On December 12th, 2016, a solemn ceremony of INOMAR’s 5 year Anniversary was hold at its campus. Executive Vice-president of VNU-HCM – Prof. Huynh Thanh Dat, Vice-presidents Prof. Duong Anh Duc and Prof. Nguyen Duc Nghia, representatives of the departments, member universities and institutes of VNU-HCM, including professors and researchers, participated in the meeting. We welcomed Dr. Le Hoai Quoc, Head of the Saigon Hi-tech Park and many other scientists from other universities of Ho Chi Minh City, as well as representatives from companies, HTV and some newspapers.
INOMAR Director, Prof. Hoang Dzung gave a presentation on INOMAR 5-year brief history and its new phase development plan. In his speech, Prof. Dzung expressed respect and appreciation for continued efforts of international professors, particular Prof. Omar Yaghi (UC Berkeley) and his colleagues, Vietnamese organizations, professors and students, which made INOMAR becoming one of the high-level scientific centres in Vietnam. In the next phase, beside the metal-organic frameworks INOMAR will develop the research on other innovative materials, as well as develop collaboration with scientific institutions in Vietnam and around the world. Prof. Dzung felt confident that INOMAR would continue to uphold its standards.
On behalf of presented scientists Prof. Ho Si Thoang, who has gone along with INOMAR from its first days, congratulated INOMAR on its outstanding success in scientific research, education and training. Prof. Thoang hoped that INOMAR will attract more young talented students and researchers to develop new research fields, such as catalysis, energy and environment, and to fulfil its duty as a Center of Excelence in Ho Chi Minh City.
Of greatest importance, Prof. Huynh Thanh Dat expressed in his welcoming speech the intention of VNU-HCM Board to continue to support the needs of INOMAR. Prof. Huynh Thanh Dat has praised the INOMAR’s achievements and awarded the VNU-HCM Certificates of Merit for the Center and to Profs. Le Quang Minh, Nguyen Thai Hoang, Hoang Dzung and Mr. Dao Trung Giang.
The INOMAR students and staff have intensively contributed to the success of the Ceremony Meeting that attendees found to be a remarkable event and joyful venue.
See also information on VNUHCM's website: http://www.vnuhcm.edu.vn/?ArticleId=4a95cc37-5806-408d-8f50-9d199ccd7616