Clean Energy and Sustainable Development Laboratory (Clean-ED)

  • Director: Dr. Minh Ha Duong (CIRED) and Prof. Dinh Quang Nguyen (IES-VAST)
  • Location: The Clean-ED laboratory is located on the  6th floor of USTH's main building, on VAST Campus.
  • Contact:  Tran Hoang Anh (
1. History and Objectives
Clean-ED Laboratory was set up in 2014, as a joint project between CIRED (CNRS), CIRAD and USTH in Vietnam. It now involves the above mentioned partners. The laboratory develops researches around critical aspects of Vietnam's sustainable development: access to renewable and sustainable energy sources, transformation and conservation of natural resources, climate change, with the mission to contribute to the green growth of the energy sector in Vietnam and other South East Asian countries. Its main objectives are to conduct research activities in the following fields:
- Natural resources characterization and management
- Biomass and waste to energy technologies
- Energy systems optimization from smart grids to national plans

2. Equipment
The experimental facilities at Clean-ED provide a versatile platform for multidisciplinary research on renewable energy sciences and sustainable development. Our 60 square meters laboratory is equipped with recent pedagogical material, testing apparatus and measuring equipment – directly imported from Europe – for thermal, electrical and energy conversion studies.
No Equipment
1 Macro thermogravimeter
3. Current research activities
Costs and benefits of integrating biomass energy into electricity production in Vietnam.

Organization of the windmill industry in global production networks.

Institutional and technical change for low carbon development in Vietnam’s electricity sector.

Assessing energy precarity and heat-related health risks from climate change in subtropical Asian cities of Hanoi, Taipei and Fukuoka.
4. Selected publications
The open archive of our scientific productions is available at:

5. Partnership
*) National Partners:
Institute of Energy Science, VAST, Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance, MoIT universities, Industry, Electric Power, Nat. Economic University

*) International Partners:
From France: CIRED, CNRS, G2ELab, Grenoble INP, Univ. Toulouse, Univ. Paris 7, Univ. de Lorraine

6. Clean-ED Staffs

*) Vietnamese Institutions researchers
Dinh Quang NGUYEN, Institute of Energy Science – VAST,  
Xuan Truong NGUYEN, Energy department – USTH,
Nhat Quang DOAN, Information and Communication Technology department – USTH,
Hoang Anh DANG, Hanoi University of Industry,
Hoai Son NGUYEN, National Economics University
*) French Institutions researchers
Pascal LENORMAND, Institute Carnot CIRIMAT - Toulouse III University,  
Stéphane ASTIER, Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse INP,
*) PhD Students
Hoang Anh TRAN, Master, Engineer, USTH lab manager
Xuan Huynh PHAM, PhD student
Hoang Anh NGUYEN TRINH, PhD student 911 program
Hong Nam NGUYEN , PhD student, USTH doctoral school
Duy An PHAM, PhD student 911 program
An Ha TRUONG, PhD student