International symposium: Analytical Sciences

Thursday - 25/01/2018 04:43

On 21st December 2017, Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences – Hanyang University, South Korea, Department of Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology & Direction of Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi – USTH (also called Vietnam France University) and Institute of Chemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) co-organised an international symposium, namely “Analytical Sciences”.

The symposium was chaired by Assoc. Prof. Vu Thi Thu Ha from Institute of Chemistry, VAST; Prof. Chung Hoeil from Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Hanyang University, South Korea and Dr. Tran Dinh Phong, Co-Director of Department of Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology, USTH.

Guest and students at symposium

The symposium was divided into four sessions. At the beginning of the symposium, Prof. Patrick Boiron – Rector of USTH sent his gratitude to lecturers and researchers from Hanyang University, South Korea whom travelled a long way to attend the symposium. He expressed his hope that this symposium is a platform for researchers to exchange information and identify research needs as well as opportunities for collaboration in the fields of spectroscopic, electrochemical analytical methods and functional nanomaterials applied in analytical sciences.

The symposium included 13 scientific reports, divided into four sessions. In the first session which focused on “Electrochemistry and detection of heavy metal ions by electrochemical methods”, Dr. Hoang Thi Huong Thao from Institute of Chemistry, VAST presented her study on monitoring activity and selectivity of CO2 electroreduction catalysts by using electrochemical flow cell and online GC analysis.

Dr. Hoang Thi Huong Thao presented her study

In the second session which revolved on “Applied spectroscopy and their applications in sampling analysis”, PhDc. Eum Changhwan from Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University presented his identification of geographical origins of agriculture products using near-infrared (NIR) and Raman spectroscopy. This was followed by a presentation on discrimiation of normal and gallbladder disease by infarered spectroscpy delivered by PhD. Jang Eunjin, also from Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University.

PhDc. Eun Changhwan presented his research

PhD. Jang Eunjin presented her findings

Then, in the third session which concentrated on developed novel nanomaterials for analytical sensor, Dr. Nguyen Van Quynh, Department of Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology, USTH explained his findings on an enzyme-free electrochemical glucose sensor based on plasmonic electrochemistry mechanism.

Dr. Nguyen Van Quynh spoke about his study

In the last session which was a plenary talk, Prof. Lee Young Bok from Department of Bionano engineering, Hanyang University, Ansan Campus, demonstrated his investigation in silicon nanoparticles as hyperpolarized contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging.

Prof. Lee Yong Bok presented his study

Prof. Chung Hoeil, Department of Chemistry, Hanyang University, Seoul Campus, ended the symposium with a speech on his use of SERS for detecting point mutations in the BIGH3 gene associated with the most common corneal dystrophies.

Prof. Chung Hoeil spoke at the symposium

Being held successfully, the symposium was considered a start for lecturers and researchers from Vietnam and South Korean to exchange their research and experience as well as strengthen the cooperation in analytical science and relevant fields./.