Seminar on gold Nanorod of Canadian professor at USTH

Tuesday - 08/05/2018 06:06

Canadian Professor Ian Hamilton on May 8th, 2018 delivered a presentation titled “Chiral Gold Nanorod and Nanocage Structures” to lecturers and students of the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi – USTH (also called Vietnam France University). This is the fourth seminar in the seminar series organised by the Department of Fundamental and Applied Science (DFAS) of USTH. 

Prof. Ian Hamilton works at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Wilfrid Laurier, Ontario, Canada. Prior to that, following a PhD degree at University of Toronto, Prof. Hamilton worked at well-known universities in the world such as University of Chicago, USA and University of Ottawa, Canada. He also worked at Fields Institute in Toronto, the Agency for Industrial Science and Technology in Japan and the Centre of Theoretical Chemistry and Physics in New Zealand.

Prof. Ian Hamilton

The seminar of Prof. Hamilton focuses on gold nanorod, one of main research directions of USTH’s Department of Applied Materials Science and Nanotechnology (ASMN).

According to Prof. Hamilton, thanks to distinguished characteristics such as good electrical conductivity, strong optical properties and diamagnetism, gold nanorod is a useful compound that is widely applied in different fields such as medicine, biochemistry and photo-electricity. These are the areas which USTH is promoting and conducting research. 

Overview of the meeting

Accordingly, the seminar is an opportunity for students and lecturers of USTH to listen and exchange know-how with international experienced professor; and open up more opportunities for cooperation and research in material chemistry of the university in the future.  

With much experience in fundamental science filed, Prof. Hamilton highly valued the establishment of DFAS of USTH. It is a right direction of a research-oriented international public university like USTH, he said. 


Fundamental science provides theories and supports applied science to develop. The combination of fundamental science and applied science will create a long-lasting and natural mechanism to maintain high-level scientific knowledge and foster human resources for modern technologies such as IT, biology and advanced materials. This fits not only the mission and development plan of USTH but also Vietnam and the world.

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