Postdoc Research Projects / Duties funded by GUST

In 2017, 09 young PhDs of University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) have got funding from Graduate University of Science and Technology (GUST)-VAST for research projects/duties under scope of Postdoc Program.This Postdoc program aims to enhance research capacity of VAST’s PhD.

The outcome is 01 ISI paper (for research project) or 01 paper in Scientific journal of VAST or International journal (for research duty).



Project title

Principal investigator


Implementation time


Department of Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology (AMSN): 01 project


Synthesis and preparation of nanocomposite based on conducting polymers and amorphous molybdenum sulfide as catalysts for H2 evolution reation

Dr. Nguyen Duc Anh

- Investigation of preparation and morphologies of nanocomposite structures based on conducting polymer such as poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT), polypyrrole (PPy) and polyaniline (PANi), and amorphous Molybdenum Sulfide (MoSx);

- Investigation of generation mechanism of MoSx from [MoS4]2-;

- Evaluation of catalytic activity of nanocomposite materials for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction HER; evaluation of conducting polymer supported corrosive – resistance of MoSx during catalysis process.

3 years

(2017 - 2020)


Department of Energy (EN): 01 project


Fabrication and study the applicability of Cu2O as photochemical catalyst for Hydrogen evolution from water

Dr. Le Thi Ly

- Preparation and characterization of Cu2O nano powders by inorganic polycondensation and colloidal dispersion in aqueous solution azeotrope to prepare thin films by dip-coating or spin coating methods;

- Study photocathode Cu2O for the hydrogen evolution from water. The collosion of electrode will be studied and improved.

3 years

(2017 - 2020)


Department of Pharmacological, Medical and Agronomical Biotechnology (PMAB): 06 projects


Study the genetic mutations related to syndactyly in some Vietnamese family

Dr. Nguyen Thy Ngoc

Identify the genes and genetics variations related to Syndactyly with samples collected from several Vietnamese patients and their family members.

3 years

(2017 - 2020)


Isolation of rice endophytic bacteria in the North of Vietnam possessing Plant Growth Promotion properties and biocontrol against Xoo

Dr. Nguyen Van Phuong

- Isolation of rice root endophytic bacteria in the North of Vietnam;

- Identification of rice endophytic bacteria possessing Plant Growth Promoting ability and/or biocontrol against Xoo causing bacterial leaf blight.

3 years

(2017 - 2020)


Study of chemical composition and anti-diabetic activity of Polygonum cuspidatum in Vietnam

Dr. Le Hong Luyen

- Study of full and detail chemical composition of Polygonum cuspidatum in Vietnam;

- Study of in vitro anti-diabetic activity of isolated compounds from this plant;

- Optimization of the extraction process of some potential bioactive compounds providing for further studies.

3 years

(2017 - 2020)


Search for bio-active compounds from Beilschmiedia percoriacca C.K.Allen

Dr. Tran Tuan Anh

- Bioassay guided isolation of pure compounds from Beilschmiedia percoriacea C.K.Allen;

-  Structural elucidation of isolated compounds;

-  Bio-activity test of isolated compounds againts some cancer cell lines.

3 years

(2017 - 2020)


Characterization of antimicrobial agents and genetic determinants of endophytic actinomycetes in medical plants in Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Quang Huy

Overall Objective: To determine structure of antimicrobial agents and genetic determinants of endophytic actinomycetes isolated from Cinnamomum cassia and Litsea cubeba

Specific objectives:

- To isolate and study the biological characteristics of endophytic actinomycetes having antimicrobial activity

- To study genetic determinants (genes involved in biosynthesis of secondary metabolites or antibiotics)

- To purify and determine 1 – 3 antibiotic structures from the selected endophytic actinomycetes

3 years

(2017 - 2020)


Study the chemical composition and antioxidant and anticancer activity of some Isodon species in Vietnam

Dr. Pham Minh Quan

- Isolate and elucidate the structure of compounds in some species of the Isodon genus in Vietnam;

- Evaluate in vitro biological activity (anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic) of total methanol extracts, extracts and isolated compounds;

- Virtual screening in silico of some active compounds obtained on some cancer models and verification the accuracy with experimental activity.

3 years

(2017 - 2020)


Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT): 01 duty


Auto calibration model for traffic camera in Vietnam

Dr. Le Huu Ton

Propose a model which automatically calibrates traffic camera in Vietnam using license plate size information

2 years

(2017 - 2019)



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