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Nang Tri Tran, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Prof. Tran has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the electrical engineering industry

    LAKE ELMO, MN, September 22, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Nang Tri Tran, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Tran celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Nang Tran received his PhD in solid state materials and device physics from Osaka Prefecture University in Japan in 1979 and did his postdoctoral research at Harvard University and the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Tran has spent 28 years in industry working on thin film solar cells, transparent conducting oxides, medical electronics, and data storage. His main technical achievements are the co-invention of a direct x-ray digital radiography detector, a major breakthrough for digital mammography in 1990, and the co-invention of transparent conducting ZnO film doped with group III elements in 1983. At present, most of the commercial thin film photovoltaic solar modules have at least one layer of this oxide in the device configuration.

During his tenure with the industry, Dr. Tran was instrumental in winning funding for several multimillion-dollar research projects and brought in multimillion-dollar licensing royalties to companies based on his inventions. He was also an invited speaker, a committee member of international conferences, and a lecturer at seminars and workshops. Dr. Tran currently serves as an adjunct professor with the University of Minnesota, and has served as a visiting professor at universities in Vietnam and Japan. He has received more than 62 patents. Products based on his inventions have received many awards, including the prestigious Research and Development 100, Photonic Circle of Excellence. Dr. Tran was also the co-founder of Ecosolar International, a consulting company on solar energy, thin films, teleradiography, and water filtration systems.

Dr. Tran is a senior life member of the IEEE, and was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, and Who's Who in Finance and Business.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Tran has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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