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Prof. Le Thi Kim Phung, Vice-Dean of Chemical Engineering Faculty and the academic coordinator for ECORED project at HCMUT, had the honor to be in this annual listing of Asia’s top researchers, academics and innovators in 2017.
Prof. Phung was also named a finalist of the ASEAN-US Science Prize for Women for creating biofuel out of agricultural waste such as rubber seed oil, ground coffee beans and fruit . She has won the Award for Outstanding Contributions in Science of Intellectual Vietnamese Women Association period 2011-2015 as well as being a dynamic member of the Society of Energy, Vietnam.
Along with her research in Sustainable Energy and Biorecovery, Prof. Phung has been very active in academic activities at HCMUT within ECORED, a productive project contributing to the capacity development of higher education in Renewable Energy in Vietnam.