Hieu Bui (/hyoo/ /boo-ee/) is now at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. as an assistant professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to that, he was at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (U.S. NRL) via National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Prior joining U.S. NRL, he was a member of Duke University Graduate School and completed his doctoral degree from Duke University - Department of Computer Science. His dissertation was focused on translating DNA hybridization reactions from 3D to 2D surfaces. Prior coming to Duke, he lived in a beautiful city of Boise, Idaho and attended Boise State University. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2008 and 2011, respectively. At Boise State, he worked with Prof. Benard Yurke (AAAS Fellow 2001, Rosenberg Tulip Award Winner 2009) and Prof. William Knowlton to utilize DNA self-assembly for developing DNA devices in the Nanoscale Materials and Device Group. At Duke University, he worked with Prof. John Reif (AAAS Fellow 2003, Rosenberg Tulip Award Winner 2005) to develop a framework for localized DNA computation. His research interest lies in the interdisciplinary field of DNA nanoscience. Currently his research focuses on DNA self-assembly on two-dimensional surfaces and how one can harness DNA hybridization as an alternative energy source to power molecular machines.

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