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Ta Quang Buu Prize Nominations 2017

The Ta Quang Buu Prize is annually organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology to encourage and honor outstanding scientists in basic research in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. The Prize contributes to promote Vietnam’s basic scientific research in particular and science and technology in general to approach international level, paving the way for the integration and development of science and technology in Vietnam. Organized for the first time in 2014, the Prize has attracted the attention and appreciation of administrators, scientists and the whole society.

National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) – the standing agency of the Prize, has received 30 proposals for the Ta Quang Buu Prize 2017.

This year, the number of proposals for young scientists prize (not over 35 years old) and female scientists are up from 17% of female scientists and 33% of young scientists. NAFOSTED Scientific Committees reviewed the applications and nominated four (04) applicants to the 2017 Ta Quang Buu Prize Committee, including three Main Prizes and one Young Scientist Prize for the authors of outstanding scientific works.

The Prize Committee will review and propose in April to nominate awardees for the Ta Quang Buu Prize 2017. The Prize ceremony is expected to be held on the occasion of Vietnam Science and Technology Day in Hanoi.


No Name of Project Name of proposed scientists Field Organization
1 Nguyen Sum, 2015. On the Peterson hit problem, Advances in Mathematics, Vol. 274, 432–489. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Sum Mathematics Quy Nhon University
2 Giao H. Dang, Thinh T. Dang, Dung T. Le, Thanh Truong, Nam T. S. Phan, 2014. Propargylamine synthesis via sequential methylation and C-H functionalization of N-methylanilines and terminal alkynes under metal-organic-framework Cu2(BDC)2(DABCO) catalysis, Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 319, 258–264. Prof.Dr. Phan Thanh Son Nam Chemistry Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
3 Ha Thi Thu Hoang, Elke Leuridan, Kirsten Maertens, Trung Dac Nguyen, Niel Hens, Ngoc Ha Vu, Raissa Nadège Caboré, Hong Thi Duong, Kris Huygen, Pierre Van Damme, Anh Duc Dang, 2016. Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy in Vietnam: Results of a randomized controlled trial Pertussis vaccination during pregnancy, Vaccine, Vol 34, 151-159. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Thi Thu Ha  


National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
1 Bui Hung Thang, Phan Hong Khoi, and Phan Ngoc Minh, 2015. A modified model for thermal conductivity of carbon nanotube-nanofluids, Physics of Fluids 27, 032002. Dr. Bui Hung Thang Chemistry Institute of Materials Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology