Vietnamese-born professor awarded Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, professor of University College London, was awarded the 2019 Royal Society Franklin for her achievements in the field of nanomaterials and her impactful project proposal.

Vietnamese-born professor awarded Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

Prof Thanh gives her lecture at Royal British Science Association.

Professor Thanh was awarded a medal and a gift of £1,000 at her lecture in October 2019.

The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is made to an inpidual for an outstanding contribution to any area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to support the promotion of women in STEM.

The award is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA. The first award was made in 2003. The lectureship is accompanied by a medal of silver gilt, a grant of £40,000 and a gift of £1,000. The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM.

Professor Thanh held a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2005-2014) and Professor of Nanomaterials at the UCL Healthcare Biomagnetic and Nanomaterials Laboratories and Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London. She keeps conducting research cooperation with the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

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