Graduate research assistant

Hung Vuong is a Chemical Physics Ph.D student from Hanoi, Vietnam. Before coming to Columbia, he graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa with a B.A. in Mathematics and Chemistry. His research in the Billinge group will be about applying Machine Learning in analyzing PDF data. Outside academics, he's interested in photography and exploring the food scene of NYC.

Education & Employment

Columbia University

 New York, NY, 2019 - present
  • Advisor: Simon Billinge
  • Advisor: Richard Friesner

Columbia University

masters researcher

 New York, NY, 2019 - 2020

Grinnell College


 Grinnell, IA, 2015 - 2019


  1. Mengtan Liu, Ryan D. McGillicuddy, Hung Vuong, Songsheng Tao, Adam H. Slavney, Miguel I. Gonzalez, Simon J. L. Billinge, and Jarad A. Mason. "Network-Forming Liquids from Metal–Bis(acetamide) Frameworks with Low Melting Temperatures". J. Amer. Chem. Soc. . 143 p. 2801-2811 Feb 2021 download doi
  2. Long Yang, Elizabeth A. Culbertson, Nancy K. Thomas, Hung T. Vuong, Emil T. S. Kj{\ae}r, Kirsten M. {\O}. Jensen, Matthew G. Tucker, and Simon J. L. Billinge. "A cloud platform for atomic pair distribution function analysis: {PDF}itc". Acta Crystallogr. A . 77 p. 2-6 Jan 2021 download doi


Programming Languages

  • Proficient: Python