Dr Hong Phuc Vu received his PhD in Geochemistry from the University of Leeds in 2010. During his PhD, he used state of the art techniques such as synchrotron based techniques to undertake research on the use of iron oxides to immobilise/remove contaminants via adsorption and co-precipitation with potential applications to environmental remediation.
In November 2010 Dr Vu was granted McKenzie Fellowship at the University of Melbourne. He joined the University of Melbourne in June 2011 to conduct research on interactions among cyanide species, bacteria and iron oxide minerals. Since December 2014, he joined the Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research, University of Melbourne, investigating the impact of co-injected gases on reservoir water quality.