Nguyen TK Thanh
Professor, Biophysics Group, Department of Physics and Astronomy
University College London, UK
Dr. Thanh is also a Visiting Professor at European Engineering School in Chemistry, Polymers and Materials, University of Strasbourg, France and at School of Materials Sciences, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan.
In January 2009, she was appointed a UCL-RI readership (associate professor) in nanotechnology based at Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London and The Davy Faraday Research Laboratory, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, the oldest independent scientific research body in the world. There she led a very dynamic research team focused on the design, synthesis and study of the physical properties of magnetic nanomaterials as well as their applications in biomedicine. Dr. Thanh has been an invited speaker at over 80 institutes and scientific meetings. She is the sole editor of a seminal book “MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES: FROM FABRICATION TO CLINICAL APPLICATIONS” book, Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis published in February 2012. Furthermore, she has been a guest editor of Philosophical Transactions A of the Royal Society on the theme issue of “nanoparticles” published in September 2010. Currently she is the guest editor for Nanoscale (impact factor 5.9) on a themed Issue "Functional Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications" to be published in 2013. She overcame fierce competition to be the lead exhibitor for Royal Society Science Summer Exhibition (RSSE) on “Nanoscale science: A giant leap for mankind” in London in July 2010 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. New Scientist ranked the exhibition as one of the best. Currently, she is a member of editorial board of Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as a committee member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Colloid & Interface Science Group and the Society of Chemical Industry Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group. She has organised 15 international conferences including 2 American Chemical Society Symposium in 2010 and 2012 and is the Chair of Scientific committee of a future prestigious RSC Faraday discussion on “Functional nanoparticles for biomedical applications” in 2014. She is member of The Royal Society Newton Newton International Fellowship Committee. She serves on advisory board Member of Advisory board for FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN, MC-ITN Initial Training Networks: Mag(net)icFun - Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles and their Application in Chemistry and Biomedicine. Coordinator Oliver Reiser, Universität Regensburg, Germany (2012-2016).
Nanomaterials for Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences and Nanotechnology