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Dr Cuong D. Do


Cuong D. Do

Research Associate

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Applied Mechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 7 60314


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Research interests

  • Next generation of Low-power high-sensitivity sensors for medical and structural monitoring.
  • Energy harvesting, Wireless sensor network, Internet of Things (IoTs).
  • Nonlinear dynamics and adaptive control.

Research projects

The future of healthcare and infrastructure monitoring lies in the ability to continuously monitor the vitals of patients and structures, both in clinical and everyday environments. To support this, we must develop a network of robust, high-sensitivity, low-power electronics that are also very economical. These data aggregators will likely be battery powered and part of a close-knit, wireless sensor network. This is where micro and nanostructure with post-CMOS devices will be the key.

My long-term vision should also include intelligent systems that are self-powered, self-monitoring self-correcting and repairing, and self-modifying or morphing not unlike sentient beings. The ability for a system to see (photonic technology), feel (physical measurements), smell (electronic noses), hear (ultrasonic), think/communicate (smart electronics and wireless), and move (sensors integrated with actuators), is progressing rapidly and suggests an exciting future for sensors.


Dr. Cuong D. Do received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and telecommunication from Vietnam National University, Hanoi, in 2004, the M.Eng. degree in electronics from Chungbuk National University, South Korea, in 2007, and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, in 2012. He is currently a Research Associate with the University of Cambridge. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications