Ta Quang Buu Prize Nominations 2016

Introduced in 2014 for the first time, Ta Quang Buu Prize is annual hosted by Ministry of Science and Technology to encourage and honor scientists with excellent achievements in basic research in natural sciences and engineering. The Prize has attracted interest and appreciation of administrators, scientists and the whole society. Scientists communities and the press has recognized the Prize as one of the top Science and Technology highlights in 2014 and 2015.

In 2016, National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) – the standing agency of the Prize – has received totally 49 proposals. As planned, Scientific Committees organized by NAFOSTED revewed the proposals from Feb 5th to March 4th 2016. Nine (09) proposals have been nominated for the final evaluation round held by the Prize Committee (see the list below).

The Prize Committee is going to review, select and recommend scientists who will receive the Prize in April 2016. The Prize Presentation is going to be organized in Vietnam Science and Technology Day (May 18th 2016) in Hanoi.

The list of 9 nominees for Ta Quang Buu Prize 2016 at Prize Committee:

 Numerical orderResearchName of nomineeFieldEmployer (organization)
MAJOR PRIZES (05 nominees)
1Nguyen Duc Khoang, Do Dang Trung, Nguyen Van Duy, Nguyen Duc Hoa, Nguyen Van Hieu*, “Design  of  SnO2/ZnO  hierarchical  nanostructures  for  enhanced ethanol gas-sensing performance”. Sensors and Actuators B 174 (2012) 594-601.Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van HieuPhysicsITIMS, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
2Do Cong Cuong, Dao T. Khoa, and Yoshiko Kanada-En’yo, “Folding-model analysis of inelastic α+ 12 C scattering at medium energies, and the isoscalar transition strengths of the cluster states of  12 C”. Physical Review C 88 (2013) 064317.Prof. Dr. Dao Tien KhoaPhysicsInstitute for Nuclear Science and Technology, Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute.
3Nam T. S. Phan*, Phuong H. L. Vu, Tung T. Nguyen, “Expanding applications of copper-based metal-organic frameworks in catalysis: Oxidative C-O coupling by direct C-H activation of ethers over Cu2(BPDC)2(BPY) as an efficient heterogeneous catalyst”. Journal of Catalysis, 2013, 306, 38-46.Prof. Dr. Phan Thanh Son NamChemistryHochiminh City University of Technology
4Nguyen Van Tuyen et al, “Nucleophile – Directed Selective Transformation of cis-1-Tosyl-2-tosyloxymethyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)aziridine into Aziridines, Azetidines, and Benzo-Fused Dithianes, Oxathianes, Dioxanes, and (Thio)morpholines”. Chemistry A European Journal, 2013 (19), 5966-5971.Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van TuyenChemistryInstitute of Chemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
5Nguyen,  N.M.,  Dultz,  S.,  Picardal,  F.,  Bui,  T.K.A.,  Pham,  V.Q.,  Schieber,  J., “Release  of  potassium  accompanying  the  dissolution  of  rice  straw  phytolith”. Chemosphere,  2015, 119, 371–376.Assoc. Prof.  Nguyen Ngoc MinhEarth and Environmental ScienceUniversity of Science, Vietnam National University (Hanoi)
YOUNG SCIENTIST PRIZE (04 nominees)
1P. V. Dong, T. D. Tham, and H. T. Hung, “3-3-1-1 model for dark matter”. Physical Review D 87, 115003 (2013).Dr. Phung Van DongPhysicsInstitute of Chemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
2Nga T.T. Tran, Quan H. Tran, Thanh Truong*, “Removable Bidentate Directing Group Assisted-Recyclable Metal-Organic Frameworks-Catalyzed Direct Oxidative Amination of Sp2 C-H Bonds”. Journal of Catalysis, 2014, 320, 9-15.Dr. Truong Vu ThanhChemistryUniversity of Science, Vietnam National University (HCM)
3Phuc Van Pham, Khanh Hong-Thien Bui, Dat Quoc Ngo, Ngoc Bich Vu, Nhung Hai Truong, Nhan Lu-Chinh Phan, Dung Minh Le, Triet Dinh Duong, Thanh Duc Nguyen, Vien Tuong Le and Ngoc Kim Phan, “Activated platelet-rich plasma improves adipose-derived stem cell transplantation efficiency in injured articular cartilage”. Stem Cell Research & Therapy 2013.Dr. Pham Van PhucLife Sciences – Biomedical and Phamaceutical SciencesUniversity of Science, Vietnam National University (HCM)
4Phuc Van Pham, Ngoc Bich Vu, Vuong Minh Pham, Nhung Hai Truong, Truc Le-Buu Pham, Loan Thi-Tung Dang, Tam Thanh Nguyen, Anh Nguyen-Tu Bui, Ngoc Kim Phan, “Good manufacturing practice-compliant isolation and culture of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells”. Journal of Translational Medicine 2014Dr. Pham Van PhucLife Sciences – Biological and Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Science, Vietnam National University (HCM)