Center for Global Science (Prof. Omar Yaghi, UC Berkeley) and Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) leadership are pleased to announce a University of California, Berkeley (US) - Center for Molecular and NanoArchitecture (VN) symposium, titled "150 Years of Beautiful Structures and Defects" in celebration of the 20th anniversary of VNU-HCM and in honor of Professors Michael O'Keeffe and Osamu Terasaki. Distinguished international scientists and Vietnamese researchers will engage in a two-day symposium intended to report on recent advances and progress made in structural chemistry. The symposium will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on November 15-16, 2014 under the co-sponsorship of MANAR and UC Berkeley. 

The symposium on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and similarly related materials is organized to honor Profs. Michael O'Keeffe and Osamu Terasaki immense contributions to the scientific community's understanding of chemical structure and defects. The symposium seeks to strengthen the relationship between Vietnamese scientists and international colleagues and provides a forum for the discussion of recent advances in materials science and inorganic chemistry research. The goals are to engage the Vietnamese scientific community and to foster collaborations in the field of porous, crystalline materials.

For more information, please download our Official Announcement .


  • Reticular chemistry and the rational design of extended frameworks
  • Metal-organic frameworks and related porous, crystalline materials: theory, synthesis, novel concepts, and future developments
  • Crystallography and structural inorganic chemistry
  • Electron microscopy as a structural characterization tool
  • Gas adsorption, separation, and storage
  • Clean energy technology, including energy conversion


      Hall I Auditorium, University of Science
      Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City



Mike ANDERSON, University of Manchester, UK

Christopher CHANG, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Mohamed EDDAOUDI, King Abdullah Univeristy of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Hiroyasu FURUKAWA, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Stephen HYDE, Australian National University, Australia

Sumio IIJIMA, Meijo University, Japan

Susumu KITAGAWA, Kyoto University, Japan

Motoko KOTANI, Tohoku University, Japan

Kazuyuki KURODA, Waseda Univerisity, Japan

Sven LIDIN, Lund University, Sweden

Jeffrey LONG, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Michael O'KEEFFE, Arizona State University, USA

Lars ÖHRSTRÖM, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Davide M. PROSERPIO, University of Milan, Italy

Shilun QIU, Jilin University, China

Osamu TERASAKI, Stockholm University, Sweden

Thanh TRUONG, University of Technology, VNU-HCM, Vietnam

An-Pang TSAI, Tohoku University, Japan

Omar M. YAGHI, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Haw YANG, Princeton University, USA

Kyung Byung YOON, Sogang University, Korea









Announcement of final symposium program:

      SEPTEMBER 17

Deadline for symposium registration:

      OCTOBER 1

Deadline for abstract of presentation submission:

      OCTOBER 15


 Sympo org

Conf. Chair

  • Omar M. Yaghi (UCB)
  • Hieu V. Nguyen (VAST, Vietnam)
  • Dat T. Huynh (VNU-HCM)
  • Dzung Hoang (MANAR)

Hosting Organizations

  • Center for Molecular and NanoArchitecture (MANAR), Vietnam
  • Center for Global Science, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Executive Chair

  • Omar M. Yaghi
  • Dzung Hoang
  • Kyle E. Cordova


local org com

  • Kyle E. Cordova
  • Nam S. T. Phan
  • Vinh Q. Lam
  • Man V. Tran


  • Ashley Osborn   
  • Huong Thi Phan      

organizer contact info

  • Kyle E. Cordova

  • Staff Research Associate IV, University of California, Berkeley
  • Global Science Coordinator, Visiting Scholar, Center for Molecular and NanoArchicture, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Address: Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Work Phone: +84.08.37246692
  • Cell Phone: +84.09.38692700
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






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