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Three Vietnamese women named in list of Asia’s outstanding scientists

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 16:31 GMT+7
Three Vietnamese women named in list of Asia’s outstanding scientists
From left: Dr. Ho Thi Thanh Van, Dr. Tran Thi Hong Hanh, and Dr. Pham Thi Thu Ha are seen in a collage of photos.

Three Vietnamese female researchers have made this year’s list of 100 most outstanding scientists in Asia compiled by Singapore’s prestigious magazine Asian Scientist.

Since 2016, Asian Scientist has annually drawn up a list of Asia’s most outstanding researchers who made a noticeable achievement in the previous year.

In its fourth edition in 2020, three Vietnamese female scientists made the list.

They are Dr. Ho Thi Thanh Van, Dr. Tran Thi Hong Hanh, and Dr. Pham Thi Thu Ha.

They were also recipients of the 2019 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Fellowship.

Dr. Van, who is ranked 23rd on the list, is currently working at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment, where she heads its science, technology and external relations department.

Asian Scientist honored Van for her scientific works in synthesizing novel nanomaterials to enhance the efficiency of fuel cells.

Dr. Ho Thi Thanh Van (left) and a student react after receiving a science award in early 2020. Photo: Trong Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Dr. Ho Thi Thanh Van (left) and a student react after receiving a science award in early 2020. Photo: Trong Nhan / Tuoi Tre

Ranked 32nd on the list is Dr. Hanh, a researcher working at the Vietnam Academy for Science and Technology.

Hanh has been honored more than one time for her research on using finger chromatography to assess the quality of medicinal herbs sold commercially in Vietnam.

Dr. Tran Thi Hong Hanh is seen in a file photo.

Dr. Tran Thi Hong Hanh is seen in a file photo.

At the 87th position on the magazine’s list is Dr. Ha, vice-chairwoman of the Genomic Research Institute and Seed at Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ha 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 of the Mekong Delta.

Dr. Pham Thi Thu Ha is seen in a file photo. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Dr. Pham Thi Thu Ha is seen in a file photo. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese scientists Dr. Tran Lien Ha Phuong from the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City and Dr. Dang Thi Oanh from Thai Nguyen University in northern Vietnam were honored in the first edition of the Asian Scientist 100 list announced in 2016.

In 2017, another Vietnamese female scientist, Dr. Le Thi Kim Phung, made it to the list.

Male scientists from Japan, India, and Hong Kong claimed the top three places in the 2020 Asian Scientist 100.

They are Akira Chiba from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Dishant Mayurbhai Pancholi from the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in India, and Yang Tong from the City University of Hong Kong.

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