Magazine names 100 scientists of Asia

May 02, 2016 - 16:00

Two Vietnamese women scientists have been honoured in Asian Scientist Magazine's The Asian Scientist 100.

Trần Hà Liên Phương from the National University, HCM City. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — Asian Scientist Magazine has announced its first ever The Asian Scientist 100 (AS100), a handpicked selection of 100 prize-winning Asian researchers, academicians, innovators and business leaders from across the Asia Pacific region.

Spanning a diverse range of industries in science and technology, the list comprises honorees from China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Việt Nam.

The list includes two women scientists from Việt Nam, Trần Hà Liên Phương, and Đặng Thị Oanh of Thái Nguyên University.

A 2015 L’Oreal - UNESCO Women in Science International Rising Talent, Phương develops fucoidan - based polymeric micelles for cancer treatment and diagnosis.

Oanh won the Elsevier Foundation Award for Early - Career Women Scientists in the Developing World for developing algorithms to solve problems that are normally too complicated for computers.

To be acknowledged on this list, the honoree must have received a national or international prize in 2014 or 2015 for his or her scientific research; this prize must involve a competitive selection procedure. Alternatively, in the same period, the honoree could have made a significant contribution in scientific discovery or leadership that has benefited either academia or industry.

“Science coming out of Asia has not yet enjoyed the same attention and exposure as science in the West. With the AS100 list, we hope to give Asian scientists due recognition for quality research that seeks to further scientific knowledge, break technological boundaries and improve human lives,” said Dr. Juliana Chan, Nanyang Assistant Professor at the Nanyang Technological University and the founder and editor-in-chief of Asian Scientist Magazine, in a press release.

The full list can be read at — VNS