung-Jin Kim, Robert A Taylor, Guo-Jun Liu, Guozhen Liu, Tracie Barber. “Microfluidic Actuation via 3D-Printed Molds toward Multiplex Biosensing of Cell Apoptosis” ACS Sensors (2019), selected as cover


Geunyong Kim, Bac Van Dang and Sung-Jin Kim. “Stepwise waveform generator for autonomous microfluidic control” Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (2018)


Bac Van Dang, Geunyong Kim and Sung-Jin Kim. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 22 (2), 18, published 2018

Bac Van Dang and Sung-Jin Kim. “Water-head-driven microfluidic oscillators for autonomous control of periodic flows and generation of aqueous two-phase system droplets” Lab on a Chip, 10.1039/C6LC00911E , published 2016, selected as cover

Bac Van Dang and Sung-Jin Kim. Electrophotoresis, 10.1002/elps.201600495, published 2016


Jaemin Shin, Hobin Park, Bac Van Dang, Chang-Wan Kim, and Sung-Jin Kim. “Elastomeric microfluidic valve with low, constant opening threshold pressure” RSC adv. 5, 23239−23245, published 2015

Current project: Artificial Kidney

My PhD topic is about finding the new methods for portable artificial kidney using recent microfabrication and membrane techniques.
Several recent filtration techniques such as reverse osmosis and membrane distillation had been testing. We also conducted CFD simulation, fabrication (3D printing) and experiments with a focus on the fluidic control for fouling reduction and an effective blood filtration. 

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