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Five Vietnamese among World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds

Update: November, 22/2016 - 18:00
Professor Nguyễn Xuân Hùng (third from left, in white shirt) is a lecturer at the HCMC University of Technology. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI  Five Vietnamese scientists have been recognised as among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in a list compiled by the multinational media and information firm Thomson Reuters.

The scientists include Professor Nguyễn Sơn Bình, Professor Nguyễn Xuân Hùng, Professor Nguyễn Thục Quyên, Professor Võ Văn Ánh and Doctor Trần Phan Lam Sơn.

The five are among the 3,000 most influential scientists listed by Thomson Reuters, who earned recognition by publishing the largest number of articles and by being the most frequently cited by fellow researchers.

Bình works in the chemistry faculty at Northwestern University in the United States. His research group develops soft materials with potential applications in catalysis, separation, drug delivery and structural applications.

Hùng is a lecturer in the civil engineering department at the HCMC University of Technology and the director of Center for Interdisciplinary research in Technology, under the HUTECH high-tech Institute. He has published more than 80 articles in prestigious journals in the fields of computational mechanics, composites calculation, practical mathematics and facsimile in the US, Germany, Netherlands and Singapore, and has received a doctorate in mechanical computation study from the University of Liege in Belgium.

Quyên is currently a lecturer in the chemistry and biochemistry department of the University of California, from where she received her PhD degree in physical chemistry in 2001. She is known for her contribution to improving cancer treatment methods.

Ánh works at the Queensland University of Technology, teaching applied and computational mathematics and mathematical sciences.

Sơn, a horticulture expert, heads the Signaling Pathway Research Unit at RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan.

Bình and Hùng have been named in the list for the third consecutive year. 

The US topped the list with 1,500 scientists, followed by the United Kingdom with 360 scientists. In Southeast Asia, Singapore ranked first with 27 scientists, followed by Malaysia, Việt Nam and Thailand.  VNS



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