PhD Position on Multi-scale Modeling of Drug/MOF (Metal-Organic-Framework) Interaction within a collaboration between INOMAR in HCM City and the Key Laboratory for multi-scale modeling in Hanoi

The Center for Innovative Materials and Architecture (INOMAR, is one of leading international research laboratories in Metal - Organic Framework in Vietnam. Being affiliated with the Vietnam National University in HoChiMinh City (VNU-HCM), it conducts basic and applied cutting-edge research on nano-(bio) structured materials with international standard. Publications from the lab include Angewandte Chemie and J. Am. Chem. Soc. INOMAR promotes high-quality postgraduate programs through global mentoring.

The Key Laboratory for Multiscale Simulations for Complex System at the VNU University of Science in Hanoi ( /VNU-KeyLab/Home.html) is a new initiative between VNU-Hanoi and  the Computational Biomedicine Institute in  FZ-Julich, Germany ( It fosters cutting-edge computational research in neurobiology and molecular medicine.

Within a novel collaboration with the Key Laboratory, the INOMAR is now starting an exciting research project in computational biomaterials for medical applications. Specifically, it recruits a talented PhD student for multi-scale modelling design of ligand/MOF (Metal-Organic Framework) complexes for drug delivery in brain diseases, in close collaboration with the experimental scientist from INOMAR. The successful applicant will perform his/her PhD thesis under joint supervision by professors from the KeyLab and INOMAR. He/she will be given the possibility to visit the Computational Biomedicine Institute in  FZ-Julich,, equipped with one of the largest High-Performance Computer facilities in the EU.


Knowledge skills and experience


1.      Excellent knowledge on fundamental quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics.

2.      Good knowledge of the English Language in term of verbal and written communication skills.

3.      Age less than 30

4.      Master from Physics or Chemistry


1.      Basic knowledge on programming skills and methods of molecular simulations

2.      Basic knowledge on chemistry of molecules.  

3.      Basic knowledge on material physics.


Contact information


If you would like to apply and/or have any questions regarding the PhD position, please contact us:


Associate Prof. Toan The NGUYEN                             Associate Prof. Thang Bach PHAN

Director, VNU Key Laboratory                                        Director, Center for Innovative

on “Multiscale Simulations for Complex                         Materials and Architecture,

Systems”, University of Science                                      Vietnam National University –

Vietnam National University - Hanoi                               HoChiMinh City, Quarter 6

334 Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan                               Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc Distric,Vietnam


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Congratulation!!! A catalytic Manuscript had been accepted in Catalysis Science and Technology

INOMAR researchers, Thuy Linh, Hoang Tan, and Lac Ha have just been accepted a manuscript collaborated with Dr. Truong Vu Thanh from Bach Khoa University by Catalysis Science & Technology Journal (IF = 5.773). This work describes the architectural features of Cu(II)-based MOF containing three kinds of geometrical cluster inluding 4, 5, and 6 coordinations which are useful for C-H/N-H coupling reactions. Please join us in congratulating the first paper for Linh and one more for Dr. Hoang Tan as well as the second co-corresponding author for Dr. Lac Ha.

Prof. Kawazoe visits INOMAR

Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe from New Industry Creation Hatchery Center, Tohoku University, had come to visit INOMAR Center on Jun 21st.

Prof. Kawazoe presented the talk at INOMAR termed "Efficient Way of Realizing Vietnam-Japan collaboration". He then discussed with MMG group members how to do the Modelling Research Science.

He is the founder and currently the chairman of the Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS) network. He has been several times at VNU-HCM attending conferences/workshops helping young VN scientists in training and accessing into the modern HPC networks in Japan. Recently, Prof. Kawazoe is an International Collaborator of INOMAR. Suprisingly, Prof. Kawazoe could play guitar as a propessional Guitarist!

We thank Prof. Kawazoe for collaborated contribution.

The 4th International Symposium on Advanced Magnetic Materials and Applications

The 4th International Symposium on Advanced Magnetic Materials and Applications (ISAMMMA) will take place from December 10th to December 13th, 2017 at Phu Quoc Island. The symposium is organized by Vietnam National University, Ha Noi (VNU). 

Important dates:
- Abstract submission: 1 July 2017
- Notification of abstract acceptance: 20 July 2017
- Early-bird Registration: 10 September 2017
- Manuscript submission: 10 October 2017

Detail information can be found at


Thach N. Tu and Nhung T.T. Nguyen have received PhD degree

The two Ph.D. students of INOMAR, Thach N. Tu and Nhung T.T. Nguyen have received their Ph.D. degree on April 28 and May 16, 2017 accordingly. They are the first PhD students graduated from MANAR Ph.D. Program with the research centered on synthesis and application of Metal-Organic frameworks. 
Both young scientists have succeeded to publish several peer review papers in high impact factor journals: Thach is the first author of the two papers in Catalysis Science and Technology (IF = 5.287) and Journal of Materials Chemistry A (IF = 8.262); Nhung is also the first author of 3 papers, in J. Am. Chem. Soc. (IF=12.113), in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed (IF=11.261) and in Inorg. Chem. (IF=4.82). 
During the PhD course at INOMAR Thach and Nhung spent a year at the Lab of Prof. Omar Yaghi in UC Berkeley where they had a great chance to learn how to carry out world class science.
Dr. Thach now is the group leader of research group for Synthesis and Applications of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Sustainable Energy Conversion at INOMAR while Dr. Nhung currently works as a lecturer in Chemistry at the Can Tho University. 
With their well-trained skill, we believed that Thach and Nhung will perform their career well in the new research position.
Please join us to congratulate Thach and Nhung!
Thach PhD 2017