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Hieu Bui

Research Engineer

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Hieu Bui joined the Nanoscale Materials and Device Group (previously known as Knowlton  Research Group) in the Fall of 2006. As an undergraduate student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), he was involved in the MOSFET oxide reliability characterization research project. His senior design project focused on characterizing collagen-based nanowires for building bio-electronic sensors. Towards his undergraduate degree, he learned the Keithley 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System, Agilent 4156C Precision Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer, and Cryogenic Electronics System. He was recognized as Micron Scholar and ECE Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society (HKN) and International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE).

Recently, he completed a M.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interest is to investigate DNA-based molecular programming and synthesis.

Education

Instruments and Techniques

  • Varian Eclipse Fluorescence Spectrophotometer
    • Ensemble fluorescence spectroscopy
    • Fluorescence kinetics
  • Veeco Atomic Force Microscope Multimode
    • Tapping in fluid mode
    • Tapping in air mode
  • Alpha Innotech FluoroChem Q MultiImage III
    • Multicolor fluorescence imaging
    • Chemiluminescence
  • Nikon Inverted Microscope
  • LakeShore Cryogenic Probe Station
  • Keithley 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System
  • Agilent 4156C Precision Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer
  • Agilent 4284A Precision LCR Meter

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Elton Graugnard, Donald L. Kellis, Hieu Bui, Stephanie Barnes, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William L. Hughes, William B. Knowlton, and Bernard Yurke, DNA-Controlled Excitonic Switches, Nano Letters, ASAP Article

Conference Publications

  • Hieu Bui, Craig Onodera, Bernard Yurke, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William B. Knowlton, and William L. Hughes, Atomic Force Microscopy of DNA Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Device Applications, oral and paper presentation at the 2009 International Semiconductor Research Conference (Dec. 9-11 2009; University of Maryland) (DOI: 10.1109/ISDRS.2009.5378120) pp. 1-2.
  • Stephanie Barnes, Christopher Buu, Jason Brotherton, Hieu Bui, Austin Johnson, Mallory Yates, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William L. Hughes, William Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, Radial Dielectrophoretic Trap For Future Manipulation Of Individual DNA Origami Nanostrutures, accepted for oral and paper presentation at the Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security Conference, (9/28-10/3/2009, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; September 28 – October 3, 2009).
  • R. Southwick III, J. Reed, C. Buu, H. Bui, R. Butler, G. Bersuker, and W.B. Knowlton, Temperature (5.6-300K) Dependence Comparison of Carrier Transport Mechanisms in HfO2/SiO2 and SiO2 MOS Gate Stacks, paper presentation at the 2008 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop, (October 12-16, 2008), p.48-54. Invited to submit an extended version of this paper to IEEE Transactions on Materials and Device Reliability.

Conference Presentations and Posters

  • Elton Graugnard, Craig Onodera, Sadao Takabayashi, Nathan Robinson, Hieu Bui, Jeunghoon Lee, Wan Kuang, William Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, and William Hughes, Yield of Nanoparticle Attachment to DNA Origami as a Function of Binding Site Design and Periodicity, accepted for poster presentation at the 9th Annual Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) – Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 16-19, 2012).
  • Elton Graugnard, Donald Kellis, Hieu Bui, Stephanie Barnes, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William Hughes, William Knowlton and Bernard Yurke, Excitonic Waveguides Switchable by DNA Strand Invasion, accepted for contributed talk at the 9th Annual Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) – Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 16-19, 2012).
  • Hieu Bui, William L. Hughes, Bernard Yurke, William B. Knowlton, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Elton Graugnard, Nanoscale Photonic Devices Fabricated Using DNA Origami Nanotubes, accepted for poster presentation at the 8th Annual Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) – Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 11-15, 2011).
  • Stephanie Barnes, Hieu Bui, William L. Hughes, Bernard Yurke, William B. Knowlton, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Elton Graugnard, DNA Strand Invasion as an Optical Switch in FLuorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Transmission Line, accepted for poster presentation at the 8th Annual Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) – Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 11-15, 2011).
  • Glen Purnell, Craig Onodera, Elton Graugnard, Hieu Bui, Jeunghoon Lee, Wan Kuang, William B. Knowlton, William L. Hughes, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis for Purifcaiton of DNA Origami Nanotubes with Attached Gold Nanoparticles, poster presentation at the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Conference (Boise, ID; April 2011)
  • Hieu Bui, Craig Onodera, Carson Kidwell, YerPeng Tan, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William L. Hughes, William B. Knowlton, and Bernard Yurke, Quantum dot arrays with controlled periodicity using DNA origami nanotubes, accepted for oral presentation at 16th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming – DNA 16 – (June 14-17th, 2010; Hong Kong, China).
  • Hieu Bui, Craig Onodera, Carson Kidwell, YerPeng Tan, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William L. Hughes, William B. Knowlton, and Bernard Yurke, Quantum dot arrays with controlled periodicity using DNA origami nanotubes, accepted for poster presentation at the 2010 Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) – Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 27-30, 2010).
  • S. Barnes, C. Buu, J. Brotherton, H. Bui, A. Johnson, M. Yates, E. Graugnard, W. Kuang, J. Lee, W. L. Hughes, W. B. Knowlton, B. Yurke, Radial Dielectrophoretic Trap for Trapping Microparticles, accepted for oral and poster presentation at the 2010 Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience (FNANO) – Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices (Snowbird, Utah; April 27-30, 2010).
  • Stephanie Barnes, Christopher Buu, Jason Brotherton, Hieu Bui, Austin Johnson, Mallory Yates, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, William L. Hughes, Towards A Radial Dielectrophoretic Trap for Nanostructures, poster presentation at the 2010 IEEE Workshop on Microelectronic Devices (Boise, ID; April 16, 2010).
  • Davis Daniel, William Hughes, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Bernard Yurke, Glen Purnell, Hieu Bui, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis for Purification of DNA Origami Nanotubes + Quantum Dots, poster presentation at the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Conference (Boise, ID; April 2010)
  • William B. Knowlton, Hieu Bui, Craig Onodera, Bernard Yurke, William L. Hughes, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Chris Buu, Stephanie Barnes, Amber Cox, Davis Daniel, Mallory Yates, Pammy Walker, Jonathan Henderson, Chad Watson, Jason Brotherton, DNA Self-Assembled Nanostructures for Device Applications, Invited Tutorial – International Integrated Reliability Workshop (Fallen Leaf Lake, CA, Oct. 18, 2009).
  • Stephanie Barnes, Christopher Buu, Jason Brotherton, Hieu Bui, Austin Johnson, Mallory Yates, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, and William L. Hughes, A Radial Dielectrophoretic Trap for Individual Nanostructures, poster presentation at the 8th Annual INBRE Research Conference (Pocatello, ID; August 3-5, 2009). [2nd Place Faculty Choice Undergraduate Poster Award]
  • William L. Hughes, Bernard Yurke, Hieu Bui, Yerpeng Tan, Ross Butler, William McNeil, Chad Watson, William B. Knowlton, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, DNA-based nanotubes: A tool for understanding entropic effects of DNA self-assembly, poster presentation at the 2009 International Workshop on DNA-Based Nanotechnology: Construction, Mechanics, and Electronics, (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany; May 11-15, 2009).
  • Bernard Yurke, Will Hughes, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Bill Knowlton (presenting author), Hieu Bui, Jason Brotherton, Jonathan Henderson, William McNeil*, Stephanie Barnes, Amber Cox, Davis Daniel, Mallory Yates, New Research Direction – From Collagen to DNA – Engineering Nanostructures, invited talk at the INBRE Research Symposium (Boise, ID, April 5, 2009).
  • Hieu Bui, Yerpeng Tan, Ross Butler, Bernard Yurke, William B. Knowlton, William L. Hughes, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, Attempts at DNA Origami Towards Nanofabrication of Electronic Structures, poster presentation at the 2009 IEEE Workshop and Microelectronic Devices, (Boise, ID; April 3, 2009).
  • H. Bui, Y. Tan, T. Lee, R. Butler, B. Yurke, W.B. Knowlton, Preliminary Investigation of Entropy-Driven Effect in Synthesized DNA Nanostructures, poster presentation at the 7th Annual INBRE Research Conference, (Boise, ID; August 6, 2008).
  • Kristy A. Campbell, Morgan Davis, Richard Southwick III, Hieu Bui, Justin Reed, William B. Knowlton, and Jeffrey M. Peloquin, Chalcogenide-Metal Alloys and Layered Chalcogenide Material Devices for Application in Multi-State Phase-Change Electronic Memory, invited talk at the 2008 Spring MRS Meeting, (San Francisco, CA; March 24-27, 2008). Received Outstanding Symposium Paper Award. Invited to submit the paper to the Journal of Materials Research.

Invited Talks

  • Hieu Bui et al., Materials Science and Engineering Seminar, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, Mar. 2011.
  • Hieu Bui et al., The 16th International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming, Hong Kong, China, Jun. 2010.
  • Hieu Bui et al., Materials Science and Engineering Seminar, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, Mar. 2009.