Department of Fundamental and Applied Science (FAS) is strongly contributing to the research development at USTH.
Research is a strength of FAS department. The Chemistry for Energy Conversion and Storage (CECS) research group led by Assoc. Prof. Tran Dinh Phong – Director of FAS department is one of the few research groups funded by the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED).
Their research has been funded by NAFOSTED, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, VINIF Fund, US Naval Research Fund, French Embassy in Hanoi. The research of CECS has been published in the top journals in Chemistry and Material Science such as Nature Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, …
2. OUR RESEARCH
The main research orientation in Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences include:
- Development of the heterogeneous catalytic systems for electrochemical and photoelectrochemical water splitting and CO2 reduction. These processes generate the new renewable energy sources.
- Development of the homogeneous catalytic systems for hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) and hydrogen storage
- Research in new generation batteries
- In addition to the theoretical studies, e.g. understanding the mechanism of various catalysts, CECS is also developing and manufacturing the devices in order to put the theoretical studies into practice (e.g. artificial leaf pattern)
3. RESEARCH PARTNER
In order to provide the students and lecturers with the highest opportunities for academic and research development, Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences continuously expands the network and tightens the friendly relationship and cooperation with prestigious domestic and international universities and research institutes such as: Department of Physics – Hanoi National University of Education, Institute of Material Science – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, INOMAR center – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh city, UPEC University, Aix Marseilles University, Reims University, LCC – Toulouse, Konkuk University, …