VNU-HCM 20th Anniversary Celebration


As Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City celebrated its 20th anniversary, MANAR was represented at the Research and Development Exhibition. MANAR showcased its research and published works to top members of the government, including Vietnam's President Sang, top members of the university, including VNU-HCM President Binh and Vice-President Dat, along with faculty and students.

Congratulations VNU-HCM on twenty successful years in development, progress, and integration! We would like to thank VNU-HCM for their support and assistance in the development of MANAR. We hope the next 20 years are even more fruitful and prosperous!

Click here to find out more information on VNU--HCM's 20th anniversary.

Nhung Receives VNU Award for Outstanding Publication

IMG 7076Nhung was officially commended an individual achievement award for outstanding scientific publication for the 2013-2014 academic year. The award was announced at VNU - HCM Annual Conference 2014 on December 25. She is one of 18 individuals receiving this award. Her publication in Angewandte Chemie is VNU - HCM's highest impact first author paper, highest impact factor in the chemistry field, and third highest overall! Congratulations Nhung!

Bruker OpenLab Vietnam


Bruker AXS, Chemistry Dept. of HCMUS, and MANAR Centre jointly organize a workshop in conjunction with the celebration of IYCr2014 International Year of Crystallography 2014. The OpenLab Vietnam is an initiative of the International Union of Crystallography and UNESCO partnered by Bruker with the purpose of promoting crystallography in South-East Asia, covering crystallographic research and teaching. The event is December 8 - 15, 2014 at VNU - University of Science and MANAR. For more details, visit the website.



8 December 2014

Introduction and Crystallization Techniques
Point and Translation Symmetry
Space Groups


11 December 2014

Hands-on Training Session I:
Selection and mounting of crystals
Data Collection (Sandard Crystal)
Theory and Practical Session I:
Data Reduction + Refinement 

9 December 2014

X-ray Sources
X-ray Diffraction
Intensity of Diffracted Beams


12 December 2014

Hands-on Training Session II:
Selection and Mounting of Good-Quality Crystals
Data Collection (Students Crystal)
Theory and Practical Session II:
Data Reduction + Twinning using APEX2 

10 December 2014

Fourier Synthesis
Patterson Techniques
Refinement Techniques
Structure factor Exercises



Prof Luc van Meervelt, KU Leuven, Belgium
Dr. Ngan Bich Nguyen, HNUE, Vietnam
Mr. Lac Ha Nguyen, MANAR, Vietnam
Dr. Thanh-Ha Nguyen, Bruker AXS, Singapore


MANAR Open House

Interested in learning about the MANAR program?

Come to our open house on Tuesday, October 14 at 10:00am or Friday, October 24 at 7:30am. At the open house you can tour our labs and facilities, sit in on our global science meeting (with scientists in USA, Japan, and Korea), and meet our current students! You will learn more about out masters and Ph.D. programs and have all your questions about MANAR answered!

Please email Kyle Cordova, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to sign up, or if you have any questions! 

Hope to see you there!



INOMAR Chemistry Seminar

Learn about MOFs and the MANAR Graduate Program with FREE FOOD AND DRINKS at the MANAR Chemistry Seminar!