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Keynote Speakers ¡¡

Keynote Speaker I

Assoc. Prof.  DAM SAO MAI
Dean of the Biotechnology and Food Technology Institute, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dam Sao Mai is a microbiologist and a food professional with formal qualifications. She is a senior scientist and the dean of the Biotechnology and Food Technology Institute at the Industrial university of HCMC, Vietnam. She is also a PhD supervisor at the Institute of Bioengineering and Process Engineering, Szent Istv¨¢n University, Hungary. She is also associated with several professional bodies including Asia-Pacific Institute of Food Professionals (APIFP), Asia Food Safety and Food Security association (AFSA), International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) as a member. She holds a doctorate in Biology from the Institute of Plant experiment and Genetics, Uzbekistan and a master in Food Science from Szent Istv¨¢n University, Hungary via scholarship. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dam led and completed several academic and industrial projects on the development of microbiology and functional foods, food safety, food inovation and fruit juice probiotics. She published more than 70 scholarly documents in food science including probiotics. She is actively engaged in the professional and scientific outreach activities in Asia-Pacific region.

Keynote Speaker II

¡¡Prof. Tseung-Yuen Tseng
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Professor Tseung-YuenTseng received his Ph.D. degree in electroceramics from the School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. He was briefly associated with the University of Florida, Gainesville, before joining National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is now a Lifetime Chair Professor in the Institute of Electronics. He was the Dean of College of Engineering(2005-2007), the Vice Chancellor(2007-2009) and University Chair Professor of the National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. His professional interests are energy materials, nanoceramics, ceramic sensors, high-k dielectric films, ferroelectric thin films and their based devices, and resistive switching memory devices. He has published about 400 research papers in refereed international journals, several book chapters, and held over 36 patents. His base metal multilayer capacitors invention has been brought into large-scale commercial product. He is an Editor of the Handbook of Nanoceramics and Their Based Nanodevices(5-Vol. set), Handbook of Nonvolatile Memories(2-Vol.), Guest Editor of a special issue of Ferroelectrics(6 Volumes), an Associate Editor of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. He is Chair of Board of Asia Ferroelectrics Association(2014-2016) and General Chair of The 6th Asian Meeting of Ferroelectrics. Dr. Tseng has received Distinguished Research Award (3 times) from the National Science Council (1995-2001), Hou Chin-Tui Distinguished Honor Award (2002), Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Academic Award (2003), TECO Technology Award (2004), IEEE CPMT Exceptional Technical Achievement Award (2005) and Outstanding Sustained Technical Contribution Award(2012), Distinguished Research Award of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation (2006) and Academic Award of Ministry of Education (2006) and National Endowed Chair Professor(2012). He was elected a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 1998 and IEEE Fellow in 2002.

Speech Title: Graphene-Based Nanocomposites Fabrication and Their Application in Symmetric Supercapacitors

Keynote Speaker III

¡¡Assoc. Professor LE VAN TAN
Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dr. Le Van Tan obtained his Ph.D in 1997 from Ha Noi National University, VietNam. Dr. Tan carried out his Postdoc at Seoul National University (Korea) and worked as a Visiting Professor at Technical University Kaiserslautern (Germany). His research are focused on finding new organic reagent for analytical chemistry; Advanced Separations and Environment; Postharvest Technology. He has published and presented 90 papers in International and National Conferences and journals. He is a member of Vietnam Chemical Society, Vietnam Analytical Chemical Society, ASC member. He is an editor board of Vietnam Journal of Chemistry, Reviewer for the International Journal of Chemical and Biomolecular Science.

Invited Speaker I

¡¡Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Hung Anh
Industrial University of Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Research profile
Circular Economy: Composting, Waste to Energy, Biogas, Recycling, 5R
Advanced solutions for environment protection: Using microalgae for waste water treatment and biomass recovery; Application of nano materials,
Recent projects
RENEWABLE: REmoval of NutriEnts in Wastewater treatment via microAlgae and Biofuel/Biomass production for Environmental sustainability in Vietnam;
Funded by ARES - Acad¨¦mie de Recherche et d¡¯Enseignement sup¨¦rieur (Belgium).
Partner: University of Li¨¨ge
BIORIST: A joint research project for an innovative process technology for biogas production from rice straw; Funded by BMBF (Germany)
Partner: Technical University Berlin, Herbst Umwelttechnik GmbH
SEA-PLASTIC-EDU: South East Asia-Europe Network for building training and education capacities in Plastic Recycling in Laos and Vietnam with emphasis on quality, safety and resource efficiency.
Funded by ERASMUS+ Program of the European Union
Partner: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna; Aalborg University; Technische Universität Dresden; VNU University of Science, Hanoi.

Invited Speaker II

¡¡Dr. Thanh-Ba Nguyen
Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Professional Experience
2002-2005: Researcher at Sensory lab, Ho Chi Minh City of Technology.
2005-present: Lecturer-Researcher, Head of Sensory Lab, Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City. In charge of courses: Sensory evaluation, experimental design and statistical analysis, research and development of undergraduate students, sensory and consumer research of Vietnam.
2005-present: Consultant in Sensory Evaluation and Statistics, Product quality evaluation, statistical analysis and experimental design on food, beverages project for Vietnamese companies: Vinamilk, Kinh Do, Masan, Saigon Beverage Company, Phu Le Alcohol Company, Diageo Alcohol company, Bien Hoa Sugar Cane Company and others.
2008-6/2018: Vice Director, Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology,
7/2018-now: Director, Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology.

Invited Speaker III

¡¡Dr. Gia-Buu Tran
Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dr. Tran Gia-Buu is a biotechnology professional with formal qualifications. She is the prominent young scientist of the Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology at the Industrial university of HCMC, Vietnam. She holds master and doctor degree in Molecular Medicine from the Chonnam National University, Korea via scholarship. Furthermore, Dr. Tran also led and completed several academic and industrial projects on the development of functional foods, biomaterial, and food microbiology. She published several scholarly documents in food-biotechnology science including food microbiology and functional foods. She is actively engaged in the professional and scientific outreach activities in Asia-Pacific region.

Invited Speaker IV

Dr. Ngoc-Nam Trinh
Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dr. Ngoc-Nam Trinh is a lecturer in Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Bitechnology and Food technology, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. His research interests include gene functions in response to biotic and abiotic stress, plant microarray analysis, plant and plant cell physiology and biochemistry, plant cell and tissue culture and secondary compounds extraction, and application of microorganism in environmental treatment. He is an author of about 30 scientific publications, two books chapter on biotechnology.