Thien S. Nguyen

Research Scientist

Research Scientist



3316-WS02 Building 4/Level 3

Research Interests

​Design and synthesis of porous covalent organic polymers.
Application of porous materials in gas capture, separation and conversion.
Develop organic synthetic methodology

Selected Publications

  • Covalent amine tethering on ketone modified porous organic polymers for enhanced CO2 capture,
    P. Jorayev, I. Tashov, V. Rozyyev, T. S. Nguyen, N. A. Dogan, C. T. Yavuz,
    ChemSusChem 2020, 13, 6433 6441, (2020)
  • Quantifying Nitrogen Effect on CO2 Capture Using Isoporous Network Polymers
    Nguyen, T.S.; Yavuz, C.T.,
    Chem. Commun. 2020, 56, 42734275, (2020)
  • Gold Recovery from E-waste by Porous Porphyrin- phenazine Network Polymers
    Nguyen, T.S.; Hong, Y.; Dogan, N.A.; Yavuz, C.T.,
    Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 53435349, (2020)
  • Catalytic Non-redox Carbon Dioxide Fixation in Cyclic Carbonates
    Subramanian, S.; Oppenheim, J.; Kim, D.; Nguyen, T.S.; Silo, W.M.H.; Kim, B.K.; Goddard, W...
    Chem 2019, 5,32323242., (2019)
  • Inversion of Dispersion: Colloidal Stability of Calixarene-Modified Metal-Organic Framework Nanoparticles in Nonpol...
    Jeong, U.; Dogan, N.A.; Garai, M.; Nguyen, T.S.; Stoddart, J.F.; Yavuz, C.T.
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 1218212186, (2019)
  • Organocatalyzed Asymmetric Conjugate Addition of Heteroaryl & Aryl Trifluoroborates: a Synthetic Strategy for Disco...
    Shih, J-L; Nguyen, T.S.; May, J. A
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54,99319935, (2015)
  • Experimental mechanistic insight into the BINOL-catalyzed enantioselective conjugate addition of boronates to enone...
    Nguyen, T.S.; Yang, M.S.
    Tetrahedron Letters 2015, 56, 33373341., (2015)
  • A general method for the enantioselective synthesis of α-chiral heterocycles
    Nguyen, T.S.; Le, P.Q.; May, J.A.
    Org. Lett. 2012, 14, 61046107 , (2012)



2015 PhD., Organic Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA 

Professional Profile

  • 2021-present Research Scientist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2020 Postdoctoral Researcher at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • 2016-2017 Researcher/Lecturer at Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam
  • 2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate (Florida State University) 

Scientific and Professional Membership

​American Chemical Society (ACS) 

Research Interests Keywords

Porous Organic materials synthesis and characterization Gas Capture CO2 conversion Organic Synthesis