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Three Vietnamese make list of Asia’s top 100 scientists
  • |, Vietnam Government Portal | June 18, 2020 08:39 AM
Three Vietnamese female scientists have been named in the list of 100 most outstanding researchers of 2020 by Singapore’s Asian Scientist Magazine.

(From left to right) Dr. Tran Thi Hong Hanh, Dr. Ho Thi Thanh Van, and Dr. Pham Thi Thu Ha

One of them is Dr. Ho Thi Thanh Van, ranking 23rd in the list. She is currently working at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment.

Ho received the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship for synthesising novel nanomaterials to enhance the efficiency of fuel cells.

Dr. Tran Thi Hong Hanh, a researcher working at the Vietnam Academy for Science and Technology is ranked 32nd in the list.

Tran received the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science National Fellowship for her research on using finger chromatography to assess the quality of medicinal herbs sold commercially in Vietnam.

Dr. Pham Thi Thu Ha is ranked 87th in the Top 100, and works at Ton Duc Thang University.

Pham received the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science National Fellowship for using molecular markers to develop high-yielding salt-tolerant rice varieties in affected areas along the Mekong Delta.

Asian Scientist has been compiling a list of Asia’s most outstanding researchers across a range of scientific disciplines since 2016.

To be acknowledged on this list, the nominee must have received a national or international award the previous year for their research. Alternatively, they must have made a significant scientific discovery or provided leadership in academia or industry.

Over the past five years, 10 Vietnamese scientists have been honoured by the magazine.

Vietnam had two scientists on the list last year. Nguyen Thanh Liem, a leading paediatric endoscopic surgeon, director of the Vinmec Research Institute for Stem Cell and Gene Technology, and Nguyen Thi Hiep, head of the biomedical engineering department at the International University, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City.

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