Thach N. Tu Publishes in Journal of the Materials Chemistry A

Thach N. Tu's paper has been accepted in Journal of Materials Chemistry A (Impact Factor 7.443). The paper is entitled "High proton conductivity at low relative humidity in an anionic Fe-based metal–organic framework" and highlights the collaborative effort (scholar exchange, mentoring, and collaborative experiments) between MANAR students and the Yaghi Lab at UC Berkeley. Congratulations Students!

Publication Details: 

High proton conductivity at low relative humidity in an anionic Fe-based metal–organic framework

Thach N. Tu, Nghi Q. Phan, Thanh T. Vu, Ha L. Nguyen, Kyle E.Cordova,  Hiroyasu Furukawa, J. Mater. Chem A., 2016, accepted,  DOI: 10.1039/c5ta10467j

MANAR Researcher Spotlight December 2015: Thach N. Tu

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Our November monthly spotlight features Ph.D. student Thach Tu. Thach has been working incredibly hard on both a manuscript on his independent research and his thesis. His hard work and determination has been exceptional. Good job, Thach!

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Thach Ngoc Tu

Hometown:

Ho Chi Minh City

Research Focus:

Synthesize new porous material and use new material for relevant applications 

Tell us something about your current research: 

I synthesize new porous materials that can use as proton conducting membranes.

What got you interested in chemistry? How does chemistry inspire you?

Originally, I did not like chemistry, but my parents asked me to study it. Chemistry was only interesting to me as I started my own in-depth research; the feeling of exploration was what made me happy.

Chemistry inspires me from the happy feeling I get from exploring new materials and captivation of potential applications that happen after the discovery of new materials.

What you like best about working at MANAR? What has been your proudest moment at MANAR? 

MANAR provides good environment for young researchers to be trained and grow up. Young researcher will be happy at MANAR with your own discoveries.

What are your future goals (scientific/career/short-term/long-term)? 

Create new concepts/ finish PhD/ become a top scientist

Favorite quote:

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Three words to describe yourself:

Optimistic, confident, persistent

MANAR Participates in JCM9

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The 9th U.S.—Vietnam Science and Technology Joint Committee meeting was held in Ho Chi Minh City from December 2-4, 2015. MANAR Co-Executive Director, Dzung Hoang, presented information about MANAR, including the global mentoring model and academic achievements, in a session promoting Science and Technology Education and Research Exchange. Furthermore, on Friday, December 4, representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), U.S. State Department, and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) traveled to MANAR received a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories.

Nhung Publishes in Journal of the American Chemical Society

JACScoverNhung T. T. Nguyen's paper has been accepted in Journal of the American Chemical Society (Impact Factor 12.113). The paper is entitled "Three-Dimensional Metal-Catecholate Frameworks and their Ultrahigh Proton Conductivity" and highlights the collaborative effort (scholar exchange, mentoring, and collaborative experiments) between MANAR students and the Yaghi Lab at UC Berkeley. Great work!

Publication Details: 

Phuong and Tan Present at IWNN-APCBM 2015

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Ph.D. students Tan Doan and Phuong Nguyen gave oral presentations at the International Workshop on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Opportunities for Academia and High Tech Industry - Joint 4th Asia-Pacific Chemical and Biological Microfluidics Conference (IWNN-APCBM 2015). The workshop was held in Da Nang, Vietnam from November 2-4, 2014. The students presented their recently published results.

Tan’s talk was titled:

A Chemically Stable Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Framework Used as a Photocatalyst for Degradation of Organic Dyes

Phuong gave two presentations:

Study on synthesis of functionalized Metal organic framework MIL-101 materials by CdSe quantum dots encapsulation

Synthesis and Selective CO2 Capture of Hexatopic Linker – Based Metal-Organic Frameworks

All presentations were well received from the audience and other participants. Great job Phuong and Tan!

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