Tran Dai Nghia Award ceremony for the second time in 2019

On the morning of May 17, 2019, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) held a ceremony to present the Tran Dai Nghia Award to winners in 2019 on the occasion of Vietnam Science and Technology Day and 44 years since the establishment of the VAST. Attendants at the ceremony were Mr. Vu Duc Dam, member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Prime Minister; Mr. Phan Xuan Dung, member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Science, Technology and Environment; Mr. Chu Ngoc Anh, member of the Party Central Committee, Minister of Science and Technology; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Long, Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee Commission on Popularization and Education; and representatives from central ministries and agencies as well as from Vinh Long province, the homeland of Professor and Academic Tran Dai Nghia.

VAST representatives included Professor and Academic Chau Van Minh, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the VAST Party Committee, VAST Chairman, Award Council Chairman; Professor and Academic Nguyen Van Hieu, former Director of Vietnam Academy of Science, a standing member of the Award Council; together with the leaders of the VAST in different periods of time; leaders of VAST units; and scientists. Representatives of Professor Academic Tran Dai Nghia’s and the award winners’ families, sponsors of the award and press agencies also attended the event.

In order to promote the spirit of “Creativity, wisdom and service for the fatherland” by the late Professor and Academic Tran Dai Nghia and bring Vietnamese intelligence to the peak of science and technology, VAST presents Tran Dai Nghia Awards every three years with the aim of encouraging the scientist community throughout the country to study in order to achieve outstanding scientific results and participate in applying these results in Vietnam, contributing to the cause of socio-economic development, ensuring national security and defense.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the ceremony.

10 authors receive Tran Dai Nghia Awards in 2019

After the first organization of the award in 2016, Tran Dai Nghia Award has been strongly pervaded and left positive impact on the scientist community, which was reflected through a large number of applications for the award in 2019. Projects registered for award consideration this year belonged to 9 fields of natural science and technology (Mathematics; Mechanics; Information Science and Computing Science; Physics; Chemistry; Life Sciences; Earth Sciences; Marine Science; Environmental Science and Energy) by domestic scientists and those abroad. Through evaluation on the profiles, the Award Council agreed to nominate and VAST Chairman gave a decision to award Tran Dai Nghia Award for 4 outstanding projects in science which have been in many international publications with intellectual property rights, and have been widely applied to meet the urgent needs of society. These projects are characterized by mastering advanced technologies: new materials, agricultural genetics, and environmental pollution treatment. The authors of the works are all scientists with long-term donation in their research areas and are contributing to socio-economic development and national defense and security.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam appreciated the research works and sent his congratulations to the scientists who received Tran Dai Nghia Awards in 2019. The Deputy Prime Minister also shared his viewpoint that the Award did not only evaluate the works in scientific research but also makes more sense in national protection and development. This award recognizes the dedication of scientists’ spirits in overcoming difficulties to develop science, making an important contribution to the national construction. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam praised the dedication and wisdom of the country"s scientist community, because despite difficult working conditions and limited investment, the scientific results have been evaluated internationally on par with those of other countries that have more investment in science. The Deputy Prime Minister said he hoped that scientists continue to create a breakthrough in socio-economic development in the coming time.

List of works and authors that are winners of Tran Dai Nghia Award in 2019
Work 1: Research on building technological process for producing A/H5N1 subtype avian vaccine in Vietnam by the authors: Prof. Dr. Le Tran Binh, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dinh Duy Khang, Dr. Tran Xuan Hanh
Work 2: Development of Special Composite Materials for Defence and Security Applications by the authors: Dr. Nguyen Van Thao, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Doan Dinh Phuong, Dr. Le Van Thu
Project 3: Research and development of industrial and medical hazardous waste treatment technology by the authors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trinh Van Tuyen, senior researcher and Dr. Nguyen The Dong, main engineer Mai Trong Chinh
Project 4: Research on rice breeding to serve the Mekong Delta of Prof.Dr. Nguyen Thi Lang

Some other photos at the Award Ceremony:


 A memorial incense offering for the late Professor and Academic Tran Dai Nghia

Professor and Academic Chau Van Minh, VAST Chairman, speaks at the ceremony.

Tran Dai Nghia Award Council members in 2019 receive insignias.



Deputy Prime Minister visits display area of the winning works

Taking event photo

Translated by Phương Huyen
Link to Vietnamese version

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