Two young VNUHCM officers were honored “Outstanding Young Citizen of HCMC” in 2016

[Posted in 04/01/2017]

With outstanding achievements in learning and scientific research, Nguyen Lac Ha and Nguyen Xuan Gieng – the two young staff of VNUHCM were honored at the “Outstanding Young Citizen of HCMC” 2016 awarding ceremony held on the evening of 3/1 by HCMC Youth Union.

Among them, Nguyen Lac Ha is the representative for the youth in scientific research and Nguyen Xuan Gieng is representative for students.

In addition, Doan Thien Phuc, CEO of JSC SetechViet software solutions who was honored as the outstanding young entrepreneur is also an alumni of VNUHCM.

7 remaining “Outstanding Young Citizen of HCMC” in 2016 are: To Huynh Phuc (11 years old) – class 6A5 Tran Dai Nghia High School for the Gifted; Bui Vu Nguyet Minh (16 years old) – Class 8/9 piano intermediate of HCMC Conservatory of Music; Le Tu Chinh (19 years old) – Athlete of Thong Nhat Sports Center; Nguyen Trung Hieu (30 years old) – The owner of Trung Hieu fish hatchery (Cu Chi); Le Thanh Vu (26 years old) – Special police force, PC45 (HCMC Police Department); Le Duy Phuc (25 years old) – Electric system center HCMC (Vietnam Electricity Corporation); Nguyen Viet Thanh (28 years old) – Binh Duc Center for Social Protection (HCMC Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs).

These 10 outstanding young people from different fields were selected from 131 nominations of 48 units by Ho Chi Minh City.

Excellence in academic and scientific research, Nguyen Lac Ha (28 years old) is a researcher at the VNUHCM-Research Center for Nano Materials and Molecular Structure (INOMAR). Graduated with honors degree in Technical Chemistry at Can Tho University, he attends the PhD program and is working at INOMAR.

In 2016, he was the owner of two scientific research projects, attended two international scientific conferences and published as co-author of 4 scientific works in some credible chemical magazines.

Lac Ha is the lead author of the study “A Titanium Organic Framework as an Exemplar of Combining the Chemistry of Metal and Covalent Organic Frameworks” published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) – the most prestigious Chemical magazine of the United States.

Nguyen Xuan Gieng (24 years old) is currently an assistant teacher at VNUHCM-University of Science. In May 2016, his PhD thesis defense was graded excellent (score 10/10) and received a bachelor’s degree with honors.

Last year, he came in third place at national Imagine Cup prize, Innovation category organized by Microsoft Corporation in Vietnam.

Also he is the co-author of the international scientific article “Applying Virtual Reality in City Planning”, published in the 8th international conference yearbook  International Conference Virtual, Augmented Reality and Mixed (VAMR 2016) held in July in Toronto, Canada.


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